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Public Relations

7 Ways to Make Your Business Storytelling Awesome

I am super passionate about what I do in the world of telling business and marketing stories. If you read my stuff and know me, you know I am a …

Public Relations

Why advice firms can't work without social media

Social media is at the heart of a revolution in both our business and private lives. However, many advisory firms do not actively use it when …

Public Relations

Why Every Entrepreneur Should Make Travel a Priority

Far from being a frivolous activity fit for retirees or wide-eyed college grads, travel can play an important role in the development of entrepreneurs and the businesses they lead. In fact, one study found that up to 94 percent of American business leaders believe that travel experiences improve …

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How my startup raised $30-million from Power Corp.

<i>This is a guest post by Mike Katchen, founder and CEO of</i> Wealthsimple<i>, a low fee online investing platform.</i><p>Since my recent post about how Wealthsimple raised $2-million in two weeks, I've been asked how we raised our next round of $30-million just six months after launching our product. While every …

20 tools to help you craft irresistible infographics

Imagine helping people digest 1,000 words' worth of information in a few seconds.<p>Readers want quick access to information, and infographics are a …


10 Fabulous Furniture Hacks: See How We Cinderella'ed Some Boring Cabinets, a Bottomless Chair, and More

So the table you bought last year turned out not to be The One. Or the "adorably worn" cabinet you found at a flea market seemed like a less of a steal once you got it home. Not to worry: With new hardware, fresh paint, and other adjustments, almost any piece of furniture can be customized to fit …


The Funniest Ted Talk Ever To Teach You How To Sound Smart

Learn how to sound smart in any given situation without being too scientific and knowledgable in anything or talented at speaking.

TED Talks

50 Quick Productivity and Business Tips for Early-Stage Entrepreneurs

At Techstars, we talk a lot about productivity, email, getting things done, basic business development and fundraising culture.<p>Below is a collection of general tips we give our founders. While nothing is ever universal, these are generally helpful for any startup, especially for first-time founders.<p>…