Monthly Archives: June 2016

Why Exercise is Important for Your Business

Spencer/ June 18, 2016/ Motivation, Uncategorized/ 0 comments

Exercise is one of those things we like to say we do, but that few actually want to do – sort of like listening to other people talk about their vacation. If you’re running a business or a startup though, exercise is something you need to do. Let me tell you why. 1. Exercise can help boost creativity A study

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Why Good Photography is Essential for Startups

Spencer/ June 15, 2016/ Photography/ 0 comments

Good photography is essential for startups. A photo has the power to instantly influence your perception of a brand and spark your curiosity. It’s important for entrepreneurs to understand this as they work to build their startup, especially in the beginning. Here are 4 reasons why: 1. Photography leaves more room for interpretation While video definitely has its place in

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3 Common Mistakes Social Entrepreneurs Make

Spencer/ June 11, 2016/ Social Entrepreneurship/ 0 comments

A social entrepreneur is someone who tries to solve a problem that impacts society through entrepreneurial innovation. We often think of social entrepreneurs as those who work in the non-profit sector, though there are many for-profit social entrepreneurs as well. I’ve had the chance to work with non-profits in the Reno area, and I found that there were 3 fairly common mistakes social

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Design for Entrepreneurs: Adobe Spark

Spencer/ June 9, 2016/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

Adobe recently released a new creative suite called Adobe Spark. I’ve got to say, if you need to generate rich visuals quickly or on the go, this is the app(s) for you. I’ve been playing around with Adobe Spark for about a week now, and I’m impressed by the quality of the visuals you can produce with just a few

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Getting Back on the Horse

Spencer/ June 7, 2016/ Entrepreneurship/ 0 comments

We hear the phrase “don’t be afraid to get back on the horse” when we stumble, but what does that actually mean for an entrepreneur? Should we pursue the same business, do something else (aka get on a different horse), or give up altogether? These are the kinds of questions I address in detail when discussing the future of my

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Reno: “Little Vegas” to Little Silicon Valley

Spencer/ June 4, 2016/ Around Reno, Entrepreneurship/ 0 comments

Reno is drawing a lot of people’s attention, and it’s not for gambling and divorce anymore. It’s no secret that Reno has done a good job of drawing in some big names in tech lately: Tesla, Switch, and Apple, just to name a few. This makes sense though considering the proximity to Silicon Valley and the generous tax incentives offered. The

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