10 Ways to Support the LGBTQIA+ Businesses in Your Local Community

Happy Pride! This month, we’re celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community and its many contributions to our culture and economy. Whether you’re a member of the community or an ally, we hope that you’re celebrating with us. At StartBlox, we’re proud supporters of LGBTQIA-led small businesses around the United States because, well, we’re one of them! According to a […]

Food for Thought: The Best Resources for Small Business Owners

When you’re a business owner, there’s a lot to take in. With a mind that’s constantly racing to think of the next big idea, overcome the most recent challenge, and complete today’s mile-long to do list, it can be hard to take time to learn something new.   Don’t overlook the importance of learning as an entrepreneur, […]

8 Ways StartBlox Can Help Your Small Business Grow in 2018

All small businesses are different. They operate in different industries, have different histories, and are run by different founders. Despite their uniqueness, there are two true facts about every small business: they want to grow, and they don’t have all of the answers about how to achieve that. At StartBlox, we’re proud to be developing […]

5 Pros of Being Your Own Boss

Entrepreneurs are as diverse as their businesses, and their lifestyles vary a great deal from each other – despite our tendency to group all startups into one stereotype. But from mompreneurs to millennial business owners, these individuals all have one thing in common: they work hard. Owning a business can be difficult, time-consuming, and stressful. […]

What We Learned While Migrating our Blog

In early February, we at StartBlox decided it was time to bring our blog, affectionately named StartBlog, into our own website rather than having it hosted elsewhere. This decision was several months in the making, and (we thought) we had everything in place to do so quickly. On that day, rather than keeping up with […]

Yes, A Tech Company Left Silicon Valley

And it was quite deliberate of us! Conventional wisdom said we should be where our industry is strongest; unconventional thinking made us realize we needed to be somewhere different in order to achieve our bigger mission. When our founder Brian started a small consulting business in San Francisco, he was happily ensconced in the tech-heavy […]

Why We’ll Be Here For You In 2017

Happy 2017, founders! You made it! For those already on the startup path: Congratulations for reaching a new year with your startup! For those considering it: Congratulations on reaching your year to begin! At StartBlox, we’re happy to have ended 2016 with a windfall of small wins and measurable growth. We’re excited to be starting […]

6 Reasons Why We Love the Startup Life

6.6 million new businesses started in the US in 2015 — that’s more than 18,000 startups every day. What is driving this stampede into the startup lifestyle? For those already in the startup community, the attraction to the startup lifestyle is obvious. Whether we’re in a startup that already has the jeans-wearing, dog-loving office set […]