Posts Tagged “entrepreneur”

10 steps to being successful and taking control of your life

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10 steps to being successful and taking control of your life

So another year has passed, and you didn’t quit smoking cigarettes, didn’t lose those extra 30 lbs., didn’t find a new job, didn’t start that new business you’ve been dreaming about, and the list goes on. Well hopefully this will motivate you to change your life even by 10%. You CAN do these things and…

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Why investors should invest in entrepreneurs more than companies

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Why investors should invest in entrepreneurs more than companies

If you read tech blogs and news sites like TechCrunch, Mashable, CNet, and the like, you most likely see new startups getting funded every day. Some of the ideas are great, some are….well, pointless. You wonder why the amazing idea that you built, whether it be a website, a mobile app, or product isn’t getting the funding…

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What tools to use to best collaborate with your team

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What tools to use to best collaborate with your team

Running a tech startup or any business is difficult as you may know. One of the most difficult parts of running it is collaborating with your team. Organizing your tasks into various departments can be a headache, especially when you are the founder and must manage it all. Thankfully, there are plenty of free tools…

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Social Video Mobile Apps are the future and here’s why

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Social Video Mobile Apps are the future and here’s why

New mobile apps come out every day, some make it big, and some just trickle along. Apps like Instagram, Vine, Glide, Snapchat and others have made it big in the video and photo spaces. No wonder everyone is making social video mobile apps nowadays and raising lots of money doing so. I feel like I…

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Why Running a Tech Startup is one of the Most Challenging Jobs Out There

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Why Running a Tech Startup is one of the Most Challenging Jobs Out There

As most of you know, I am currently running my fifth tech startup and just launched the beta site last month. To most people, my job seems glorious, fun, exciting, and full of perks. But the truth is, running my tech startup is the most difficult, challenging, and stressful job I’ve ever had, and here’s…

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FOHO: Fear of Helping out in the Philly tech scene

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FOHO: Fear of Helping out in the Philly tech scene

In Silicon Valley there is a popular term called FOMO (Fear of Missing out), meaning investors throw money at as many tech startups as they can because they’re afraid to miss the next Uber or Facebook. If only that were the case here in Philadelphia. Instead we have quite the opposite.  I am coining a…

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How Saxbys makes life better one cup of coffee at a time

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How Saxbys makes life better one cup of coffee at a time

The world runs on coffee among other things, yet not much has changed in the world of coffee besides a Caramel Macchiato or Soy Vanilla Latte.  CEO of Saxbys Coffee Nick Bayer has something to say about that.  “It’s hard to be great at providing a service that consumers come to you for.” Said Bayer….

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This Philadelphia school replaced textbooks with iPads

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This Philadelphia school replaced textbooks with iPads

Teachers at Philadelphia Performing Arts: A String Theory Charter School create custom learning materials with iPad, iTunes U, and iBooks Author. As the city’s largest tuition-free K–12 charter school, they implement STEAM curriculum that emphasizes academic and artistic excellence equally. And with Apple technology at the core of teaching and learning, their teachers design their own curriculum,…

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How to find out if your idea is worth pursuing

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How to find out if your idea is worth pursuing

So you have a new idea for an app, a product, or just a small business that will allow you the freedom to quit your job. It’s a very daunting and intimidating path that you are about to take, and most people don’t take the risk, they are too afraid. So how do you eliminate…

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The difference between a vertical market and pivoting your startup

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The difference between a vertical market and pivoting your startup

Running your startup over the course of a couple of years with your team is a very challenging thing to do without funding. The few that have succeeded are the success stories that you hear every day. A lot of these large companies at one point did something different, but realized it wasn’t working out. …

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