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Startups: Here are 3 ‘Real’ Problems to Solve

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Dear startups: What problem are you solving? If you’re looking for a new market to penetrate, let me help you to unearth markets that software has yet to eat and people who will adopt quickly because they don’t have an abundance of choice in solutions to their problems. A natural and good tendency for entrepreneurs… Read more »


What You’ll Learn Raising Capital

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Raising capital is one of the hardest jobs an entrepreneur has to do. Not only does it take time away from your company, but you also have to hear every reason about why your company will fail. “Your business model is garbage.” “I still have no idea what your company does.” “Yeah, that will never… Read more »


5 Tips to Easily Customize Website Templates

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Sometimes it’s better — and certainly faster — to run your website on a pre-built template rather than design it from scratch. Especially when your website is an important part of your strategy. There are two main scenarios for choosing ready-made templates: you either test your website and want to see how it performs with… Read more »


No More Yellow Pages: Getting Your Law Firm Online

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Research shows that as many as 90 percent  of consumers begin their hunt for any kind of service through search engine exploration and 70 percent of them do not even go past the first page of the results. While these statistics apply to almost all kinds of businesses, it is beneficial for attorneys to get their law firm online as… Read more »




Inside the Company Culture of Meetup

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At any given moment, something like 2,000 meetups are going on simultaneously around the world. Meetup has a whopping 18.95 million members who are part of over 170,00 groups in 176 countries. Managing this flurry of activity are 123 employees, mostly based in Meetup’s New York City headquarters. They also have scattered team members in Philadelphia, Providence,… Read more »


MeteorJs: Prototype to Production App In A Few Weeks

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MeteorJs is an open-source framework to quickly build web apps that is powerful enough for an experienced developer, but easy enough for a beginner to get started on building a production app. Meteor Development went through Y Combinator in 2011 and also raised $11.2 million from Alexis Ohanian and Andreessen Horowitz, among others. When my co-founder and… Read more »


Startup PR Basics: How to Handle Press Releases, Media Lists, Pitch Emails, and Follow Ups

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Want a subscription to Pr.co? The first 5 people who tweet this article and mention @techcocktail will get a free 6-month Business subscription ($450 value). Right now, startup PR is pretty much a lose-lose situation for entrepreneurs and journalists. You entrepreneurs send out pitches you’re unsure about, get ignored, follow up, and get ignored again. You probably… Read more »


Cloud Texting Services for Z-Gen Businesses

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Communication technology is progressing each day, providing individuals and businesses with highly efficient ways of communication, and that too at extremely nominal costs. The state of affairs is a true representation of how technology should be – giving you better, for even less. Out of the innumerable advancements made in communication technology during the last… Read more »


Social Media Time Management Tips

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Small business owners have a ton of responsibilities on their plates every day; unfortunately keeping up with social media isn’t usually on top of their lists. Social media has become a big part of most people’s lives these days, especially for business owners and entrepreneurs. It’s crucial to employ time management tips to stay on top of business… Read more »


Does Apple’s New iPhone 6 Mean War On Startups?

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The wait for Apple’s new iPhone is finally over, and it seems like they prepared to battle a few startups in the industry for users. Ok, maybe I’m exaggerating, but their latest announcement showed that the iPhone 6 has new capabilities previously offered by third-party apps. From the looks of it, the new iPhone comes with many… Read more »


Cats and Company Culture at Cheezburger

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At our Tech Cocktail Sessions event last week in Chicago, Cheezburger CEO Ben Huh joined us to talk about everything from why entrepreneurs are like cats to his favorite book and other interesting tidbits. Many of the questions from the audience centered on hiring and managing employees, and Huh started to build a picture of the… Read more »