Healthy Entrepreneur

This Is How Lack of Sleep Correlates With Depression

By | Dec 13, 2016 at 4:30 pm

Do you think losing a few hours of sleep each night is worthwhile, as long as you are getting more done each day? The evidence in this infographic indicates otherwise. When asked on Quora about lack of sleep and their ability to function, many…

Programming education

The Software Engineering School That Could Land You a Great Career

By | Dec 13, 2016 at 11:20 am

The tech industry is booming, and all data indicates that it will continue to grow strongly. Considering this, it is reasonable to expect a high demand of qualified professionals, especially for the most sought programming languages. In addition, this industry is also witnessing an…

Marketing & Social Media

The Key to Marketing to Millennials Is Passionate Influencing

By | Dec 13, 2016 at 10:30 am

87 million individuals in the United States comprise the Millennial Generation. They’re far larger and more diverse than the Baby Boomers before them and their purchasing power is subsequently unmatched. Your company must engage millennials if you want a chance at long-term economic viability….

Healthy Entrepreneur

6 Nutrition Tips For Busy Entrepreneurs

By | Dec 13, 2016 at 9:15 am

As an entrepreneur, you have people counting on you. Employees, customers, investors, and your friends and family need you to be healthy and high functioning. This won’t happen if your diet is full of fast foods, coffee drinks, and pastries. Check out the following…

Entrepreneur

10 Memorable Ways to Sign Off a Professional Email

By | Dec 12, 2016 at 8:30 pm

With the recent condemnation of “best” as a proper email sign off, you’ve likely been searching through your vocabulary for a more professional, appropriate, and interesting way to say goodbye. Whether it’s a cheerful “have a great day!” or a marketing buzz phrase, how you…

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Failure

4 Important Lessons About Failure From Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran

By | Dec 12, 2016 at 2:30 pm

Embracing fear and failure is a key component of becoming an entrepreneur. You need to take a leap of faith to be a success in the startup world, and no one knows this better than Barbara Corcoran. Despite her $80 million net worth and…

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Chicago

Jeff Judge of Bright on Building the Future of Business Intelligence

By | Dec 11, 2016 at 2:30 pm

Everyone is looking for success in the startup world. But with out the proper metrics, it can be impossible to figure out what’s working and what’s not. Fortunately, there are people out there looking to give you all the insight you need to succeed….

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Chicago

Zach Kaplan of Inventables on 3D Carving and Empowering Makers

By | Dec 10, 2016 at 2:30 pm

The tech world is budding and new technologies are being invented every day. But what about inventions that power inventors? Zach Kaplan is the founder and CEO of Inventables, which makes software and hardware for 3D carving. Their flagship products, Easel, Carvey, and X-Carve…

Tips & How To’s

The Business Psychology Behind IKEA Meatballs and Apple Stores

By | Dec 9, 2016 at 9:15 am

We all know that businesses use plenty of weird psychology tricks to get consumers to buy more, from the way grocery stores are laid out to how restaurants design their menus. But two tricks in particular seem to work against each other. By looking cheap,…

Entrepreneur

5 Challenges Founders Face When First Starting Up

By | Dec 8, 2016 at 8:30 pm

Running a startup isn’t as intuitive as some people think. Like most things, the more experience you have under your belt, the more prepared you will be to tackle the many issues that plague startup founders in any and every industry. We asked five founders what…

Dev & Design

5 Crucial Mistakes to Avoid When Building a Website

By | Dec 8, 2016 at 5:50 pm

Given the bootstrapped nature of startups, it’s important for them to keep costs low and get everything right the first time. The margin of error is slim, so every mistake they make means wasted time and squandered resources. Startups cannot afford to use their capital to correct…

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What Stops People From Starting Their Own Business?

By | Dec 8, 2016 at 4:30 pm

Today’s employee often dream of being their own boss. But bringing their ideas to fruition, and starting a business of their own are often discouraged by a few hurdles that seem insurmountable. This notable doubt stops even the brightest of minds from pursuing the startup goal…

Tips & How To’s

Here’s How to Design an Engaging Chatbot Personality

By | Dec 7, 2016 at 7:00 pm

While you might not be explicitly familiar with chatbot technology, you have likely encountered more than one in your life. Whether it’s customer service chatbots pinging you when you enter a website or entertainment chatbots bothering you on a social media messenger, this widely-used…

Tips & How To’s

6 Little-Known IFTTT Applets Your Company Should Try

By | Dec 7, 2016 at 11:20 am

I use IFTTT at least a dozen times a day. Of course, I’m never aware when exactly I’m using it, but that’s the point of the internet service: it’s designed to take a specific action automatically when triggered by another action. You can set it…

Entrepreneur

5 Essential Steps to Take Before Launching Your First Site

By | Dec 7, 2016 at 9:15 am

Behind every successful product or service is a great website. This is because in today’s digital age every business needs a high-performing and aesthetically pleasing online home where consumers can learn more about its offerings. Although the process of creating a site is easier…

Marketing

4 Ways to Boost Your B2B Marketing On Snapchat

By | Dec 6, 2016 at 8:30 pm

Snapchat has evolved into a two-pronged platform. One prong is for public content, which consists of the personal messaging side of the app. This prong has been the facilitator of dog face filters, live event geotags, and DJ Khaled’s entire social media personality. It’s…

Data

The Pros and Cons of Big Data Disaster Recovery in the Cloud

By | Dec 6, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Big data is a relatively new discipline. In its initial days, only a handful of large-scale IT enterprises had the infrastructure and resource to support big data initiatives. But the scenario is changing rapidly. With big data finally becoming a mainstream business, quite a…