Recently Statista.com reported that Canadian messaging app Kik became the most recent member of the “Unicorn Club.” The namesake of this club — that rare, fictitious, fantasy creature — was adopted because achieving a $1 billion valuation (or higher) as a startup was equally fantasy for most entrepreneurs. Apparently times are changing. As the chart below … [Read more…]
I have been shopping online recently at two sites: Etsy and Fiverr. I made three purchases on each site. My experiences could not be more similar or more different. The similarities are that I was looking for custom work. I sought a piece of wall art for my work office and some personalized print work. Etsy had countless … [Read more…]
Get Started Tulsa was an excellent event last evening. Hosted by Inc. magazine and Cox Business, the pitch competition included five finalists from over 70 entries. The finalists were as follows: AmbreHealth Inc. Cook Time with Remmi Iron Worker Clothing Spokto Beverage Company Take Two Café As an attendee, I was biased toward Spokto featuring leading pitcher … [Read more…]
The 2015 Inc. 500 list of the fastest growing private companies in America is out. There are many fascinating firms on the list. Over the coming weeks and months some of them will be profiled here. Until then, I would like to highlight selected findings from the CEO Survey. The CEO Survey is an aggregated profile of … [Read more…]
I have been a fan of Steve Hartman’s work since his “Everybody Has a Story” segments for CBS from the late 1990s into the early 2000s. His storytelling excellence was on display again recently with this story about Jaden Hayes, a 6-year-old from Georgia. Keep up the good work, Mr. Hartman.
My friends Quinn and Jonathon, co-founders of Life Out of the Box, will be representing the United States at the Creative Business Cup in Copenhagen, Denmark during Global Entrepreneurship Week in November. Life Out of the Box (#LOOTB) travels to culturally-rich locales and works with local artisans who make one-of-a-kind products like bracelets, keychains, wallets, … [Read more…]