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Three Things Your New Company Needs In Order to Dominate

By: Guest | May 9, 2012 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Micah Smith.  It’s pretty safe to say no one likes a crappy economy. Salaries and jobs have been cut, people have lost their homes and livelihoods, gas prices have gone through the roof, and many people are starting from scratch. The good news is incredible things tend to rise from the ashes. Because of that, in the midst of the [&hellip... Read More
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Are We Nearing a Tech Bubble Burst?

By: Gini Dietrich | May 8, 2012 | 
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Is anyone else concerned we’re very close to another tech bubble burst? It’s normal that history repeats itself, but it usually happens with generations who don’t remember the first time around. In Chicago, we don’t have to look far to begin this conversation. A little more than a year ago Groupon was offered $6 billion from Google (an offer they turned down in order to go [&hellip... Read More
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Women Entrepreneurs and Business Owners Have Social Network

By: Gini Dietrich | April 23, 2012 | 
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This blog post is for all of the women in the Spin Sucks community. Guys, you can read it too, but I’m not sure it’ll mean much to you. I hate to lose half our audience on a Monday morning, but it’s going to be worth it to the girls. There is a new social network worth checking out…and it’s for women entrepreneurs and business owners. Project [&hellip... Read More
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How to Stay Relevant In an Accelerated World

By: Guest | April 3, 2012 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Steve Kaplan. As I motor around today’s social media and mobile outlets, I’m both encouraged and discouraged by what I see. I’m encouraged by the number of people who have found a way to become, and remain, relevant while building a solid credential behind their personal brand. I’m discouraged because, while more and more people are actively building their brands, [&hellip... Read More
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The Realities of Successful Entrepreneurs

By: Guest | March 29, 2012 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Mark Harai. I often read articles about the bliss, excitement, and glory of being an entrepreneur. Don’t get me wrong, these are certainly part of the overall journey, but typically just the icing on the cake. Everything in between the start of the climb to the icing at the top define you as a person and shape your entrepreneurial career. [&hellip... Read More
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Apple Should Not Buy Twitter

By: Gini Dietrich | March 26, 2012 | 
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I was just reading a GigaOm article titled, “Should Apple Buy Twitter?” It likely comes as no surprise to you that I’m shocked Twitter is still around. While I love it and spend a good amount of time on it, I have no idea how they’re surviving. Yes, they were just valued at $9 billion. Yes, they have tons of funding. But a company that hasn’t [&hellip... Read More
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Book Review: The Power of Unpopular

By: Gini Dietrich | March 22, 2012 | 
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I was not popular in high school. I was not popular in college. It took me well into my career before I had enough confidence to speak without mumbling because I was so painfully shy. We also moved around so much that I didn’t have a set group of friends. So I’d move into a new school (particularly in high school) and I was cute and [&hellip... Read More
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Cash Is King Or You Are Dead

By: Gini Dietrich | March 19, 2012 | 
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Last week I had dinner with Ken Jacobs who said to me, “I was shocked to see you almost went out of business last year. What happened?” When I blogged about it earlier this year, I used the word “bankrupt” and that got everyone’s attention. Yes, we nearly went bankrupt. You see, we had plenty of accounts receivables to accomodate our expenses and even make a [&hellip... Read More
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Making the Leap from Executive to Entrepreneur

By: Gini Dietrich | March 13, 2012 | 
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In 2005, I took the plunge from climbing the corporate ladder to entrepreneurship. It wasn’t a conscious decision. More done out of frustration with the way communication results were handled (or not handled) inside agencies. I thought I had a better way. I did have a better way, but it took me five years to get the business to a point that we could do things differently. [&hellip... Read More
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It’s Lonely At the Top

By: Gini Dietrich | March 6, 2012 | 
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A few weeks ago, the Harvard Business Review ran an article titled, “It’s Time to Acknowledge CEO Loneliness.” It’s an interesting article that discusses extravagant compensation packages, fancy jets and hotels, mansions for homes, and car services. All while feeling very lonely because, as a leader of an organization, you seemingly have no one on your side. I recommend you read it. But the most interesting [&hellip... Read More