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#NYCTech -  It's not surprising or alarming to see a bike tied up somewhere with a missing wheel or seat. Imagine if the same were true for a car. We have gone to great measures to secure bicycles because bike theft is all too common in the...
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#NYCTech -  It’s difficult to fathom that 10% of the global population still does not have consistent access to potable drinking water in 2016. Often, basic lack of infrastructure and capital constraints have prevented ubiquitous access....
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#NYCTech - Most people take pride in doing a job themselves instead of hiring someone to do it for them. Whether it is repainting your bedroom wall, landscaping a garden, or putting that shelf together, you should be empowered to take...
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Advice -  More Americans are becoming their own boss. More than 53 million Americans are now doing freelance work, making up 34 percent of the U.S. workforce, according to a 2014 survey by research firm Edelman Berland, commissioned by the...
Workshop Gamestorming with Sunni Brown on June 6th 2013 in Amsterdam organized by Business Models Inc. More than 40 participants are experiencing visuals thinking games for strategy and innovation. Part of the Bootcamp Business Model Canvas the Game. www.businessmodelsinc.comBootcamp Business Model Canvas the Game, June 5-7 2013 in Amsterdam. 6 renowned game developer teams are working on the ultimate game for the Business Model Canvas: Ranj, Weirdbeard, Little Chicken, RageSquid, FirebrushStudios, Headcandy. www.canvasthegame.com
Advice -  Operating your company out of a shared coworking space provides you with creative benefits not offered in a traditional office environment. When my co-founder and I launched ZinePak in January 2011, we made the decision to keep the...
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#NYCTech -  So you need office space and now!  Manhattan or Brooklyn?  No worries, we have you covered so that you can focus on what's most important - your business. Recently, we took a look at some of the startups that are putting Brooklyn...
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Advice -  Nothing is as important as making sure your team can work together to solve a problem.Building companies is fun. It’s hard, but that’s what makes it fun. We face challenges every day at Oomnitza; challenges that we sometimes...
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Advice -  Do your staff participate in your social media engagement? How do you receive feedback from your staff on what your clients are saying about how they heard of you? Do they follow you on Facebook? Pinterest? Instagram? Houzz? Have they...
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Advice -  Every business has workflows or pipelines it must maintain to keep operations running. Manufacturing companies consume raw materials to create finished products. In turn, the sales department sends the products out the door to its...
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Advice -  Outsourcing is a strategy that startups cannot live without. When you start as a one-man show and have to do all things by yourself, you find out soon enough that some things you simply cannot do as well as others.Despite its...
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Advice -  If your pitch has succeeded in getting an investor’s attention, then it’s inevitable that tough questions will follow. These questions will, in part, aim to explore potential weaknesses in your product or strategy.Rather than...
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Advice -  When you’re fresh out of college or want to work for yourself, starting a business and partnering up with someone is the exciting way to go. Going into business with someone can feel very similar to falling in love: everything seems...
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Advertising -  Like the proverbial old married couple you see bickering on the street corner, agency managers and agency creatives have a relationship that's often fraught with friction and discord. Yet at the same time, there’s cohesion and...
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Advice -  If you can’t deal with failure, then the entrepreneur lifestyle is not for you. Don’t believe that urban myth that all you need is a good idea, a little fun work, and the money will start rolling in. When you are pushing the...
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Advice -  I think there’s this notion that a certain set of characteristics determine what an entrepreneur is, that by some definition of the word, if you’re not crazy enough, stubborn enough, willing to put it all on the line – then...
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Advice -  Picking a co-founder is stressful, but there are some ways to tell if they’re right for your business.A group of successful startup CEOs recently asked fellow members in an online forum,“When do you know that it’s okay to...