Becoming A Better Leader For Your Startup

“First rule of leadership: everything is your fault” – Hopper, “A Bugs Life” Everyone looks in the mirror and think they see a natural born leader, sort of a combination of Churchill and your favorite Avenger. But according to Gallup, 82% of managers are pretty...

10 Things Not To Say To Kansas City Web Developers

Kansas City web developers have important jobs. They must take the ideas and the visions of Midwestern startup entrepreneurs and and turn them into functioning media. Media that doesn’t just tell a story, but also sells a product. They must dance within the...

Another Score For Kansas City Startups, LaunchKC

LaunchKC, the public sector BFFs of Betablox, is currently accepting applications for their global grants competition for tech startup businesses. Applications will be accepted through July 2nd, and ten tech entrepreneurs will be awarded $50,000 grants to help grow...

Startup Entrepreneurs & Bodybuilders

Getting stuff done is at the heart of every entrepreneurial day. But getting stuff done can be challenging when you’re staring at a mountain and you’re at the bottom. It’s crucial to stay up-to-date on the entrepreneurial happenings of other startups, e.g., reading...

Audacious Entrepreneurship in Kansas City

When we hear a startup’s vision, our hope is that we describe it with the word ‘audacious.’ No, we don’t want them to try and tackle the whole thing at once, but we do want the long-term vision to be huge. We need to see this to turn us on;...

KC Startups: Build ONE thing that’s great

At the time of writing this piece, BetaBlox had just acquired part of its 86th company. Let that sink-in. It’s an unheard of economic dent relative to the dollars (or lack thereof) spent; politicians take note. But that’s not what this post is about. Each and every...