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Opinion/Analysis

The Best Business Advice: Don’t Be Afraid to Start Over

By | Feb 9, 2016 at 5:00 pm

It’s a simple and self-evident truth: not all business ideas were created equal. Sometimes you hit the right mark but at the wrong time, and sometimes you simply didn’t have the necessary skills to get your business to a sustainable level. Sometimes it’s time…

Opinion/Analysis

Live Streaming Will Disrupt the Media Landscape

By | Feb 9, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Recently, I listened to a podcast interview with Brian Solis, social media content marketing guru and author. His latest book, titled “X,” speaks to the rapid and transformational changes that are going to occur not just on social media, but in the ways in…

Lifestyle

DC

Social Tables Opens New 30,000 Square Foot Office in DC

By | Feb 9, 2016 at 3:00 pm

Social Tables, one of the fastest growing startups in the hospitality world, has opened up a new Washington, DC-based office. From a new serpent table to an incredibly pink entrance area, this 30,000 square foot office is designed with growth in mind. The company…

Events

Tampa

Tampa Bay Startup Week: Tampa’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Is Growing Fast

By | Feb 9, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Day one of Startup Week Tampa Bay drew to a close on a clear evening. Inside a 1920’s-era warehouse in Tampa’s small but thriving downtown core, it was sunshine and high energy at Chase basecamp for the week’s kickoff ceremony; the enthusiastic spirit of…

Tips & How To’s

25 Home-Based Business Ideas You Can Start Right Now

By | Feb 9, 2016 at 12:30 pm

You may feel stuck in your current job and worry that there’s no good way out. Or maybe you’re reasonably happy with what you’re doing, but dream of being your own boss, and even better, being your own boss working out of your own home….

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Security

Shake Your Head for the Worst Passwords of 2015

By | Feb 9, 2016 at 10:07 am

You’d think people would have learned by now. Despite the fact that security breaches and online identity theft have become alarmingly common in the news, many people don’t seem to be taking their own security on the internet all that seriously. An annual report…

Infographics / Images

How the Super Bowl Affected Delivery Services [INFOGRAPHIC]

By | Feb 9, 2016 at 9:02 am

I have a chef friend who works at a restaurant and bar in downtown D.C. When he told me he had to work during the Super Bowl I asked him if he expected it to be a busier night than usual, due to the…

Opinion/Analysis

This Level of Technical Debt Is Necessary for Innovation

By | Feb 8, 2016 at 9:00 pm

Vision. It is a word that has become synonymous with entrepreneurship. As an executive, if you have great management skills, can deliver a stellar PowerPoint, and influence a company culture, you will earn a large paycheck. But if you can do those things and…

Tips & How To’s

Increase Your Ecommerce Conversion with 30 Proven Tips [INFOGRAPHIC]

By | Feb 8, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Is your startup ecommerce conversion struggling to reach its conversion goals? Is lack of conversions negatively impacting your brand performance? There are several things you might be inadvertently doing wrong. Luckily, the good news is that you can change all that using simple and…

Startups & Apps

7 Apps to Use for International Phone Calls

By | Feb 8, 2016 at 7:00 pm

There are many situations when we find ourselves wanting (or needing) to make international phone call, but maybe we’re held back by the necessary high costs of such calls. That is no longer the case since we have various apps that make everything free…

Opinion/Analysis

4 Marketing Mistakes That Cost Your Startup Money

By | Feb 8, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Startups often live and die by their marketing strategies.  While no marketing game is the same for two companies, there’s a number of common patterns that lead to success and a number of missteps that can cost your venture serious budgets. Below are the…

Opinion/Analysis

8 Tips for Holding on to Your Millennial Talent

By | Feb 8, 2016 at 5:00 pm

2015 was the year Millennials surpassed both Baby Boomer and Gen Xers to become the largest generation in the workforce, according to research from the U.S. Census Data compiled by the Pew Research Center. Adults aged 18 to 34 make one in three of…

Security

Dating App Happn Violates Its Own Privacy Terms

By | Feb 8, 2016 at 4:00 pm

A few weeks ago I introduced you to the French dating app Happn  (now available across the US and in other European cities). It’s an app that connects users with others who are close by. It will display all users who you’ve “crossed paths” with, or in…

Product Launch

Privacy App Wiper Releases Wiper Film

By | Feb 8, 2016 at 3:00 pm

If only Hillary Clinton had used Wiper. The messaging app that prides itself on complete privacy has just released their newest update, allowing users to watch independent movies through the app. Wiper Film, a subscription service for Wiper, allows users to access and watch…