Posts Tagged: Startup Life

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

Startup Nightmares

Startup Nightmares

We asked 17 students what their biggest startup fears were. 1. Failing miserably. via GIPHY   2. Someone copying your idea, and doing it better than you. via GIPHY   3. Manufacturing…. Anything. via GIPHY   4. FINANCIAL PROJECTIONS. via GIPHY   5. Realizing your financial projections are utter bull-shit. via GIPHY   6. The 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

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

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