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Blackphone: A Phone That Is Both Smart And Private? Go On…
Mar14

Blackphone: A Phone That Is Both Smart And Private? Go On…

To non-startup or tech folk, it can be a little unclear how apps that are free or very inexpensive make the kind of profits that they do. The variable most people forget or don’t know about is that apps make money mainly by selling data. There is a good number of people who are tacitly complacent with…

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Why You Need To Have A Buy-Sell Agreement Before You Get Big
Mar13

Why You Need To Have A Buy-Sell Agreement Before You Get Big

Do you know what would happen to your business if your partner got recruited for an amazing job from Google and took it? What about if you have a snowboarding accident and are unable to work? What if one of your partners is arrested and sent to prison? If your partner and her spouse co-own their share of the…

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Side Projects Are Vitamins For What You Love In Life, Or Painkillers If You’re Doing It Wrong
Nov27

Side Projects Are Vitamins For What You Love In Life, Or Painkillers If You’re Doing It Wrong

Six months ago, we started Side Racket. Built to get people doing more of what they love, you can create, discover and join amazing projects. It’s a home on the web for side projects. In startup circles, people often ask if you’re selling painkillers or vitamins. It’s a way of quickly assessing if…

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10 Ways You’re Defeating Yourself As An Entrepreneur
Oct25

10 Ways You’re Defeating Yourself As An Entrepreneur

If running your startup has become an uphill battle, it’s time to look at how you’re handling things as the business owner. You very well may be guilty of some of these self-defeating behaviors. Risk aversion and entrepreneurship do not go hand in hand. There’s a ton of risk in running your own business, and…

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Entrepreneurship Isn’t Supposed To Be Easy
Sep25

Entrepreneurship Isn’t Supposed To Be Easy

It wasn’t Nasty Gal CEO Sophia Amoruso’s fancy degree, tailored business suit, or five years of investment banking background that grew her e-commerce venture into a $128 million company, which has been courted by major potential buyers as of late. In fact, she had none of those things at first. She…

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