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|

Founder Focus: Career Reinventor, Joyce Sullivan: Part 2

Earlier this week we shared Joyce Sullivan's story as a career reinventor. After hearing her story, I asked some questions about reinvention and her work with others seeking a new career beginning. Not only did she answer them, she explained in detai [...]

By | 2016-12-01T19:13:44+00:00 March 17th, 2016|Productivity, Startup Culture|

Founder Focus: Career Reinventor, Joyce Sullivan: Part 1

I remember the first offline meeting Joyce Sullivan and I had. It was a sunny afternoon in 2010 and we met in Madison Square Park. The conversation flowed easily because we had chatted for ages online—it just took longer for us to move that online co [...]

By | 2016-12-01T19:13:44+00:00 March 15th, 2016|Productivity, 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|

How to Design a Killer Game Room in the Office

Entrepreneurs set on grabbing top talent and injecting their company with startup culture often start by creating spaces to have fun with their teams. They want to create a workplace that projects a sense of passion and puts their personality on disp [...]

By | 2016-12-01T19:13:45+00:00 March 8th, 2016|Productivity, Startup Culture, Workplace Design|

How to Give Your Office Killer Personality in 5 Steps

Designing a collaborative office space packed with personality can feel like a daunting task—especially when it means convincing stakeholders that your workplace needs an update. But the connection between an engaging, creative workplace and a thrivi [...]

By | 2017-11-22T15:33:53+00:00 February 18th, 2016|Startup Culture|

Founder Focus: Pop-Up Architect, Melissa Gonzalez

Her title may read founder or retail strategist or pop-up architect, but let me just say this: Melissa Gonzalez is THE guru when it comes to pop-up strategy, design and implementation. Award-winning pop-ups with big brands If you live in New York Cit [...]

By | 2016-12-01T19:13:45+00:00 February 16th, 2016|Startup Culture|

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|

8 Fun Activities to Energize Startup Culture

Energizing a sense of startup culture might take more than a ping pong table in the office or a periodic potluck, but every small step matters if you're looking to shape the way people think and feel about their workplace. And statistics show that th [...]

By | 2016-12-01T19:13:46+00:00 January 14th, 2016|Startup Culture|

5 Ways to Boost Startup Culture + Engagement in the Office

Culture has long made headlines as the "it" factor for increasing engagement in the office and helping to attract and retain the brightest young minds and hottest talent in the field. But nailing down exactly what engagement and culture should look l [...]

By | 2016-12-01T19:13:46+00:00 January 5th, 2016|Startup Culture|

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|