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How to Help Remote Freelancers Make a Living With Your Product

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With the entrance of a new, young, workforce that grew up on the Internet, a growing number of “accidental” freelancers launching their own businesses, and the increased accessibility of a global 24/7/365 connected world, the remote freelance market is booming. Although the majority of freelancers are located in North America, there is a huge market for… Read more »


How to Build a SaaS with International Appeal

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It’s a great time to be a developer in the software as a service (SaaS) marketplace. Not only are SaaS platforms gaining ample traction in the B2B sector, but also they have the potential to make businesses shine on a global scale. According to Gartner, the SaaS marketplace will top $22 billion through 2015. In addition,… Read more »


Benefits of Telecommuting for People with Disabilities

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The year 2012 saw a surge in telecommuting practices when a U.S. district in Michigan court acknowledged that employers should be able to judge whether or not it is acceptable for employees to work from home. This year, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled in favor of the EEOC, which charged… Read more »


Open the Bidding! Crowdsourcing Logo Design for Startups

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If you’re having difficulty conjuring up a logo for your business, crowdsourcing is the solution. An impressive logo allows you to communicate instantly with your target customer base. By crowdsourcing a logo design, you can take advantage of the newest trends and concepts in creating brand identities. Finding the right designer is easy with crowdsourcing,… Read more »


Seven Tips to Build and Maintain a Successful Startup Brand

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Best friends: reliable, intuitive individuals with personalities that click perfectly. The same feelings often apply to favorite brands because the genius innovators behind them get into consumers’ heads, figure out what they really need and offer a clear, easy-to-use solution to the problem at hand. Thanks to this strategy, consumers trust solid brands and are eager… Read more »


How Youth Organizations Influence on Leadership Development

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International youth organizations are currently running with a clean slate, which is more than can be said for the boy scouts of America or some religious groups. Most international youth organizations have a positive effect on children and, at worst, have no effect on the children, which is better than a negative effect. So, do… Read more »


5 Reasons to Outsource Your Ruby On Rails Developer

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Finding a decent Ruby on Rails developer is hard enough when you’re trying to create new apps and mobile sites for your business. It gets even worse when you try to find someone who really understands the language well who doesn’t charge an arm and a leg. If you want to hire a Ruby developer… Read more »


Test Your Startup Idea in the #GetStarted2014 Challenge

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Do you have a great idea but aren’t sure whether it has legs? The folks at Simpleweb, Onboardly, and Rackspace want you to know that there’s still time to take the #GetStarted2014 challenge. But you need to hurry – entrants must submit their ideas and drum up enough votes by July 31. The three companies… Read more »


9 Security Risks for Your Work Phone

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For the last couple of years, there has been a new trend and concept that encouraged employees to bring their own devices to work: BYOD. This concept has (some) benefits, namely, letting employees having the same device for work and private use and letting them work remotely from anywhere, thus improving their performance and increasing… Read more »


A Guide for Entrepreneurs in the Internet of Things Marketplace

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If you read technology websites frequently, you’ve most likely heard of the much-talked-about Internet of Things. Businesses and organizations have seen the potential of the Internet of Things (IoT) for years now, but the market is still very early in its development. That market is set to explode as more and more objects become connected… Read more »



39 Startup Founders Share Their Favorite Quotes from America’s Founding Fathers

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In honor of Independence Day, we reached out to founders and asked them to share with us their favorite quotes from America’s own Founding Fathers. Whether relevant to the goals of their respective startups or simply relevant to the everyday struggles and motivations of being a startup founder, the following quotes will hopefully inspire you to… Read more »


How Entrepreneurs Worked and Watched the #USMNT During #WorldCup

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We may not have gone through to the next round of FIFA World Cup, but the country came together to support the team. It was evident in social media that #TeamUSA had the backing of #OneNationOneTeam during the #BELvsUSA. This is how some of the entrepreneurs showed their support:  1. They wore the USA colors 2. They… Read more »


Pitch Deck 101: 6 Resources to Make Your Startup Shine

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Pitch decks are the new business plan. You’ve heard it before–if you want to catch the eye of an investor, you’ve got to spruce up your startup’s pitch deck. But there seem to be thousands of examples, which resources can you trust to create your own? So I’ve complied a list of 6 of the best resources… Read more »


The 7 Biggest Startup Myths, Busted

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Editor’s note: This post was originally published on Medium, reposted with Franck Nouyrigat’s permission.  Yesterday in DC, I had the honor of talking about startup ecosystems and the mechanics behind hypertribes like Startup Weekend. As part of our discussions, I addressed my favorite subject: startup mythbusting. I’d like to share with you some of the major… Read more »


Suck, Squeeze, Bang, Blow: Baratunde Thurston Chats with Us About GE’s Masterclass Series

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Suck, squeeze, bang, blow – and so goes a simple explanation on how jet engines work. In a new series of videos created by General Electric, comedian and technologist Baratunde Thurston takes us behind the scenes of what goes on at GE’s Global Research facility. Currently a set of six videos, GE’s Masterclass series goes into explaining… Read more »