Inspiration

Patriot Boot Camp Helps Veterans Transition to Tech Entrepreneurs

By | Feb 8, 2017 at 9:15 am

This article is courtesy of the Galvanize blog. Interested in entrepreneurship, web development, or data science? Check out the Galvanize Newsletter, bringing you the best content from The Learning Community for Technology. Etched into the mindset of the American military, the warrior ethos of the…

Marketing

Run Innovative Marketing Campaigns with Viral Calculators and Quizzes

By | Feb 7, 2017 at 8:30 pm

The consumer profile has changed. Regardless of your company’s size, merely offering quality services or products with spectacular prices or memorable advertising marketing campaigns is not enough anymore. You need to do more. You need to think differently and run campaigns that are not only…

Marketing & Social Media

9 Platforms That Will Keep You Excited About Video Content After Vine

By | Feb 7, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Vine, the Twitter-owned video platform, announced late last year that it was shutting down. The popularity of Vine skyrocketed back in 2013, thanks to the novelty of its short, looping videos that inspired creatives in comedy, art, sports, music and dance. But now with the…

Marketing & Social Media

Here’s the Most Important Indicator of Your Company’s Brand Reputation

By | Feb 7, 2017 at 4:30 pm

In a world of rapid-fire tweets and constant news cycles, it’s more important than ever to stay on top of what your company’s brand reputation is — and where it might be headed in the future. Take this year’s Superbowl ads, for instance, which…

Entrepreneur

The Top 15 Universities Producing Unicorn Founders

By | Feb 7, 2017 at 2:20 pm

In the education world, people are constantly debating the value of attending college. With a struggling job market and skyrocketing student debt, the everyday citizen is finding it harder and harder to justify a $40,000 education. But if you’re hoping to start one of…

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Tips & How To’s

4 Expert Tips for Creating an Amazing Value Proposition

By | Feb 7, 2017 at 10:30 am

A good value proposition is important for every business: It is what gets the product or service sold. However, creating a great value proposition requires a lot of preparation, because several different elements need to be combined to create a proposition that customers and…

Marketing

4 Ways to Make It Easier for Customers to Contact You

By | Feb 7, 2017 at 9:15 am

Making it easy for customers to contact your business is key when it comes to acquiring new leads. Kissmetrics reports that the average cost of a lost customer amounts to $243. Having your contact information readily available builds trust and increases the number of…

Tips & How To’s

ActiTime Helps Freelancers Manage Their Work Efficiently For Once

By | Feb 6, 2017 at 5:50 pm

As a freelancer, managing your time can be downright impossible. With multiple clients and dozens of duties an efficient means of organization is key for all aspiring freelancers. What that means is that you need to make sure that you’re logging your time and…

Coworking spaces

What Makes Coworking Spaces Attractive for Startups

By | Feb 6, 2017 at 10:30 am

When coworking spaces first came on the scene, they met some very basic needs for entrepreneurs and their teams. They provided another option for those who could not afford to independently lease or purchase office space under typically long term contracts. These hive-like spaces…

Tips & How To’s

9 Things to Consider Before Giving Employees a Cost of Living Increase

By | Feb 6, 2017 at 9:15 am

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. While some entrepreneurs adjust salary depending on the city, others think raises are best saved for performance. The factors used when deciding to increase salary…

Dev & Design

6 Important Questions to Ask Before Creating Your Startup Logo

By | Feb 5, 2017 at 10:30 am

Creating a business logo is incredibly important but also surprisingly simple. Honestly, you could start designing your logo right now and be done before bedtime. But before you get started, you should probably think through a few things. Here are six important questions to ask…

HR and Recruiting

3 Ways to Keep Your Best Talent for the Long Haul

By | Feb 4, 2017 at 2:30 pm

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. When trying to get a startup off the ground, a lot time and effort goes into developing the product and reaching the customer. So much…

Culture

4 Proven Strategies for Hiring a Diverse Team

By | Feb 3, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Culture can be a tricky thing: Those who don’t fit into a culture are implicitly or explicitly encouraged to move on, but the end result can be a stagnation. The ideal culture should be one that is free to evolve and include others without losing…

Entrepreneur

13 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for The Entrepreneur in Your Life

By | Feb 3, 2017 at 3:35 pm

Valentine’s Day may not be the most important holiday, but it’s certainly one of the largest consumer-driven holidays of the year. In just over a week, restaurants will be overbooked, chalk-flavored candy hearts will be in every grocery store, and that special person in your…

Entrepreneur

13 Entrepreneurs Dish On The Importance of Health and Wellness

By | Feb 3, 2017 at 12:50 pm

For entrepreneurs, focusing on change and newness don’t just come at the start of a calendar, but at a moment’s notice. With hectic schedules, long days, and even longer nights, it’s important to carve out time to focus on your health, wellness, and of…

Tips & How To’s

How to Leverage Location Services With Beacons

By | Feb 3, 2017 at 9:15 am

Bluetooth low energy beacons, or BLEs, are low cost devices that can be used to detect and communicate with connected devices that are in close proximity. Beacons may be stand alone devices that plug into walls or into devices via USB ports. Tablets, cell phones,…

Entrepreneur

8 Leadership Skills Harvard Thinks You Need to Be Successful

By | Feb 2, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Success is undeniably subjective. Some believe that corporate power and hearty bank accounts are what makes a person successful, while others feel that a network of close friends and a fulfilling job is more than enough. Whatever your definition of success is, one thing is…