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About Kelly Hoey

J. Kelly Hoey is a problem solver who believes that most professional challenges—whether funding, landing a board position or getting a new job—are solved by tapping into networks.Kelly is a popular speaker on networking, community building and investing issues, especially as they relate to women, and has worked with the IEEE, PGA, Bank of America, Apple and countless others. Follow Kelly on Twitter @jkhoey and on Instagram @jkellyhoey.

How to Master Time Management and Productivity as a Freelancer

Wondering how to master time management and productivity when you work for yourself? Erin Sturm is one of the many digitally savvy Millennials defining her own career path as a freelancer. A marketing consultant specializing in social media strategy, content creation, and community management, Erin moved to freelancing after the birth of her daughter in 2014. Since Erin freelances for me, keeping my

By | February 14th, 2017|Productivity|

How to Land an A+ Mentor for Your Next Venture

When I ask entrepreneurs how I can help them, mentoring comes up with regularity. After their need for funding, mentoring is likely their second highest priority. But great mentors with relevant experience and time to spare are likely as hard to find as those elusive venture capital dollars. So what is a new entrepreneur to do? For starters, they should think differently about how to learn

By | December 29th, 2016|Startup Culture|

Should You Say No to Networking?

Sometimes it’s hard to say to say no. I should know: 2015 was my year of no. I said no to everything from business networking events to meet-ups and conferences. I even said no to continuing to work out of a co-working space, as I was singularly focused on getting a book deal. This project required my undivided attention, so

By | December 15th, 2016|Workplaces|

Entrepreneurial Motivation to Jump-Start your Week

Hey Entrepreneur — Looking for inspiration to carry you through another work week? Munch on this: I start every workday with 45 minutes of yoga and meditation, followed by writing in my journal. I take time to reflect on recent wins to get amped for the week ahead. This routine sets a positive, productive tone for my day. - Elana

By | October 17th, 2016|Productivity|

Monday Motivation To Jump-Start Your Productivity

Productivity apps, rules or lists what successful people do at the start of each day abound — so why am I adding to the abundance of information already out there? Because the hours available in any given week or year can’t be hacked to create more time! We have the same number of hours in our days and weeks, and in our connected,

By | October 10th, 2016|Productivity|

8 TED Talks Guaranteed to Boost Your Marketing Strategy

Entrepreneurs know that marketing is like exercising regularly: even with solid, measurable facts demonstrating its benefits, there is always a reason to put it off. Money, time and human resources are generally the biggest excuses for delaying marketing efforts, and hiring a traditional PR firm or ad agency is out of reach for most small businesses, startups or other new ventures. But there are things you

By | August 25th, 2016|Productivity|

Why Fantastic Events Don’t Just Happen — and How to Plan Yours

Ben Hindman knows how to execute a great company event — one that cuts through the crowded-noisy meet-up, cocktail party, conference calendar typical of New York City. Ben is the CEO and co-founder of Splash, an events-marketing platform for businesses. Before founding Splash, Ben was an event planner, but he didn't understand why there wasn't a powerful event marketing tool that could make

By | August 10th, 2016|Startup Culture|

How to Improve Your Leadership Skills: Start In The Kitchen

Celebrity cook and entrepreneur Annabel Langbein doesn't take no for an answer. When she was told publishing her own cookbook was not possible, Annabel forged ahead anyway. Today, she has one of the most successful publishing houses in her native New Zealand, with books published in nine languages. And that TV series she was told would never get off the ground? It's

By | July 27th, 2016|Startup Culture|

Leadership Lessons From A History Making Adventurer

Alison Levine is an adventurer, explorer and mountaineer — an interesting career turn for someone with an MBA from Duke who started her career in finance. She has climbed the highest peak on every continent, lead the first American Women's Everest Expedition and has written a best-selling book on leadership, based on her experiences leading teams in extreme environments. In an

By | July 5th, 2016|Startup Culture|

More Than An Online Retailer: Why David Wolfe Is Building A Company With Soul

David Wolfe is a dreamer who is bringing to life his dream of a profitable, socially responsible company. A 50+ year-old serial entrepreneur who has built successful companies before, David was only interested in building a company with “a soul” when he launched Leesa, the online mattress retailer, a year-ago. I met with David and his daughter Sophie Wolfe, Leesa’s Head of Social

By | June 23rd, 2016|Startup Culture|

12 of The Biggest Misconceptions About Being An Entrepreneur

From salaries to ping-pong tables to sky-high valuations, there is a long list of misconceptions about startups and entrepreneurship. It’s not surprising really, since entrepreneurs grace the covers of magazines like rock stars, and Google employs an executive chef to fuel innovation with free food. But are these fantasy perks and culinary benefits, just virtual workplace reality? Consider this. During the

By | June 7th, 2016|Startup Culture|

Founder Focus: Learning Innovator, Angela DeVincenzo

I met Angela DeVincenzo on one of those gloriously hot July summer weekends when you’re relieved to be near the ocean and not in midtown Manhattan. Angela and her husband Jeff had decamped to Bridgehampton, the Hayground School grounds, to beta-test their progressive education initiative Blocks, Trucks + Art – all housed in Big Mama, a converted classic

By | May 31st, 2016|Startup Culture|

Founder Focus: Mobile Workforce Entrepreneur, Lise Snelgrove

I met Lise Snelgove, co-founder of This Space Works, when she was a finalist in the TiECon Canada startup pitch competition. As the only startup finalist making revenue and scaling on revenue growth (and getting repeat business from very satisfied clients), Lise was the only founder I wanted to talk to after the competition. This Space Works addresses the way

By | May 12th, 2016|Startup Culture|

Founder Focus: Venture Capitalist, Brenda Irwin, Part 1

Brenda Irwin and I were introduced by the big-hearted, visionary entrepreneur and legendary Canadian investor Jim Estill. Little did Jim know he was connecting kindred souls and creating a lasting, cross-continent friendship. Based on the West Coast of Canada, Brenda has had an intriguing career journey from teacher to venture capitalist to teaming-up with an Olympian to invest in healthy living

By | April 26th, 2016|Startup Culture|

Founder Focus: Intrapreneur, Asha Curran

“You need to meet Asha…You must meet Asha!” If my memory holds true, these words were my first introduction to the intrapreneurial powerhouse Asha Curran, director of the Center for Innovation & Social Impact at the 92Y in New York City. She spearheads the storied institution’s efforts to broaden the depth and reach of its programming, particularly by leveraging the

By | April 12th, 2016|Startup Culture|

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