It’s that time of year again. Don’t forget the people who are most important to you. (Your cofounders, that is.)
Recently, I a friend of mine was crowdfunding his next album on Kickstarter. The page debuted, and we all watched anxiously for a month as the funds trickled in. He was always relaxed and calm about it, but his wife would quietly tell me, “I’m so worried!” The final day of the campaign, Seth still [...]
Hello. My name is Chris, and I’m an email addict. Email addiction is taking a serious toll on both our personal lives and work productivity. Long gone are the days of handwritten letters, snail mail and faxes. Why use those outdated practices when you can simply type a message from anywhere and instantly send it to anyone in the [...]
Equity crowdfunding (ECF) will change considerably by the end of 2014. The introduction of Title II of the JOBS Act on September 23, 2013 gave entrepreneurs the ability to publicly advertise their need for funding. Title III is expected to become law in the spring of 2014 and will provide entrepreneurs with a much greater [...]
*Editor’s Note: This is the final installment of a mini-series featuring talks with Michael Abbott. See the previous posts here and here. Company culture matters because companies are made up of people, and people are social creatures. The nature of the workspace environment is going to have an indelible impact on how an organization functions. [...]
Hiring isn’t the only challenge for startup founders. Sometimes you have to fire people, too.
As we find ourselves hurtling towards the end of the year, there are a number of things you should be staying on top of in order to best manage your company finances and position your startup for greater success in the new year. Your year-end thought process should take into consideration the following: Payroll. Make sure [...]
For business owners, every new year is an opportunity to change. But how many of us actually keep our resolutions when the daily grind catches up to us? This year, I suggest you dump those resolutions — and make commitments to yourself instead. I read a great article about commitments by Chris Freyteg. My favorite line was, “A resolution [...]
Union Square Ventures’ Fred Wilson talks about the big trends he’s interested in.
Eric Strait, Tech Hustlers So who is Brad Feld? Well, if you are in the startup community and don’t know who he is, then I forgive you for living under a rock…it must be awfully dark under there. Okay, take a breath…because he has been to the mountaintop and back! So before Brad became a startup entrepreneur [...]