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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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3 Ways Men Can Better Mentor Women

By: Bianca Buliga, Content Curator Though no two mentors are quite the same, the vast majority of entrepreneurs agree that a mentor is an irreplaceable business investment. According to a UPS Mentor Month survey published on Entrepreneur in 2015, an overwhelming 88% of small business owners surveyed considered their mentoring experience “invaluable” to their business…

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SEED SPOT ALUMNUS PROFILE – Zenjoi

SEED SPOT is profiling SEED SPOT alumni that are part of InvestSW’s Venture Madness. Venture Madness is the premier investment competition in the Southwest and the top 64 companies compete for investment dollars. We are proud to support our alumni that are participating in the competition and the growing startup ecosystem in Arizona. As part…

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SEED SPOT ALUMNUS PROFILE – Schola

SEED SPOT is profiling SEED SPOT alumni that are part of InvestSW’s Venture Madness. Venture Madness is the premier investment competition in the Southwest and the top 64 companies compete for investment dollars. We are proud to support our alumni that are participating in the competition and the growing startup ecosystem in Arizona. As part…

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SEED SPOT ALUMNUS PROFILE – EpiFinder

SEED SPOT is profiling SEED SPOT alumni that are part of InvestSW’s Venture Madness. Venture Madness is the premier investment competition in the Southwest and the top 64 companies compete for investment dollars. We are proud to support our alumni that are participating in the competition and the growing startup ecosystem in Arizona. As part…

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SEED SPOT Alumnus Profile – Paraffin International

SEED SPOT is profiling SEED SPOT alumni that are part of InvestSW’s Venture Madness. Venture Madness is the premier investment competition in the Southwest and the top 64 companies compete for investment dollars. We are proud to support our alumni that are participating in the competition and the growing startup ecosystem in Arizona. As part…

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