Dianna is a former ESL teacher and World Teach volunteer, currently living in France. She's slightly addicted to apps and viral media trends and helps different companies with product localization and content strategies. You can tweet her at @dilabrien

 

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What Makes Coworking Spaces Attractive for Startups

When coworking spaces first came on the scene, they met some very basic needs for entrepreneurs and their teams. They provided another option for those who could not afford to independently lease or purchase office space under typically long term contracts. These hive-like spaces…

How to Leverage Location Services With Beacons

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Bluetooth low energy beacons, or BLEs, are low cost devices that can be used to detect and communicate with connected devices that are in close proximity. Beacons may be stand alone devices that plug into walls or into devices via USB ports. Tablets, cell phones,…

What Is a Good Income for an “Average” Entrepreneur?

If you check out the self-help section of a bookstore, you’ll find a subsection on financial health: books that will speak to making your first million by age 35. You will find titles such as Rich Dad, Poor Dad, The Millionaire Fast Lane, The…

Is College Education Important For Entrepreneurs?

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In addition to being rich and wildly successful, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, Richard Branson, and Kevin Rose all have something else in common: none of them graduated from college. The question is, do these examples stand as proof that college isn’t something that entrepreneurs…

Why Virtual Reality Gaming May Take Off This Year

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Virtual reality headsets were one of the most popular Christmas gift items in 2016, largely because the market demand has produced moderately priced versions and we are all looking for the next great technology experience. It is estimated that, by 2020, this market will reach…

5 Areas Where Bootstrapping Startups Should Never Cut Costs

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There are many compelling reasons for early stage startups to pay close attention to their spending. After all, your ability to spend less money on certain things leaves more capital available for growth down the line. In addition to this, if you have plans…

4 Customer Retention Strategies For SaaS Companies

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Losing great customers is painful. It’s even more painful when they’ve entrusted your business with their money first and then suddenly decided to leave. High churn rates negatively affect your business. But have you considered the exact numbers? A study conducted by CMO council suggests…

When You Should Ask Your Users to Pay for Premium Content

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By 2020, the global spending on digital media will reach $3.4 trillion according to a new forecast from International Data Corporation. While that might sound like the best news ever, there’s even better news for the online publishing industry and content creators, as consumer spending…

How Artificial Intelligence Will Reshape Sales

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It’s safe to say that 2016 was the year of artificial intelligence. And while 2016 has come and gone, 2017 isn’t going to stray from the AI path we’re on right now. This technology has penetrated nearly every conceivable sector, from finance and education to…

How to Get Publicity for Your Crowdfunding Campaign

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Crowdfunding is the great equalizer for small startups looking to get funding. However, just like a product or service itself, your crowdfunding campaign needs a marketing strategy that can get you attention from the right people. The goal is to create enough buzz about your…

Level Up Your Health With These 5 Apps

It may be a trite statement, but the truth is if you don’t have good health nothing else matters. Your fitness and well-being are especially important if you are an entrepreneur with employees and customers counting on you. Fortunately, human innovation and technology means…

How To Cope with Startup Failure

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Depending upon the research you subscribe to, startups in all industries have either an average of a 50% failure rate within the first five years, or, as Neil Patel stated in a Forbes article in 2015, 90% will fail. Perhaps the actual truth is…

Digital Healthcare in 2017: Prepare for Good News

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Disruption of the healthcare industry is at a level that many predicted but few understood. Yet, here we are facing 2017, with more amazing news. Moving to a more value-based model has meant greater focus on preventative medicine, patient-centered and patient-powered care, and reduced…

How Startups Can Help Transform the Education World

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CB Insights found that from 2010 to 2014 the edtech industry saw more than a 503 percent growth in total investment dollars. By 2020, it is estimated to be a $192 billion industry. And there’s a good reason why edtech is in high demand…

How to Create Effective Communication Funnel for Distributed Teams

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When your workforce is distributed across multiple offices, you face a number of unique challenges. One of these challenges is ensuring that communication between team members remains productive. When these efforts are successful, the results can be amazing. When they aren’t, they can be…

How 3D Printing Is Being Used to Help Nature

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Every year, poachers slaughter thousands of animals. Many of these creatures are on the endangered list. To make things even worse, often times they’re killed for nothing more than a few body parts, like shark fins, teeth, gall bladders, and a variety of other parts…