Events, Startup, Technology

iC Entrepreneurs present: Demo Day, Our Way!

iC MTL is Canada’s first business incubator for creative and cultural entrepreneurs. Launched in the summer of 2016, it ran a summer pilot project followed by a successful first cohort. of companies across various creative industries, including visual storytelling, branding, gastronomy, 3D printing, visual arts, virtual reality and more. They are graduating May25th! Montreal’s very first… Read More iC Entrepreneurs present: Demo Day, Our Way!

Business, Inspiration, Lifestyle, Startup

Can’t Handle Rejection? How to Successfully Move Forward With Your Business Endeavors

Nobody likes getting rejected. But for entrepreneurs, it can actually be a learning experience. Rejection, in any setting, is difficult to swallow. For entrepreneurs, it can make or break you. A business plan rejection, a loan rejection, a partnership rejection – you name it. If you’re in the business of being a business, you’re sure… Read More Can’t Handle Rejection? How to Successfully Move Forward With Your Business Endeavors

Business, Inspiration, Lifestyle, Startup

3 Steps for Transforming Negative Feedback Into Positive Result

Negative reviews can be the holy grail of customer feedback. Yelp. Zomato. ZocDoc. Glassdoor. Zillow. And of course, the App Store. There’s no escaping online ratings and reviews in today’s consumer world. Whether we’re picking a professor or our next meal, we’ve come to not only trust but relish reviews. For better or worse, they’ve… Read More 3 Steps for Transforming Negative Feedback Into Positive Result

Business, Inspiration, Lifestyle, Startup

3 Ways to Gain More Credibility and Trust in Business (Basically How to Get More Clients)

This week we’re talking credibility, trust and money. In other words, how gaining your potential clients’ trust can earn you more money. Establishing credibility with potential clients is more than important; it’s vital to your business. If you don’t have that credibility, how can you handle the competition and differentiate yourself from the mass. You… Read More 3 Ways to Gain More Credibility and Trust in Business (Basically How to Get More Clients)

Business, Startup, Technology

Fundraising 101: 3 Typical Startup Funding Paths

Don’t go straight to a venture capitalist; start by raising your own funds and pitching to angel investors. In my previous post, “Should Your Startup Actually Be a Small Business?” I addressed what may be the most important differentiator between a startup and a small business: growth. While I hope it was useful, especially from a theoretical… Read More Fundraising 101: 3 Typical Startup Funding Paths

Business, Inspiration, Lifestyle, Startup, Technology

Embracing the Unknown: How I Decided to Found My Own Company

When Cory von Wallenstein’s employer changed from a startup to a growth company, he realized it was time to leave. A little over a year ago, I was the chief technologist at Dyn, the fastest growing private company in New Hampshire with an internet performance product suite that is changing how companies connect to their… Read More Embracing the Unknown: How I Decided to Found My Own Company

Business, Inspiration, Lifestyle, Startup, Technology

4 Lessons for Starting Four Companies in Four Years

Starting numerous companies within a short period of time can teach valuable leadership lessons. I started on my entrepreneurial path while working full-time in a law firm. I was making a good salary, had a corner office and enjoyed the work. My Sin City Cupcakes co-founder Dannielle Cole called me one day to catch up, as… Read More 4 Lessons for Starting Four Companies in Four Years

Business, Inspiration, Lifestyle, Startup

How to Choose a Name for Your Business (That You Won’t Regret Later)

One of the most important choices you’ll make as a business owner is choosing a name for your business. Your name is the face of your brand and conveys what it stands for. So, how do you go about selecting a memorable one? If you have $50,000 to spend on a top-tier naming company, go for it.… Read More How to Choose a Name for Your Business (That You Won’t Regret Later)