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Advice -  I am a fan of having a formal board meeting right after the company raises seed financing. I have seen how helpful the boards are and how lost and disadvantaged the founders can often be without the board. To put it simply, a good...
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Advertising -  Today, we use our devices to satisfy our every need. Our friends text us asking us whether we want to try out a new restaurant (communication, on demand) and we look it up on our phones to read its menu (decision-making, on...
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Advice -  Many experts will tell you that you cannot succeed as a part-time entrepreneur, as any good startup will require a 100 percent commitment of your time and energy. But not many of us have enough savings to live for a year or more...
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Advertising -  “Realness is an act that you cannot rehearse” — Common, AquariusNo matter what you think of Common’s lyrical dexterity and charisma, if you are given one word to describe him, I’m pretty sure that you will say...
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Advice -  The two loudest trends in sales at the moment are social selling and the challenger sale. I say loudest because nearly every conversation about sales strategy seems to weave one or both of these concepts into the thread. This is the...
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Advertising -  We’ll be the first to admit it: social media can be overwhelming.New platforms are always emerging and old platforms don’t stay the same for long. There is an overwhelming amount of choices, especially for a newcomer to the...
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Advice -  Most B2B businesses are sales driven organizations, often with a team of expensive sales people in the market trying to hunt down and close new clients. This is typically a really stressful process for early-stage startups, as they...
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Advice - Healthcare professionals devote their lives to a noble cause: supporting the well-being of others. However, their efforts are often stymied by ancient technology.Getting innovative tools into these professionals’ hands...
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Advice -  I am a young entrepreneur, a YouTube vlogger and a beauty addict by nature. I started a business from scratch and have seen it grow over the last 5 years. We are now a team of 14 women based all over the world. If you had told me a...
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Advice -  I love podcasts.  I have my list of favorites that I subscribe to and I listen to in my car.  One of these podcasts is NPR’s Planet Money, which manages to be both entertaining and informative and feeds my geeky love of...
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Advice -  Making money. Keeping the cash flowing to your business. These are real, tangible needs that all business owners deal with. Below you will find a series of concrete tips to help you get your cash flow under control moving in a...
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Advice - After going through the process of getting a software patent with a well-known California law firm for my initial startup — and finally choosing to drop it after spending a ton of money but going nowhere — here is my take on the...
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Advertising - Your brand is the most valuable aspect of your business — and the most fragile. You are online, so the whole world is watching you and your business. From my experience as a CEO of a digital marketing agency, I have noticed major...
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Advice -  Chat platforms are quickly becoming the new social media, creating meteoric growth for platforms such as Slack. More than 3 million users from companies including NASA, eBay, and Inc. already use Slack, which has been working to...
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Advice - What Is a Startup?According to startup founders, there are several key features:Generally a single office (if any) Revenues less than $20M Less than 80 employees Less than five people on the board Rigorous culture...
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Advice - When you are leading a team of people, communication is key. However, knowing what to say and when to say it is an undervalued tool in some entrepreneurs’ arsenals. When it comes to how I interact with my company, the way I...