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Business

The Viability of Marketing Automation for Startups

By | Jul 28, 2016 at 10:00 pm

Automated marketing has been heavily utilized and touted by the tech industry for a few years. However, other business types have been much slower to adopt this retention and sales method. In fact, the non-tech penetration rate was only at 3 percent just two years…

Entrepreneur

You’re Not Invincible and 4 Other Lessons from Startup Failure

By | Jul 28, 2016 at 9:00 pm

Entrepreneurs are the most likely people to experience failure in life. They’re putting everything on the line in a public setting and, chances are, they’re going to fail. After four years, the best performing industry is finance and real estate, with 58% of those…

Tips & How To’s

Don’t Let Discounts and Deals Ruin Your Ecommerce Startup

By | Jul 28, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Sales, promos and special deals are every customers three favorite words. It’s hard to resist the temptation of checking out the most discounted offers when they’re sitting right there in front of your face. But as a retailer or ecommerce business owner, you probably don’t…

Indiegogo

CityGo Urban Is the Metropolitan Scooter of the Future

By | Jul 28, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Living in a big city can be exhausting, particularly when you don’t have a solid hold on the public transportation system and your car is non-existent. But you have to get to work somehow, and that 25 minute walk from the closest bus stop…

Startup

How Payline Data Bootstrapped their Way to $2 Million

By | Jul 28, 2016 at 6:00 pm

It’s been more than two years since the Kauffman Foundation reported that new, tech-heavy businesses were outpacing more traditional ones in business and job creation.  These new tech businesses also grow faster and hire more than other types. Since then, nothing has indicated that…

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Business

Minneapolis

Working in Cybersecurity? Here Are the 15 Highest-Paying Cities

By | Jul 28, 2016 at 5:00 pm

What’s the best city for anyone in cybersecurity? It’s got to be one of those sexy coastal tech hubs, like New York or San Francisco, right? It’s Minneapolis. That’s just one of the surprises found in Indeed’s list of the top 15 cities for…

Jobs/HR/Recruiting

Recruiters: Be Social or Die

By | Jul 28, 2016 at 4:40 pm

Any company looking for fresh blood needs to know where the Gen X/Millennial crowd want to be contacted or where they want to learn about new career opportunities. Saying the answer is “social media” might sound obvious to many people, but there’s still a…

Wearables

3 Examples of Wearable Technology That Improve Posture

By | Jul 28, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Every worker’s been there: dealing with a tired, achy neck and back after putting in a long day of work at the office. Unfortunately, it’s become an increasingly common issue as time goes on. As the American workforce continues to shift towards desk and…

Opinion/Analysis

How a New Media Startup Succeeds: Fluid Communication

By | Jul 28, 2016 at 3:30 pm

The big news story whenever media reports on media—which is often, if you wondered—is always about the eminent death of journalism. In 2016, that story looks better than ever, as the Facebookpocalypse has finally happened, and media organizations everywhere are losing or gaining ground…

Marketing

27 Content Marketing Tips That Lead to Startup Success [Infographic]

By | Jul 28, 2016 at 3:00 pm

In business, we often hear about the importance of driving traffic to your website. Of course, that isn’t enough – your content marketing has to be useful, while still delivering real benefits to the readers. If they aren’t engaged, then they won’t come back…

Amazon

Amazon’s Launchpad Could Be the All-in-One Ecommerce Starter Kit

By | Jul 28, 2016 at 2:30 pm

Entrepreneurs love drop shipping as a business model: It’s easy enough to figure out that one person can be their own research team, buyer, and salesperson. And plenty of services exist to help with different aspects: Product Hunt helps you get traction and Shopify lets…

Travel

Las Vegas

Hyperloop One Opens Their Very First Factory

By | Jul 28, 2016 at 2:00 pm

For years, talk of a faster mode of transportation have bounced around the entrepreneur network. And with the advent of Hyperloop technology, the dream seems closer than ever. And between testing their technology in the desert with successful results and ousting their extravagant cofounder, Hyperloop One has had a pretty…

Funding

Why Oracle Is Paying $9.3B for NetSuite

By | Jul 28, 2016 at 1:15 pm

Oracle’s bid for NetSuite Inc. is unlikely to be topped: At $9.3 billion, it’s nine times Netsuite’s projected revenue for the next twelve months. Why make one of the biggest acquisitions in Oracle’s history? The biggest reason is to play catch up: Netsuite, founded in 1998, was…

Startups & Apps

San Diego

GoShare Is Your Friend with a Moving Truck

By | Jul 28, 2016 at 12:30 pm

While on the road to finding the global Startup Of The Year, we’re on a mission to feature and highlight as many rising stars as possible. From tech and hardware, to entrepreneurs improving the accessibility of health information, each month dozens of new startups…