Startups

Snapchat is Facebook’s Biggest Threat, and Zuckerberg Knows It

Snapchat: Social Media With A Short Memory is Taking Over Teenage Lives Recently, Mark Zuckerberg finally was forced to come clean and admit what many have been noticing over the past few years – Facebook is losing ground as the top social media choice among …

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RSVPify: a potent newcomer to the digital event planning market

(3 minute read) RSVPify.: Turning Event Planning Into the Next Successful Internet Business? It seems like a no-brainer, and indeed it is.  There are numerous ways to send out Evites and invitations to family parties, corporate events, and ceremonies currently available on the web.  However, …

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The New Online Economy – Unconventional Ways to Make Money

The New Economy… [dropcap style=”style1, style2, style3, or style4″]I[/dropcap]n Thomas Friedman’s seminal macroeconomics text, The World is Flat, the renowned New York Times contributor repeatedly warns his readers that economic success in the 21st century will be directly tied to being skilled in a variety …

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GrubHub and Seamless: A Marriage of Convenience

The Marriage of GrubHub and Seamless When Seamless Web launched, back in the fledgling days of e-commerce just before the new millennium rolled in, its original founders had designs on providing an intuitive and simple online catering service.  The site fulfilled its initial intentions, providing …

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How The Google Hummingbird Update Changed The SEO Landscape For Online Businesses

[Tweet “Google’s Hummingbird update will reward online publishers who put their readers’ experience first”] Do you run an online business that receives a significant amount of traffic from Google? If so, then you need to acquaint yourself with the Google Hummingbird update. The update was …

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Africa’s Cowboy Capitalists

I want to share this fantastic documentary appropriately titled, Africa’s Cowboy Capitalists. Ian Cox is a young entrepreneur from the US who moved to Africa because of its incredible and untapped business potential. South Sudan, he says, is the size of Texas and has less …

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The 5 Insanely Important Elements of a Successful Startup

After nearly a decade of investing in various startups, I’ve come across my fair share of breakthrough companies that managed to conquer their particular niche – whether that be in technology, mining, energy, agriculture or biotech. I’ve had tremendous success investing in startups, but I’ve …

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What’s Your Entrepreneurial Mission?

[Tweet “Success is a byproduct of passion.”] When my son was born, everything changed for me; and that even included my perspective on business. I went from an entrepreneur to a fatherpreneur, meaning: I was more focused, from a business standpoint, on making a positive …

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Elon Musk’s Recipe for Entrepreneurial Success

Iron Man? No, More Like Innovation Man The stories that have risen around him have grown to almost epic proportions, especially over the past few years as his triumphs and big ideas have continued to fill the popular press.  The names of his projects and …

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Entrepreneurs Solving Public Transit Problems In Chicago

A Tale of Two City Services: Divvy vs Ventra in the Windy City Under both the recent Mayor Daley and now Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago has seen its public investments and focus shift more and more to expanding public transit options throughout the city. From …

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