1One View: Federal tax laws hinder Reno’s startup ambitions

One View: Federal tax laws hinder Reno’s startup ambitions

Apr 19, 2016

By: Dusty Wunderlich, CEO This post was originally featured on Reno Gazette-Journal A major hurdle blocks Reno from realizing its potential as a tech hub. Legislation may soon be considered that could move the needle for Reno and startups everywhere. As we abandon the good-old-boys past and flirt with a more sustainable future economy, we […]

2Pros and Cons of Using Personality Tests for Recruiting Employees

Pros and Cons of Using Personality Tests for Recruiting Employees

Sep 29, 2015

(Originally posted on allBusiness) Personality tests reveal unique traits about your employees that you may not have otherwise known, and can also help you determine how they will work with one another in a team dynamic. While some hiring managers use personality tests as a valuable onboarding tool, others argue that they should not be used […]

310 Pieces of Accounting Software Perfect for a Rapidly Growing Small Business

10 Pieces of Accounting Software Perfect for a Rapidly Growing Small Business

Aug 6, 2015

(Originally published on smallbiz technology) Which accounting software is the most flexible for a small digital business that is poised to grow fast, and why? The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched BusinessCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions […]

47 reasons you should care about fintech even if you don’t work in finance

7 reasons you should care about fintech even if you don’t work in finance

Jun 1, 2015

(Originally published on VentureBurn) Once the realm of stodgy bankers, the financial services industry is changing rapidly as young software engineers breathe new life into the sector. That’s good news for customers and even better news for job seekers. The emerging financial tech industry, known as fintech, is the perfect place for tech-savvy creative thinkers […]

69 ways of gathering meaningful data about your customers

9 ways of gathering meaningful data about your customers

May 22, 2015

(Originally published on The Next Web) Understanding your customer better isn’t as complex as you might think, but it does require a thoughtful analysis of where and how you can collect meaningful data. By better defining which aspects of their behavior or profiles are most significant to your business, you can start to measure and […]

7Startup 101: 9 Ways To Get Honest Feedback From Your Team

Startup 101: 9 Ways To Get Honest Feedback From Your Team

May 19, 2015

(Originally published on ReadWrite) The ideal manager is someone who solves problems before they reach the CEO. Sometimes, though, communicating honestly about business problems is important, especially if a lower manager isn’t sure how to handle a specific situation. If you’re a leaders who suspects you aren’t hearing everything you should, perhaps tweaking your approach […]

8Is Offering Alternative Payment Options a Good Business Bet?

Is Offering Alternative Payment Options a Good Business Bet?

May 18, 2015

Originally published on Business2Community In today’s economy, it is more stressful than ever for consumers to make big purchases, especially when those purchases pop up unexpectedly. This happens when an old refrigerator finally croaks, or when a tire blows out on the way to work. Even with contingency funds in place, consumers often struggle with […]

9IdeaMensch – 2000+ interviews with entrepreneurs

IdeaMensch – 2000+ interviews with entrepreneurs

Apr 29, 2015

(Originally posted on IdeaMensch) Dusty Wunderlich – Founder and CEO of Bristlecone Holdings Running a successful business and being an entrepreneur works exactly the same way. I can’t emphasize enough the importance of establishing a steady and regular rhythm when configuring your schedule. Dusty Wunderlich is the founder and CEO of Bristlecone Holdings, a high-growth […]

109 Pieces of Technology Every Entrepreneur Should Invest in This Year

9 Pieces of Technology Every Entrepreneur Should Invest in This Year

Apr 21, 2015

(Originally posted on Bplans) The technology world is moving fast. While not every new piece of equipment or software can speed up your business, you should stay up to date. That’s why we asked nine entrepreneurs from the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) what will help them transform their startup this year. 1. An internal chat […]