Reports & Rankings

Rich Teens More Active on Instagram and Snapchat Than Facebook

By | Apr 10, 2015 at 3:00 pm

While some research published last summer showed that Facebook is still very much a part of the average American teenager’s life, it failed to show the dichotomy between those teens who actively use Facebook versus those who merely use it out of necessity. According…

Legal

The Legal Lowdown on Fake or Paid Reviews

By | Apr 10, 2015 at 9:00 am

Doing business in today’s marketplace means promoting your products and services online. An upside: the Internet affords many marketing opportunities. A downside: anyone with an Internet connection can write a bad – and fake – review about your company, product or service. Which raises…

Entrepreneur

Ben Parr on How to NOT Get his Attention

By | Apr 9, 2015 at 8:00 pm

On Wednesday night, Ben Parr, former editor-at-large for Mashable, joined us in DC for a fireside chat with Frank Gruber and to promote his new book, Captivology: The Science of Capturing Peoples’ Attention. In researching his book, which is all about how to captivate your audience,…

Entrepreneur

Joel Trammell: Management Is Not the Same as Leadership

By | Apr 9, 2015 at 5:00 pm

On Wednesday night we hosted an event for the DC crowd. Joel Trammell, CEO of Khorus and author of The CEO Tightrope, was one of two influential thought leaders who took the stage and answered questions from Frank Gruber and members of the audience. Trammell spoke…

Reports & Rankings

Will a Coding Bootcamp Increase Your Salary? [STUDY]

By | Apr 9, 2015 at 11:00 am

Coding bootcamps will probably increase your salary, suggests a new study by Switchup. Switchup surveyed over 300 graduates of coding bootcamps about their experience. 59% of those graduates saw their salaries increase six months after the program, and the average increase was $23,000. Meanwhile,…

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Dev & Design

Make Your IT Department Run Like a Lean Startup

By | Apr 8, 2015 at 5:00 pm

In 2011, Eric Ries published a book that redefined what it meant to create something from scratch. The Lean Startup taught entrepreneurs everywhere what it means to take a business from its inception and turn it into something beautiful. It was frighteningly honest and delightfully…

Productivity

4 Irrefutable Laws of Organizing e-Files

By | Apr 8, 2015 at 2:00 pm

While computers have made our lives easier in many ways, they have also complicated many things that used to be simple. For those of us who spend tons of time creating and saving documents, Excel workbooks, PDFs, and various downloads to our computers, keeping…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Your iPhone 6+ is Causing Your Neck and Back Pain

By | Apr 7, 2015 at 5:00 pm

I have been an avid reader for the vast majority of my life; I remember the amazing journeys that French literature books took me on and I have been hooked since the age of 12. However, I have never experienced the excruciating pain that I…

Reports & Rankings

10 States with the Most Startup Employees

By | Apr 7, 2015 at 12:30 pm

In the hottest states in the country, tens of thousands of people are employed at startups – as many as 130,000 startup employees in California. One of the reasons why Barack Obama loves startups and Steve Case loves startups is because they create jobs….

Legal

Internet Law: 5 Essential Facts Every SMB Should Know

By | Apr 7, 2015 at 11:00 am

It’s the Digital Age, and savvy small business owners are knowledgeable about Internet law. Because in today’s Internet-dependent marketplace, a firm understanding of cyber law basics can mean the difference between thriving and failing. With that in mind, let’s review the 5 most important…

Entrepreneur

Lost in Translation: How to Navigate Business Meetings in Latin America

By | Apr 7, 2015 at 9:00 am

7To successfully negotiate in business in any country, it’s important to know the profile of the professional you are dealing with: their role within their company and as much of their professional background as possible. You should be up-to-date on the company they represent,…

Dev & Design

This Discussion API Helps Track Millions of User Comments

By | Apr 7, 2015 at 8:00 am

Looking to find user comments across the web that mentions your company, organization, or relevant keywords? Unlocking the power of user comments opens a world of benefits and it’s all possible now with Diffbot. This new Discussion API allows you to do a whole…

Tips & How To’s

Turning Your Community into Passionate Brand Advocates

By | Apr 6, 2015 at 11:45 am

Developing a trusted relationship with your user base isn’t an easy task, especially when first launching a new product. There is nothing more valuable than earning the trust of your early users and harnessing that trust (and satisfaction) into passionate advocacy. When you consider…

Accounting

SAAS, GAAP, WTF? Coding Pitfalls to Avoid For Startups

By | Apr 6, 2015 at 10:00 am

The launch of a new product, service, or technology platform can be an exciting and stressful time. However, when that launch is accompanied by the creation of a new company as well, it can be even more intense. So much focus is poured into…

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