According to several recent reports, job satisfaction for employees is at an all-time low. An online survey published earlier this year found that nearly two-thirds of the respondents were not happy at work. One obvious alternative is to become an entrepreneur. As a mentor to many aspiring entrepreneurs, I’m often asked what it takes to switch […]
Yeah, having a ubiquitous wifi network available is great, but let’s talk about the other big problem we have when we’re on the go: finding an outlet to plug in and recharge our phones. And hoping that we remembered to take a cord with us. And that 10 other people didn’t find that one available […]
One of the greatest TV commercials of all time featured a crotchety old Chicago woman (Clara Peller) whose plaintive 3-word inquiry (“Where’s the beef?”) became not just a huge advertising home run for Wendy’s, but a national catch phrase. Every comedian, late-night television host, news commentator and politician seized on the expression and couldn’t use […]
Yes, we know that we live in a global world. But we sometimes forget that the people who might help us most with our business – or business loan – are right around the corner. Literally. Those are the relationships that ArgoFund is there to facilitate. They prepare small businesses to build productive relationships with […]
There was a time when New York was a manufacturing town. A lot of the former factory buildings are still standing in Queens, just east of Manhattan. In Brooklyn and SoHo, many of them have been converted to apartments and lofts. That’s New York for you. Well, heads up, hipsters: New York is a maker […]
You walk into a brick-and-mortar and what do you see? Merchandise displayed. And why not? It does help to increase sales, after all. So why doesn’t the Internet, the biggest visual display platform going, have a digital merchandise display platform. Elementary, no, watzan? This watzan is a Personal Digital Merchandising Platform that founder Charles Benaiah […]
The Array of Things project in Chicago is installing hundreds of sensors across the city, in hopes of providing a new breed of data-fueled urban planning.
Discussing what entrepreneurship is really about, with Stewart Thornhill, University of Michigan, and Sam Zell, Equity Group Investments Chairman.
Charlie Kemper is a life-long entrepreneur and seasoned investor, dealing mainly with the infrastructure and digital media sectors. Kemper is currently a Founding Managing Director at Revel Partners, an early-expansion stage investment group based in New York City. This close team of entrepreneurs and investors are “focused on financing disruptive innovation in the areas of digital […]
Wearable tech may be the next big thing, but when it comes to sports, it is far from the only opportunity for innovation. “VCs are starting to see that opportunities in sports technology are not just limited to fantasy and wearables,” said Anthony Caponiti, the co-founder of Hastag Sports at TechWeek NYC. Many stadiums have […]
The consistent question I get, year after year, from the member companies is: “I am getting conflicting advice from the multiple mentors, and it is confusing me, as they are all smart people, and I am not sure who to listen to?” Hopefully, this post will help you cut through the confusion and allow you to utilize your best decision-making skills.