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HAPPY NATIONAL SMALL BUSINESS WEEK

HAPPY NATIONAL SMALL BUSINESS WEEK May 5, 2019 – May 11, 2019 It’s an undeniable fact that Small businesses and Startups are some of the most important influencers for local economic growth. Small businesses directly impact the quality of life and the local economy of their immediate neighborhoods.. They provide opportunities for entrepreneurs and create meaningful jobs that give greater satisfaction than those with larger companies (i.e. Uber and Amazon?). They keep money close to home which supports neighborhoods and […]

Internship opportunities at Startup Port

Internship opportunities at Startup Port. Internship at Startup Port has many advantages: – Get to work with and learn from the best Subject Matter Experts in the industry, – Get involved with bright startups and excellent teams of entrepreneurs, – Learn the practical solutions not delivered by books, blogs or events! Areas of interest for the next cohort: 1. AR+VR practical applications to healthcare and retail 2. CPG, Food, Grocery and Retail segments […]

About advice…

About advice…

“For me, the best advice is just to go and tell your story,” “It’s your story. It’s your vision. If you believe in it, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. The market will tell you in the end if your vision was right or wrong, but give your vision a chance, give it a try. Don’t succumb to other’s ideas. Don’t let that fear creep in, and blur your vision.&#8221 […]

Tax exemption investments for startup investors

Tax exemption investments for startup investors

Did you know gains on qualified startups held for 5 years are 100% exempt from capital gains taxes up to $10 Million per investment? And did you know that the State of Illinois allows up to 25% Tax Credit for Illinois Angel Investors investing in qualified Illinois QSBS Startups? Venture investing is a lot more interesting thanks to the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act. The PATH Act aims to incentivize early-stage venture investors by providing 100% tax exemptions […]

Questionnaire for inbound Turkish companies planning on selling, expanding or launching in the US

Questionnaire for inbound Turkish companies planning on selling, expanding or launching in the US

Questionnaire for inbound Turkish companies planning on selling, expanding or launching in the US: What are the biggest sales challenges you face? Where is your biggest area for improvement on the sales front? Why do you think you lose deals? How do you find customers? Biggest objection your sellers hear? What is biggest fear with entering the US Market? Do you have a sales and marketing plan (specially created for the US market)? Do you have a Sales Playbook? Do […]

Compare cost of living before you move your startup

Compare cost of living before you move your startup

Graphics courtesy of Built In. Copyrights for the above belong to BI. Looking for startup jobs in Chicago, here is the link: https://www.builtinchicago.org/   Interested in more cost of living and cost of business in the US information, here are some articles from us:    The best and worst States to start your business in the US   10 top places to live selected by residents (Good to know if you want […]

Web domains for sale

Two web domains are offered for sale:   puretapwater.com and cleantapwater.com    We are offering two domains for sale directly relevant to water, filtration, sanitation and purification business. We would also be ​interested in ​possibly ​leasing the ​domains. ​The domains and past websites were used by one of our startups for the promotion and sales of water filtration and purification systems. We also have, in our partner network, extremely talented teams of web designers and developers with deep SEO […]

Not quite “open” source, article from AngelList

Not quite “open” source, article from AngelList

Not quite “open” source, article from AngelList View article online: https://bit.ly/2En8KvC (Our note: We believe this issue to have some sort of implication -good or bad- to many startups) Open source licensing has always been a hotbed of debate. Oracle, for example, is still suing Google for copyright infringement over the use of Java APIs. And the complexity of open source licensing is about to get even worse. Redis Labs, the commercial provider of the open source Redis project, announced another […]

The QNBV program, Qualified New Business Ventures

The QNBV program, Qualified New Business Ventures

This document is available directly from this link: https://www2.illinois.gov/dceo/ExpandRelocate/Incentives/taxassistance/Pages/AngelInvestment.aspx#Overview   Illinois Angel Investment Credit Program For Startup Businesses The QNBV program Qualified New Business Ventures QNBV Forms 2019 Qualified New Business Venture Application Documents (QNBV applications are reviewed by a committee on a rolling basis throughout the calendar year) 2019 Qualified New Business Venture Application Form 2019 Qualified New Business Venture Application Instructions 2019 Qualified New Business Venture Business Certifications Form 2019 Angel QNBV Update Form […]

Customer service and its impact on your business

Customer service and its impact on your business

How Does Poor Customer Service Affect a Business? Customers might not tell you that they’ve had a bad experience with your business — but they will tell their friends, family, co-workers and other acquaintances. The effects of poor customer service ripple far beyond the revenue lost with that one person. Customers are the foundation of success for any business, and if customers are not treated right, the business can lose its reason for existence. If you aren’t taking care […]

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