Tips & How To’s

3 Valuable Business Lessons Learned From Working in a Bookstore

By | Apr 6, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Believe it or not, some of the most powerful business lessons I learned were from working at a store that could barely keep its lights on. It was a small, independent bookstore in my hometown that, sadly, doesn’t exist anymore — but it was…

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4 Innovations From the Mind of Jeff Bezos

By | Apr 6, 2017 at 4:30 pm

In 1994, the internet was still finding its sea legs. From vague terms like the “information superhighway” to the birth of ecommerce, internet users were in the beginning stages of something that would dictate the path of all future technology to come. And if…

HR and Recruiting

What’s New in the Software Development Industry in 2017

By | Apr 6, 2017 at 11:20 am

Software developing company Coding Sans has just released a 2017 report, the State of Software Development, in order to take a look at the trends, challenges and tactics that the modern software developer is facing today. Here’s a quick summation of key points from the report, which…

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3 Types of Workspaces That Nurture Productivity

By | Apr 6, 2017 at 9:15 am

Whether it’s at home or at work, your office should be a place where you can collaborate and reflect. For founders  they are always at work, even when we’re not, and creating spaces where they can continue to work through the daily tasks. As the CEO…

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San Francisco

How a 27-Year-Old Tester from Estonia Is Tackling a $3.5 Trillion Industry

By | Apr 5, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Kristel Kruustük was just 23 when she decided to change how quality assurance (QA) testers were treated. Together with her then-boyfriend (now cofounder and husband) Marko Kruustük, she built a platform designed to connect QA testers with companies without taking advantage of either. After winning a first-place…

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13 Ways IT Departments Can Stay Ahead of Technology Changes

By | Apr 5, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Moore’s Law states that every two years, processing power will double. While there’s questions about whether that rate will slow, what isn’t in question is that the remarkable changes in technological systems — both software and hardware — can leave IT departments and executives…

Tips & How To’s

Dallas

5 Ways Veteran Entrepreneurs Can Turn Military Skills into Business Savvy

By | Apr 5, 2017 at 12:50 pm

About 200,000 people transition out of military service annually, and according to the Institute for Veterans and Military Families, close to half find that their main challenge is adapting to civilian culture. U.S. veterans seeking to get into business for themselves have a support network from…

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What Could a Tesla City Look Like?

By | Apr 5, 2017 at 11:20 am

When he founded PayPal, we knew he was a skilled entrepreneur with his finger on the pulse of the business world. When he decided to take on self-driving cars, we knew that the roads would never be the same. When he made up his mind about…

Marketing & Social Media

The 6 Growth Hack Mistakes All B2B Startups Need to Avoid

By | Apr 5, 2017 at 10:30 am

Starting up a new business is a challenge and the challenge is even bigger if you are venturing into the B2B territory. The B2B space differs in its risks and technicalities. These startups have to begin their journey in the absence of a proper…

Remote work

4 Skills Needed to Be Successful at Remote Work

By | Apr 4, 2017 at 8:30 pm

In 2015, 23 percent of employees reported doing a portion of their work remotely, up from 19 percent in 2003, Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows. But despite the growth in employees who identify as remote workers  – as well as employers seeking remote workers…

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Dallas

How to Successfully Exit Your Startup, Tips from Dallas Entrepreneurs

By | Apr 4, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Success doesn’t happen overnight in the business world. Every day, founders hit the grindstone and stay lean to build businesses that someone else wants to buy. At Dallas Startup Week powered by Chase for Business, five entrepreneurs shared their stories about exiting their companies as a…

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4 Ways Busy Entrepreneurs Can Automate Their Investment Life

By | Apr 4, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Building wealth with passive income and having enough time to do the things you love is the entrepreneurial dream. Unfortunately, running a business successfully can be a lot more stressful, time-consuming, and exhausting than having a day job. If you truly want to build…

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15 Methods to Improve Your Customer Base During the Offseason

By | Apr 4, 2017 at 9:15 am

The seasons are changing, and with them are the needs of your customers. This can leave ecommerce sites with down periods and few sales. While this offers businesses a chance to retool their sites or review future ad strategies, it’s not always great for…

Interviews

Ankur Jain and Alex Fiance of Kairos Society on Moonshots for Social Good

By | Apr 3, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Kairos is an ancient Greek word meaning right or opportune moment, and a word used to describe the Kairos Society, a global foundation dedicated to solving the world’s problems through business, technology and innovation. Kairos was founded in 2008 by Ankur Jain and joined later by Alex…

Marketing

5 Market Research Tips Every Startup Should Know

By | Apr 3, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Market research is imperative to the success of any business. According to studies, some of the top reasons why startups fail include the lack of planning, the absence of supplier knowledge, and issues with pricing. Regardless of your niche, the chances of these occurring…

Tips & How To’s

A Road Map to Evidence-Based Startup Success

By | Apr 3, 2017 at 10:30 am

Evidence is vital for a startup to keep growing. Startups are regularly making enterprise-level sales at every stage of the cycle, from initial conversations with potential prospects to account growth, and without a little information, the wrong decision is only a meeting away. The primary…

Productivity

How Going Green Made Me a Better Entrepreneur

By | Apr 2, 2017 at 2:30 pm

For years, going green was just another bucket list item that always got pushed off for another day. Eco-consciousness was always viewed as something I could achieve later in life, when I had more time. Because, if I’m being honest, the idea of shifting all…