8 February

Productivity Is a Big Deal for Solopreneurs.

Unlike your cubicle bound contemporaries who can slack off (for an average of 55% of the hours in a week according to research) the success of your new company rests squarely on your shoulders.

For some that means the difference between ramen and steak for dinner, for others it means making rent before your cash runway runs out.

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1 February

Take Advantage of Psychological Priming

We entrepreneurs pride ourselves on being independent thinkers. But it’s amazing how much influence outside conditions can have on the human mind.

In a classic study, psychologists had their subjects take a basic test on word association. But the real experiment happened when a hidden camera timed how long it took them to walk a 50 foot hallway to the elevator.

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Member Spotlight: Laura Fisher
9 October

Member Spotlight: Laura M. Fisher, Esq.

1. Tell us about your business and when you started?

I’m a solo attorney in Jersey City with a practice that focuses mainly on real estate law. I work closely with people who are buying and selling property, whether it’s first-time homebuyers who are purchasing their first home, to real estate developers looking to gut renovate brownstones and turn them into condos. I work with landlords and tenants to help make things right when they go wrong. Essentially, I’m a problem solver: I do my best to ease my clients’ minds by making an otherwise complicated and frustrating process as straightforward and stress-free as possible.

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Event space and meeting rooms in Jersey City, easy access to Manhattan | Indiegrovejc.com
20 July

Why should you host your next meeting or event in Jersey City?

To begin with, it has the most beautiful city views in the NYC area! Jersey City is less than a mile from Manhattan and has all the sophistication and entertainment you expect from a major city with none of hassles and congestion you get across the river. Your guests will be awed by the riverside walks, mural covered buildings and eclectic culture. Jersey City is the most culturally diverse city in the United States and the streets and vendors are an expression of that diversity. Not to mention, parking is easier and more affordable and the food options are endless.

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5 tips on building an effective brand | Indiegrovejc.com
6 Healthy Habits of a Startup | Indiegrovejc.com
8 May

6 Healthy Habits of a Startup

A key factor for long-term business success is developing healthy habits for yourself and your team. Taking consistent daily action will be a deciding factor in what sets your business apart form the rest. This becomes even more important as your business grows, so the earlier you instill strong habits, the better. You won’t have time when you’re busy!

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Jersey City is a vibrant hub for small business & entrepreneurs | Indiegrovejc.com
13 April

Jersey City: The New Hot Spot for Small Businesses

We are born with an entrepreneurial streak – It’s in our DNA and there are an increasing number of people looking to start new businesses. This wave of start-ups is now zoning in on Jersey City as small business owners feel that Jersey City is becoming a hub and a vibrant destination that makes them feel optimistic about business growth in the area.

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Is a coworking space right for you? | Indiegrovejc.com
19 April

Your business is YOU!

Your business is a reflection of you and the world will treat it accordingly.  Consumers are demanding more and more accountability and transparency.  Your product or service should have a purpose beyond ending up in someone’s home, office or smartphone.  Read More

16 April

Be consistent!

Consistency is at the heart of business growth.  Your customers will want to know what they can expect every time they interact with you and your product.  This consistency has to built from the beginning through systems that don’t feel mechanical but create a good result every time. This will become your brand. At Indiegrove, every member knows that when they walk in the door they can expect to find a clean, comfortable and professional space to run their business.  They know they will be greeted with a “good morning” or “hello.” They know that if they approach me I will turn my attention towards them and listen to them.  And they know that every staff member will do the same. Everyone in your organization has to understand their role in the bigger picture and expectations for their output.  Being a startup is not an excuse for anything.  If you decide to expand or franchise down the road it will be extremely difficult to create consistency at that point.  It has to be there from the beginning and it has to be good.