Heather Carson

Onboardly’s Favorite Things: Our 2014 Startup Gift Guide

Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs This WED Day

Today is WED day. Yes. You read that right. It’s Women’s Entrepreneurship Day. As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2014, this is the day that women step into the spotlight and celebrate their accomplishments. The Global Entrepreneurship Week website notes that, “WED focuses the entrepreneurial community’s attention on female development and empowerment to help strengthen […]

What to do When Taylor Swift Hates Your Startup

There’s no doubt that some of the best advocates for your startup are celebrities. Having someone like Taylor Swift tweet about your product is priceless. You get extra press coverage, people find out more about you, and your exposure is exponentially higher. Unfortunately, some of the same things happen when a major celebrity hates your […]

7 Startup Customer Acquisition Lies You Probably Believe

Customers are the lifeblood of every startup. You go to great lengths to find them, understand the value of keeping them, and aspire to multiply them exponentially over weeks and years. But with countless experts doling out their mixed advice into the world for all to absorb, it’s becoming harder to separate fact from fiction. […]

Re-animate Your Next BRAAAAINNStorming Session

Creative brainstorms might be the scariest thing in your office. You know what we’re talking about: sitting around a boardroom table, pens and notebooks in hand, writing ideas on a whiteboard, shouting out random bursts of inspiration. Forced creativity can suck the life out of you. Or at the very least, transform a dynamic team […]

Can’t Get PR Coverage? Focus Less on You – and More on Your Customers

Think fast. What’s one of the best ways to get noticed? If you thought of VMAs, celebrity scandals, or controversy, you’re right. But fortunately, there are other ways to get your brand much needed media coverage –without resorting to bizarre outfits and controversial performances. So how do you get media? More importantly, how do you […]

Announcing the #GetStarted2014 Winner: Social Belly

You may recall a little while back we posted about #GetStarted2014, a great competition for which we teamed up with Simpleweb and Rackspace to find and cultivate the best new idea. With a prize offering of $70,000 worth of services to help make an entrepreneurial dream come true and some of the best judges around (including […]