A shakedown is happening in the financial world. While the traditional banking giants are struggling to retain customers, an emerging market of fintech companies are collecting them enmasss. In 2017, 13 fintech startups were valued at $1 billion or more, an achievement so rare Silicon Valley calls it unicorn status. A growing industry, their success lies in offering … [Read more...] about The Cybersecurity Challenges Facing Emerging Fintech Startups
What Entrepreneurs Do When At Work
Welcome to the at work section. Obviously, you want to build, grow, or start a business. Your family is important to you but you have to push yourself hard to take care of them.
While we focus on entrepreneurs at feedster. We also realize that there is a deeper meaning in our "label" of an entrepreneur. That deeper meaning is the learning and insatiable internal workings of having to learn more and more.
At work, you want to be the better you. You want to push the limit on consistent growth and execution. You also sometimes, as we all do, need motivation and inspiration.
I have never been able to just "go home." I instead constantly drive the hours to late in the night. This section is focused on everything you have to do while at work. From marketing and budgets to real estate and attorneys. We try to give you some feedback and information on each topic.
This is a cool section we thought appropriate as we had a lot of great posts that could contribute to some cool ideas here. Enjoy and comment on your favorite post in this section!
Three entrepreneurs-turned-fathers impart their wisdom on balancing family with a growing business For business owners and professionals with children, days often involve a careful juggling act of work and childcare. Business calls, emails, meetings, and work can be regularly interspersed with school runs, emergency trips to the doctor and sport, in addition to quality … [Read more...] about Striking The Balance Between Fatherhood And Business
If you’re working on building up savings and reducing credit card debt, it starts with tracking your expenses to identify your biggest spending categories. You might be surprised at the results! Most people tend to overspend on their monthly expenses, especially if they aren’t carefully tracking them. After you’ve established a good habit of tracking expenses, look into ways … [Read more...] about 6 Monthly Expenses You Can Cut to Save Money
Thanks to modernization of how the public connects to public entities and happenings, such as through smart devices and social media, public relations is a field that has absolutely exploded over recent years. PR is no longer a matter of catching glimpses of happenings on the nightly news if you happen to be home; no, it’s now a 24/7 industry from almost unlimited connectivity. … [Read more...] about 12 Things That Make a Great PR Leader
Gamification has gained traction in marketing over the past several years, providing businesses with a powerful customer engagement tool. More recently, though, we’ve seen an increase in the use of gamification on the employee side, including in HR trainings and daily operations. With such extensive use, it’s no surprise that experts expect the market to grow to $11.10 billion … [Read more...] about Gamification: It Isn’t Just For Customers
If you’re like me, you use Gmail every day, and almost every waking hour, with the exception of weekends (if I can summon the willpower). Few email platforms have the diverse functionality, speed, or sheer branding power behind Gmail, and once you start using it for the bulk of your tasks, there’s no going back. Of course, since we all spend so much time on email -- some … [Read more...] about 10 Gmail Tools Every Gmail User Needs to Know About
Influencer marketing is currently the hottest buzzword in internet marketing. It has managed to outperform all other forms of internet marketing strategies to become the most effective program. One that not only creates brand awareness but also helps generate leads and create long-term relationships with customers. Influencers play a very important role in the buying decisions … [Read more...] about How to Grow Your Business With Micro-Influencers on Social Media
What Is a PR Campaign? A PR campaign is a campaign that is designed to help bring attention to a product, or company, without having to spend money on advertising. With that being said, a company may initially spend money on advertising, but the goal of the campaign will be to gain the interest of the public and have them do much of the advertising for them. For example, a … [Read more...] about 10 of the Most Creative PR Campaigns Ever Launched
Scoring a deal with a Fortune 500 company is obviously a huge deal; not only is it likely to mean a larger payout for your business, it also helps other potential clients see you in a positive light. Because of this, it's natural to feel a little more on edge when pitching your products. Clearly, these are not your average prospects and therefore you'll need to tweak your … [Read more...] about Going Big: 5 Steps for Selling to Fortune 500 Companies
Professional video production services can do wonders for growing your small businesses in a very real and measurable way. If you are stuck in a rut with your business and can’t seem to get out, video marketing can be an effective means of increasing your revenue. These days most people respond to videos rather than plain text, which is why these production services have become … [Read more...] about How Video Production Services Can Help Grow Your Business
Say you have a masters in health administration and your goal is to start up a healthcare organization that integrates AI and medicine. What are the qualities that will get you from idea to finish line? Not everyone has what it takes to be an entrepreneur. Some people are better suited for life at a 9 to 5 job, where they report to a direct supervisor. So what is … [Read more...] about These Are the Qualities You Need to Be a Successful Entrepreneur
Internet marketing is the biggest fad in business today. Brands on every continent are investing more money in the mind than ever before. U.S. companies will spend over $120 billion by 2021. However, too many brands invest all of their marketing budgets online. While the Internet is a great place to promote your business, it shouldn’t be your sole focus. It should be merged … [Read more...] about Can You Use Trade Shows in Your Inbound Marketing Campaign?
Contracts are often filled with legal terms the average person can’t understand without a lawyer. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. A solid contract written by a good lawyer will use complex legal terms correctly, making the contract more likely to be enforced according to its true intentions. Whether you’re the sender or recipient of a contract, knowing these aspects of a … [Read more...] about How To Understand These 2 Misunderstood Aspects Of A Contract
Newsletters are a powerful source of information, and every individual and industry has their favorites. For some, it’s all about news roundups, such as the daily emails from The New York Times, The Washington Post, or The Skimm. Foodies lean towards regular missives from Food52 or America’s Test Kitchen. Simply put, no matter your interest, there’s an email for you. But what … [Read more...] about Making The Most Of Your Newsletter: 4 Tips For Businesses
Whether you’re starting a retail business or creating new products to refresh an existing one, the development and marketing process is always a challenge. You want your products to be in high demand while keeping your costs low and your returns high. This process gets even more difficult when you’re trying to develop a popular product around a new concept. “Imagine … [Read more...] about 4 Tips for Developing a Popular Product
These days, lots of businesses of all sizes have started their own blogs because of the many benefits that come with doing so. If you want to grow and expand your small business as efficiently as possible, it is important that you take the time to think about starting a blog. There are many different ways to improve your business, but this is by far one of the cheapest and most … [Read more...] about How a Blog Can Benefit Your Small Business
More and more people are starting to see the value in being an independent contractor or freelancer. There was a time when this choice was frowned upon, but that is slowly changing. The contractor job market is expanding for a number of reasons like the ability to set your own schedule and price, just to name a few things. Still, there are a number of things … [Read more...] about Elusive Employee: Tips to Make You a Successful Contractor or Freelancer
If you rewind and go back to the roots of it, blogging is like journaling. Except it’s online. And it’s public. While this might be scary to those who struggle to find a weekly new hiding place for their journal that isn’t under their mattress, for many, it’s like a shiny new toy and people can't get enough of it. Humans are meant to communicate with one another, and online … [Read more...] about How to Choose the Right Web Host for Your Blog
There’s an inherent sense, especially among Millennials, that when it comes to finances and investments, the best option is to play it safe. It’s not unreasonable to have this opinion. Millennials saw first hand what happened to their parents and grandparents because of the Great Recession. Unfortunately, not taking risks financially is actually the biggest risk in many … [Read more...] about Why It’s Risky To Play It Safe Financially
Sales: At some point or another every entrepreneur has to do it. Yet as common and integral as it is to business success, very few people truly excel at it. Why is that? And how can you actively become a better salesperson? The Psychological Challenge of Selling For the vast majority of people, the act of selling is filled with discomfort, dissonance, and friction. At a … [Read more...] about 5 Practical Steps You Can Take to Become a Better Salesperson
Big companies have a ton of advantages over their smaller, newer counterparts. They have more brand recognition and prestige, so it’s harder for them to fail. They have access to more cash and resources, so they don’t get boxed in by any single problem. They also have bigger networks of human resources, so they have access to more diverse ideas. But still, startups have the … [Read more...] about How Big Companies Can Compete With Agile Startups
We’re living in the age of blockchain technology. Bitcoin has made a huge amount of people millionaires within a few years. Everything tells us we should be looking towards the future, except common sense if you run a small business. If you do have your own company you should still use cheques until they’ve been officially retired. I know a lot of business owners won’t … [Read more...] about Why Your Small Business Should Still Be Using Cheques
Life used to be superb if you owned a local business and knew a few things about SEO. Everyone else in your area didn’t stand a chance because they didn’t know what to do. They were oblivious to the fact they could skyrocket their business using search engine optimization. Now it seems like there are marketing experts everywhere, but it’s not true depending on your industry. … [Read more...] about 6 Simple Ways to Crush the Local Competition at SEO Right Now
Perhaps you shouldn’t build a business when you’re first branching out into entrepreneurship. Would it be wiser to learn a specific skill instead? It would allow you to quit your office job the moment you started making a decent amount of money. Only then would you venture out on your own to build a real business. If something went wrong you could go back to selling your … [Read more...] about 6 Interesting Freelancing Jobs You Should Test Out
Businesses cannot survive without customers, it’s just plain and simple. By the way, this doesn’t matter whether you are running an online business or something more traditional. If you want to keep the lights on, then you will need customers to support your business. What this leads us to is the importance of communities for entrepreneurs. Not only do entrepreneurs … [Read more...] about How Entrepreneurs Help Build Better Communities