Tips & How To’s

5 Ways To Improve the Performance of Your Sales Team

By | Aug 11, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Successfully mastering every aspect of the sales process requires an enormous amount of effort. From the initial pitch to final statement, understanding how to close a deal is perhaps the most critical skill that must be learned. Unfortunately, the learning curve is particularly steep because closing…

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5 Tips for Making Sure Your Cash Flow Doesn’t Dry Up

By | Aug 11, 2016 at 1:15 pm

Cash flow is a problem for every startup. One study revealed that 82 percent of small businesses and startups fail because of poor cash flow management. Without good cash flow management, you’re going to be left without any capital to manage your day-to-day operations….

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7 Questions to Ask Before Renting a Coworking Space

By | Aug 11, 2016 at 11:45 am

Some people thrive working from home. As long as they can get out and hit a park or local cafe every so often to feed their need for human contact, they are just fine. Others realize that they need to be in a working…

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Every Startup Needs a Regular “All Hands” Meeting

By | Aug 10, 2016 at 10:00 pm

To some, the concept of an all hands meeting might seem like a waste of time. After all, everyone hates meetings and scheduling a meeting with every single employee at a company, from the CEO to the interns, would result in the most time wasted of…

Dev & Design

8 Entrepreneurs Give Tips for Building a Beautiful Company Website

By | Aug 10, 2016 at 9:00 pm

When it comes to attracting new customers, your first impression is everything. In fact, it’s likely one of the first touch points they’ll have with your brand is your company’s website. While it may be tempting to build a simple landing page and push…

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2 Ways Technology Revolutionized Online Education

By | Aug 10, 2016 at 4:40 pm

Learning is a lifelong process. Embracing this idea is key to running a successful and enduring startup in increasingly knowledge-based industries. Your business must adapt alongside the ever-changing landscape and economy. Online education has always had clear advantages for business owners and employees alike. Participants…

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How and Where Business Automation Works for Startups

By | Aug 10, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Business process automation (BPA) helps companies eliminate human intervention wherever possible. The benefits of this process are numerous, from decreasing spending to eliminating human error. Plus, with the advances in artificial intelligence technology, it seems that almost every workflow process can be automated. That doesn’t…

Personal Branding

Not Just for Millennials: How to Build Your Brand on Snapchat

By | Aug 10, 2016 at 1:15 pm

This article was brought to you in partnership with .ME, the premium top-level domain for professionals focused on building their online reputation. With more than 100 million daily users, everyone from celebrities Chris Pratt and Fetty Wap to big brands like Amazon and Apple…

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Personal Branding Tips from a Star Publicity Expert

By | Aug 10, 2016 at 10:21 am

Jonathan Hay is a veteran celebrity publicist and music producer, who has been working in the industry since 1995. Since then he has helped kick start dozens of music careers, sold millions of records and generated massive PR buzz for notable music stars like…

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The 4 Principles of Startup Sales

By | Aug 10, 2016 at 9:50 am

Having a great service or product that people will love is only half of a winning startup. Getting the people to understand how great you are is the other. Here’s a look at the top principles behind all successful startup sales teams. And yes,…

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United Kingdom

UK Copyright Extension Is “A Direct Assault” on 3D Printing

By | Aug 10, 2016 at 9:31 am

A recent UK copyright law extension that applies to “artistic works” that are industrially manufactured is, according to Rick Falkvinge, founder of the UK’s Pirate Party, “a direct assault on the 3D printing revolution.” The extension will be for designed objects like furniture: Previously, these…

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Top 10 Websites for Hardware Entrepreneurs

By | Aug 9, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Every entrepreneur’s business brings its own unique challenges – and few startups are more challenging than those that create physical hardware products. The good news is that a few websites provide excellent resources for hardware startups. Below are 10 of my favorite websites that…

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3 Creative Ways to Advance Your Omni-Channel Retail Business

By | Aug 8, 2016 at 8:00 pm

For a successful company, every platform, every avenue is a sales opportunity. A retail business can’t afford to bury their head in the sand any longer. Whether you are a charming seaside boutique or a large departmental store, you need to have an omni-channel…

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6 Things to Consider When Growing a Tech Startup

By | Aug 8, 2016 at 5:00 pm

The point where you begin to see growth in your startup business is extremely exciting yet slightly terrifying. Although seeing your idea take off is beyond rewarding, this also means your full dedication and diligence will be required to ensure success as the company…

Reports & Rankings

Chicago

Better with Age: Chicago’s Top Ten Startup Founders over 40

By | Aug 8, 2016 at 3:00 pm

The startup world is filled with stereotypes. Whether it’s the casual dress or the unique office perks, every founder knows that people expect them to run their company in a particular way. But what if the stereotype pertains to founders themselves? It’s no secret…

Dev & Design

6 Rules of Composition: from Art to Web Design

By | Aug 8, 2016 at 2:00 pm

The average consumer who visits websites is more likely to remain on a site that is visually appealing, at least for a while. He is looking for a product or service perhaps, but an ugly page, with clutter and distractions will make him bounce….

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5 Ways to Learn a New Skill Online

By | Aug 8, 2016 at 11:00 am

The Internet is an amazing tool that can make our lives much easier and put us in contact with the entire world. At the same time, it’s also an excellent way to procrastinate with lots of memes and jokes to look at. But, if…