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An Open Letter to You, Manager

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Dear manager, Through the lens of an economics textbook, your job is really simple. You have to maximize outputs with minimal inputs. But your job is so much more complicated than that, and if you are being honest with yourself, you’re failing brutally when it comes to truly maximizing your outputs. Let me explain. For… Read more »




Here’s the Cheapest Coworking Option in Your City

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This coworking series is sponsored by .CO. We thank them for their support! If you’re reading a post about cheapest coworking options, that probably means you don’t have much money to spare. So why spend even an extra $100 or so on coworking? For your mental health. $200 a month may seem like a fortune for… Read more »



Arkansas Venture Center To Launch Pre-Accelerator Course With Nashville Entrepreneur Center

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The Arkansas Venture Center (AVC) announced today it will offer Pre-Flight, a pre-accelerator course for early stage entrepreneurs and startup companies that helps fast track their concept to market. The 14-week course is a partnership with Nashville Entrepreneur Center (EC), with the goal to gives participants access to proven startup methodologies as well as connect them… Read more »


38% of Programming Bootcamp Graduates Are Women [STUDY]

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A study released today by Course Report found that 38% of programming bootcamp graduates are women, more than double the percentage of women graduating with bachelor’s degrees in computer science (14.5%). Here are some other demographic statistics they discovered: The mean age of a bootcamp student is 29.  Students are primarily white (63%), with 18%… Read more »


Twitter and Refinery29 Investor Mark Kingdon: Miami Has All the Ingredients of a Breakout Startup Hub

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Mark Kingdon has been an investor in San Francisco and New York since 2005. He is the founder of Quixotic Ventures, who recently relocated to Miami lured by the growing tech ecosystem and unique lifestyle. Kingdon has invested in tech’s most notable companies, such as Twitter, Refinery29, Fab.com, OfferUp, TheRealReal.com, and Rally.org, among others. As an investor, he focuses on… Read more »


70 Startup Women Show Us What They Wear to Work

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After publishing our piece “41 Startup Guys Show Us What They Actually WEAR to Work”, of course we had to follow that up with a piece highlighting the daily wears of startup women (equal opportunity, y’all!). While Banana Republic’s “Startup Guy” line was largely mocked by the startup community itself, the exclusion of a “Startup… Read more »


Bypass Shady New York City Brokers with Circumrent

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Although I don’t live in New York, as someone who has considered moving to “The Big Apple,” I found it exhausting to even begin searching for places to live. For anyone who’s ever paid ridiculous broker fees, spent hours upon hours searching different sites to locate apartments for rent, or been scammed by shady landlords,… Read more »


Why Cowork? For Your Mental Health

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This coworking series is sponsored by .CO. We thank them for their support! According to the Global Coworking Census: 2013 [PDF] by Deskwanted, there are nearly 2,500 coworking spaces in 80 countries worldwide. In the previous year, more than 750 coworking spaces opened their doors.  The United States tops the list, with 781 coworking spaces, followed… Read more »


4 Ways to Build Your Thought Leadership

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This post originally appeared on Foxtail Marketing’s blog, The Fox Den. Thought leadership is the new big thing on the Internet. As everyone gains a microphone and the ability to broadcast their thoughts and ideas, it becomes increasingly difficult to sort through the useless information and find true, actionable direction from someone who knows their industry. Because… Read more »


4 Tips to Help Designers Improve the World of Wearable Technology

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These days, wearable technology seems to be the next big thing, with gadgets that both express your style, and boost your functionality woven into one neat package. From smart watches that connect with your phone, to fitness activity trackers, and Google glass wearable technology is everywhere in today’s fast-paced culture. However, that doesn’t mean it’s… Read more »



Breakthrough Technologies that Gives New Impetus to LPO

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The Legal process outsourcing industry has seen an upsurge in recent times. We are seeing legal service providers vying for consistent and measurable results by moving work to lower labor cost jurisdictions like India. It was initially seen that legal process outsourcing industry participants originally concentrated on plummeting people costs and thus it shiftily became… Read more »


4 Crucial Marketing Tools for Promoting Your Business

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Business promotion is quite important for profitability and growth. Promotion helps you reach out to more people, who can be turned into prospective customers and clients. Marketing strategies should be based on a business’s strengths, opportunities, weaknesses, and threats - every business is unique. And there are various useful tools you can use to execute marketing plans smoothly and on schedule…. Read more »