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Accounting

3 Reasons to Watch Your Equity Like You Watch Your Bank Account

By | May 29, 2015 at 9:00 am

If you’re a startup employee reading this article, you may have received equity in your company. Company ownership gives you a stake in your company and can result in an important portion of your overall compensation. However, while most people are very aware of…

Marketing & Social Media

Is Your Content Marketing Strategy Effective?

By | May 29, 2015 at 8:00 am

When you start deep diving on the topics of content marketing, thought leadership, and the shareable marketplace, one topic you tend to run into is the idea that all of these new ways of marketing your business and building your brand may not lead…

Dev & Design

Hiring Your All-Star Remote Development Team

By | May 28, 2015 at 7:00 pm

“A small team of A+ players can run circles around a giant team of B and C players.” – Steve Jobs At Apple and Pixar, Steve Jobs was renowned for building terrific teams. He recognized that when you add B-level talent to a team…

Programming education

Los Angeles

2 New Programming Bootcamp Scholarships for Women

By | May 27, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Two new programming bootcamp scholarships will award free tuition for women to attend Hack Reactor and MakerSquare Los Angeles, the coding schools announced recently. The I/Own It scholarship offers free tuition and a paid internship at Optimizely, an experience optimization platform for A/B testing…

Funding

Denver

Notion Raises $2M for Heightened Home Awareness Sensor

By | May 27, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Last week I wrote a post about a Denver-based company called Notion that’s made it their mission to bring a heightened level of consciousness to your home. Childhood friends Brett Jurgens and Ryan Margoles – CTO – built the device in response to one…

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Inspiration

14 Questions for Finding Your Purpose in Life

By | May 27, 2015 at 10:00 am

I celebrated my birthday last week, and that milestone got me thinking: what is my purpose in life? If you’re an entrepreneur, you’ve (hopefully) gone through the exercise of laying down a company mission. Articulating a mission can make decisions easier, focus your efforts,…

Dev & Design

Apple Watch: New Possibilities For App Developers

By | May 26, 2015 at 9:00 pm

While buyers anxiously wait for official sales to get started in June, app developers are equally anxious about the next Apple Watch update, rumored to provide them with more tools and options when it comes to displaying content. Watch OS 1.0.1, released on May…

Marketing

Email Marketing Breakthroughs: 9 Insights to Drive Clicks

By | May 26, 2015 at 7:00 pm

According to Smart Insights, on an average, only about 22.87% of your email subscribers – the people who actually said they want to hear from you – open what you send. Even worse, only 3.26% click your calls-to-action. This means that 96.74% of your…

Programming education

Portland

Don’t Have a Programming Bootcamp in Your City? This One’s Online

By | May 26, 2015 at 11:00 am

Programming bootcamps, which teach you to code in a matter of mere months, are hailed as an alternative to college education. The prices are cheaper, the education is more practical, and graduates are almost guaranteed jobs. But many of them share a limitation with most colleges:…

Productivity

Paving the Way to Success with OKRs

By | May 26, 2015 at 8:00 am

Objectives and Key Results is a strategy that is widely used by forward-thinking companies (and individuals, even!) all over the world to set goals, monitor progress, and evaluate results. Bizdaq, an online platform that makes it easier to buy and sell small businesses in…

Dev & Design

20 Point Pre-Launch Checklist for your New Website

By | May 25, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Launching a new website can be exciting, nerve wracking, and frustrating – all at once. With easy drag and drop website makers available dime-a-dozen, you’d think it would be different now than it was just a handful of years ago. But there are a…

Entrepreneur

4 Traits Successful Entrepreneurs Have in Common

By | May 25, 2015 at 5:00 pm

So you want to be a successful entrepreneur? Excellent! Successful entrepreneurs are well respected in our American society for their independence, go-get-‘em work ethics, and the way that they drive the economic engine. But what’s the difference between a successful entrepreneur, and an unsuccessful…

Tips & How To’s

Chicago

6 Uses of Beacon Technology for Nonprofits

By | May 25, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Large businesses, service companies, and retail stores have begun to adopt bluetooth beacon technology. A beacon is a small sensor that senses when a smartphone or other device is within a certain range. Targeting marketing and sales can benefit from this technology by sending real-time, geo-located offers and…

Productivity

Mammoth is for Productivity Junkies

By | May 25, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Working on a team often means tracking down communication through emails, chats, bookmarks, and other tools. That’s why the folks at Mammoth decided to create a tool to help centralize these communications. Having just graduated the AngelPad accelerator, Mammoth is looking to increase user engagement and…

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