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9 Proven Ways to Secure Funding with an A+ Business Plan

Rarely can a business raise funding without a thoroughly researched business plan. Entrepreneurs must convince investors they are on the road to success, that they've mapped the terrain and know how to conquer challenges. The management team, core business idea, market, and financials are critical, but how you convey those elements to venture capitalists (VCs) and angel investors can be just

By | February 16th, 2017|Startup Culture|

How to Design a Creative Brainstorming Space in the Office

In today’s competitive marketplace, creating a culture of innovation has become more important than ever. While most know the importance of innovating, many struggle to proactively plan for it – especially when it comes to office design. While it's great to encourage employees to collaborate and brainstorm together, workplaces must provide creative brainstorming spaces where they can effectively innovate. Collaboration zones

By | February 9th, 2017|Startup Culture, Workplaces|

How to Choose the Right Coworking Space for You

Looking for a coworking space that's right for you? With over 10,000 coworking locations globally, allowing people to share equipment, ideas and knowledge, the options are many — which means you may have some work to do to decide which one's right for you. Coworking is appealing to startups, small businesses, freelancers, creatives, and remote workers.  Spaces come in all shapes and

By | February 7th, 2017|Startup Culture, Workplaces|

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|

Ready to Launch a New Product? 7 Ways to Analyze the Market

Launching a company or developing a new product or service is a leap of faith for most entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs. With so much information to organize, financing to secure and staffing to consider, it’s critical to get solid footing from the beginning. As you formulate a business plan, you'll need to explain market needs, growth or lack of it, and trends

By | December 13th, 2016|Startup Culture|

8 Networking Tips for Startups

Remember that old saying, “It’s not what you know, but who you know?” Nothing could be truer for entrepreneurs and small business owners, especially those who are just starting out. It’s your network that will help you get your business off to the right start. Both the size and quality of your network matter. Research shows that entrepreneurs with larger

By | November 4th, 2016|Startup Culture|

Food Is the Way to an Employee’s Heart

>Small companies are taking a page out the employee benefit playbook of tech companies by providing free drinks and snacks to employees. Silicon Valley has lots of dough to provide free food throughout the day —  including meals— but chances are that’s beyond your budget.  Luckily, you can design a program that meets your budget and is a good investment.

By | October 19th, 2016|Productivity, Startup Culture, Wellbeing, Workplaces|

10 Ways Turnstone’s Bivi Desk Supports Startup Culture

Bivi helps activate a sense of startup culture with beautiful, functional design and outstanding performance. Easily assembled with just one tool, Bivi's modular benching solution makes a modern statement with high impact colors and personalized features created to put your passion on display. Here are 10 ways it supports startup culture in the workplace: 1. Standing height options Maintain agility, promote quick meetings

By | October 13th, 2016|Startup Culture|

4 Surprising Benefits of Coworking Spaces

According to a Global Coworking Survey, the coworking industry has quadrupled during the last 5 years. Coworking spaces now number more than 10,000 globally, allowing people to share equipment, ideas, knowledge, and of course, space. They come in all shapes and sizes, but the best one for you will depend on your particular working style. Looking for a new place for you and

By | September 19th, 2016|Productivity, Startup Culture, Wellbeing, Workplaces|

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|

3 Reasons Startup Culture Matters in the Workplace

As companies clamor in innovate, hire the most talented candidates and gain market share, there are many factors to consider that may move the needle on business results. Some experts advocate imposing challenges such as working under finite limitations or asking impossible questions, while others say things as simple as having an innovation "buddy" or holding standup meetings to boost energy can

By | July 19th, 2016|Startup Culture|

9 Things to Consider Before Becoming an Angel Investor

Did you know that roughly 3% of all companies will raise money from accredited investors to start and grow their businesses? These companies hope to be the next $100 million, if not $1 billion companies to break onto the scene and disrupt their industry. But because many will not succeed, the SEC has limited this type of investing to wealthy

By | July 14th, 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|

How to Choose the Right Crowdfunding Option for Your Company

So many crowdfunding options — rewards-based, Title II, Title III and Title IV of the JOBS Act, and intrastate. Oh, my! How does an entrepreneur choose the right option for raising money? It depends. No one size fits all. Your options will vary by: the stage of your company the size of the market that you’re targeting the potential your offering

By | June 28th, 2016|Startup Culture|

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