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The visual revolution, or shall we say a pivot to video — an evolution of text?

The visual revolution, or shall we say a pivot to video — an evolution of text?

We’re in the early stages of a visual revolution in journalism. We’re still not exactly sure just how to create the same complicated narratives through visuals and motions. But that’s the opportunity. Written journalism has a strong tradition of storytelling, and it’s not going away. But the new mixed-media formats in social video offer a rich opportunity to deliver complicated news in compelling ways. https://www.recode.net/2017/8/7/16106862/pivot-video-digital-revolution-journalism-advertising-visual-media-storytelling-business-model? via @Recode […]

How product leaders manage their teams

How product leaders manage their teams

Learn how great product managers lead their teams on decision making, delighting customers, and measuring key metrics with Adam Nash. Series of 10 videos. Worth the watch! https://www.startups.co/education/lessons/product-leaders/1  via @startupsco […]

Shit happens

Shit happens

“When startups die, the official cause of death is always either running out of money or a critical founder bailing. Often the two occur simultaneously. But I think the underlying cause is usually that they’ve become demoralized.” So you better be ready: bad shit will happen. It always does in a startup. There is no way out of it. The odds of getting from launch to liquidity without some kind of disaster happening are very rare (winning the lottery has […]

America’s Stellar Spring Quarter

America’s Stellar Spring Quarter

What’s Going On Here? Boom! Data released on Wednesday showed that the American economy expanded by more in the second quarter than had been previously recorded. What Does This Mean? The data showed that the US economy grew at an annualized rate of 3% from April to June of this year, significantly better than the 2.6% growth rate initially reported.Relatively strong consumer spending helped boost growth compared to the first […]

GREAT NEWS FOR ILLINOIS STARTUP ANGEL INVESTORS!

GREAT NEWS FOR ILLINOIS STARTUP ANGEL INVESTORS!

A tax credit that encourages so-called “angel investors” which was on hold for a while was brought back to life under legislation sponsored by state Sen. Chuck Weaver and signed into law by Gov. Bruce Rauner. The Peoria Republican’s measure restores the credit, which expired at the end of 2016, and writes it into the state tax code through the end of 2021. It gives investors into early-stage companies the chance to take a credit of 25 percent on an […]

HOW DO YOU BEAT THE COMPETITION?

HOW DO YOU BEAT THE COMPETITION?

As entrepreneurs, we usually have less money and resources than our competitors. And there is always a new competitor around the corner. So how do you stand out from the competition? The answer: you must “create a playground where no one else is playing” You can’t compete on their turf – you have to create your own playground where you are the only game in town. To watch this video (4:13 min) from Mike Dermer our Community Partner click here […]

We need to take the “Research” of R&D out of “silos”

We need to take the “Research” of R&D out of “silos”

The importance of R&D and business development is crucial for any advancement in trade and business for States. This new report shows slow R&D growth in Illinois, despite key academic and business areas of strength. It seems like in Illinois we are doing a lot of R but not enough D. And, that my friends is not good for business. We need to find ways of opening up the R portion of the equation which is still in […]

Are Incubators and Accelerators helping startups?

Are Incubators and Accelerators helping startups?

At Startup Port we do NOT focus on tips, tricks, hype and hacks. Instead, we focus on the things that build a strong foundation for accelerated growth and mitigating operational and financial risks. That is why we worked for few months on gathering this important study on the impact of Incubators and Accelerators on the future of startups. We are not the judge or the jury, we are just laying out some data and facts and point out the reality. &nbsp […]

Is being copied is a compliment?

Is being copied is a compliment?

Beware of the copycats. We are celebrating the seventh year of our Startup Port Sprint 90 fast track to success program for startups. We have noticed that many have started to copy our process but we are confident that they don’t have the insights or the deep dive knowledge to deliver the right solutions for our startup ecosystem. So beware of the “me too” copycats and stay away from the white noise. Let us remind the followers that our process […]

Minimum wage hikes across the Nation taking place July 1st

Many working Americans are getting a raise this Saturday, July 1st Minimum wage hikes take effect Saturday in cities, counties and states across the country. California workers will see the highest increases. Other parts of the country have approved more modest minimum wage bumps. As a baseline, reminder that the federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour. Congress hasn’t raised it in 10 years. Illinois: Chicago: $11 an hour. Cook County, Illinois: $10 an hour. California: Los Angeles: $12 an […]

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