Equity Crowdfunding + Women Entrepreneurs (Infographic)

According to new research, Stand Out In the Crowd: How Women (and Men) Benefit From Equity Crowdfunding, women entrepreneurs are not making use of crowdfunding platforms to raise equity financing publicly. Equity crowdfunding pools money from a group [...]

By | 2016-12-01T19:13:53+00:00 May 6th, 2015|Startup Culture|

8 Ways to Ensure Your Pitch Doesn’t Land on Deaf Ears

You’ve met someone on an elevator (hence the name elevator pitch) or at an event. You want to engage him or her in conversation that will, perhaps, lead to a follow-up meeting that could, in turn, lead to a sale or funding or a partnership. You have [...]

By | 2016-12-01T19:13:54+00:00 April 16th, 2015|Startup Culture|

8 Tips to Create an Effective Advisory Board

Entrepreneurs don’t need to go it alone. Assemble a top-notch board of advisers, and you’ll create a powerful asset with potential to make a huge difference in your business. Board members can provide advice, inform you of current and future marketpl [...]

By | 2016-12-01T19:13:54+00:00 March 17th, 2015|Startup Culture|

10 Ways to Catch a Venture Capitalist’s Eye

To get investment from venture capitalists, your company has to measure up—and the standards are high. Does your company have what it takes? Here are 10 ways to stand out and catch a venture capitalist's eye: 1. Your target market is $1 billion or mo [...]

By | 2016-12-01T19:13:55+00:00 February 11th, 2015|Startup Culture|

Pivot: How Changing Direction Can Lead to Success

What should you do if your startup is in trouble? Eric Ries, entrepreneur, author and pioneer of the Lean Startup movement, advises a changing direction, a pivot, so that “the failure of the initial idea isn’t the failure of the company.” Many startu [...]

By | 2016-12-01T19:13:56+00:00 January 26th, 2015|Startup Culture|

Q & A with David Bromstad: His Life at Work

I recently had the amazing opportunity to interact with HGTV star and celebrity designer, David Bromstad. Best known for his work on DesignStar and Color Splash, David is also an accomplished artist with his own line of prints and design accessories. [...]

By | 2017-11-22T15:26:32+00:00 January 8th, 2015|Startup Culture|

Be a Leader, Not a Follower, to Build Your Business

When you’re a thought-leader, journalists, analysts and conference producers come knocking on your door to put you in the spotlight. Your voice and time becomes coveted as people clamor to meet with you and gain industry insights. And as a thought le [...]

By | 2017-11-21T17:36:36+00:00 January 7th, 2015|Startup Culture|

Collaboration: It’s About Space as Much as Culture

The open office can foster team-building and collaboration, nurture a strong culture and save on rent, but it has its downsides. Noise levels and lack of desk privacy can lower productivity and creativity. So how do you take the best of open-space de [...]

By | 2017-08-21T19:33:14+00:00 December 23rd, 2014|Startup Culture|