Community building

7 Ways to Bootstrap Your Community

Today it's more viable than ever to bootstrap your way to success. Here are seven self-starter tips that will build your business and the community that sustains it.

Mitch Colleran

· 4 min read

To Fuel Inclusive Entrepreneurship, Give Communities a Voice

Women and people of color have the ideas. They just need opportunity, capital and support to reach the next level.

Glendowlyn Thames

· 5 min read

Streamline Your Community Organizing Efforts with NationBuilder

This all-in-one tool makes outreach and organization easier than ever.

StackCommerce

· 2 min read

12 Easy and Efficient Ways Entrepreneurs Can Help Others

Everybody is busy, so find another excuse for not giving back.

John Rampton

· 8 min read

Why Soft Skills Make Strong Networks

It is possible to do well, by doing good.

Ivan Misner

· 4 min read

No Money? No Problem. 30 Low Budget Marketing Ideas for Your Business

Effective marketing begins with a good elevator pitch delivered to anybody interested in listening.

John Rampton

· 14 min read

How to End a Conversation -- Without Offending Anyone Around You

Whether you're ready to wrap it up immediately or have time for courtesies, here are a handful of efficient exit lines.

Ivan Misner

· 3 min read

The Woman Behind One of the Country's Largest Animal-Welfare Organizations Shares Her Leadership Advice When Dealing With a Divisive Community

Despite its laudable mission, Best Friends Animal Society has its critics. Its new CEO, Julie Castle, shares how to work with those who may not see eye to eye with you.

This Dog's Life

· 12 min read

All I Know About Marketing I Learned From Margaritas

Singer Jimmy Buffett can teach us all how to build a brand and engage our customers.

Cameron Gonzalez

· 7 min read

This Company Took a Huge Risk When It Opened Its $30 Million Collaborative Space

When it opened its door, community space New Lab wasn't filled to capacity.

Andrea Huspeni

· 1 min read