Interviews

GAIN’s CEO on How the App Bootstrapped Its Way to a Winning Business

By | Apr 25, 2017 at 4:30 pm

As the internet’s “wild west” era comes to an end, the open internet’s promise of freedom has given way to siloed social networks as the gatekeepers that connect audiences with content. For marketers, that means one thing: It’s time to power up their social…

Remote work

5 Ways You Can Foster a More Productive Remote Work Environment

By | Apr 25, 2017 at 9:15 am

Fostering a productive virtual work environment isn’t easy, but it’s very necessary. Remote work is the wave of the future, with about 3.7 million workers in the U.S. now telecommuting at least half the time. That’s a lot of working from home. At Acceleration…

Tips & How To’s

5 Things Your Startup Needs to Do After Launching a Website

By | Apr 24, 2017 at 7:00 pm

You’ve launched your website and the startup now has its outfacing presence to the world. According to the annual BrightLocal Consumer Review Survey of 2016, it takes less than ten reviews before the consumers form an opinion regarding a particular brand. If you hope to…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Top 7 Tech.Co Stories About Overcoming Sleepless Nights

By | Apr 24, 2017 at 5:50 pm

According to the National Sleep Foundation, only 35 percent of Americans surveyed get a good night sleep and only 24 percent of women reported they woke up feeling well-rested zero days out of the past four days in the same survey. At a conscious…

Entrepreneur

Versatility Is the Key to Entrepreneurial Success

By | Apr 24, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Being a jack of all trades wasn’t always a good thing. In fact, if you take the time to finish the quote, it sounds decidedly less complimentary: “a jack of all trades and a master of none.” Ouch, that one has got to hurt….

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Tips & How To’s

How to Get Your Team to Actually Show Up for Your Next Meeting

By | Apr 24, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Meetings are the lifeblood of your workforce. They enable progress and help work to move forward. However, more often than not, they can be overly inefficient or unproductive. Correcting this systematic problem is something we’ve set ourselves out to tackle at Do, our collaborative meeting platform…

Marketing & Social Media

6 Ways Infographics Can Boost Your Content Marketing

By | Apr 24, 2017 at 10:30 am

You are more likely to remember a new contact on your phone if you saved their information with their face rather than their name. Why? Your brain is capable of processing visuals about 60,000 times faster – and more effectively – than text. This…

Entrepreneur

4 Early Startup Mistakes Every Entrepreneur Needs to Avoid

By | Apr 24, 2017 at 9:15 am

It’s a part of the American dream: starting a business and guiding it along to an amazing level of success. And while many entrepreneurs focus on the expected and worthwhile rewards of starting a new company, not as many are aware of some potential pitfalls…

Culture

Increase Employee Productivity With These 5 Fun Office Hacks

By | Apr 23, 2017 at 2:30 pm

You can achieve a simultaneously productive and relaxed environment by giving your employees what they want. An office that is simultaneously relaxed and productive? How does that work? In the corporate world, we’ve long been conditioned to believe that a good work ethic is…

Interviews

Chicago

Craig Vodnik of Cleverbridge on Having Offices in 3 Continents

By | Apr 23, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Craig Vodnik is the cofounder of Cleverbridge, a global subscription billing provider. Founded in 2005, Cleverbridge has grown to 300+ employees with offices in Cologne (Germany), Chicago, San Francisco and Tokyo. They have done this all without raising any outside money. At the beginning of his…

Productivity

The 3 Ways That Team-Building Activities Will Unite Your Employees

By | Apr 23, 2017 at 10:30 am

Team building will create a sense of unity in your business. It can ensure that efficiency levels are high and guarantee that everyone is working to the best of their ability. It’s also possible, through team-building exercises, to create a feeling of community. This…

Interviews

Chicago

Katlin Smith of Simple Mills on the Value of Clean Eating in Life and Business

By | Apr 22, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Katlin Smith is the founder of Simple Mills, a food startup that only uses simple, whole food ingredients. While working as a consultant, Katlin discovered she had a gluten-sensitivity and started experimenting with her almond-flour baking mixes on the weekends.  Shortly after launching her…

Marketing

6 Ways to Manage Outsourced Public Content

By | Apr 22, 2017 at 10:30 am

When developing a blog for your company, it’s not uncommon to reach out to freelancers or agencies to get some help. So what does a founder do to maintain a consistent tone, vibe and voice of the culture of the company if they turn to outsourcing…

Marketing

How Email Marketing Can Help You Reunite With Dormant Customers

By | Apr 21, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Customer acquisition is something every organization strives for. But do we give enough importance to customers whom we have already served or those who showed interest in our offerings in the past? The answer may vary from company to company, but facts state that…

Remote work

5 Tips to Help You Stay Ahead of Your Schedule

By | Apr 21, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Our schedule is an important resource that we can’t purchase, it often used ineffectively. Planning ahead the schedule of work is a great way for you to think about the goals you want to achieve daily, weekly, monthly or yearly. This puts you on…

Tips & How To’s

Work-Life Balance Is More Important Than Salary [Infographic]

By | Apr 21, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Despite its status as one of the most famous rambling of a psychotic killer, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy,” is an important mantra to live by, especially when working at a startup. Burning the midnight oil and foregoing sleep for…

Healthy Entrepreneur

4 Ways to Cope With the Stress of Leadership

By | Apr 21, 2017 at 10:30 am

The freedom of being a leader comes with hidden shackles. Whether it’s the ties you feel to your investors or the commitment you feel to your supporters and employees, letting these people down is simply not an option as a startup founder. As a…