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How to Balance Work and Home Life: Non-Traditional Ideas for New Entrepreneurs

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Posted by: 1871 on 6/27/19 9:35 AM

Learning to balance work and home life is an ongoing challenge, especially for new entrepreneurs and business owners. Having the passion to start and build a business makes it hard to take time off or step away from your desk. While this mindset can be valuable, a lack of work-life balance quickly leads to burnout. In this guest post, Jessica Thiefels, Founder and CEO of Jessica Thiefels Consulting, looks at how new entrepreneurs can balance work and life at home. 

Joseph and Matthew Moheban Want to Answer Your Childhood Question: 'What do I Want to be When I Grow Up?'

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Posted by: Yun Tai on 6/26/19 10:05 AM

“It’ll never happen.” “It’s not possible.” “Follow the rules.” “Draw inside the lines.” “Be realistic.” We’re willing to bet that you’ve heard at least one of these phrases -- or some variation -- when you were a child. It’s not necessarily a bad thing; after all, why would anybody spend time chasing an unrealistic dream in hopes of becoming a rock star, an astronaut, or a professional athlete? However, brothers Joseph and Matthew Moheban, Co-founders of 220, a leadership and workforce curriculum for youth, are taking a very different view by asking, ‘why not?’

1871 Jobs Roundup: Week of 6/24/19

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Posted by: 1871 on 6/25/19 12:52 PM

JOBS! Every week, we highlight a number of open jobs for our member companies. If you're looking for an exciting career in the tech industry or an opportunity to work alongside Chicago's best and brightest, then you've come to the right place. Here are the job openings for the week of June 24, 2019.

PRESS RELEASE: The CEC and 1871 Elects Larry Eppley As Chairman of The Board of Directors

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Posted by: Yun Tai on 6/21/19 3:14 PM

The CEC and 1871 is pleased to announce that Larry Eppley, CEC Board Member and Sheppard Mullin Chicago Office Managing Partner, will begin his term as Chairman of The Board of Directors on July 1st. He will succeed Jim O’Connor Jr., who has served as Chairman since January of 2003, and is currently global head of Venture Capital at William Blair.

7 Marketing Messages from 'Game of Thrones'

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Posted by: 1871 on 6/20/19 9:00 AM

Alas, the Game of Thrones epic has come to its inevitable end (sigh) — but the story still has much to teach us. In this guest blog post, Laura Gayle -- Owner of Business Woman Guide -- shares a number of  marketing insights that she's gathered from the show. Read on for the seven marketing messages from Game of Thrones!

1871 Jobs Roundup: Week of 6/17/19

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Posted by: 1871 on 6/18/19 10:18 AM

JOBS! Every week, we highlight a number of open jobs for our member companies. If you're looking for an exciting career in the tech industry or an opportunity to work alongside Chicago's best and brightest, then you've come to the right place. Here are the job openings for the week of June 10, 2019.

Branding Techniques To Successfully Implement As a New Startup

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Posted by: 1871 on 6/13/19 10:44 AM

It is the nature of setting up a new business that some activities will be neglected in the early stages, usually down to the dual restrictions of time and capital. As a small business owner, you are constantly having to make big decisions regarding what is considered vital, and what can be considered superfluous – at least in terms of that initial stage. In this guest blog post, Emily Marchant, Marketing Manager at AcademicBrits and OriginWritings, shares her tips on the best branding techniques for new startups.

5 Common Startup Mistakes Every Founder Should Avoid

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Posted by: 1871 on 6/12/19 10:10 AM

Entrepreneurship is never easy. You start small - small resources, small team, small budget - but a big idea that could change the world. This is usually the case and although it’s not fair, it’s the reality of the world we live in. Along the way, you have to be careful about how you navigate and scale. In this guest blog, Harry Conley of Lucky Assignments, shares his tips from experience on how you can avoid a number of common startup mistakes. 

1871 Jobs Roundup: Week of 6/10/19

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Posted by: 1871 on 6/10/19 2:24 PM

JOBS! Every week, we highlight a number of open jobs for our member companies. If you're looking for an exciting career in the tech industry or an opportunity to work alongside Chicago's best and brightest, then you've come to the right place. Here are the job openings for the week of June 10, 2019.

Bootstrapping: The Chicago Way to Grow Your Startup

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Posted by: 1871 on 6/5/19 10:17 AM

Starting a business can be the hardest journey taken in life.  While most of the conversations center around outside funding to make that journey easier, it can be worth exploring funding the business with customer revenue.  Even though it is not as sexy, it can often lead to a more sustainable business. In this guest post, 1871 alumnus Jamie Johnson -- Founder and CEO of Verde Energy Efficiency Experts, which helps companies find, implement, and maintain energy-efficient solutions, shares his insights on how you can effectively bootstrap your company. 

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