Funding

China’s Airbnb and a GIF Enabler Raise Major Funding

By | Aug 3, 2015 at 3:10 pm

We’re kicking off this Monday with some major funding as well as acquisitions that took place over the weekend. Some things that you may have missed, though: Fortune having some doubt about SoulCycle’s IPO; New York startups are doing #everything and are looking for…

Reports & Rankings

Boston

The Top 20 Startup Ecosystems by Percentage of Female Founders

By | Aug 3, 2015 at 11:00 am

The top 20 startup ecosystems in the world average 18 percent female founders, Compass’s Global Startup Ecosystem Ranking 2015 reported last week – an improvement from 2012’s numbers but still nowhere near a gender balance. Chicago had the highest percentage of female founders in…

Tips & How To’s

5 Strategies to Safeguard Against Black Hat SEO

By | Aug 2, 2015 at 10:00 pm

Black hat SEO is turning into a highly-debated subject in the SEO community. The idea of utilizing strategies to damage a contenders rankings is nothing new. While black hat SEO used to offer bunches of backlinks to your site at a cost, now they…

Tips & How To’s

iPhone 6 Tips for Perfect Panorama and Time-Lapse Videos

By | Aug 2, 2015 at 6:00 pm

There is a great deal of hype and controversy behind the Apple iPhone. The world seems to be full of Apple enthusiasts and a fair share of haters of the legacy. One thing is certain, Apple is the most powerful brand in the world….

Tips & How To’s

3 Common Issues When Implementing New Business Software

By | Aug 2, 2015 at 4:00 pm

There comes a time when every company decides to switch over to a new business software, whether it’s because they have increased their customer base and need something to handle the new work flow, or they’re looking for a better, updated program. However, the…

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Marketing

Cutting Through the Noise: 4 Tips for Having your Content Read

By | Aug 2, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Over 2.5 million blog posts are published daily on the Internet. When you are a new business, just tapping into the world of “content marketing”, cutting through the information noise and having your message heard by your potential customers looks like mission impossible. The…

Tips & How To’s

6 Amazing Tips to Build Brand Awareness through Mobile Apps

By | Aug 1, 2015 at 10:00 am

One of the simplest ways to increase brand awareness over a longer period of time is to build an app. While this might seem naive at first, as building an app can be expensive, consider this. Your app will be with you for years…

Dev & Design

Essential Traits of the Most Successful Company Logos

By | Jul 31, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Whether you’re a freelance designer who wants to give your clients a logo that catches the most attention or you’re a startup founder who simply looking to create a company logo that’s best representative of you goals, you’ll need to know the essential traits…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Shocker: You Should be Getting More Sleep

By | Jul 31, 2015 at 7:00 pm

It used to be considered admirable if you were one of those people who could function on three hours of sleep a night, fueling yourself with Redbull through an IV drip. However, anyone who insists that they can perform at their peak on three hours…

Marketing

Storytelling is the Differentiator your Startup is Ignoring

By | Jul 31, 2015 at 5:00 pm

The classic “four Ps” of marketing, originally coined in the 1960s, described the four elements that distinguished a brand: product, price, place, and promotion. In the tech industry, the four Ps alone aren’t enough to define a brand. Consider Uber and Lyft. Because many…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Virginia Beach

5 Reasons Entrepreneurs Need to Take a Beach Trip

By | Jul 31, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Summer is arguably the best time of the year, and as we near the end of the season, it’s important that you book a trip to the beach (if you haven’t already done so or gone). Why’s that? Well, if you’re an entrepreneur, hitting…

Marketing

Three Important Tips for Improving your Online Reputation

By | Jul 31, 2015 at 11:00 am

Most businesses today have realized they need an online presence, but many either haven’t made it a priority or they don’t maintain that presence properly. An online reputation is important in the business world, as it helps customers see your company in either a…

Work-life balance

How to Find a Better Work-Life Balance

By | Jul 31, 2015 at 10:00 am

Since its inception, the American higher education system has been continuously evolving, but no change has had a greater impact on learners than the introduction of modern technology into the classrooms. Once a path only for the privileged elite who could manage the financial…

Tips & How To’s

Five Tips for Promoting a Website that is In a Difficult Niche

By | Jul 31, 2015 at 8:00 am

The best thing about going into niche marketing as a part of your career is that there are unlimited markets available. You can select a market that is parallel with your personal hobbies and interests, or you can do research on some profitable markets….

Reports & Rankings

The 5 Hottest Analytics Startups of 2014

By | Jul 30, 2015 at 12:43 pm

Mattermark ranked the five fastest-growing analytics startups from last year, and we wanted to know: to what do they attribute their massive growth? From their responses, it’s clear that what works for one startup doesn’t necessarily work for another. DoubleDutch (ranked #3), which focuses…

Culture

What Ownership Really Means in Business

By | Jul 30, 2015 at 9:00 am

To me ownership is the single most important concept in business and, although equity is important, I’m not talking about actual shares or percentages of a company. I’m talking about empowering employees, partners, and coworkers to be able to make decisions. Ownership equates to…

Profiles

London

From Punjab to Profit: Why I Moved my Startup to London’s Tech City

By | Jul 30, 2015 at 8:00 am

Facebook. Pinterest. Zenefits. Twitter. Jawbone. Uber. In the startup world, we are lead to to believe that unicorns are born in Silicon Valley. And in many cases, they are. Accelerators, incubators, meetups, and startup competitions all form part of a burgeoning ecosystem which relies…