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CES 2018 with Samsung Business

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Samsung. The opinions and text are all my own.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Samsung. The opinions and text are all my own.


If you followed along Samsung Business' Instagram Stories this week, you may have seen some of my favorite CES moments, from Samsung's self-driving, 5G-connected car tech to the company's new digital whiteboard, Flip to chats with industry experts like Deloitte's Jay Samit and J. Gold Associates' President and Founder Jay Gold about the ways enterprises are adopting AR and other smart technologies. 

While in town, I stopped into to visit my friends at Fox5 Las Vegas to share my top five social media trends of 2018. (You check them out here.)

I also got to check out Dell and Nikki Reed's new line of sustainable jewelry made entirely from old-school Dell computer motherboards. Congratulations on the launch! (And shop the collection here.)

But my trip wasn't all work and no play. Shoutout to Google, Microsoft and Lenovo for throwing some stellar parties, and to Cirque du Soleil for another incredible The Beatles LOVE performance. 

Northside Festival 2016: Innovation Meetup

How's this for a fun fact? 

By 2020, 50% of all workers will be self-employed.

On Monday, I joined Dell and Microsoft at the 2016 Northside Festival Innovation Meetup to share my founder story - from fired to hired (as my own boss).

I shared my tips, insights and challenges as a small business owner and social media entrepreneur - what I've experienced forging an industry that's so uncharted. 

The space has changed a lot in these five years, but I've figured out some constants: I only partner with brands who are a good fit for my personal brand. They can exist in any industry (education, music, tech, food, etc.) - but they have to share my values of being open-minded, creative, smart, embracing of equality and education.

And, perhaps most importantly: I want to work with brands that are big, but think small.

They have to support small business - the soon to be 50% of us. Get the full story of how I built my business on Refinery29.