Opinion/Analysis

When You Should Ask Your Users to Pay for Premium Content

By | Jan 23, 2017 at 5:50 pm

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…

Business

3 New FinTech Startups Changing the Face of Finance

By | Jan 23, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Merging financial services with communications technology, the fintech revolution has arrived. Its advent was met by the open arms and wallets of venture capitalists who helped global funding for financial technology grow 67 percent year over year in the first quarter of 2016 alone….

Energy

3 Ways Scientists Are Trying to Save Climate Change Data

By | Jan 23, 2017 at 12:50 pm

If you haven’t heard, the White House website was scrubbed of nearly every reference to climate change on Inauguration Day. However, you probably have heard because the move spurred a social media blood bath the likes of which we haven’t seen since Kim Kardashian…

Business

4 Things Great Managers Do to Support Their Employees

By | Jan 23, 2017 at 9:15 am

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. As a leader, you have a lot on your plate all the time. But one of the most important things, if not the most important…

Opinion/Analysis

Is Google’s Algorithm Magnifying Fake News?

By | Jan 20, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Google built a multi-billion dollar business based on its ability to weigh site authority. Search and autocomplete are so seamlessly intuitive that most of us couldn’t imagine using the web any other way. But some groups have been tricking the system to boost misinformation…

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Trends

The World Is Now More Visual Than Ever Before

By | Jan 20, 2017 at 11:20 am

The marketing world is constantly in flux. Trends are under constant watch and millennial behavior is analyzed more than NFL playoff games. Not only because it helps predict the future of marketing, but because, quite simply, knowing what works is the best way to tailor…

Business

4 Ways to Go the Extra Mile for Employees

By | Jan 18, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Within the world of business, there is now an expectation to be seen to do, and to do, the right thing by your employees. This approach isn’t anything new as such – businesses have taken their workers into consideration for years, with bonus schemes…

Funding

3 Startup Accelerators Net Almost 10 Percent of All U.S. Series A Rounds

By | Jan 18, 2017 at 4:30 pm

As Mattermark has found, the top three accelerators in the startup business — Y Combinator, Techstars, and 500 Startups — have been responsible for about ten percent of all series A deals in the U.S. for a couple years straight. The real news here? Most…

Trends

6 Social Media Trends to Look Out for in 2017 [Infographic]

By | Jan 18, 2017 at 10:30 am

Other than funding and getting in fights with cofounders, social media has become one of the staples of the business world. As one of the most affordable means of getting your brand out there, social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and dozens others have…

Business

How Big Is the Internet of Things Opportunity in the Industry?

By | Jan 17, 2017 at 8:30 pm

The Internet of Things is the network of physical objects that contain embedded technology to communicate and sense or interact with their internal states or the external environment. It is also working with efficient wireless protocols, improved sensors, cheaper processors. Startup and enterprise are choosing Internet…

Ecosystems

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Why Do Entrepreneur Awards Matter So Much in Local Ecosystems?

By | Jan 17, 2017 at 7:00 pm

The amount of awards given out to companies both big and small is truly staggering. And while you might think a congratulatory mindset in local ecosystems can create an overly supportive community, the inclination to celebrate smalls wins is what keeps startups going long enough…

Opinion/Analysis

4 Startup Trends to Keep an Eye on in 2017

By | Jan 17, 2017 at 11:20 am

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. This year, competition will increase. Find your niche and own it. Although 2016 showed some slowdown in startup and funding activity, I believe we were…

Opinion/Analysis

14 Entrepreneurs Share Their Biggest Business Mistakes

By | Jan 14, 2017 at 12:45 pm

The best have become the best because they have learned — and a lot. Although we like to believe that we are learning from books, seminars, webinars and courses, it does seem that, in the end, the best business lessons are the business mistakes…

Trends

4 Web Development Trends to Look Out For in 2017 [Infographic]

By | Jan 13, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Web developers lead very exciting lives. With technology evolving at an ever-increasing rate, you’ll never run out of new skills to learn or ideas to explore. While this can be fun for developers who love to code, it also means you should do your best…