Why Startups Should Consider Litigation Risk

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Why We Rebranded Our Digital Marketing Agency

Anvil recently rebranded their full service digital marketing agency to Anvil Analytics + Insights, choosing to lead with the service offering that they got the most business referrals for: helping their clients understand their marketing data and path to ROI.

How to Automate Your Startup’s Bookkeeping

This is the first of a series of articles on how to automate your startup's financial operations. The next article in this series will be about Automating Your Startup's Receivables Management.

Finding Another Entrepreneur to Ask Advice

If you’ve never successfully run a startup before, you'll need feedback on how to grow. How do you know whether someone has "the chops" to be able help?

The First Step in Making Your Startup’s First Hire

One of the most rewarding parts of my job as a startup founder has been meeting the nearly one hundred St. Louisans that I’ve...

Don’t Drown in “Should”

Transform "Shouldha/Wouldha/Couldha," into "I can. I will. I did."

Startup Resolutions: Here’s What You’re NOT Chasing in 2019

Last weekend saw "the most depressing day of the year," come and go. January 12th (in the UK it’s today, January 21st, known as...

Decision Making Made Easy: Follow the Next Right Thing

A decision matrix that hinges on a single question.

Scrappy Marketing Tactics for Growing Your Bootstrapped Business

For the bootstrapped entrepreneur the quickest path to failure is running out of cash. Sapper Consulting shares five marketing tips to stop that happening.

Entrepreneurs Shouldn’t Overlook The Low-Income Market

I’ve seen it over and over again: companies target their latest and greatest product to a demographic making $100k or more per household. These...
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Meet Me in St. Louis: Maintaining Team Cohesion Between the Midwest and the Middle...

Globalism has changed so much, including how we conduct business every day.

Stop Treating Your Failure Like it was the Ultimate Warrior

When I was a child, one of my heroes disappeared.Poof. Gone. No more.Like he never existed in the first place.It was 1992, and The...

What “Jedi Mind Tricks” Have Helped In Your Professional Career? #StarWarsDay

Today is May 4th, as in "May the 4th," as in "May The Force," aka #StarWarsDay. Hell yeah. It's like an internet thing.Probably the...

You Are (So Much) More Than Your Business Cards

Putting the "social" back in networking.

5 Things Startup Entrepreneurs Can Learn from a Chef

OlioCity discusses entrepreneurship with award winning chef, Gerard Craft, founder of Porano Pasta, a fast casual Italian restaurant that is a favorite of Downtown residents and workers.

Drop By Drop: How Rapid Growth Killed My First Startup

Houston, we have a problem.Our small group of beta testers for Drizzle SMS had gone viral. In a matter of hours, we had 10,000...

Facebook just announced major changes to its algorithm. Here’s what that means for your...

I was sitting aboard a plane last week when I read Mark Zuckerburg’s post announcing major changes to Facebook’s algorithm.He said the changes would...

Why Values Matter To Founders and Entrepreneurs

The Olin Business School at Washington University hosted an important discussion on the importance of values and operating principles in entrepreneurship.
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12 Fundraising Tips for BioTech companies from Cultivation Capital’s Life Sciences Fund

Bill Schmidt, Managing Partner of Cultivation Capital's Life Science Fund, shares tips for BioTech companies focused on fundraising.
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5 Lessons from a Startup Veteran

Five lessons startups and entrepreneurs can glean from a veteran startup consultant.
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4 Year-End Tax Planning Tips for Startups

Tax planning in 2016 is as important as ever, especially for startup and small businesses. With tax law changes in December 2015, tax reform on the agenda, and a new US President in 2017, it is important to review your tax situation before the end of 2016. Todd Reich of Brown Smith Wallace shares a few things startups should pay attention to right now.
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So, What’s Your Startup Worth?

How do you get potential investors to notice you in a crowded pool of startup investment opportunities? Developing a reliable valuation may be a...

Beyond the Basics: 4 Things ITEN’s Mock Angels Want Startups to Know

Since ITEN launched the Mock Angel program in 2009, ITEN startup companies and the startup ecosystem in St. Louis have both evolved and matured. Melissa...

How to Create a Scalable, Human Culture for Startup Growth

6 Takeaways for Startups from the 2016 WorkHuman ConferenceLuke Fryer was new in town. In 2007, the serial restaurant entrepreneur had just moved to...

Pivot and Profit: How ITEN’s Mock Angels Helps Companies Grow

If you have traction but need to raise money to advance your technology-based company, then ITEN’s Mock Angels should be your first stop. A...

7 Habits of Highly Effective Entrepreneurs

St Louis’ unique ecosystem of incubators, accelerators, competitions and startup facilities is working. Not only does it transform startups into thriving businesses, but it also produces...

Evelyn White on Knowing When to Pivot

Evelyn White had been founder and CEO at Bookalokal, a company that created in-home dining experiences around the world since 2013. But at the...

8 Inspiring Life Lessons from Sketch Guy’s Approach to Entrepreneurship

New York Times’ Sketch Guy—aka Carl Richards—addressed the COCAbiz audience yesterday in a talk addressing not just his famous Sharpie-and-cardboard sketches but his approach...

Keeping it Simple: 4 Startup Mentors Give Advice to Founders

We reached out to four mentors at Capital Innovators and asked them the tough question: if you had to give one piece of advice to founders, what would it be
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How To Make Your Lunch & Learns Suck Less

10 tips for co-working space community managers and presenters
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Avoid Startup Burnout: 8 Tips From LockerDome’s Gabe Lozano

Gabe Lozano, co-founder and CEO of LockerDome, shares his stressbusting tips.
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For A Founder, There’s Never A Closed Door: Marco’s Noah Rosenberg On Doing What...

Founders: do whatever it takes to get your company grown. No one else understands your journey as well as you do.
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3 Tips For STL Grads Looking For Their Dream Job From Better Weekdays CEO...

Here are a few tips from Better Weekdays CEO Chris Motley that can make identifying it a lot easier.

“Don’t Take Advice” & Other Startup Advice: 7 Lessons Learned From Champio & Farmplicity...

By Jolijt TamanahaMy name is Jolijt Tamanaha, and I’m a recovering entrepreneur. I’m the co-founder of Champio, software that helps the 70% of Americans who hate...
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Video: Jim McKelvey’s 2-Minute Advice On Fundraising for Startups

Our friends over at Accelerate St. Louis recently ran into Jim McKelvey, co-founder of Square, at Third Degree Glass Factory. When the conversation turned to raising funds for startups, he had some advice. Here's what McKelvey had to say, some of which may surprise you.