Tag Archives: entrepreneurship

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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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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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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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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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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The Entrepreneurial Mindset

Spencer/ April 21, 2016/ Entrepreneurship/ 0 comments

I’ve been fortunate enough to meet many entrepreneurs as of late. Much of this interaction has come through the Sontag Entrepreneurship Competition and Nevada Governor’s Cup. One thing I always seem to notice about entrepreneurs is how quick they are to come up with ideas, which leads me to a chicken/egg scenario. Are people with more ideas naturally inclined to

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Run Your Startup like a $120B Meat Business

Spencer/ April 19, 2016/ Entrepreneurship, Humor/ 0 comments

Today I toured one of the biggest beef plants in the world – JBS of Greeley, Colorado. JBS is the largest beef producer worldwide and had $120 billion in annual revenue in 2014. The tour was an incredibly enlightening and disgusting experience. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good New York steak, I just wasn’t really interested in seeing

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