Lessons We Can Learn From Inspiring Entrepreneurs

by Guest Author on October 21, 2014

Lessons We Can Learn  From Inspiring Entrepreneurs

When attempting to find the market sweet spot for your startup, entrepreneurs often walk the line of embracing history, and forging their own path. As the late Steve Jobs so eloquently stated, “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it…

If you could ask them anything what would it be?

by Christine Mortensen on October 21, 2014

No matter how you look at it—this crop of entrepreneurs has seen success! If you had the chance to ask them anything about how they achieved that success what would you want to know? Send us your questions and we’ll…

Elevate Ticket Raffle: Week 3

by Christine Mortensen on October 20, 2014

It’s the third week in our ticket giveaway! Will you be the lucky one this week? Win a free ticket to the Elevate conference we’re hosting November 14th just for sharing the news. Each week we’re give away one ticket and…

Essential ADVICE for Getting Feedback

by Guest Author on October 16, 2014

Essential ADVICE for Getting Feedback

You know feedback is important. But how does one go about getting it? Here’s a blueprint. Feedback has always represented a critical part of our transactions and interactions – from cavepeople sharing monosyllabic banter, through the old-school suggestion box, and into…

Spotlight on Ben Parr: Elevate Chicago Speaker

by Stella Fayman on October 11, 2014

Spotlight on Ben Parr: Elevate Chicago Speaker

He majored in Science in Human Culture in college and went on to become co-editor of Mashable. Now he’s a published author and has his own fund, Dominate Fund.  Self-described he is “an entrepreneur, journalist, adrenaline junkie and aspiring world changer.”…

Elevate Ticket Raffle: Week 2

by Christine Mortensen on October 10, 2014

It’s the second week in our ticket giveaway! Will you be the lucky one this week? Win a free ticket to the Elevate conference we’re hosting November 14th just for sharing the news. Each week we’re give away one ticket…

Want to go to Elevate for free?

by Christine Mortensen on October 7, 2014

You can win a free ticket to the Elevate conference we’re hosting November 14th just for sharing the news. Each week we’ll give away one ticket and announce the winner via email—so share the event and make sure you sign…

Spotlight on Bryan Johnson: Founder of Braintree and Elevate Speaker

by Stella Fayman on September 24, 2014

Spotlight on Bryan Johnson: Founder of Braintree and Elevate Speaker

Bryan Johnson knew there was something wrong with payments. He also wasn’t a stranger to building companies. As a part time salesman for credit card processing, Bryan quickly rose to the top of the company he worked for and contemplated starting his own.

Introducing The Hip New Venue For Elevate: Morgan Manufacturing

by Stella Fayman on September 18, 2014

Introducing The Hip New Venue For Elevate: Morgan Manufacturing

Today, we’re happy to announce that Morgan Manufacturing, a new addition to the West Loop, will be the home of Elevate on November 14th. Take a sneak peak at the unfinished space below and make sure to sign up for the conference to get the full effect.

Set Up Your Blog with a Focus on Conversions

by Guest Author on September 9, 2014

Conversions

Your blog is the hub of your content marketing strategy. It exists to provide value to anyone reading it. The ultimate aim, though, is to convert these readers into paying customers. After all, you spend a lot of time creating…