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Cheezburger’s Ben Huh Top Quotes for Entrepreneurs

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Ben Huh may be best known as the cat meme magnate who is actually allergic to cats.  The founder and CEO of the social humor network, Cheezburger Network, has raised over $30M in funding since it first launched in 2007. His 60 websites, including I Can Has Cheezburger, Fail Blog, The Daily What and Know Your Meme, has more… Read more »


8 Productivity Tools for Startups

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Running a startup is fraught with challenges. Nurturing an idea into a product or service, impressing investors to invest in a startup, identifying the target audience, convincing people about its goods and services, collaborating with team members, and working within strict deadlines are some of the things that distract startup founders from daily productivity. Being… Read more »


5 Innovative Business Incubator Strategies

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So you want to join a business incubator?  Here are 5 key strategies to help you compare options. 1. Stake it to make it  If the incubator doesn’t have a stake in the companies, they are just selling real estate.  That’s a fine model, and it is innovative as a real estate strategy- just not all that innovative as… Read more »


Design Your Mobile Strategy for the Future

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If you had said the Facebook mobile app left something to be desired two years ago, you would find few people in disagreement. It was a slow, uninspired experience that failed not only to satisfy users, but also to make any money for the social media juggernaut. Then, in 2012, Facebook realized it needed to… Read more »



How to Make the Most of Social Media

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When it comes to social media, there is a certain attitude among some startups of “everyone else is doing it; so should we.” While, in my opinion, this is technically true, there is also another cliché that should be thrown into the conversation: “If a job’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well.” Getting social media marketing… Read more »


Growth Hacking for Startups: What Is It Really?

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Like SEO or content marketing, no one can completely agree that “growth hacking” is the best phrase to describe the practice. Some in the industry see it as just another buzzword that will fade away, while others believe it’s the best name we have so far to describe the tactics used for company growth. Initially… Read more »


6 Ways to Stand Out as an Ecommerce Startup

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In the world of ecommerce, trying to stand out as a little fish in a gigantic online pond is tough. There are some people who think ecommerce startups can compete with the “big dogs” of ecommerce. But when pitted against behemoths like Amazon, eBay, and Etsy, it can feel like an intimidating and impossible venture. However, with… Read more »


How Small Businesses Can Benefit From Cloud Storage

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Cloud storage options are quickly emerging as one of the most popular, and efficient methods of storing important data that you simply couldn’t bear to lose. Even though the concept of cloud storage has been around for a significant period of time now, many people still do not understand what it entails. Many small businesses… Read more »


From Service to Product: How to Build a SaaS From Your Service Offering

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As entrepreneurs, we have this “thing” that makes us seek out the impossible and then thrive on innovating until it is possible. It’s driven by the desire to create something new, while fulfilling our professional dreams in an environment we create for ourselves and our team. This “thing” is what drove my company, Optimove, to… Read more »


The Dawn of the Experience Era

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Gone are the days where we are forced to fit our digital environments. Gone are the days where the human experience accommodates technology. Like it or not, we are entering into a new era of human-technology interaction where human experience is the driver. Where technology practically disappears and weaves itself into the fabric of our… Read more »


Learning Ruby On Rails? There’s a Support Group for That

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When new programming languages and platforms are developed, they are often successful due to their ease of use, adaptability, flexibility, and affordability. But even more than that, a successful platform is supported by a wide community of professionals with an almost evangelical enthusiasm about the product, which results in a desire to help others understand and… Read more »


3 Most Common Mobile Marketing Mistakes

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Mobile marketing is a serious business. Creating a mobile app is not enough nowadays; you also need to promote your app the right way. Below, I’ll discuss mobile marketing mistakes and tips to avoid them. 1. Disregarding the mobile experience during design Mobile UX is an altogether different experience that many designers fail to understand, as they… Read more »


Ralph Lauren Debuts a Polo Shirt That Tracks Physical Activity

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Luxurious brand Ralph Lauren joins Tory Burch in venturing into the world of wearable tech fashion. This week, the fashion brand debuted their first smart garment in Polo’s lineup during the 2014 US Open Tournament.  The technology behind the shirt is a prototype developed for the tennis tournament by Canadian company OMsignal. The snug, black compression shirt monitors and gathers detailed… Read more »



7 Tips to Find the Perfect Cofounder

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It’s all about chemistry. Whether you’re looking for the love of your life or a cofounder, there must be a dynamic energy that spurs you toward the future and never holds you back. But finding the ideal partner requires a little legwork and we have 7 need-to-know tips that will help you get started. 1. Do… Read more »