Tristan Louis Wants to Change the Work-Play Balance

This post was written by Claire Meyer. I had the chance to sit down with self-described serial entrepreneur and long-time Internet industry vet, Tristan Louis (@TNLNYC) on the first full day of Social Media Week New York. We talked Keepskor, his new product that provides building blocks for effective game building, entrepreneurship, and work vs….

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Building an online business is a difficult proposition on its own, but one of the key elements that many owners neglect is how to exit gracefully. Whether it is a matter of resources, planning, or general pressure to bring in income and be successful, a social media exit strategy or the possibility of selling the…

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We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but in case you haven’t heard: businesses are less likely to survive today than 18 years ago. In 1995, 50% of businesses survived five years. In 2005, 47% of businesses survived five years. Today, the rate of failure is between 50 – 60% in the first…

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What do Jessica Scorpio, Jill Becker and Julia Hartz have in common? Besides having a name that starts with “J”, these women represent a rising force in the ascension of new entrepreneurs. There is no doubt that women are bringing something good to the table…and it’s not dinner. From everyday women to high profile CEOs,…

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With a burgeoning array of thought leaders in social media, innovation and investment, aspiring entrepreneurs are fortunate to have insights from pioneers in a variety of industries that have documented their struggles and successes and why you should care. This is my list of the top 10 books that will enhance your work, outlook and…

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So, you have this exciting, new product that you can’t wait to share with the rest of the world. But, with Forbes indicating more than 250,000 products launches per year globally, with an average of 85-95% failure rate, what can you do to make sure your product is successful? Here are some steps to get…

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This post is co-authored by Jackie Davalos and Jeff Dobrinsky. With CROWDFUNDx NYC in the background and a great perspective of what the future looks like, we wanted to give you a glimpse at the short history of how it has evolved. Starting in 1976, here’s all you need to know about the brief history…

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Yesterday was the culmination of all of our efforts for CROWDFUNDx NYC. Our team partnered with Crowdfunder, American Express OPEN Forum and Nokia@Work to help New York’s entrepreneurial and small business community understand the role of crowdfunding and how it can support business growth and job creation. The day was more than we could have…

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Heading into the second half of CROWDFUNDx NYC, presented by American Express OPEN Forum and Nokia@Work, the focus shifted to entrepreneurism and how to be better equipped. The Art of the Pitch forum began with some great insight from moderator Chance Barnett. Chance set the tone for the forum by saying, “In communicating with investors…

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We just heard a great conversation, started off by Sharon Chang from Yoxi, a media organization that discovers and elevates social entrepreneurs by leveraging their expertise for shared value business opportunities, at our CROWDFUNDx event, brought to us by American Express OPEN Forum and Nokia@Work. After hearing a bit from Sharon about her experience and…

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