Scale + Growth

How to grow your business, and yourself.

Speaking at WeWork Summer Camp 2013, Alexis Ohanian reflected on his time with Reddit, Hipmunk, and Breadpig to highlight the beauty of not knowing what you’re doing. On that note, Ohanian’s first book, Without Their Permission: How the 21st Century Will Be Made, Not Managed, is available for pre-order.

Sarah Paiji, the cofounder of the recently acquired location-based shopping app Snapette, shares her advice to young entrepreneurs: never let small tasks keep you from focusing on the big picture.

Delve CTO and cofounder Thomas Weingarten shares his thoughts on embracing failure and learning from it.

PR isn’t an elixir Many startups plow crazy sums of cash into ensuring they get covered by the top media outlets. In some cases, particularly with early stage startups, every cent of a marketing budget goes on PR. As someone who manages a PR firm, you might be surprised to learn I consider this a […]

Redesigning your website right requires time and effort — and money. That means avoiding potentially costly mistakes is essential. Follow these ten rules of thumb and you’ll be well on your way to a successful redesign. 1. Have a clear goal Every redesign should be the result of a clear business decision. Whether fulfilling a […]

When it comes to writing a business plan, I believe there are only five things that really matter. All of them have as much to do with business as business planning, which brings us to the first point: 1. Your business is your business plan You might write page after page containing mission statements, value […]

Ben Clymer, the founder of HODINKEE, sat down with us recently to share some words of wisdom for aspiring entrepreneurs. His answer? Ask questions.

This augmented reality and image recognition platform does amazing things.

I’m what digital photographers might call a “pixel peeper,” which is to say I am known to edit my photos at 100-400% in Photoshop, wasting away hours to make sure nothing is out of order. When printing my photos, this effory gets pushed to a new level of obsessiveness. Before I even start editing, I […]