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How to Avoid Letting Your Smartphone Ruin Your Work-Life Balance

By | Dec 2, 2016 at 12:50 pm

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. Put your smartphone down for designated periods of time each day so you can focus on what really matters. With my constant travel schedule and…

Social Media

7 Ways to Convert Social Mentions Into Sales

By | Dec 2, 2016 at 11:20 am

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. When someone mentions your company in an online post, does it make a difference? The short answer is “yes,” definitely. The long answer is, without…

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Business

5 Apps to Help Freelancers Manage Their Business

By | Dec 2, 2016 at 9:15 am

The continuous rise of a global freedom economy is providing opportunity to have more autonomy and pursue personal ambitions. According to a recent survey taken by the independent research firm Edelman Berland, more than 53 million Americans are working as freelancers. As a freelancer…

Accelerator

Seattle

Techstars Announces the Alexa Accelerator in Seattle

By | Dec 1, 2016 at 8:30 pm

This article is courtesy of Techstars, the best global ecosystem for entrepreneurs to bring new technologies to market. From inspiration to IPO, Techstars empowers the world’s most promising entrepreneurs throughout their lifelong journey by providing a global ecosystem made up of tens of thousands…

Kickstarter

Everwaters, a Better Water Filter Developed for the Real World

By | Dec 1, 2016 at 7:00 pm

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the quality of drinking water sources is essential to humanity’s well-being and health. It also reports that the vast majority (88%) of diarrheal deaths in the world is caused by unsafe water, sanitation or hygiene, making a clear…

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Entrepreneur

So What’s the Impact of the New Freelancer Economy?

By | Dec 1, 2016 at 5:50 pm

Freelancers are on the rise. In 2016, U.S. freelancers earned an estimated $1 trillion. In 2017, they’re on track to continuing growing. And by 2020, according to some studies, freelancers could become the majority of U.S. workers. Startups would be smart to adapt their hiring…

Entrepreneur

Michael Phelps Is Testing The Water of Tech Entrepreneurship

By | Dec 1, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Look out Elon Musk. The most decorated Olympic athlete of the history of the world has his eye on the tech startup world. In an interview with CNBC “Closing Bell” following the Rio 2016 Olympics, Michael Phelps expressed his interest in transitioning from human…

Security

7 Security Lessons the IoT Industry Could Learn from the Gaming World

By | Dec 1, 2016 at 2:20 pm

While internet providers play a role in securing the Internet of Things (IoT), manufacturers hold the primary responsibility in this area. Over the years, the folks who manufacture video game consoles have learned some pretty hard lessons about security vulnerabilities. As a result, your Playstation 4…

Autonomous Vehicles

Self-Driving Police Bikes Could Replace Meter Maids

By | Dec 1, 2016 at 12:50 pm

Driverless vehicles are all the rage in the tech world right now. From self-driving cars to riderless motorcycles, the revolution is just around the corner. And while you might have thought the invention of these vehicles would curb the amount of parking and speeding tickets…

Drones

5 Safety Tips You Need to Know Before Using Your Brand New Drone

By | Dec 1, 2016 at 11:20 am

As one of the most popular items flying off the shelves this holiday season, drones have gone from sci-fi dream to household plaything. People of all ages are taking to the skies with these unmanned flying devices and scaring dogs and neighbors alike. But…

Marketing

5 Ways To Create a Smart and Affordable Marketing Strategy

By | Dec 1, 2016 at 9:15 am

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. Creating and implementing a smart marketing plan can be a challenge for small businesses, particularly when they’re spending the bulk of their day putting out…

Web

Download Torrents More Safely With These 4 Tips

By | Nov 30, 2016 at 8:30 pm

Torrents have a bad reputation, as they are usually associated with illegal downloads. However, the truth is that they can be much more useful than what appears. One of torrents’ best features is that, most of the time, download speeds are quite faster than…

Productivity

How to Measure Productivity Gains From Office Redesigns

By | Nov 30, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Your office’s environment can be your biggest asset or your largest obstacle. When a workspace is optimized to meet the physical and mental needs of employees, it can boost performance by an astounding 22 percent. However, surveys suggest that 90 percent of global workers are unsatisfied…

Marketing

6 Reasons Why Your Content Marketing Doesn’t Work

By | Nov 30, 2016 at 5:50 pm

Today’s consumers are pretty smart. While old television commercials used to be able to persuade them to buy, they now understands the psychological techniques in use when companies “hard sell,” and they aren’t impressed. They don’t believe much of the great promises either, because they’ve…