6 Lies Entrepreneurs Tell Themselves

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

There's a learning curve in the entrepreneurial world, and sometimes, it's easy to tell where someone is in their  journey just by the way they talk. Both of my companies (matchist and Entrepreneurs Unpluggd) target entrepreneurs, so I tend to hear the same few phrases and ideas over and over again.  Here are the most common, overused phrases that ...

An Entrepreneur’s Tips To Planning A Wedding

Friday, January 31, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

I’m going to take a break from my usual topic of entrepreneurship to talk about an unlikely comparison: wedding planning. As entrepreneurs, we have to learn to balance being obsessed with our businesses and dealing with all the other stuff (life). With limited time, we must make sacrifices and learn to make do whether it’s ...

6 Ways Entrepreneurs Lie To Themselves

Monday, September 30, 2013 0 No tags Permalink 0

(This article was originally posted in Forbes) There’s a learning curve in the entrepreneurial world, and sometimes, it’s easy to tell where someone is in their  journey just by the way they talk. Both of my companies (matchist andEntrepreneurs Unpluggd) targetentrepreneurs, so I tend to hear the same few phrases and ideas over and over again.  Here are ...

How Honesty Can Save Your Startup

Thursday, August 29, 2013 0 No tags Permalink 0

(This was originally posted in Built in Chicago) Yesterday, former Chicago entrepreneurs (they moved out west) Jessica and Erin of Dabblemade a bold pledge: for the next 30 days, they would chronicle their thoughts in full honesty as they decided what to do with their company, which is on the brink. Failure? Honesty? These are not things you ...

Five Benefits Of Participating In (And Winning!) A Business Plan Competition

Friday, June 7, 2013 0 No tags Permalink 0

It's been an exciting week for my startup,  matchist. One week ago, we won the New Venture Challenge at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. NVC is a startup competition that  features pitching and mentorship from top Chicago entrepreneurs and investors. It culminates in a big day where Booth brings in amazing judges from around the country who select ...

Should Entrepreneurs Get an MBA? An Inside Perspective From an MBA Entrepreneur

Thursday, April 4, 2013 0 No tags Permalink 0

Bump. Rent the Runway. Angie's List. GrubHub. OKCupid. Trulia. Birchbox. BabbaCo. Warby Parker. Yelp. Zynga. What do all of these successful companies have in common? They were all started by MBAs from top business schools. About a year ago, my first startup was acquired. I knew I was going to be starting another company soon, but I was also considering getting an ...

Ode to 25

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 0 No tags Permalink 0

  Ever since I was a little girl, I was obsessed with the number 5. Why? I’m not sure. It kept popping up all over the place. When I was 5, it was the best year yet in my life, I remember thinking. I was always 5th in line, channel 5 was my favorite, the number ...