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10 Steps to Keep Projects on Track

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Given the recurring fact that incomplete projects are the norm rather than the exception, project management success might simply be defined as finishing a project. However, despite the enormous difficulties in projects actually going according to plan, organizations still expect quick, inexpensive, high-quality work. Consequently, the only way to avoid project failures – poor quality… Read more »


Basecamp Shortcuts: Optimizing Project Management

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Quite wisely, Cafe Quill notes that even though we do have a lot of project management tools to choose from, “a common and frustrating problem using any tool is that the vast amount of available pages and functions offers more choice, takes up more time and ultimately, counters productivity.” Ugh, tell it, friends! So they… Read more »


Three Ways to Help Close a Sales Meeting

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As a startup cofounder, I am constantly traveling around the country to meet with Universities and bring Alumnify to their institutions. Like any salesman, I’ve heard more “no” more times than “yes”. However, I pay very close attention to exactly what I’ve done to get that “yes”. Here are a few tips that have helped… Read more »


Avoid These 5 Top Mistakes in Implementing Enterprise BYOD

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Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) has become a hot topic in recent years. It’s been said to boost employee productivity and morale as they have the freedom to work with the devices that they love and choose to use. But are you doing everything that you can to make BYOD in your workplace a success?… Read more »


Take a Digital Detox and Reevaluate your Relationship with Technology

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Does your finger always itch to send text messages? Do you have this irresistible feeling to check email or chat messages every five seconds? Does spending a day without Smartphone seems like totally absurd idea to you? Then you must be suffering from tech addiction. In recent years, the term ‘nomophobia’ is heard quite often. Considered… Read more »



Everything You Need to Know about Google’s Latest Algorithm Update

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Developed in the early 1990s, search engines are systems that search for and identify information on the web. Originally, search engines operated by web crawling and indexing. Searches were performed using keywords. With these keywords, search engines extracted search engine results pages (SERPS). Search engines continued to develop through the ‘90s from Archie (the very… Read more »


TechShop DC-Arlington is a Great Resource for Veterans

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On Tuesday, November 18, Tech Cocktail is holding TechShop’s DC Maker Event: Learn How to Build & Launch a Hardware Product Company where attendees can learn about the Maker Movement, explore TechShop DC-Arlington‘s various tools and resources, and speak with industry experts and current TechShop members. This upcoming Tuesday, November 18, TechShop DC-Arlington is having… Read more »


6 Steps to Selecting CRM Software for Your Nonprofit

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Startups know that CRM software is an important tool in managing the sales funnel, the relationships, and many important, trackable aspects of the business. So how can non-profits make sure that they are implementing their business model into the selection of this software? John Suffern of Lumity published this post to help with the process. Here… Read more »


Freelancers: Overdue Invoices? Just Tell Julie!

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“Ah, that invoice got stuck in our spam folder!” Ever heard that one? How many hundreds of times? Julie Elster created a service that has gained national attention overnight, and suddenly everyone is saying, “Just tell Julie!” Just two days ago, the service was posted to Product Hunt. The upvotes keep increasing. “I dig it… sometimes one… Read more »


Here are Some Facts on Billion-Dollar Startup Unicorns

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Ah, the startup unicorn – the one that investors are interminably trying to find, and the one that most startups aspire to become. For those that get into this startup realm, being the next billion-dollar company is the ultimate goal and desire. I mean, if you’re going all in, using all of your personal money… Read more »


Y Combinator-Backed CareMessage Raises Over $3.7 Million In First Round Of Fundraising

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San Francisco-based startup CareMessage announced a series of grants that will enable the organization to bring its technology to millions of low-income patients in order to help them live healthier lives. The non-profit startup develops technology to improve healthcare delivery and management for patients in medically underserved areas of the United States through the use of mobile… Read more »


David Copperfield is Both Illusionist and Entrepreneur

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You might not think that a man like David Copperfield could have too much to say about starting up, but you would be wrong. In fact, Copperfield had some incredible insight into the daily grind that entrepreneurs face when he spoke with Ben Parr at this year’s Tech Cocktail Celebrate Conference. Copperfield is an entrepreneur… Read more »


5 Reasons to Launch Your Gaming App in Latin America

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Gaming is leading in the three most important consumer usage behaviors on mobile devices: reach, engagement, and monetization. More people have mobile phones, people are spending longer time on their phones, and spending money on mobile games. “We’ve moved from million-dollar games to billion-dollar games,” said Kristian Segerstrale, a game investor at Initial Capital in… Read more »