Community. My biggest take away from Startup Grind Conference 2016 is how genuinely the organization is committed to uniting and helping startups accelerate together on a global level. Being that I devote my life connecting quality people in the LA tech ecosystem with WeAreLATech , I know how rare it is to find people like Derek Anderson. Derek Andersen founded Startup Grind, he moderated many of the fireside chats at Startup Grind Conference 2016 on the main stage and gave opening and closing remarks, but what caught my attention is how he spoke; his tone of voice and the types of questions and comments he made.
Coming up with a new idea, and launching your startup is one thing, three entrepreneurs do this every second. This amounts to a huge 100 million new startups launching every year. Actually taking the action steps to transform an idea into a sustainable business and scaling is a very different story. Almost all of these new businesses will stagnate and fail. It’s less sexy, but setting up stable foundations for building a new enterprise means the difference between next-level success, and fizzing out.
Much effort and study has been expended to determine how a web site can better convert its visitors to paying customers. While there have been some rather profound successes in the marketplace, there still exists enough uncertainty for many business owners and web developers to hesitate before making a decision on how best to optimize their sites.
Did you know that more than 61 percent of American energy consumption goes to waste? That statistic alone shows that the U.S. is in dire need of a more environmentally conscious attitude. The good news is, if you really want to save the planet, you don’t necessarily have to sell your car and live off the land. You can start with a few simple changes in your very own home — and home automation can help.