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Mompreneurs are Building Their Businesses by Selling on Facebook

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A report from Experian from 2013 has shown that mothers with young children, when compared to the general population, are more active on social media; they’re more likely to log into their various social media accounts on a daily basis, more vocal participants, and more likely to shop using mobile devices. Of all the social media… Read more »


3 Presentation Fails Entrepreneurs Can Avoid

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Entrepreneurs find themselves giving presentations often. From pitching at startup events to introducing your product to potential investors, being able to deliver a solid presentation is a useful skill for any entrepreneur. However, presentations can go awry as a result of technological problems and, of course, as a result of the human element. The technological… Read more »


Bring Your Own Device – 6 Steps for a Successful BYOD Program

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With smartphone use slated to reach 2 billion in the coming years, it’s no surprise that more than 65 percent of workers consider their personal mobile devices to be the most critical work device. The proliferation of mobile devices has encouraged employees to access work-related information on corporate networks through their personal smartphones and tablets. With the… Read more »


MVMT50 Brings Diversity to SXSW

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SXSW had a notable lack of diverse programming as recent as two to three years ago. The Music portion of the festival wasn’t necessarily an issue – though there is a stereotype that relegates the talents of ‘people of color’ to the Entertainment Industry… An Interactive voice devoid of diverse opinions and experiences has been a major… Read more »


Student Startup Madness Happens Today at SXSW

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Student Startup Madness happens today at SXSW. The ‘collegiate digital media startup tournament’ will feature eight entrepreneurial finalist teams across the country. The students will pitch to a team of VCs, CEOs and thought leaders in tech for a chance to receive $5,000 of credits for Google Cloud Platform. According to Google, Cloud Platform allows “startups to… Read more »


4 Tips For Startups Hiring Freelancers Online

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Let’s face it, hiring freelancers is a cost not every seed-stage startup can afford. One important lesson I have learned from my own experiences at an early-stage startup is that every dime counts, which is why I quickly familiarized myself with Elance, oDesk, Fiverr and Freelancer. Many startup founders are apprehensive about hiring professionals online. However, budget… Read more »



Why Titanium App Development is a Smart Move for Startups Who Need Apps

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Developing mobile applications is a challenge for every professional developer. They need to focus on each elemental aspect, while coding applications that are responsive, functional and compatible. Covering the bases for every feature is not exactly an easy task, even for the most talented developers. That’s why the Titanium application framework has emerged as one of the best for extensive mobile… Read more »


Online Project Management Software: Is it a Blessing or a Curse for Your Company?

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Swimming in a Sea of Subscription-Based Services There’s an ocean of online and subscription-based software out there trying to hook your attention. While newer companies and products bear the risk of disappearing into the murky waters of the ever-changing tech tides, the tried and true options seem almost menacing, as potential users (you and I) grapple… Read more »


How to Manage Startup Culture in a Corporate World

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There’s a poorly-kept secret in “new business” that the key to being successful is to be autonomous. This is not strictly true. The people who are able to raise a startup from nothing to something are people who can lead themselves, need barely any direction or feedback, and are able to see tasks to fruition… Read more »


How to Use Event Marketing Effectively for Your Startup

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In the past, event promotion was a little more straightforward … or was it? Event planners would send out some snazzy postcards, hand out a few flyers, and perhaps send the odd cheeky email. All that they wanted in return was for the potential audience to add their name to the register, and that was that!… Read more »


Hackers and Designers Compete in the First-Ever SXSW Music Hackathon Championship

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AT&T U-verse with GigaPower, will present the first annual SXSW Music Hackathon Championship next week. Over a 24-hour period beginning at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 12th until 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 13th at the Hilton Austin Downtown, hackers and designers will have 24 hours to use their programming know-how and a collection of music-tech APIs, to… Read more »



Can’t Find Decent Talent? Breed Your Own!

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Nearly 40 percent of all startup managers claim finding people with the right skills is the most troubling problem facing their business. Increased incentives to work in the startup world have brought about intense competition in the hiring space. Top talent seems to be getting snatched up right out of college — so how can… Read more »


Where to Find Startups at SXSW 2014

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SXSW Interactive attracts over 32,000 attendees (along with Film), scattered across a handful of venues in downtown Austin. Some people are corporate employees, some are individuals, and others are startup entrepreneurs. Here’s where to find the startups. SXSW Startup Village Located on the fourth floor of the Downtown Austin Hilton, this is where a lot… Read more »