Where Startups are Headed for 2016

Where Startups are Headed for 2016

Will your business idea be lucrative in 2016? A large part of starting a business is getting ahead of the trends. While every new year brings game-changing fads for entrepreneurs, some current elements of startup success will remain. Check out the coming trends in...
What’s Killing Your Subscription Box Startup?

What’s Killing Your Subscription Box Startup?

You know the feeling. Opening a surprise package that you found at your doorstep, unbeknownst as to what could nest just under the cardboard and tissue paper. It’s a sense of excitement, and it’s addicting. Thus, the subscription business model was born, striving to...
Gifts for Startups

Gifts for Startups

  It’s that time of the year. Christmas music surrounds you, people risk life and limb for a “Clark Griswold” roof and you are probably going into anxiety mode at the long list of presents left to buy. If you’re a startup, or you’re looking for a gift for your...
Hiring Can Make or Break your Startup

Hiring Can Make or Break your Startup

Think getting venture capital is hard? It can be. But after you get it and get your business on the road, there’s another capital that’s sometimes just as difficult to navigate, obtain and keep—humans. It shouldn’t be difficult to find qualified employees, right? I...
Get Your Startup and Your Venture Capital Buzzing

Get Your Startup and Your Venture Capital Buzzing

You publicize your startup so your customers know who you are. But what about venture capitalists to whom you’ll soon have to pitch? Do they know who you are? When you’re educated about a subject, you’re more likely to feel comfortable about it and have a desire to...
Balancing the Cost of your Startup

Balancing the Cost of your Startup

“Moderation is everything”—when you’re running a startup, it’s not exactly the most realistic mantra to use. You’ve got to make sacrifices in money, time, and relationships, some of which come at the price of “do or die” for your business. Though you may not be able...
Ty Scroggins wins Business Woman of the Year

Ty Scroggins wins Business Woman of the Year

(L to R) Anton Winder, Julie Gilley, Ty Scroggins, Bonnie Moore, Dave Smith, and Kiley Grant Ty Scroggins, who is a Business Analyst for EAP, won Business Woman of the Year by the Shreveport-Bossier African American Chamber of Commerce on November 3, 2015.  ...
Bitcoin Starts Decline, Fewer Investments in Third Quarter

Bitcoin Starts Decline, Fewer Investments in Third Quarter

Bitcoin—it’s essentially the digital money system that could serve as the currency of the future. But the way most see it, it’s the invisible money that’s suffering from a lack of consumer and investor confidence. Imagine the bitcoin concept as being a bank account of...
Missed Investment Opportunities Hinder Austin Startups

Missed Investment Opportunities Hinder Austin Startups

  If you’re a startup in Austin, get ready to put up your dukes. The capital city’s pool of late-stage funding is as dry as the dogs days in the Texas desert, with very little from the likes of investment and commercial bankers to go around. A study from St....