Navigating a Strangely Amazing Day

by Christine Mortensen on February 19, 2014

navigating choppy waters

So, when you’re an entrepreneur every single day is different. Every day brings a surprise… sometimes positive, sometimes less than. If you’ll let me, I’d like to tell you a bit about my day yesterday and what I learned. 8AM…

How to Use Mobile Efforts to Increase Sales

by Guest Author on February 17, 2014

How to Use Mobile Efforts to Increase Sales

Throughout the past two decades, savvy businesses have worked hard to establish an online presence, both to connect with current customers and to increase the likelihood of new leads. In the past few years, mobile devices have been one of…

Using CRM Apps to Retain Customers

by Guest Author on February 12, 2014

Using CRM Apps to Retain Customers

One of the biggest genres of software applications, Customer Relationship Management applications more popularly known as CRM apps, range from being free to costing a thousand of dollars. They can either simply be windows apps, server based or cloud applications….

Virtual Staffing: Your Road-map for a Successful Business

by Guest Author on February 10, 2014

Virtual Staffing: Your Road-map for a Successful Business

Wondering how your business can flourish while grappling with issues such as a huge office space, speedy internet connection and raised electricity bills? Maintaining an existing company or establishing a new business venture requires big time investments on these and…

Why Your Startup Needs Employees to Put it in Writing

by Guest Author on February 7, 2014

Employee Contracts

The Benefits of Creating Contracts for New Businesses I see why a lot of startups are slow to get official employees on the books.  It’s not really the first thing you’re thinking about as you’re bootstrapping out of your mom’s…

Increasing Speed to Increase SEO Rank

by Guest Author on February 6, 2014

Increasing Speed to Increase SEO Rank

As a business owner, blogger or website administrator, you understand the importance of SEO. You know that search rankings can make or break a site’s traffic levels. You probably understand keywords, the importance of optimization and the importance of publishing…

Looking Beyond Chicago for Partnership Opportunities

by Guest Author on February 4, 2014

Beyond Chicago

As startup founders in Chicago, we are lucky to be in a city where large companies are eager to meet with us. These meetings often result in game changing relationships for our businesses. For example, the business that I co-founded, Rentalutions, announced…

How Businesses Can Market Effectively Towards Women

by Guest Author on February 4, 2014

How Businesses Can Market Effectively Towards Women

Women are the fastest growing demographic of consumers.  More than 75 percent of women are the decision-makers when it comes to spending for their households. Not only do they buy for themselves, they also buy for their whole family, whether…

How to Use Google Entrepreneurs

by Guest Author on January 30, 2014

Google for entrepreneurs

When Google launched its initiative for entrepreneurs almost two years ago, many business people were left wondering how they could take advantage of it. Some jumped right in; others were more hesitant. If you were in the latter group, it’s…

Working Remotely: How To Do It Right and Why

by Christine Mortensen on January 24, 2014

Working Remotely: How To Do It Right and Why

Originally published on January 23, 2014 by Julie Schumacher, writer at Desktime Last night’s Entrepreneurs Unpluggd event Working Remotely: How To Do It Right and Why in Chicago brought together a room full of people and four speakers exploring what it means…