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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Can You Be a Part-Time Entrepreneur?

Spencer/ May 31, 2016/ Entrepreneurship/ 0 comments

An entrepreneur will take on as much as they can handle to make their business a reality. But if they have to work a 40 hour “day job” on top of all the day-to-day activities that goes along with their business, will they really be able to make it happen? There will undoubtedly be stories on both sides of the

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Wait, You’re NOT the Stereotypical Millennial?

Spencer/ May 27, 2016/ Life/ 0 comments

It’s a typical day: you’re in the bathroom browsing Facebook on your phone when you come across a post that goes something like “[insert odd number] Things EVERY Millennial [insert sweeping statement that all millennials can relate to].” By the end of the article, you’ve learned that basically every single millennial works two jobs (one is definitely with a trendy,

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Difficult People: Oh How We Love Them

Spencer/ May 24, 2016/ Life/ 0 comments

We all have to deal with difficult people at some point. Entrepreneurs will likely deal with far more difficult people than they might expect, simply because people in a powerful position have a tendency of being difficult. Whether at work, in line at the post office, or on stage defending your business idea, we will inevitably meet that difficult person

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Startup Perks? How About a Tesla

Spencer/ May 21, 2016/ Design, Motivation, Photography/ 0 comments

A new startup is leasing Teslas for its employees. Practichem, a startup based in North Carolina, recently reserved the new Tesla Model 3 for all of its 15 employees. All I can think is…WHERE DO I SIGN UP? “If you’re one of the brave souls trying to launch a startup and offering employee perks is in question, think seriously about

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Another Box Store Down… Hello Small Startup

Spencer/ May 18, 2016/ Entrepreneurship/ 0 comments

With the announcement of yet another big box store – Sports Authority – closing all its stores, one might wonder what the future of the big box stores will look like going forward. In the last decade, we’ve grown quite used to this: Circuit City, Borders, Linens and Things, just to name a few. But why is this? And what does this

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Graduated? Growth Hack Your Network

Spencer/ May 14, 2016/ Growth Hacking/ 0 comments

Congratulations, you’ve finally crossed the stage and that college diploma is in the mail! What now? If you’re like many, you’re probably starting to apply for jobs, or maybe you’re an overachiever and you’ve already landed a job…or maybe you’re taking the leap and creating your own job (if this is you, give yourself a pat on the back, you’re

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Climbing a Ladder

Spencer/ May 11, 2016/ Motivation/ 0 comments

We use a ladder to help us climb things (if you didn’t already know this, this blog isn’t going to make much sense). Getting to the top can seem difficult and possibly even frightening, especially if you’re only looking at the top. However, as any acrophobe who’s climbed a ladder knows, you don’t look at the top, you look at

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Reinventing the Wheel

Spencer/ April 29, 2016/ Entrepreneurship, Inspiration/ 0 comments

We’ve all heard the proverbial phrase “Don’t spend time reinventing the wheel,” and many of us don’t think much of it. Why is this? Was a round object that helps to transport things the crowning moment in human discovery? Did we literally find something that cannot possibly be improved up? When you think about it like this, maybe reinventing the

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Are You an Original Thinker?

Spencer/ April 28, 2016/ Inspiration, Motivation/ 0 comments

Adam Grant, author of the influential book Give and Take, recently gave a Ted Talk about some of the habits he’s discovered while researching original thinkers. He gives empirical evidence making a case for some of these habits, and some of them are actually surprising. Some of them include: Original thinkers and creatives tend to procrastinate more than their productive counterparts.

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