Tonight Is Life Dinner

I subscribe to this blog by Brad Feld – you may know of him. He is an entrepreneur-turned-investor who likes running as well as writing. He often writes stuff about his runs, and random stuff you may not care about. He also promotes things from time to time… Products, people and places alike… Again, some…

7 Networking Tips for Women Owners

Want to grow your business? Do what men do. Have big networks filled with people who can connect you to money, markets and talent. At this point in history, men entrepreneurs (on average) are more successful than women entrepreneurs (on average) at growing their businesses. To be as successful as the boys, you don’t have…

No Longer Simply ‘Chic,’ Cheap Is Now a Badge of Honor

Sandy used to eat lunch out five days a week, indulge in premium cable on-demand and duck regularly into Starbucks for $4 coffees. Then the recession hit, and business at the jewelry boutique she had just opened tanked. By the time she started her YesIAmCheap.com blog in January 2009 as a way to make herself more…

The Case Against the All-Male Start-up

Is your start-up starting to feel like a frat house? New research suggests that having more women at your company, and increasing diversity in general, can improve your chances of success. Women own about 40 percent of the private businesses in the United States, according to the Center for Women’s Business Research. But according to…

Elevator Pitch: Take the Interview

This HR start-up makes it easy to screen job candidates. Can it raise $1.25 million? FOUNDER: Danielle Weinblatt LOCATION: Cambridge, Massachusetts EMPLOYEES: Five full time; three part time FOUNDED: January 2011 2011 PROJECTED REVENUE: $100,000 NUMBER OF USERS: 100 (including Cactus Restaurants, Harvard Business School, and Deloitte) VIDEOS RECORDED: 160 COST: $45 for one posting;…

My Story: Christopher Simovich of Global Strategies

Dealing with Mexican drug cartels and other dangerous encounters is a “normal” work hazard for Global Strategies, a boutique security agency. Most CEOs find themselves in the line of fire at least occasionally. For Christopher Simovich, CEO of Global Strategies, a boutique security agency based in Aliso Viejo, California, that is no metaphor.