5 Tips for New Startups in 2017

There are always ways to improve your processes and 2017 is shaping up to be a year full of opportunity for new startups. Much of the best advice transcends arbitrary milestones such as the dawn of a new year, but some forces in the world mean 2017 is shaping up to be a different beast than any other in recent memory.Here are five tips for new startups in 2017:...more

10 Tips to Help Your Startup Compete with the Big Boys

When you’re first starting out with a few thousand angel dollars and hanging out in founders’ circles at networking  events (where everyone has tags that proudly display their names, followed by catchy, but made up words like Zymergen, Xobni, and Parse.ly), it might seem like you’re playing in the toddler park. ...more
SocialMktgFella Thanks for the mention! Though technically... Parse.ly is not a totally made up ...more

Why Moms Love Startups

I’m a stay at home mom from the San Francisco Bay Area. I have two girls, ages 10 and 12, who attend a local public school. For the past dozen years, I’ve opted out of the formal workforce to ensure my top priority is raising the kids. While at home, blogging enables me to stay involved and connected to various family-friendly projects and networks....more

Know How To Kick-Start Your Business And Generate Revenue

Promoting your business online, or even starting a business with the help of the Internet is a great step towards achieving major success and even some passive income. The options are endless and virtually anything can be turned into its own business. With millions of people worldwide seeking out services and products, there is no better place for you than this giant audience to either make your existing brand known, or make one from scratch....more

Business Loans: Women rejected, but not dejected

A recent study published by the Democratic staffers of the Senate Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee details how difficult it is for women to get funding for their startups. While women own 30 percent of all small businesses, they only get $1 out of every $23 loaned....more

What is Google for Entrepreneurs?

Back in September 2012, Google launched Google for Entreprenurs. There was buzz, it vanished, and I remained confused as to what it is and how it might help entrepreneurs. In today's post I'll help clear the way for you to understand what it is, how you might use it in your business, and if it is a fit for you. The official site for Google Entrepreneurs says You have an idea. Make it happen. Discover local programs and online resources to launch and scale your business. ...more

Who Inspires You?

Richard Branson inspires me. Not for the reasons you may think. No, he inspires me because of an answer he gave in an interview at the World Business Forum. When asked what made him an entrepreneur, Sir Richard replied "I was brought up in a loving family". That inspiring answer silenced the suit-filled audience....more

Interview with Jennifer Reuting, CEO of DocRun

Every small business owner has the need to create legal documents of some kind. For startups the cost of hiring a lawyer for document creation can be cost-prohibitive. Many small and solo entrepreneurs decide to just wing it and hope for the best forgoing any formal legal review. DocRun hopes to help business owners for whom formal legal document preparation is out of reach. I had the opportunity to conduct an email interview with CEO and Founder Jennifer Reuting recently. Here's what she had to say about the inspiration behind DocRun. ...more

Live-blogging and learning at BlogHer Entrepreneurs ’12!

My first BlogHer conference was a virtual one; I attended in SecondLife. Tomorrow I finally make it to a face-to-face event. I've volunteered to  live-blog at BlogHer Entrepreneurs ’12 and I'm really excited! I'm going to cover three sessions: ...more
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Dollar Shave Club: How to Launch a Startup with Creativity, Style, and Humor

I absolutely love hearing about startups, businesses, and work that people do that comes from them owning who they are and doing it with a sense of style and humor. Today my husband shared a new advertising video that one of our best friends sent him that was released this past Tuesday by a startup called Dollar Shave Club.   ...more
Humor is so important! Searching for examples of humor in social media and found this post, very ...more