Posts By: Maggie Barton

What it REALLY Takes to Put Your Customers First

What it REALLY Takes to Put Your Customers First

To be honest, I’ve struggled figuring out where take SPURstartups content. How am I going to stand out to my audience, who’s bombarded with content every time they hop online? Trendy blog content is laced with promises like, the “Do this ONE thing and you’ll be successful.” I was tired of reading post after post of Read More

12 Days of Zen

12 Days of Zen

It’s that time of year again… THE HOLIDAYS. Yep. Cue: family craziness, crowded shopping malls, and overbooked schedules. I’m not a scrooge by any means. I love Christmas. As an entrepreneur, this is really the only time of year I have to relax & refresh for a brand new year of kicking butt. The problem? Read More

3 things you should know about fear of launching a startup

3 things you should know about fear of launching a startup

Halloween is a time to enjoy being scared. From scary movie marathons, to haunted houses, we seek the feeling of suspense and surprise. But what happens when fear isn’t just fantasy anymore? Since I launched SPURstartup, anxiety, fear of the unknown, and suspense are emotions I’ve come to accept as normal. I used to think Read More

3 Ways Building my First Prototype Turned me into a Real Entrepreneur

3 Ways Building my First Prototype Turned me into a Real Entrepreneur

3 reason to build a prototype This previous March I finished out my very first crowdfunding campaign! It was a daunting task, having had no experience with building and managing one whatsoever, but I exceeded my goal thanks to SPURstartup’s team. I knew the newly acquired funds would be perfect for building a prototype. After Read More

Why asking for help makes you a startup rockstar

Why asking for help makes you a startup rockstar

Image: you’re on a stage, with the spotlight shining on your super suave outfit and a crowd of hungry eyes laser-focused on you. You’re getting recognized for your booming business that has the whole world buzzing. You are a startup rock star. via GIPHY Most of us have had this daydream before. Want in on Read More

Tackling Summer Burnout

Tackling Summer Burnout

This summer my brain has really been in a funk. We’ve grown up taught that summer is a time to take a break in life to have fun. It’s hard to shake the mentality. When you’re working around the clock and balancing school, it’s easy to get stuck in a mental rut. You need a Read More

So, your brand walks into a bar…

So, your brand walks into a bar…

By now, you’ve already heard how important your brand is to your startup.  It’s what defines you.  It’s what you stand behind. It’s the fuel that feeds the beast. But where do you start when you begin to develop your brand? I have a fun way to define what your brand stands for. Ask your Read More

3 top criteria investors look for and what you can do about it.

3 top criteria investors look for and what you can do about it.

You might think that investors are key to starting your business. In fact, sometimes you feel like your very existence is dependent on finding one. via GIPHY The truth is, you need to start your business before you get an investor. Think about it! Investors want to invest in something that will grow their wealth. Read More