Digital nomad

8 Essential Tools for Nomadic Entrepreneurs

By | Jun 11, 2015 at 10:30 am

Among the perks of doing business today, being able to do it from anywhere in the world is one of the most satisfying of them. Location independent lifestyles, or #nomads, is on the rise and if you feel you need a little shake-up too,…

Reports & Rankings

Where Does Your Favorite US App Rank in Terms of Quality?

By | Jun 10, 2015 at 9:19 pm

Believe it or not, there’s a company out there that combs through half a billion ratings and user reviews submitted across more than 30 million apps in the Android and iOS app stores. Why do they do this? Well, they’ve taken it upon themselves…

Venture Capital

Indianapolis

Indianapolis as an Epicenter of Innovation: High Alpha Raises $35M

By | Jun 10, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Big news coming out of Indianapolis, Indiana today as High Alpha announced they have raised $35 million to create, operate, and fund enterprise cloud companies. According to the crew of entrepreneurs leading High Alpha – Scott Dorsey, Mike Fitzgerald, Eric Tobias, and Kirstian Andersen…

Productivity

These 3 Productivity Apps Will Be a Game Changer for Your Life

By | Jun 10, 2015 at 5:00 pm

The ever-changing lists of recommended apps appear time and again, to a point where it seems like every day a new listicle emerges, aiming to change your life with apps you’ve probably never seen and experienced before. Sports apps, health apps, insurance apps –…

Reports & Rankings

The 5 Hottest Enterprise Software Startups

By | Jun 10, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Founded in 2011 by a team of ex-Yahooers, enterprise software startup Hortonworks wanted to spread the open-source Hadoop framework and make a profit while doing it. Their goal is to help big companies make sense of all their data and turn it into money-making…

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Reports & Rankings

Google’s Larry Page, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Among 50 Highest-Rated CEOs

By | Jun 10, 2015 at 11:20 am

What does it take to be considered one of the best CEOs in the country? It seems that we can look to the leaders of some of Silicon Valley’s biggest companies. A recent report by jobs review platform Glassdoor looked at the 50 highest-rated…

Dev & Design

Improve Your SEO Efforts With a Better Site Structure

By | Jun 10, 2015 at 10:00 am

Often when people talk about SEO, the importance of building a site with a proper, SEO-friendly site structure is generally left out. In fact, some experts might even argue that there is no such thing as an SEO-friendly site structure and might claim that…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Better Posture Will Boost your Mood and your Sales

By | Jun 9, 2015 at 3:00 pm

It’s 3 p.m. You are slumped down in your office chair clutching yet another cup of coffee. You stare at the list of leads you should be calling. At the moment though, your enthusiasm for your product (or service) is about equal to going…

Women's issues

Chicago

Uber Launches Initiative to Recruit More Female Drivers in Chicago

By | Jun 9, 2015 at 2:01 pm

This morning, Uber announced the launch of a new joint initiative with the YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago that’s aimed at bringing on 5,000 female drivers in Chicago by the end of the year. Called “Drive to Thrive”, the campaign is a part of the…

Work-life balance

This Guy’s Beard Fell Out from Working Too Much

By | Jun 9, 2015 at 10:00 am

Designer and developer Jason Lengstorf was working 80-hour weeks designing websites for clients in 2012, when his beard started falling out. “Patches of my beard started to turn white. The whiskers became ultra-fine. Then they fell out altogether. Shortly afterward, I lost my ability…

Reports & Rankings

15 US Cities with the Most Startup Activity

By | Jun 8, 2015 at 8:00 am

Austin beat out Silicon Valley’s San Jose and San Francisco as the US city with the most startup activity, in 2015 Kauffman Index data released last week. The Kauffman Index is an annual look at startup activity across US cities and states by the entrepreneurship-focused…

Accounting

Invoicing Techniques To Avoid Late Payments

By | Jun 7, 2015 at 10:00 pm

One of the biggest problems for startups and small businesses is late payments. When a company is starting out, capital is stretched thin. Prompt payment is indeed essential to the smooth running of any business, but especially for those still finding their feet. There are…

Product

Need for Speed: User Behavior, Conversions, and Web Tweaks

By | Jun 7, 2015 at 10:00 am

Webmasters, marketers, and site/app owners are bombarded with myriad tips and tricks to improve conversions and grow the bottom lines on their web properties. These range from improving technical SEO to bettering social engagement rates, to even working on page design and layout. An…

HR and Recruiting

3 Types of Employees That Will Destroy Your Business

By | Jun 7, 2015 at 8:00 am

To be successful, a business owner needs to keep their eyes on many different spinning plates. Marketing, budgeting, and customer service are just a few of the very important facets that successful companies monitor in order to build on and expand their success. Much…