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5 Must-Do’s For Non-Tech CEOs in Technology

| August 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

  Technology is the canvas for our teenagers and 20something to build their vast dreams and ambitions on. Deals like “yo” that get funded 1million$ further fuels the already maddening gold rush to dive in and be a participant. Outcome:  A lot of start-ups trying to solve a lot of problems. That is great. But, […]

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More Than Just a Title: Becoming a CEO

| April 22, 2014 | 1 Comment

When I started my company, I became CEO by default. I had no idea what a CEO really did, but I was the one in charge, so the title fell to me. Needless to say, I wasn’t performing my duties well. Since then, I’ve learned that being the CEO doesn’t just mean signing checks and […]

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Law School Dropout – Interview with LawKick’s Aaron George

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Dropout is such a negative word. Young entrepreneurs all across the country and world are ‘dropping out’ of school, but not because they are failing.  Aaron George may have dropped out of law school, but it wasn’t to take a  job or because he couldn’t handle it. He left law school to focus on something […]

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An Involved CEO is a Learning CEO

| April 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

  What does that mean, “a learning CEO?” It is exactly what it sounds like: a Learning CEO is a CEO who is not only open to the idea of learning new information and skills but actively seeks them out. Brad Feld talks more about this on LinkedIn. When you look at the organizational pyramid […]

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Finding the Right Spot – Interview with Spot Hero’s Jeremy Smith

| April 1, 2014 | 1 Comment

Parking in Chicago can be as difficult as it is expensive.  In trying to find an affordable place to park while attending a Bachelor party, I discovered SpotHero. The options available to me before finding SpotHero included paying $50 a day for valet parking at the hotel, spending $6.50 an hour for metered parking, or […]

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5 Tips for Living a Healthy Startup Lifestyle

| January 28, 2014 | 2 Comments

The startup lifestyle can be grueling. If you’re not careful, it can take a serious toll on your physical and mental health. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a CTO, a programmer, or work in a nontechnical capacity; everyone needs a startup survival strategy to help them maintain their work-life balance as they learn to juggle […]

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How To Vacation Like a Startup CEO

| October 29, 2013 | 5 Comments

Any small business or startup CEO will attest that it is nearly impossible to take a vacation. The combination of endless work to be done, constant race against the clock in managing cash flows, push to acquire customers and downright passion for your business makes the thought of stepping away almost laughable. Nevertheless, stepping away […]

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CEO Reputation Can Kill or Strengthen Your Business

| October 19, 2013 | 1 Comment

  Imagine for a moment, the immense pressure that must come with the control of a multi-million or sometimes billion dollar company. How many jobs are at stake with every decision that must be made? How many product releases will be delayed by your indecisiveness? Some people are cut out for the pressures of this […]

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Making Success Look Easy: Interview with Taykey CEO Amit Avner

| August 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Still under the age of 30, Taykey Founder and CEO Amit Avner’s entrepreneurial roots trace back to when he was just 14. In 1999, Avner built a search engine named WittySearch.  Four years later Avner created a social note-taking application – Witty Notes. In January of 2009, he started advertising technology company Taykey, which “helps […]

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Self-Storage Turned Sexy: Interview with Sparefoot’s CEO Chuck Gordon

| August 12, 2013 | 2 Comments

“Self-storage is very sexy contrary to popular belief,” said Chuck Gordon in response to the idea that self-storage isn’t the most appealing industry for a young entrepreneur to pursue.  Chuck Gordon is co-founder and CEO of Sparefoot, the world’s largest online marketplace for self-storage.  Gordon described Sparefoot as the ‘ for storage’. Chuck Gordon is […]

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