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Read Entrepreneur Stories on How They Got Their First 3 Customers

First 3 Customers

Sure, you’ve finalized a great service or product, but how are you going to attract your first customers or users? For many startups, after the initial step of creating a working product, the next arduous task is to create the perfect strategy for user acquisition. Without users or customers actually engaging with what you’re offering… Read more »

Smarter Home Startup Sense Labs, Inc Raises $2.5M in Funding


Cambridge-based startup Sense Labs has raised $2.5 million in equity funding, according to a recent regulatory filing. The company builds devices that analyzes the electrical use in your home that can be monitored on your smartphone. This announcement comes just in time for CES 2015, where consumers will be shown various smart home and internet of things breakthroughs…. Read more »

Fuhu: Lessons From 2014’s Fastest-Growing Company


Fuhu, the company that created Nabi, an Android tablet for kids and an Adobe Air application that allows children to access the Internet in a parent-controlled environment, is growing fast. Based in El Segundo, California, Fuhu was created in 2008 and in the last 3 years has grown 158,957%. It made $195.6m in revenue during that time. According to… Read more »

11 Questions To Ask Before Hiring a WordPress Developer/Programmer

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Developing a website can be compared to solving a jigsaw puzzle. Sometimes the picture looks fine, but when viewed closely, some pieces are not in the right places. A website may function properly for some time, but when a change or any update is made, the site fails to work efficiently. Avoiding the developers who will… Read more »

Websites vs. Physical Stores: Online Business Trends for 2015

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Over the last few years, we saw companies of all sizes embracing digital media for the most critical business processes. In the realm of sales and marketing, the online ecosystem has virtually become a default channel for activities such as product or service promotion and increasing customer loyalty. We can see this in the example… Read more »

Why You Should Read More Books in 2015

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Last night, instead of being a fun human being and partying it up at a wild New Year’s Eve party, I spent the evening cooking a pot of blanquette de veau, sitting around in my parents’ living room, and finishing up a few books before the start of the new year. Sure, it’s lame, and… Read more »

Running vNext on OSX and Linux


A preview of the latest platform, vNext, has been released by Microsoft. It is completely open-source and has cross-platform capabilities. vNext embraces non-Windows hosts as first-class citizens. It takes things to the next level and empowers developers to deploy their own version of the .Net framework on an application basis. vNext is: Unification of… Read more »

15 Time Wasters to Avoid If You Want to Be More Successful in 2015 [INFOGRAPHIC]


A thing that’s great: binge watching episodes of The Gilmore Girls on Netflix. A thing that’s even better: doing said Netflix watching whilst openly refusing to read through the Chinese language review book I bought for myself months ago. A thing that’s terrible: both things do not, at all, benefit the development of my productivity skills (unsurprisingly). For 2015,… Read more »