Posts Categorized: Startup School

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

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

How to Find and Build a Network without Selling Your Soul

How to Find and Build a Network without Selling Your Soul

Tell me if this sounds familiar: You’re shuffling across a gym floor with a name badge around your neck and 2 dozen copies of your resume in a manila folder, hoping to make some good connections at a job fair…but secretly dreaming of getting home to watch Netflix as soon as possible. via GIPHY Or, Read More

7 things holding you back

7 things holding you back

We are all guilty of not maximizing our potential in some way. Take a look at the list below and think about how you can make yourself more productive in your startup/job and in your everyday life. Remember to keep winning and staying competitive in whatever you do. Do not let anything hold you back. Read More

5 Ways to Work Smarter This Semester

5 Ways to Work Smarter This Semester

With school getting back into gear, we realize just how valuable every minute of the day can be, especially when you have to sit in on classes that can be a total time-suck. Good time management is the difference between smooth sailing and total chaos. Below are five ways to help you save time and accomplish 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

TRUSTFALL: 3 ways to build your company around trust

TRUSTFALL: 3 ways to build your company around trust

Trust is arguably the most valuable business commodity. It takes time to earn and only seconds to loose. Transparency in the way you work is one of the most important aspects of business and ultimately leads to failure if not done properly. Why? When trust is earned in your business, relationships flourish and opportunities come faster. Read More