How This App Went From 0 to 25 Million Downloads in 5 Years

Last April, I traveled to Cabo San Lucas in Mexico with two of my friends. Once we landed and got into our rental car, my friend pulled out his iPhone, loaded up Google Maps and Spotify, then we drove towards the Villa we were staying at. On the way over, we got lost for a … Read more

How to Throw an Epic Launch Party in 10 Steps

A few weeks ago, I received an invitation to the launch party of a startup modeling agency. They were holding their event at Bootsy Bellows, a club located in Hollywood, founded by David Arquette. I arrived around 15 minutes after the set start time of the event, and the place was already half full. Within … Read more

5 Situations Where You Shouldn’t Call Yourself CEO

In this day and age, entrepreneurship is trending. The availability of jobs is diminishing. Fortune 500 companies rarely hire internally. Instead, they are hiring contingent workers through temp agencies. Plus, with the glorification of billion-dollar sups like Facebook and Instagram, entrepreneurship is becoming the cool new thing to do. Because of that, more people are starting their … Read more

The Top 9 Mistakes First-Time Entrepreneurs Make–and How To Avoid Them

Have you made any of these mistakes? What steps are you taking to prevent these from happening? For many, it’s the dream: Leaving your career and making the move to entrepreneurship. Some of us are even skipping college to get a head start on starting our businesses. I’ve worked for and consulted with a handful … Read more

I’m 40 Years Old and Work from 9 to 5. Am I Too Old to Pursue Beginning a Startup?

It depends on what habits you’ve created in your work life for the last two decades. Do you work for a big company? Do you suck up to your superiors? Are you a yes man? Do you sit around and do whatever you can to protect your job, like conspire against others, take other people … Read more

I Found a Business That Does the Same Thing as the Business I Want to Launch. What Should I Do?

Someone on Quora asked: I am working on launching an online menswear retailer which will sell ethical and sustainable fashion from emerging designers. It is all in motion now, but last night I came across a business that does the exact same thing as my proposed business, and they have been trading for a couple … Read more

What No One Told This Woman About Her First Year In Business

Rachel McCrary (in black) IMAGE: Jewel Toned Inc. A lingerie expert and funded startup founder shares insight to what she learned in her first year of business. People say that everything you need to know you learn in Kindergarten. Well, in the world of business, think of the pitch process as Preschool, and that first … Read more

Sabeen Ali of AngelHack And Her Quest To Impact The World

Sabeen Ali has spoken at TEDx conferences on both sides of the world. Today she is the CEO of AngelHack, a global community of 50,000 programmers who do events within 52 major cities around the world. But how did she get to where she is today? Thanks to two of her phenomenal employees, Matt Wright … Read more