16 Ways Leading Entrepreneurial Women Balance Work and Life

by Elliot Volkman There is a myth often shared amongst entrepreneurs and those working in startups that achieving work-life balance is within the realm of possibility. Not just a possibility, but after you put in the foundation and grueling first few years of work, you can switch over to a standard 9-5, while spending time with […]

After 500 Startups, ShearShare Plans Silicon Valley Move

by Elliot Volkman. Read story in its original form here. Last year we dubbed a new startup, ShearShare, startup of the year due to a combination of their amazing team and organizational focus. When we last spoke to the founders, Courtney and Tye Caldwell, they were nearing the end of their time with 500 Startups, but already seeing the […]

How “Couplepreneurs” Make Each Other Better

In the world of entrepreneurship, it’s not uncommon to find cofounders being husband and wife who are able to keep their partnership going strong before and after clocking out at the end of the day. Tech.Co’s own CEO Frank Gruber and COO Jen Consalvo, exemplify the “couplepreneurs” of the startup world: They teamed up to head Tech.Co, and the media […]

Tech. Co’s Update on Startup of the Year 2016: ShearShare Is Gaining Traction, Proving Beauty Is a Beast in Business

Last year, we had an incredibly fierce competition during our annual Startup of the Year competition. Ultimately ShearShare took home the title. Admittedly, as soon as I heard their initial pitch during the first round of judging at the Innovate! and Celebrate conference, I became an instant fan. It was also abundantly clear that among the other judges, ShearShare’s founders, […]

[VIDEOS] The Value of Continuing Education

In a 4-part series, Dr. Tye answers a viewer question about the value of continuing education. So many beauty and barbering professionals feel that they were taught all they need to know early in their career and discount the value of seeking advanced knowledge. Know that success in this industry is not just about your skill set . . . […]

Expect More Freelancer Representation in 2017

Originally post by Adam Rowe of Tech. Co. Freelancers and digital nomads are on the rise in America, according to the latest data. What’s the likely result? Greater public recognition. Those living the freelance lifestyle–that includes cosmetologists and barbers– are finally getting big enough to throw their weight around, and they’re on track to continue […]

Startup Spotlight on ShearShare, Cutting Edge Beauty App for Stylists & Salon Owners

Article originally posted by inDinero’s Melissa Hollis to Customer Spotlight, Case Studies ShearShare’s Story ShearShare, like most great business ideas, originated at the intersection of expertise and necessity. The ShearShare mobile app helps barbers and cosmetologists find open booths to work while salon owners turn their empty chairs into extra dollars. What started as leveraging their personal connections between beauticians and […]