The Grind

Growth Strategies

Why Ditching Silicon Valley for Paris Was the Best Decision for My Startup

Vayable co-founder Jamie Wong opens up about how leaving the Valley's "techno-chamber" helped her form deeper connections with customers.
Starting a Business

Attention Nonprofits: How to Wrangle in Volunteers and Keep Them Happy

Co-founder of nonprofit Practice Makes Perfect startup delves into how focusing on value can help attract volunteers and ensure they will be in it for the long haul.
Growth Strategies

How This Startup Turned an Inventory Nightmare into a Customer Gold Mine

The founder of OrigAudio opens up into how he turned a hard-knock situation into 8,000 new customers.
Finance

Fundraising 101: Words of Advice From One Founder to Another

For our series The Grind, the founder of Travefy offers up advice on securing external capital.
Starting a Business

Why Slow and Steady Wins the Race

For our series The Grind, the founder of sports-drink company Amara offers up advice on how to expand intelligently.
Growth Strategies

How Systems Can Help You Through the Haze, Daze and Craze of Starting a Business

For our series The Grind, young entrepreneur and founder of eco-healthy restaurant Green Bean Sarah Haselkorn discusses the importance of implementing systems at businesses.
Finance

How the Founder of S.W. Basics Got Her Confidence Back

When you are looking to raise growth funding, you'll often have to answer extremely tough questions about your business and yourself. Here's how one business owner rediscovered just how important it is to be confident.
Starting a Business

Why Joining an Accelerator Isn't for Every Startup

Co-founder of nonprofit Practice Makes Perfect dishes on what he wished he would have known before joining an accelerator.
Entrepreneurs

The Greatest Risk to a Startup Could Be You

The CEO and co-founder of Vayable, a platform to request, design and book unique travel experiences, dishes on how stress was not only detrimental to her health but also her startup.
Growth Strategies

Why the Motto 'If You Build It, They Will Come' is BS

Young entrepreneur David Chait delves into why startups should never assume a market exists for their product.
Growth Strategies

How Pivoting Helped This Startup Win Over Nordstrom

The co-founder of OrigAudio Jason Lucash discusses how listening to customers led to a change in product strategy and a major bump in revenue.
Growth Strategies

Pushy Sales Reps and Unreliable Vendors: How to Survive in the Unpredictable World of Business

Green Bean salad-shop owner delves into how she handles dealing with unpredictable people.
Starting a Business

From Flop to Success, How Brand Tweaking Saved This Company

Amara founder Greg Connolly talks about how tiny changes in your brand strategy can ignite sales.
Marketing

From Birchbox to BeautyArmy, Grappling With the High-Cost of Freebies

S.W. Basics founder Adina Grigore describes the internal questions that arise when marketers, wholesalers and subscription services request free products.
Starting a Business

How to Make Lasting Connections in the Dizzying Startup World

The founder of Little Duck Organics talks about how expanding his network and developing relationships helped his business thrive.

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