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The Power of Hashtags on Social Media

By: Blakely Fraasch, Content Creator Intern Remember the #IceBucketChallenge organized by the ALS Association that went viral back in 2014? You know, the one that your brother, mom, and grandma all participated in and donated to? The average donation was $47, over $115 million was raised in just 6 weeks, and the ALS Association used…

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Introducing Kate Glantz as D.C. Director of Entrepreneur Initiatives

By: Bianca Buliga, Content Curator We are thrilled to welcome Kate Glantz as the latest member of our SEED SPOT family, and we are confident in her abilities to create massive waves of change in D.C.’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. But, who is Kate and what makes her tick? I found out that she loves bowling, watches…

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Josh Kaplan: From High School Student to Co-Founder of BrailleBoard

By Josh Kaplan, SEED SPOT Next Participant and Co-Founder of BrailleBoard Growing up, I knew I wanted to become a doctor. Never did I think I’d become an entrepreneur – let alone a co-founder and founder of two start-ups by the age of 18. From a very young age, I was taught the importance of…

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Kirk Johnson: “Don’t be a Cute Kid, Be a Professional Musician”

By: Bianca Buliga, Content Curator Kirk Johnson, SEED SPOT alum and founder of the SOUNDS Academy, is on a mission to provide Phoenix-based kids with opportunities to study, play, and create music. Studies show that music education programs may help students perform better on standardized tests and boost their graduation rates, but Kirk’s primary focus…

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Chelsea Harden: Taking the Reins with H.E.A.R.T. Center

By: Blakely Fraasch, Content Creator Intern Many people have heard the phrase “when you fall off the horse, get back on the saddle”. On the path to entrepreneurship, you may experience a few bumps and bruises, but the ride will be worth it. Starting any business venture is a lot like learning to ride a…

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John B. Johnson: “My First Start-Up Failed”

By: Bianca Buliga, Content Curator The sad and scary truth? Not all business ventures succeed. In fact, about two-thirds will survive two years, half will survive five years, and one-third will survive ten years. So, how can entrepreneurs move past these sobering statistics and stay dedicated to the cause they voluntarily risked health and wealth…

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How to Create Insta-Success on Instagram

By: Bianca Buliga, Content Creator Interested in learning how to embody Instagram #goals? Instagram is no longer just for your sixteen-year-old sister and her selfie-taking friends – it has transformed into a social media platform for entrepreneurs looking to target millennial audiences. With a community of over 500 million active monthly users, budding entrepreneurs have…

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6 Habits of a Highly Impactful Entrepreneur

By: Bianca Buliga, Content Curator There are several adages that attempt to identify the perfect recipe to becoming an impactful entrepreneur, ranging from “early bird gets the worm” to “the difference between try and triumph is just a little umph!” And we’ve all heard about the eccentric habits that our society’s most brilliant minds have –…

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3 Ways Google Analytics Can Improve your Website

By: Blakely Fraasch, Content Curator Intern Successful entrepreneurs understand their target market and use that knowledge to their advantage. Using products like Google Analytics helps entrepreneurs to understand the behaviors of their target audience, and to decide what future content and products will interest them. A free data metric tracking site, Google Analytics is vital…

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Melanie Isaacs: “Studying Fish Isn’t Helpful in Starting a Business”

By: Jenna Fitzgerald, Market Analysis Intern Most entrepreneurs remember their “moment.” You know, the moment they KNEW they were meant to start a socially-conscious business venture. SEED SPOT alumna Melanie Isaacs clearly recalls her moment – a life-changing conversation on a train about beluga whales and sea turtles with a young autistic boy. Melanie is…

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