By: eng1ne When it was finally time for our first (annual) team retreat at Greatist, I was pumped. Planning events like this get me excited. I wanted to be sure the whole team (then at a record 13 people strong) not only had a restful and positive time, but also moved forward as a startup... More »11 Tips to Make Your Team’s Next Startup Retreat Rock
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By: Nathan A few years back, I wasn’t stoked about my position as a financial analyst, and I knew I wanted to run my own business. The problem was, I had no idea what I wanted that business to look like. I could go one of two routes. I could take one of my crazy... More »Lifestyle Business vs. Startup: 7 Things to Think About
Does your business market to Millennials? Tina Wells breaks down the top trends for 2013 affecting this key demographic, from social media, to spiritualism, to using technology. More »Top 10 Millennial Trends and Predictions for 2013
I recently came across a cool InformED article by Julie DeNeen that looks at the false impressions some folks still have about online and distance learning programs. The post breaks down 30 (yes, 30) eLearning myths that DeNeen writes “need to die in 2013.” It’s a good read for anyone who’s still unsure about the... More »eLearning Myths: How Video Can Put Them to Rest
Social media should be changing who we do business with -- and who does business with us -- but it can be challenging to figure out how best to leverage it. Here's why. More »How Online Word-of-Mouth Marketing Is Changing
Entrepreneurship isn't a traditional career, and you'll have to learn a lot of lessons on your own. Here are the three biggest things I wish I knew before I started my business. More »On Becoming an Entrepreneur: 3 Things I Wish I Knew First
For first-time entrepreneurs just starting a new business, online marketing is a cost-effective way to sell more -- but most make some version of these 5 mistakes over and over again. More »Are You Making These 5 Online Marketing Mistakes?
Art Cardenas owns The Fit Pit, a fully equipped professional boxing gym in Austin, Texas. The gym, which opened in January 2011, is still growing and now has plans for expansion. More »Startup Diaries: The Importance of Scheduling
The biggest challenge facing entrepreneurs outside New York and San Francisco isn't money. It's a lack of honest, direct feedback -- and the resources to execute on it. More »Want More Entrepreneurs in Your City? Ask the Hard Questions
When you're a young woman who has to manage older reports, age-related drama is bound to happen. Here are 3 tips to stop the conflict before it starts. More »3 Ways Millennials Can Master Generational Conflict at Work
It took Vishen Lakhiani several years, mulitple failures and a good deal of anxiety to figure out that the only way to build the business of your dreams is to ignore 99% of the conventional advice. More »7 Lessons From Bootstrapping a $15M Lifestyle Business
The franchise industry is cautiously optimistic about the year ahead after a 2012 that saw growth for the first time since 2008. More »What's Ahead for Franchising in 2013: Slow and Steady Toward Recovery
By having systems in place, you can more efficiently train startup employees not only in what has succeeded in the past, but also in which failures to avoid. More »5 Reasons to Document Your Startup Systems Now
The difference between building a small business and founding a startup is not about money, or growth, or technology. It's about vision. What's yours? More »Do You Want to Build a Startup — Or a Small Business?