These Apps Are Worth a Download

Click on the link to read more about a few apps that can help you and your team brainstorm.

Boost Your Brainstorming With These Essential Free Apps | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

When thoughts get moving a mile a minute, even the most structured brainstorming sessions can get out of hand. These five apps will help you corral your ideas, queue up inspiration, and collaborate with your colleagues.

 

 

 

Great Example of Listening to Your Customers.

This looks like a great update to a great product.

Carson City inventor creates new product for doing Zumba on carpet | Carson City Nevada News – Carson Now

It has been four years since Carson City resident and Zumba instructor Arik Bannister created a product called Zgliderz that allows one’s feet to slide more easily on carpeted floors. After getting feedback from customers, he’s re-introduced the brand where it will be made available Friday.

 

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Know your business, product and yourself.

This is a brutally honest article about knowing your company, your product, yourself and life as an entrepreneur.  It is a bit of a long read, hence the meme, but well worth the time.

Lessons from the front lines: building Fetchnotes — Medium

“Assume that everyone on earth is unreliable and full of shit until they prove otherwise. Except for me and your mother.” — Dad, some time in middle school

 

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Networking: The Misleading Journey to a High Net Worth | Carson City Nevada News – Carson Now

 

So there I was: broke, dismayed, and in debt. I had one play: I needed to build a new client base STAT. I started with a list of friends and family; this got me on my feet. One of my friends asked me to attend a lunch where a group of supposed business “professionals” exchange leads. First time was free.

 

A New Lending Startup That Looks Deeper Into Your Credit?

Click on the link below to read more about this startup and why this could be a good thing…

Is This Startup the Answer to Middle Class Financial Woes? | Inc.com

“I really wanted to transform financial services in a way that hadn’t been done in a long time, in the same way that Google transformed that experience on the Web,” he says.

 

So, in 2009, Merrill decided to launch his own startup, which would apply artificial intelligence principles–which he’d honed during his time spent working for a military think tank–to better analyze credit risk. Merrill, it’s worth noting, was no stranger to high-stakes tech: He’d also previously served as Google’s CIO and vice president of engineering, where he was personally responsible for leading its IPO in 2004.

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3D software created by Carson City developer wins praise at national autism conference | Carson City Nevada News – Carson Now

 

Children with autism can also easily learn to use the simple controls and communicate their feelings through the avatar characters. This exciting new therapeutic tool is for use by autism therapists, autism treatment centers and parents of children with autism.

Experts in the autism field said the Invirtua 3D Digital Puppeteer TM has promise for treating children with autism and other learning challenges. Leaders in the autism therapy community and parents of children with autism in attendance applauded its kid-friendly appeal and ability to make learning about appropriate social interactions both safe and enjoyable.

“Helping people with autism really matters to Invirtua,” said Jesch. “From the day they receive their system, they belong to a group of users, therapists and scientists where they can share their experiences and learn new methods. We are there to support them every step of the way and to keep them safe in the process.”

 

4 Insider Tips for Landing a Deal on ‘Shark Tank’ | Inc.com

 

The idea came to them while they were at a wedding in Miami and went to the hotel pool. They made the mistake most people make, which is hiding their wallets and keys inside their shoes and under a towel. They were worried about their belongings the whole time and when they finished swimming, they discovered that, yes, their stuff had been stolen. An “aha” moment.

 

Start-Up: What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger | Carson City Nevada News – Carson Now

Kelly Clarkson is a recording artist that has risen from being unknown on American Idol to one of the most popular stars of this decade selling millions of records and winning countless awards. Likewise, northern Nevada’s entrepreneur landscape has risen from being unknown to a hot scene this decade. Clarkson’s song “What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger” is a motto that is often used in many contexts, and a motto that aptly describes northern Nevada’s entrepreneur market over the last decade.

 

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Start-Up: Gangsters, Royalty and Entrepreneurship | Carson City Nevada News – Carson Now

Great article about the similarities of Gangsters, Royalty and Entrepreneurs by Michael Salogga.  What ties bind these characters?  Read on and find out what the characteristics are.

So are you asking what these folks have in common? If you are an entrepreneur (and a serial one at that) are you considering that you could be ruthless, feared yet beloved by those close to you?