Emma McIlroy is a Wild Feminist

Emma McIlroy

I was recently introduced to Emma McIlroy and immediately developed a business-crush. The CEO of cult fashion brand Wildfang, she invited me to their monthly Free Speech event, a wild feminist spin on The Moth. I loved everything about the event, […]

10 Essential Entrepreneurial Lessons From the Notorious B.I.G.’s 10 Crack Commandments

The Notorious BIG

Of the many great insights gleaned from rap lyrics, few are as applicable to startup success as The Notorious B.I.G.‘s 10 Crack Commandments. Assuming your business, drugs or otherwise, is legal, you may have overlooked hip hop as a source […]

Your CFO: Successfully Launching Your Second Location

Projection Theory Slant Rhyme Institute, Solo Installation at Neu Kirche Contemporary Art Center, Pittsburgh

Liquidation sales, covered windows, “Closed for business” signs on the doors…the remnants of a good idea gone wrong. What makes an otherwise successful business fail when opening its second location? I see it often – the potential was there and […]

October 2016: Integrity in Business

Tra Bouscaren

Modern business doesn’t have to just be about turning a profit. At Pregame, we see another dimension to entrepreneurship, management, and leadership. We are fortunate to live in a time and place where our work can involve sharing our stories, living […]

What I Learned From Building a Conference in 35 Days

ConnectorCon Michael Roderick

Back in December of 2012 I hosted the first ConnectorCon while I was still working in business development at an educational technology start up. I had been to a conference earlier that year that I was not impressed with and […]

Pregame Your Business: Six Ways To Sabotage Your Startup Before It Starts

Startup Sabotage

Congratulations, you followed your passion and launched a business! You’ve officially joined the ranks of the dreamers, the innovators, the creators, the entrepreneurs… those with the can’t-ignore-it calling that can feel like both a blessing and a curse. When you’re […]

Introducing the Pregame Clubhouse: A Space for Creating Your Success

Pregame PDX Clubhouse

After the past decade of working with people to create a Game Plan for achieving their personal and professional goals, I’m excited to launch the first Pregame Clubhouse this August in Portland, Oregon. Our Pregame PDX Clubhouse is a space dedicated to giving you […]

Building a Startup With Your Spouse… Successfully

Pia Silva Wasterval and Steve Wasterval

Whenever people hear that I own a business with my husband, the first thing they usually say is “I could never do that!” followed by the question “How do you do that?!” People are so curious about it that Forbes even did a […]