Diversity

Cedar Rapids

8 Women-Led Businesses Caffeinating the Iowa Startup Ecosystem

By | Feb 2, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Throughout February, eight women-led businesses are set to present at 1 Million Cups in Iowa in a series of events that will showcase up-and-coming startups. The Female Founders events will be held to better highlight the contribution and impact female entrepreneurs have made on…

Entrepreneur

4 Questions to Ask Yourself Every Day to Avoid Stress

By | Feb 2, 2017 at 12:50 pm

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. As an entrepreneur, stress is part of your daily routine. With a seemingly endless stream of tasks to accomplish and deadlines to meet, it’s a…

Opinion/Analysis

Do It Yourself Is the New Slogan for the Next Wave of Tech Startups

By | Feb 2, 2017 at 11:20 am

Technology is complicated. Like truly, unbelievably complicated. It’s so complicated that I can’t even articulate the language to properly explain how complicated it really is. Sure, you can take tutorials and attend bootcamps. But without years of training and plenty of resources, you’re going…

Startups & Apps

4 Apps Contractors Cannot Live Without

By | Feb 2, 2017 at 10:30 am

The industry of construction and contractors is not the first to come to mind when we think of technological innovation. Other than new materials, it seems as if this industry is somewhat immune to the novelties found on other fields. According to Don Paz,…

Business

4 Ways to Prevent Data Loss in Your Workplace

By | Feb 2, 2017 at 9:15 am

Although security applications have been around for a long time, data loss remains a serious threat to businesses online and offline. According to IBM’s 2016 Cost of Data Breach Study, the average cost of lost data was $221 in the U.S. 48 percent of…

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Finance

What Is a Good Income for an “Average” Entrepreneur?

By | Feb 1, 2017 at 8:30 pm

If you check out the self-help section of a bookstore, you’ll find a subsection on financial health: books that will speak to making your first million by age 35. You will find titles such as Rich Dad, Poor Dad, The Millionaire Fast Lane, The…

Energy

4 Easy Ways to Start Going Green as a Company

By | Feb 1, 2017 at 7:00 pm

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. Going green can start at home, but it doesn’t have to stay there. There are several different ways to make your office energy efficient. The benefits…

Startups & Apps

5 Email Marketing Platforms for Higher Conversion Rates in 2017

By | Feb 1, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Right now, the ROI of email marketing is huge. In fact, email marketing prompts order values three times as high as those produced by social media. With so many email marketing platforms out there, it can be tough to decide which one fits. Today,…

Startups & Apps

Tampa

The 9 Tampa Bay Startups You Need to Know About [Poll]

By | Feb 1, 2017 at 4:30 pm

This article is part of a Startup Week content series brought to you by CHASE for BUSINESS. Startup Week is celebration of entrepreneurs in cities around the globe. CHASE for BUSINESS is everything a business needs in one place, from expert advice to valuable products and…

Real Estate

Zenplace Is Reinventing the $55 Billion Property Management Industry

By | Feb 1, 2017 at 3:30 pm

The real estate industry is going through a transformation. In the last decade, rental properties have grown to constitute about 40% of the overall industry, which has made property management among the fastest growing sectors. However, even though the real estate industry is getting…

Sports

Houston

Watch Super Bowl 51 for Free Without Cable

By | Feb 1, 2017 at 2:20 pm

I just became a cord cutter a few weeks ago, and it was very liberating. Until, of course I realized that, even with a Sling TV subscription, there may not be a way to watch Super Bowl 51 from home. But alas – some good news! This year,…

Startups & Apps

Houston

Tushi Pal Is the World’s First Fair-Trade Fitness Tracker

By | Feb 1, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Fitness trackers have become the go-to technology for avid athletes, health nuts, and people still holding out hope that they can keep their new year’s resolution alive. These tiny devices are designed to blend into your wardrobe while providing up-to-the-minute data about everything from…

Startups & Apps

Redecorating Your Home Doesn’t Have to be Horrifying with Hutch

By | Feb 1, 2017 at 11:20 am

When you’re ready to redecorate your home, it can take months of scouring ecommerce sites and online garage sales before you can find the right combination of furniture. And while Pinterest is helpful, it can’t do everything. Fortunately, one company can. Today, Hutch, an interior design…

Amazon

Seattle

Amazon Echo Hits Over 8 Million Sales

By | Feb 1, 2017 at 10:30 am

If you don’t own an Amazon Echo yet, you’re still in the majority – but there are now 8.2 million people who have embraced all the amazing benefits that the Echo has to offer. What is even more remarkable about this sales milestone is that it…

Tips & How To’s

How to Turn Business Chatbots Into Startup Dollar Signs

By | Feb 1, 2017 at 9:15 am

Chatbots are everywhere, whether we realize it or not. And as the technology evolves, our robotic brethren are increasingly deceptive. Think about the last time you chatted with an online customer service representative. How confident are you that you were talking with a human?…

Startups & Apps

Albuquerque

New Mexico-Based Ideum Uses Technology to Educate and Entertain

By | Jan 31, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Education in this country is in need of a serious overhaul. Fortunately, Ideum is changing the way we experience educational exhibits by using high-tech, interactive displays to capture our attention. You probably remember the museum exhibits of the past: quiet hallways showcasing static displays with a…

Tips & How To’s

7 Online Life Hacks to Help You Master 2017

By | Jan 31, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Isn’t it super frustrating when you have to do an hour of research to find what you’re looking for on the internet? Ever procrastinate doing things that you know will take a large chunk of your time? Luckily, many intelligent individuals have done the…