Ecosystems

NYC

Here’s How to Make it As a Startup in New York

By | Dec 9, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Over the last five years, New York has seen tremendous growth in its tech ecosystem, resulting in a boom of startups in practically every industry from ecommerce to health. As a tech community and the epicenter of finance, New York has evolved into an…

Business

5 Reasons Your Startup Needs a Legal Department

By | Dec 9, 2016 at 7:00 pm

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. After years of working with different law firms on a variety of business matters, it was time to stop and ask myself: Just how many…

Security

Is There Still Too Much Risk For Smart Home Adoption?

By | Dec 9, 2016 at 4:30 pm

The Internet of Things has become a huge seller in the tech world. There are apps for everything from watching your dog while you’re at the office to WiFi-connected garage door openers. Everything from hi-tech baby monitors to multi-colored lights are available to turn your…

Funding

9 Tips for Entrepreneurs Preparing to Raise Their First Series A

By | Dec 8, 2016 at 12:50 pm

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. After you’ve raised a friends and family round, the funding game can be pretty intimidating. The seed round will help you better understand the process, but…

Opinion/Analysis

Startup Consolidation Is a Clear Sign of Low VC Funds

By | Dec 8, 2016 at 11:20 am

Just a year ago, venture capital funding was more than plentiful. Startups from all walks of life budded like flowers in the spring, making way for an innovation explosion that saw the invention of more tech than our tiny brains could handle. From artificial intelligence and…

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Business

4 Tips for Planning Ahead as You Scale Up Your Business

By | Dec 8, 2016 at 9:15 am

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. Nothing stunts the growth of a young business quite like a lack of planning. When my company was in its early days, I often found…

Business

5 Questions to Ask Before Selling Your Product in the EU

By | Dec 7, 2016 at 5:50 pm

While the US and China boast some of the best country-wide economies in the world, the European Union is a powerhouse of countries that is not to be trifled with. It’s no wonder startups salivate over the chance to sell products in the EU….

Apple

The iPhone Still Tops Most Holiday Wish Lists

By | Dec 7, 2016 at 2:20 pm

It’s no surprise that electronics were the most popular gifts purchased on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. And while one might think that 4K TVs and video game consoles might be at top of the request list, Apple products are expected to dominate the wish…

Product Launch

Boston

Blink Launches Blink XT, a Wireless Weatherproof Camera

By | Dec 7, 2016 at 10:30 am

The Boston-based startup, Blink, which produces DIY security monitoring solutions is back again, and this time, they’ve launched a weatherproof camera. Dubbed the Blink XT, the camera will feature a two-year battery life, 1080p HD video, infrared night vision, and of course, weatherproofing. Earlier in…

Business

3 Tried-and-True Tips for Managing a Remote Workforce

By | Dec 6, 2016 at 4:30 pm

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. While there’s no need for many companies to be based in the same location any longer, good management skills are still important. After ending a 10-year career in…

Jobs

5 Reasons You Need to Keep Looking for a Job During The Holidays

By | Dec 6, 2016 at 2:20 pm

While many job seekers believe that companies take a hiring hiatus during the holiday season, tech businesses are still bringing in talent during the winter months. With the country’s unemployment rate hovering around 5.0%, the lowest it’s been since the recession, the job market is…

Opinion/Analysis

A Sustainable Revenue Model for Journalism Has Finally Emerged, Maybe

By | Dec 6, 2016 at 12:50 pm

Subscriptions are doing a lot better thanks to post-election anxiety. Since advertising continues to freefall, that’s welcome news for the journalism industry. They’re still headed towards a risky, deathly transition from one model to another, but at least it finally appears that they’ll have a…

Trends

5 Sites For Hunting The Best Post Cyber-Monday Deals

By | Dec 6, 2016 at 11:20 am

After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, consumers are left with a few sporadic sales leading up to the holidays. But because most of us a procrastinators and late sleepers, we still have gifts to purchase for those friends and family members still on our list….

Social Media

7 Ways to Convert Social Mentions Into Sales

By | Dec 2, 2016 at 11:20 am

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. When someone mentions your company in an online post, does it make a difference? The short answer is “yes,” definitely. The long answer is, without…

Business

5 Apps to Help Freelancers Manage Their Business

By | Dec 2, 2016 at 9:15 am

The continuous rise of a global freedom economy is providing opportunity to have more autonomy and pursue personal ambitions. According to a recent survey taken by the independent research firm Edelman Berland, more than 53 million Americans are working as freelancers. As a freelancer…

Security

7 Security Lessons the IoT Industry Could Learn from the Gaming World

By | Dec 1, 2016 at 2:20 pm

While internet providers play a role in securing the Internet of Things (IoT), manufacturers hold the primary responsibility in this area. Over the years, the folks who manufacture video game consoles have learned some pretty hard lessons about security vulnerabilities. As a result, your Playstation 4…

Opinion/Analysis

What the New Real-Time Facebook Live Ads Mean for You

By | Dec 1, 2016 at 10:30 am

Facebook is experimenting with real-time ads, aired during the Facebook Live sessions they’ll promote. The reason seems clear: The social media titan is looking to make a little more money off of its massive advertising service by letting companies pay to promote ads for…