Should You Grow Your Business Above the Glass Ceiling?

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Business

I’ve written a lot of about business through the years, for some time on Examiner — the NY Startup Column, but since getting back into business myself in 2005 after a 4 year layoff, I’ve also written under my real name, and most recently an article for Entrepreneur Magazine.

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Get Stuff Done

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Business , Insights

Getting stuff done is at the root of any business venture.  It may sound trivial, but many start-ups strategize themselves right out of business because they don’t get stuff done! Launching a business and turning it into a revenue-generating enterprise is daunting. Becoming self-sustaining and profitable all the more so.  However, that is just the warm-up drill; the real chore is to stabilize, manage and grow that business in an ever-changing world. This is especially true for my company Intech Creative LLC, a software technology and wholesale web services company. New frameworks, platforms […]

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Angel Funding NYC Promising for Early Stage Companies

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Business

Angel funding NYC might be the new catch-phrase. Venture capital in thevery earliest stages has seen a steep increase over the past two years. Dow Jones VentureSource measured a 52% increase in venture-capital seed investments in consumer Internet companies nationally in 2011 compared with 2010. A report last month by research firm CB Insights found that quarterly seed-stage funding for Internet companies has jumped dramatically over the past 10 quarters. In the first quarter of 2010, there were 20 seed deals; in the second quarter of 2012, there were 111, […]

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Upcoming NYC Events 2012 and How to Optimize Them

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Business , Events , Insights

Finding upcoming NYC events and knowing how to optimize them is key. As an entrepreneur you not only want to find effective events to attend, but also have a plan on how to best attend them — to get the most out of the time and money you invest into them. Below is a list of cost-effective upcoming events, and some ideas on how best to prepare and navigate at an event.

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Business Entrepreneurship Is a Roller Coaster

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Business , Insights

Running a business is like riding on a roller coaster. Business Entrepreneurship is creativity and management in un-ending motion. And although it is fun and exciting, there will be times when you’ll be scared and feel powerless. During the bad times there isn’t much you can do, other than to keep on pushing forward. So in that spirit, here are 101 quotes that will motivate you to push forward.

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