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Distinguishing Between Reality and Virtual Reality Could Get Really Difficult

By | Mar 25, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Virtual reality provides users with the ability to recreate any environment that ordinarily might not be possible for the average Joe to experience, whether it’s walking through a battlefield in Iraq or frolicking in the tulip fields of the Netherlands. The uses are seemingly infinite, but people…

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Consolidation of Tech Is Hurting the Industry, But Delocations Might Help

By | Mar 22, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Startup Genome‘s recent 150-page report, the Global Startup Ecosystem Report and Ranking 2017, incorporates research from 10,000 startups and 300 partner companies. It also highlights a major concern in the tech and startup world: Geographic centralization which is leading to increasing inequality. What the report doesn’t give…

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3 Reasons Why You Should Still Invest In SEO

By | Mar 22, 2017 at 10:30 am

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) continues to be one of those areas of business that still puzzles entrepreneurs, both new and established, across the web. However, this isn’t because there’s lack of information about it. On the contrary, there is far too much information floating around and, unfortunately…

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5 Ways Leaders Can Truly Support Their People

By | Mar 13, 2017 at 5:50 pm

I learned most of what I know about conducting business in the U.S. through my partner, Arthur Cooper. When we started Optimum7 back in 2007, he had 30 years’ experience running successful businesses and managing teams. Some of Arthur’s teachings over the years have…

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Don’t Kid Yourself: Smartphones Are a Professional Necessity

By | Mar 9, 2017 at 11:20 am

A little more than ten years ago, the iPhone burst onto the market with more ferocity and popularity than any previous product launch in recent memory. While critics complained about everything from the size to the price tag, people lined up around the block…

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5 Marital Lessons That Apply to Every Startup

By | Mar 9, 2017 at 9:15 am

“Long-term commitment.” “In sickness and in health.” “Through good times and bad.” Those are statements we commonly associate with a strong marriage, and for good reason. A marriage needs that kind of emotional investment to survive the many ups and downs life throws our…

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12 Entrepreneurs Share Their First-Year Lessons in Business

By | Mar 3, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Fresh entrepreneurs get full of optimism and pure energy, finally cutting loose of the J.O.B. grind – it all looks all too sweet. They are ready to work their days off, to tackle all the tasks in a single breath. This feeling, however, lasts mostly by…

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How Amazon and Uber Are Disrupting the Transportation Industry

By | Feb 16, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Amazon and Uber are in the process of launching initiatives that will disrupt the transportation industry by cutting out the middleman. With the start of each new year, there’s always at least one or two “major” events that will shake up the transportation industry…

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How Online Shopping Has Become More Personal and Effective

By | Feb 14, 2017 at 7:00 pm

More and more, we’re seeing online businesses add new features and services with the goal of replicating and even surpassing the personal ways we shop at brick and mortar stores. A perfect example is how men’s fashion site JackThreads is revolutionizing online clothing shopping…

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8 Reasons Why You Should Start Freelancing in 2017

By | Feb 10, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Have you ever wondered if working freelance is all it is cut up to be? Perhaps you have a freelancer friend who you see almost every week on vacation, living life to the fullest and enjoying a cocktail or two on a work week….

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How Activision Blizzard Made $2B Off Their Gaming Franchises

By | Feb 10, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Activision Blizzard, Inc. has announced massive fourth quarter revenues: A record-breaking $2.01 billion in sales. That’s a rise of 49 percent from the same quarter the previous year. The publisher’s gaming hits include names like Call of Duty, Overwatch, and Hearthstone. Stock is up 9.5…

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Do It Yourself Is the New Slogan for the Next Wave of Tech Startups

By | Feb 2, 2017 at 11:20 am

Technology is complicated. Like truly, unbelievably complicated. It’s so complicated that I can’t even articulate the language to properly explain how complicated it really is. Sure, you can take tutorials and attend bootcamps. But without years of training and plenty of resources, you’re going…

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Is College Education Important For Entrepreneurs?

By | Jan 30, 2017 at 2:20 pm

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…

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Six Startup Retail Tech Trends To Watch For In 2017

By | Jan 29, 2017 at 2:30 pm

More consumers are getting used to purchasing their items online, through voice activation or on their smartphone. But there are more solutions that need to happen in retail and startups are starting to respond. After walking the floors of CES and other events, talking…