17 Creative Ways To Cheer Someone Up

Life can get pretty rough sometimes, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic where people you know are getting laid off or have gotten the illness. There is nothing worse than seeing a friend or a loved one in pain.  If you have a friend who’s feeling down, the natural reaction is to try to cheer them up. But how exactly should you do that? Maybe you can tell a joke, but...

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From The Trenches: How this Startup Dad is Teaching his Kids About Entrepreneurship this Summer 

Summer 2020 is going to be different for most of us and, most importantly, our kids. Most IRL (in real life) activities are canceled or have gone virtual. Your kids won’t be hitting up the public pool, going to the library, or packing their bags for summer camp. Instead, they will be camping in your backyard, shooting hoops in the driveaway, and, hopefully, not spending every waking moment on their...

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Beginner Guide: Why & How to Develop Problem-Solving Mindset for Challenging Workplace?

Whether you just want to improve your productivity, make your stance at a relationship better, or simply just want to resolve conflict, developing a problem-solving mindset is a critical factor. Many people often go wrong by overlooking this essential factor in every aspect of our lives. Sometimes, even with the best planning and preparation and making sure that everything turns out as expected, things do go wrong, and there is...

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From The Trenches: Interview with Erik Huberman, CEO at Hawke Media

Erik Huberman is sick of your bullshit. If you’re one of those guys taking selfies in front of a Bentley, or posing on the beach somewhere, he doesn’t want to hear it. Because, chances are, you’re not going to last.  What lasts is providing value. Day in and day out. Year after year. Through dips in the market, changes in innovation, even through global pandemics. Because if you provide value,...

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RepairSmith Launches Convenient Car Repair Service – Delivered to Your Driveway

Maintenance is possibly one of the biggest hassles that come with car ownership. Finding a mechanic can be a hassle and the services can get costly. Then there’s also the scheduling that comes with having to take your car to a shop and the inconvenience of having the vehicle out of commission. RepairSmith aims to deal with all of these by providing some of the most convenient services ever known...

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From The Trenches: Interview with Dave Herman, Former Director of Data at Bird.co, Carey Ransom from OC4 Venture Studio

Don’t be a sucker for dumb money. Dumb money will eat your startup alive.  What is dumb money? Dumb money tends to be solely transactional. You provide equity, and the dumb money provides the cash. The deal is done.  Smart money is relational. Smart money provides value beyond just the dollars and cents. You want to find a venture partner that will provide a cash investment, of course. But you...

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From The Trenches: Interview With Ruben Schultz, Co-Founder of Swoop

All companies face challenges. But when your company is built upon the premise of putting large groups of people together in small spaces, the challenges become even greater in the age of COVID-19.  But Ruben Schultz, co-founder of Swoop, appears more than up for the challenge. Swoop is an online platform for group transportation.  For vehicle operators, which are mainly small mom and pop shops, Swoop makes it easy to...

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Are Dogs Susceptible to COVID-19?

Because it's a relatively new thing, there are still a ton of things we don't know about the COVID-19 pandemic. The disease inflicts flu-like symptoms among humans, paired with cough, fever, and restricted breathing, and there are also many types of severity. There is a particular group of people that are especially vulnerable to contracting the disease which are the elderly, people with weak immune systems, and those who already...

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BBQ for Beginners: How To Ace The Grilling Test

Summer is still officially a few weeks away, Memorial Day sure kickstarts the season for BBQ. If you're new to grilling, you might be apprehensive about the process. Maybe your inexperience is causing you to hold back, so you're not getting as much practice as you'd like. Never fear—a few simple tricks are all you need to impress your friends and neighbors with your newfound skills. Here's a beginner's guide...

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From The Trenches: Interview with Greg Kim, CMO at Slickdeals

Slickdeals has the audacious mission of ‘Helping Shoppers Win Everywhere’. The company describes itself as the largest and most trusted deal-sharing community on the planet, and with over 25 million users, who can argue?  Founded in 1999 by VanTrac, Slickdeals has helped members save almost $7 billion dollars to date. That’s an impressive number and the company has seen tremendous growth in the last decade. But challenges remain: how do...

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