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Ask and You Shall Receive

Amanda Slavin | Posted 10.15.2014 | Small Business
Amanda Slavin

I get that it's hard to ask for help. I've been in situations that I had no other choice to ask for help. As a first time business owner, you get confronted with things you never thought were possible, and the only thing to do besides try to figure it out and fail, is to ask for guidance.

Why Versus What

Amanda Slavin | Posted 02.08.2014 | Impact
Amanda Slavin

‎A very wise friend named Sean Stephenson always says: "You can only control two things in life, your reactions and your interpretations." I didn't ...

Progress and Promise in Las Vegas

Venture For America | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Venture For America

By Jude Stanion, Venture for America Class of 2012 When I moved to Las Vegas over a year ago, I thought I knew what I was getting myself into. I had ...

Kindness Is the New Cool

Amanda Slavin | Posted 10.19.2013 | Impact
Amanda Slavin

When you act from a place of kindness, you act from a place of confidence and I believe when you stand up for what you believe in, when you act from a place of love and kindness, those teachers, those mean girls, those negative role models will just fall to the wayside.

Buzz Words and Results

Amanda Slavin | Posted 09.07.2013 | Impact
Amanda Slavin

I am inspired every day to keep doing what I'm doing, finding those people who are the inspired ones, the on fire ones, and the ones who are looking to change the world.

Searching for Hidden Startups Across America

Jen Consalvo | Posted 08.10.2013 | Technology
Jen Consalvo

Startups are everywhere but they are often not heard or seen. For the past several years, my team at Tech Cocktail has taken on the mission to try to give these startups and regions a voice.

Learning Is Cool: What I learned From C2-MTL

Amanda Slavin | Posted 07.30.2013 | Impact
Amanda Slavin

For an adult who loves to learn, but also loves marketing, who has a background in education and events, you aren't told what way to go. There is really only one thing to do and that is to create your own path.

Change the Game, Don't Let the Game Change You

Venture For America | Posted 07.17.2013 | Impact
Venture For America

By Shilpi Kumar, 2013 Venture for America Fellow I distinctly remember the first time I got called out for breaking the rules. I was almost at the go...

The Praying Mantis: Same Word, New Interpretation

Amanda Slavin | Posted 07.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Amanda Slavin

For so long, I made up excuses and said I was stuck, I was convinced I made wrong choices, I was convinced I was not good enough, but those are all interpretations of stories I created in my head.

Small Group, Big Impact

Venture For America | Posted 05.01.2013 | Impact
Venture For America

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif It's hard to imagine what Downtown Project was like before the Venture for America Fellows joined our team. I'm not really sure how we functioned without them.