Meet Alexandra Janelli, a Hypnosis Entrepreneur
Hypnosis: If it conjures images of swinging pocket watches, then you have obviously not met Alexandra Janelli, a hypnosis entrepreneur in New York City.
Editor’s Note: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s annual America’s Small Business Summit starts next week in Washington. Check back each day this week for summit previews and speaker interviews, and follow along next week via the ASBS homepage and the Twitter hashtag #IAmSmallBiz for updates and live-stream events.
Silicon Valley, some have pointed out, was once little more than orchards and farmland, while Detroit, Cleveland and Pittsburgh have each had their eras at the forefront of American innovation. In other words, the national landscape of economic prosperity and technological prowess is ever changing. Today, on the cusp of another technological revolution, many have speculated over which American cities will emerge as the country’s premier innovation hubs in this new digital age.
One recent study serves up some important clues.
The 2016 Innovation That Matters report—released last month by 1776, Free Enterprise and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation—examined 25 major American cities and analyzed their readiness to thrive in a digital economy. What we learned through interviews with entrepreneurs in each city was that business leaders in every urban center are making concerted efforts to cultivate startup ecosystems and foster innovation. However, some have had more success than others, and every city still has ample room for improvement.
Some of the most interesting insights we gleaned from the study include:
Next week, entrepreneurs and small business owners from many of these cities will descend on the nation’s capital for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s America’s Small Business Summit. We’ll kick off that three-day event with an in-depth discussion about the Innovation That Matters report and what entrepreneurs and city leaders can do to better foster innovation and business growth in their communities. For more information about the summit, check out the ASBS homepage here.