Author - Spencer Jones

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Startup: Consortya

There are certain people you come across in life whose personalities seem to be inextricably intertwined with their craft: Dr. Phil and his daytime show or Elon Musk and Tesla, to name a few. Sitting down with Andy Martin, it’s clear that Consortya is not only an innovative new platform for...

Finance & Banking Newsmakers

Fractional Services and Your Small Business

As you build a new business, typically there are only a few people on the team. Regardless of how talented these few people are, we all have a finite set of skills. Conversely, new businesses have needs that are constantly changing and flowing. You may need engineers for six months, finance gurus...

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Month One in the Books

Accelerators force you to compress a year’s worth of business activity into a three-month period. Wide ranges of topics including legal infrastructure, funding, branding, financial modeling and Food and Drug Administration pathways are strategized, planned and executed. After some thought, I...

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Life’s a Pitch: Tips From a World-Class Pitch Coach

It is inevitable that a new company will at some point have to raise capital, and this means that you will have to plead your case to investors. Not many new business founders think about the enormous role that pitching plays in your business’ success, but it really is an aspect of startups that...

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Net Neutrality: What It Means for Consumers and Innovators

The recent net neutrality ruling is complicated, far reaching, and impacts everyone who uses the Internet. Here’s a summary of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) decision in February and what it means for consumers, innovators, and telecommunication companies. What was the FCC’s...

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The Mindset of an Entrepreneur

Having strong business acumen may help, but is not what differentiates someone as an entrepreneur. In our digital age, it’s far simpler; entrepreneurs are problem solvers with enough conviction in their solutions to make them a reality. It’s all about the mindset. Two people walk up to a creek...