Why I Helped My Mom Launch a Startup

Anyone who has worked with my dev shop (Agent Beta) from 2012 to early 2013 as a client or employee most likely spoke to or received an email from Dana. Dana started off helping with basic clerical tasks, and eventually learned enough to manage certain aspects of project development. Dana is smart, willing and eager Read more

6 Ways to Stand Out in a World That Won’t Shut Up

Anyone who has worked with my dev shop (Agent Beta) from 2012 to early 2013 as a client or employee most likely spoke to or received an email from Dana. Dana started off helping with basic clerical tasks, and eventually learned enough to manage certain aspects of project development. Dana is smart, willing and eager Read more

9 Intangible Assets Dominant Entrepreneurs Possess

Lose your degree. Years of experience can never fully convey your overall worth. There have to be more effective ways to display your value to a potential employer and to the business world at large. Plain and simple, the resume is old and broken. It hasn’t had a major overhaul in nearly 380 years and Read more

The 10 Bootstrapping Mantras to Quick Cash

In April 2013, I had $200 to my name, a pair of Wrangler jeans and a whole lot of ambition due to a personal obstacle I had just conquered. Unfortunately, ambition doesn’t pay the bills, and I had to figure out a plan. I followed my passion for web design, and found there was a Read more

17 Entrepreneurs Share the Advice They’d Tell Their Younger Selves

In Steal Like An Artist, Austin Kleon states that all advice is “autobiographical.” He claims that the advice we give “is really just advice we’d be giving our younger selves.” With that in mind, I posed the question, “What advice would you give to first time entrepreneurs, or your younger self?” to my Facebook group Read more

6 Entrepreneurs You Should Learn From Now

Everyone has a different reason for being an entrepreneur, and every entrepreneur is different. However, the underlying entrepreneurial DNA that holds us all together is consistent: We have a healthy appetite for risk, we can solve problems, we thrive in uncertainty, we overcome all types of adversity, we think outside the box, we inspire masses Read more

In the Few Minutes You Weren’t Watching, the Connected Future Arrived

I’m a futurist and IoT obsessed. The implications for a connected world are limitless. Our world is already so awesome, and is only getting better with our crazy advances in technology. In our pockets alone, we hold the computing power of what the most advanced countries held at their highest governmental levels just 20 short Read more

10 Ways to Hydrate Your Hustle

Whether you’re Kobe practicing his conditioning at 3:30 a.m., slinging stocks on Wall Street, hacking away at your next product version, pulling all nighters to reconcile your client’s books, cleaning your food truck or anything in between, your hustle needs hydrating. Hydrating your hustle is key to accomplishing the goals you have in your professional Read more

This Could Be the Next Big Event Since SXSW. At Least Mark Cuban Thinks So.

Diplo has seen it all. A renowned DJ, he’s collaborated with Beyonce, Justin Bieber and Usher and sold out shows in top venues such as Madison Square Garden. Wherever he goes, fans mob him for selfies. But last Spring, Diplo saw something that made him a fan — something that inspired him to pull out Read more

A 7-Point Hit List to Hiring an Exceptional Web Designer

Web design horror stories haunt every crevice of the Internet, and anyone who has ever had the itch to hire someone to build a site. Remember Wolf from Pulp Fiction? When Vincent and Jules made their mess, he was right there to clean it up, with every detail precisely orchestrated in one glorious swoop. He Read more