Article: Travel Tips to Keep You Healthy and Productive

Great founders are always looking for an edge to increase their performance, especially in the face of limited time. As the saying goes, time equals money. I’ll add that sanity equals money, and so does health. And it’s often hardest to maintain your time, health and sanity while traveling. Having completed at least 40 round-trips so far in 2015, I’ve traveled across the country for SkyBell, my … Read More

Article: 4 Lessons About Startups and Life I’ve Learned From Uber and Lyft Drivers

Uber and Lyft have made getting a ride more enjoyable, affordable and convenient. I’m a huge fan of them for those reasons, yet I didn’t expect to gain something even more valuable with these services. There’s so much humanity and connection in a shared economy, and it has made a huge impact on both my life and my business. The value of these rides extends beyond getting from point A to point B … Read More

Article: 6 Ways to Fulfill Your Crowdfunding Promises

Everyone’s talking about crowdfunding right now. There’s good reason: The practice has redefined the funding landscape by providing an attractive avenue for entrepreneurs to not only raise funds but also use the platform as a way to launch a sustainable business. While crowdfunding’s benefits are plentiful, timely fulfillment is a daunting challenge that all campaigners face. … Read More

Article: Seven Easy Ways Millennials Can Stand Out From Their Peers

Summer is here. College students have graduated and are starting their lives in the working world. Although you hear a lot these days about Millennials and their merits (and downfalls) in the workplace, this article isn’t about the various stereotypes of Gen Y and their merits. This article is about the fact that those hiring or funding startups won’t be fellow Millennials — they’ll be of an ea … Read More

Article: Looking For Opportunity In Smart Devices? Start With The User

The innovations of the last two to three years are only the beginning. At home, at the office, in the car, in the classroom, smart devices are finding ways to provide information and utility that users can integrate into their everyday lives. The key here is “users.” While the Internet of things movement includes services and machine-to-machine data exchanges, home automation and smart devices … Read More

You did it! You hit the magic number, thanks to a successful crowdfunding campaign built on preparation, a compelling video, strong promotion and a savvy campaign page. Give yourself a pat on the back and save some energy, because once the buzz of your successful campaign fades, you’ll quickly realize you are accountable to hundreds, if not thousands of contributors, rather than a few VC board mem … Read More