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6 Skills to Become a Graphic Designer

By | Aug 30, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Are you talented in the visual arts and thinking about starting your career in the graphic design industry? Most jobs in the graphic design sector require a creative mind and a original approach to problem solution. But to be an outstanding graphic designer you…

Dev & Design

The Color Of Your Logo Can Make All the Difference [INFOGRAPHIC]

By | Aug 30, 2015 at 10:00 am

There are so many decisions that need to be made when starting a company, specifically when it comes to how you want to build your brand. And of course when it comes to building your brand, it’s critical that you have the perfect logo….

Wearables

Wearable Tech for the Animal Kingdom

By | Aug 30, 2015 at 8:00 am

Wearable technology, ranging from pacemakers to GPS devices to fitness trackers, have been utilized by people for many years now. However, a somewhat overlooked niche of the rapidly growing wearable technology market are the applications for the animal kingdom, as wearable devices are today…

Product Launch

Alberta

Gophia Launches to Teach Entrepreneurs Skills They’re Lacking

By | Aug 29, 2015 at 10:00 pm

It’s commonly thought that if you want to have a successful tech startup (or any startup for that matter, because most new businesses have a tech component these days), that you need to come from some kind of technology background. However, three young Canadian entrepreneurs (who…

Startups & Apps

Five Top Apps to Check Out This Week: BabyMed, Kosmo, YouTube Gaming, and More

By | Aug 29, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Are you trying to get pregnant, already pregnant, or trying not to get pregnant? There is an app for that. Do you take your iPhone to the toilet to avoid being bored? There is an app for that! You love gaming? There is a…

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5 WordPress Plugins to Make your Site More Fabulous

By | Aug 29, 2015 at 6:00 pm

If you are an SMB owner with a small website reading this, chances are you started out with a WordPress site to make the process quick, easy and ready-to-roll. It’s not without reason that a little over 4.5% of all sites on the internet…

Entrepreneur

How to Reject Fear and Embrace Leadership

By | Aug 29, 2015 at 4:00 pm

It never gets old: Martin Luther King’s  “I’ve Been To the Mountaintop” speech. There is something inside of the human heart that keeps good men from becoming great, that keeps soldiers from becoming heroes, that keeps leaders from becoming history makers, and that keeps…

Tips & How To’s

How to Attract Buyers to your Trade Show Booth

By | Aug 29, 2015 at 2:00 pm

A trade show is a big investment for a company and it is also taking a big chance that the investment will pay off with buyers and new life time customers. Trade shows are usually full of buyers, but they can also be filled…

Ecosystems

Detroit

4 Things Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Detroit’s Rebuild

By | Aug 29, 2015 at 12:00 pm

In the 1980s, Detroit was at the peak of its suffering. Ongoing racial tension, political corruption, violent crime, and economic turmoil left the once-proud city in shambles. Today, however, Detroit is a brand-new place with a brand-new identity — and entrepreneurs can learn a…

Cloud Storage

Do the Math: Can Your Business Benefit From a Cloud Database?

By | Aug 29, 2015 at 10:00 am

Five years ago, I spoke often about the drawbacks and challenges of cloud databases. Back then, the price-to-performance ratio was poor relative to the physical hardware in most companies’ server closets, and the weaknesses of the cloud made application architectures inefficient. Yet, because of…

Startups & Apps

4 Tips for Navigating an Overcrowded App Marketplace

By | Aug 29, 2015 at 8:00 am

Whether it’s in accounting, sales management, analytics, or just about any other essential business area, a software solution can provide a serious boost to your operations. The catch, though, is cutting through the clutter of new apps to find the one that’s right for…

Tips & How To’s

5 Actionable Social Media Tips for Startups

By | Aug 28, 2015 at 10:00 pm

According to Rantic, over 78% of people who use the Internet are highly active on social media. This stat includes all demographics. This means that your followers, clients, customers, and prospective customers are paying attention to your activity, and that what you are doing…

Startup

How to Sell Your Big Startup Idea

By | Aug 28, 2015 at 9:00 pm

So you woke up this morning with a fantastic idea that’s going to change the shape of shoelaces (or books, or music, or snack foods) as we know it. You’ve been sketching on napkins all morning, or scribbling notes into your phone, or calling…

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San Diego

Wrapify Wins Best Pitch at EvoNexus Fall 2015 Demo Day

By | Aug 28, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Every six months I get an invitation from the folks at EvoNexus to head up to the Rady School of Management at UCSD for their demo day. Honestly, it’s one of my favorite startup events to attend in San Diego for a number of reasons. Chief…