Tips & How To’s

5 Mistakes that Will Kill Your Startup

By | Apr 24, 2015 at 9:00 am

Going from yet another startup to an internationally renowned business is a rocky road. While the entrepreneurs are often considered optimists (as who else pours their heart, soul, and cash into something that has 50% chances to sink in the next 5 years); optimism…

Tips & How To’s

What Startups Need to Know About Content Marketing

By | Apr 23, 2015 at 9:00 am

As the leader of a VC-backed startup, you’re on the clock to build a brand that wows customers and investors. But tackling branding, corporate communications, sales, lead generation and PR separately isn’t cheap or easy. You need one strategy that can drive all of…

Culture

Why Tech Founders Should Always Put Family First

By | Apr 22, 2015 at 6:00 pm

I recently read an interesting post by Devon McDonald of OpenView on how tech companies should help employees find a healthy work-family balance. McDonald has been able to find a balance thanks to OpenView’s work culture of always putting family first. In fact, companies should encourage both women and men…

Marketing

Loot App Lets You Earn Money from the Palm of Your Hand

By | Apr 21, 2015 at 7:00 pm

The concept of earning money for doing basic tasks such as filling out an online survey is not a new one. In fact, there are several websites that are dedicated to this basic purpose, but most of them provide points for gift certificates instead…

Tips & How To’s

Before Quitting Your Job, Read These 35 Startup Tips

By | Apr 21, 2015 at 2:00 pm

The startup life is alluring for many; in particular, it’s a goal desired by those wanting to work for themselves. However, while the prospect of having no boss and working according to one’s own terms is certainly enviable, the entrepreneurial life has with it…

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Productivity

Boost Your Productivity With Multiple Screens [Infographic]

By | Apr 20, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Someone once told me that if I wanted to be productive I should set up an additional monitor in my desk. At first, I found that idea hard to believe because, as a procrastinator,  it would probably encourage multitasking. I thought that by switching attention from…

Accounting

Vancouver

Bench Provides Online Bookkeeping for Small Businesses

By | Apr 20, 2015 at 8:00 am

Bookkeeping is one of the necessary evils of running a business.  Receipts, invoices, revenue tracking, the list goes on. Of course, there are many companies that offer bookkeeping and accounting services for small businesses, but they can be expensive, plus their attention is usually split…

Productivity

Pittsburgh

3 Simple Ways to Save Your Work From a Power Outage

By | Apr 19, 2015 at 6:00 pm

If you’ve had any level of experience with modern technology, then you’ve almost certainly experienced the heartache associated with losing hours of work due to a power interruption or some other malfunction. Fortunately, with a little bit of proactivity on your part, you can…

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If You’re Competing on Price, You’ve Already Lost the Battle

By | Apr 18, 2015 at 8:00 am

Tesla Motors has been making some serious waves in the auto industry over the past few years. What makes this so remarkable is the size of the company compared to the major U.S. and foreign automakers. But unlike Audi and BMW, it’s not pricing…

Tips & How To’s

4 Smart Tips For Relocating Your Startup

By | Apr 17, 2015 at 2:00 pm

The grass and potential investment capital always looks greener on the other side, doesn’t it? While Silicon Valley looks magically alluring to most companies at certain stage; Argentina, Israel, Estonia, and Chili are also among the hottest upcoming startup destinations with excellent startup ecosystems and…

Tips & How To’s

5 Network Security Tips You Should Implement Now

By | Apr 15, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Cyber attacks are no joke. As reports of security breaches at small and medium-sized companies continue to escalate each week, making double-sure your company’s network is well-protected has never been more critical. Here are 5 actionable network security tips you should consider implementing today….

Public Relations

How to Pitch Journalists about Your Startup

By | Apr 15, 2015 at 10:00 am

Ali Tehrani had his first experience with how to pitch journalists while running a Kickstarter campaign. The typical process goes: reach out to journalists you’ve heard of, Google your competition to find more journalists, keep track of everything in a spreadsheet, and inevitably get…

Marketing

3 Ways to Growth Hack Your Content Marketing with Video

By | Apr 14, 2015 at 11:00 am

Growth-hacking is the “lean startup” term coined by Sean Ellis for using conversion marketing tactics like content marketing, A/B testing, and analytics to grow a company quickly and efficiently. This strategy has helped many companies accelerate their growth by focusing each and every tactic…

Tips & How To’s

4 Smart Tips for Working with Online Influencers

By | Apr 13, 2015 at 2:32 pm

Influencer marking is the hottest marketing trend in 2015. According to a recent study by the Journal of Consumer Research, modern consumers often form opinions or make positive judgments about products and services based on the opinions of those they follow on social media….