About Geri Stengel

Geri Stengel is president of Ventureneer, a marketing research company targeting small business. Geri is a regular Forbes contributor, consultant, Kauffman facilitator and the author of Forget the Glass Ceiling: Building Your Business Without One.

Book Provides Roadmap for Starting a Business

Are you starting a business for the first time? Are you unsure of the terrain and which path will be the right one for you? No need to fret — The Art of Startup Fundraising: Pitching Investors, Negotiating the Deal, and Everything Else Entrepreneurs [...]

By | 2017-07-20T15:43:55+00:00 May 17th, 2016|Startup Culture|

4 Powerful Benefits of Coworking for Startups

Coworking spaces are much more than a space for you to work. After all, if all you want is space, you can work from home, go to your local coffee shop or park at the nearest public library. Coworking spaces are different. They aren’t just alternative [...]

By | 2017-07-20T15:57:12+00:00 May 5th, 2016|Startup Culture, Workplace Design|

How to Design an Office to Boost Productivity + WellBeing

Workplaces communicate with people. Not to worry. Big Brother isn’t implanting Siri into your office furniture. But the office environment you’ve designed sends a message to the people that work for you.   “Workplaces where employees are engaged comm [...]

By | 2017-06-21T14:10:44+00:00 April 19th, 2016|Workplace Design|

10 Ways to Ensure Your Strategic Alliances Are a Success

Strategic alliances can help you grow your company faster. Forming alliances can provide complementary expertise, reduce costs or manage risk. However, ensuring a successful relationship can be tricky. Here are 10 tips to help you succeed. 1. Identif [...]

By | 2016-12-01T19:13:44+00:00 April 5th, 2016|Startup Culture|

Get Backed: 10 Building Blocks for the Perfect Startup Pitch

The startup pitch, also called a pitch deck, has become the most important tool for startups seeking to raise money from angels and venture capitalists online or offline. Forget writing the 25+ page business plan. Investors recognize that you’re goin [...]

By | 2016-12-01T19:13:44+00:00 March 22nd, 2016|Startup Culture|

Why Crowdfunding is so Successful for Women Entrepreneurs

For many reasons, any entrepreneur should consider raising money through a rewards-based crowdfunding campaign on sites such as Indiegogo, Kickstarter and Plum Alley. However, the case is even more compelling for women. Typically, women have a harder [...]

By | 2016-12-01T19:13:44+00:00 March 10th, 2016|Startup Culture|

Digital Tools Guaranteed to Help You Be More Productive

Time is your most precious resource as a startup or a small business. Managing time efficiently is key to your success. Luckily, an array of digital tools are available to help you do that and be more productive. “Choosing tools is very personal and [...]

By | 2016-12-01T19:13:45+00:00 February 23rd, 2016|Productivity|

How to use your entrepreneurial connections to grow

It has been said that entrepreneurship is a lonely journey, but the most successful entrepreneurs and small business owners don’t do it alone. They benefit from having a strong community around them. Communities offer entrepreneurs and small business [...]

By | 2016-12-01T19:13:45+00:00 February 2nd, 2016|Productivity, Startup Culture|

Need Quiet? Optimize your Office for Improved Focus

Introverts often get a bad rap, especially in entrepreneurship. Investors, employees and vendors who provide goods and services at a discount to startups are attracted to people who have the gift of gab. Even our work environment has been optimized f [...]

By | 2017-07-19T20:43:27+00:00 January 26th, 2016|Productivity, Startup Culture, Workplace Design|

4 Ways to Control Rising Real Estate Costs

Good news! The United States is adding jobs. The bad news is that the competition for office space is driving up the cost of real estate. Rising real estate costs are especially impacting places like the Bay area, New York City, DC, Los Angeles, Bost [...]

By | 2016-12-01T19:13:47+00:00 December 8th, 2015|Startup Culture, Workplace Design|

Accelerator, Incubator or Coworking Space: Which is right for my company?

Startups know that connecting, networking and collaborating are key to success. Accelerators, incubators and coworking spaces all facilitate interaction in different ways. So how do you know what is right for you? The answer is, of course, it depends [...]

By | 2017-10-16T15:54:48+00:00 December 4th, 2015|Startup Culture|

6 Tips for Making Open Offices Work

It seems workers either love open offices or hate them. If you love them, you gush about the increased energy, collaboration, creativity and transparency that comes from impromptu conversations and lack of silos. If you hate them, you complain about [...]

By | 2016-12-01T19:13:47+00:00 November 25th, 2015|Productivity, Wellbeing, Workplace Design|