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Why do you need a mentor?

Why do you need a mentor?

Mentors are experienced and trusted people who can guide and advise a person through the challenges of the business world. First time entrepreneurs especially can benefit from having a mentor and they should consider finding the right person who can help them become better leaders and build successful businesses. “If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” ~ Isaac Newton Four most important things that you can gain from having a mentor: Experience Mentors […]

Things are shaping up in the startup ecosystem in Croatia!

Things are shaping up in the startup ecosystem in Croatia!

Discovered the best kept entrepreneurial secret in the Balkans! The University of Split, Croatia.  https://www.gobb2017.com/ Honored to be a speaker, mentor and coach at the Move It Forward Program at the Global Opportunities Beyond Borders Conference in Split, Croatia. October 5, 2017 Presentations were made by a group of six Chicago startup experts: Carol Fowler – “Building a personal brand” Stella Ashaolu – “Optimising marketing, operation and workforce strategy” Hal Tezcan – “Scaling your business” Elisa Mitchell – “Startup development […]

Startup Port is proud to announce it’s support of Kids Ride

Startup Port is proud to announce it’s support of Kids Ride

Overview: Kids Ride is a iOS and web platform built to provide ride services for kids. Think Uber for kids, Kids Ride is a fully functional, multi-integrated solution that uses real-time data and integrates with Google Maps and Google Places API. Kids Ride has a full suite dashboard that allows the administrator to control and manage the service from above. The dashboard is equipped with functions such as location services, manage payment, and manage individual accounts. It uses a “God […]

The Future Of Business CEED Slovenia: How about the Digital Universe?

The Future Of Business CEED Slovenia: How about the Digital Universe?

Digitizing Conventional Businesses leading to Convenience and Growth Over the last several years, we have seen a significant rise in mobile applications that are coming as digital enablers for conventional businesses. In the first round around, mobile apps would enable software tasks on the move. But the activity was mostly limited to software services or digital services that had not connection with conventional businesses. This in fact isolated the mass of Small and Midsize Businesses from participating in the digital […]

The Future Of Business CEED Slovenia: What about the Gig Economy?

The Future Of Business CEED Slovenia: What about the Gig Economy?

Some say:  The Gig Economy is  “an economic lifeline for the middle class.”     But is it? What we are seeing recently is a great emphasis towards gig economy both in the US and outside. Gig Economy is creating new abilities of job creation and employment for new entrants in the job market with skills or existing skilled workers looking for new, direct channels to reach potential customers in their niches with ease, speed, convenience and trust. In the US […]

The Future Of Business CEED Slovenia: We are going into an untested-uncharted territory!

The Future Of Business CEED Slovenia: We are going into an untested-uncharted territory!

The next big leap forward will revolve around automation (of manual repetitive manual tasks and brain work) and ease of use for things that are surrounding people in work or non-work environment. Everything seems to be moving towards a digital universe. Driverless cars, no more keys or credit cards.  Facial recognition or fingerprint scanning will replace IDs. The future of business is technology.  Better connected products, better business intelligence, better efficiency through lean manufacturing, better-smarter experiential education, and better solutions […]

The Future Of Business CEED Slovenia: Q & A about leadership

The Future Of Business CEED Slovenia: Q & A about leadership

Your transformation/evolution as a leader in the last few years and the environment that impacted it? You need to adapt! There is NO one style of leadership that can apply to your business. Leadership is an evolutionary process. I went through a series of experiences in management and leadership styles from my corporate management days to starting and running my own business. Over the years I realized that leadership can and should be situational, you need to mix and match […]

The Future Of Business CEED Slovenia: About Leadership

The Future Of Business CEED Slovenia: About Leadership

It is said that success comes 20 percent from knowledge and 80 percent from behavior. The individual’s persona defines what type of leader they will be. Leadership means being responsible for one’s impact on others. I was blessed to have been surrounded by great people. In my social life, in school, in corporate life, in business and now in my passion with helping startups. I have learned very early on that everyone does not need to be an expert on […]

Bitcoin’s Bad Week!

Bitcoin’s Bad Week!

What’s Going On Here? Bitcoin fell below $3,000 a coin on Friday (tweet this) – a drop of over 40% in two weeks – after three Chinese bitcoin exchanges announced they were closing due to pressure from the Chinese government. What Does This Mean? About two weeks ago, China banned “initial coin offerings” (ICOs) in the country (ICOs allow a company to raise money from investors by selling a new cryptocurrency). That move foreshadowed a bigger crackdown: a decision by […]

How is your Equity doing lately?

How is your Equity doing lately?

For all those investors betting on new companies and getting equity for their investments:  Investors today are making one of the quintessential and most often repeated mistakes of all time… Equity only has value if there’s something left over for investors after all those other commitments are met. That excess is cash profit. Equity only has value if a company earns a profit. Equity gets its value from whatever is left over after a company pays […]

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