Women's issues

The Sad State of Women in Tech [INFOGRAPHIC]

By | Aug 17, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Between 1991 and 2014, the percent of women in tech decreased from 37 percent to 26 percent in the United States. In New York City alone, men outnumber women seven to three in tech jobs. In a world where tech talent is in high…

Work-life balance

Richard Branson’s 5 Tips for Work-Life Balance

By | Aug 17, 2015 at 11:36 am

When he’s not busy being the billionaire founder of Virgin Group and its 400 companies, Sir Richard Branson is known to have a bit of fun. You might find him partying with his family on a private island, dressing up like Che Guevara, or…

Tips & How To’s

How to Optimize Instagram to Build Your Personal Brand [INFOGRAPHIC]

By | Aug 17, 2015 at 8:00 am

I’m going to start by telling you a couple of things that you already know: Building a personal brand–whether it be to get a job, charm investors, or engage potential clients–is just as important as building your business’s brand. And leveraging social media platforms is…



Fighting Back Against Internet Censorship in Australia

By | Aug 16, 2015 at 4:00 pm

It was an ominous moment in Australian Internet culture when Australian Telecommunications Minister Stephen Conroy announced in 2007 that there would be Internet censorship in Australia. There was little in the way of placation when he said that it wouldn’t be like in China:…


Building an Affordable Virtual Environment for Remote Teams

By | Aug 15, 2015 at 8:00 pm

There is more to remote teamwork than just working from home. In fact, it may not have anything to do with working from home. Unlike common belief, it is not just an organizational style to be adopted in order to provide employees more comfort…



Entrepreneurs: Beat the Pitch Jitters When Speaking to Investors

By | Aug 14, 2015 at 6:00 pm

College students, engineers, and dreamers all over the world are tinkering in their garages, striving to create the next big tech innovation. And the amazing, exhilarating truth is that they might just do it! The tech startup world has evolved into an idea meritocracy….


5 Most Important Financial Metrics for Startups

By | Aug 14, 2015 at 11:34 am

Small business success comes from planning, goal setting, and progress checkups. Businesses, small and large, use metrics to measure the progress of meeting goals. A metric is used to gain insight into how well your business is performing and to map the location of each…

Young entrepreneurs

6 Kid YouTubers Are Swiftly Becoming Successful Entrepreneurs

By | Aug 13, 2015 at 9:00 pm

The video blogging culture seems to be at its peak, and these kids are making a serious name for themselves on YouTube. The key to YouTube popularity is that any video these kids upload will get shared and amass record views. Most of the…


Deadlines Ruin Creativity, According to Neuroscience

By | Aug 13, 2015 at 6:00 pm

While deadlines can certainly contribute to boosts in productivity, according to neuroscientist John Kounios, deadlines ruin creativity. Finding new ways to optimize productivity is certainly welcome – in a world where we’re constantly interrupted by the noise and activity of on our devices, methods…


Four Data Driven Ways to Become a Better Angel Investor

By | Aug 13, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Angel investing has always been a high risk, high reward proposition. In exchange for a percentage of the company, or convertible debt, an angel investor accepts the risks that come with their investment. These risks include the company going under, or their investment being diluted by future investment rounds. In view of these challenges,…


The 24 Character Strengths in Psychology (and How to Identify Yours)

By | Aug 13, 2015 at 2:00 pm

At work, we tend to think about using our skills: our ability to write, design, code, or use Excel. That kind of focus means we’re doing the things we’re good at, but not necessarily the things that make us feel alive. But what if…

Programming education

Founders: 5 Five Reasons your Developer Belongs at Big Nerd Ranch Bootcamp

By | Aug 13, 2015 at 12:30 pm

It’s never been easier to learn how to code. In the past five years coding boot camps has been launching worldwide. However, many of these programs are for beginners. Big Nerd Ranch, however, specializes in teaching a curriculum for experienced developers—just ask Facebook and…

Tips & How To’s

Ready for a Close-up: Funding Small Businesses through Video

By | Aug 12, 2015 at 10:00 pm

The truth is that video is dominating the Internet. Estimates suggest that by 2017, online video will comprise almost three-quarters of consumer traffic. With video as an emergent strength, it makes sense for new businesses to use the medium as a source of funding….

Digital nomad

Travel Philosophy from a Toptal Digital Nomad

By | Aug 12, 2015 at 12:44 pm

“I love it when things don’t go as planned. Sometimes you can get upset; maybe you get lost and it’s hot outside, but maybe you find a beautiful beach, or meet someone, or find a great restaurant. These days, I tend to roam cities…

Tips & How To’s

3 Effective Strategies to Grow your Subscriber List

By | Aug 12, 2015 at 11:00 am

According to MarketingProfs the email marketing average ROI is $40 for every $1 spent, far outstripping banner ads ($2) and keyword ads ($17). Compared to the fast fleeting tweets and Facebook posts that can be buried in over-saturated users’ feeds, email marketing ensures greater visibility and…

Reports & Rankings

The 5 Hottest Finance Startups from 2014

By | Aug 12, 2015 at 10:00 am

Mattermark ranked the five fastest-growing finance startups from last year, and four of them happen to be bitcoin-related. Coincidence? “Traditional payment methods are sluggish, costly, and insecure compared to bitcoin. This financial technology has the potential to revolutionize the economy and make it more…


16 Popular Business Apps to Boost Your Team’s Productivity

By | Aug 11, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Growing a business is hard, especially if you don’t have the right tools to scale your business. Luckily, there’s an app for that — Countless apps, in fact. But choosing the right apps for your business can be difficult. Here are 16 of the…