Jobs/HR/Recruiting

5 Reasons to Hire People on Characteristics

By | Mar 29, 2017 at 2:20 pm

At any given point in time at a fast growing startup, you’re hiring across functions, levels and specific disciplines. It’s difficult to find someone who checks all the boxes across the most important skills, let alone someone who has the combination of those talents…

Coworking spaces

WeWork Is Committing $20 Million to Innovators with Creator Awards

By | Mar 29, 2017 at 12:50 pm

While the coworking revolution has taken over cities across the world, no one has made more of an impact on the business world than WeWork. Their mission of creating a world where people work to make a life, not just a living rings true…

Gear & Gadgets

Philadelphia

Nucleus Is a Modern Twist on Home Intercoms With a Side of Alexa [Review]

By | Mar 29, 2017 at 11:20 am

Being able to speak to your family shouldn’t be a challenge, and that’s where a new device called Nucleus comes in. With Nucleus’ platform, two people can speak or setup a video chat with the press of a button or two. On the hardware…

Tips & How To’s

5 Ways Slow Load Times Are Ruining Your Online Business

By | Mar 29, 2017 at 10:30 am

Every business knows that they need a strong online presence to thrive in 2017. Unfortunately, founders often ignore some of the most important factors when trying to improve their standing. They invest heavily in aesthetics, but don’t pay nearly enough attention to website loading times….

Culture

Why Maintaining Your Startup Culture Will Be Key to Rapid Growth

By | Mar 29, 2017 at 9:15 am

Growth inevitably brings changes — some welcomed and some not. And while adaptability is a must in business, there are some changes that, if not managed appropriately, can send a growing company into a tailspin. One of the areas that businesses must remain vigilant…

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Gaming

Not All Gaming Chairs Are Created Equal

By | Mar 28, 2017 at 8:30 pm

The average desk chair is made for offices and study rooms. In most cases, gaming isn’t something that brands consider when designing chairs. That’s why it can be frustrating to look for a chair that has everything you need for gaming – and that’s why…

Ecommerce

From Commodity to Currency: The Resurrection of Gift Cards

By | Mar 28, 2017 at 7:00 pm

The method of exploiting the impulse purchasing mentality for gift cards is long outdated. In fact, according to FBIC’s 2015 report, e-gifting represents a $131 billion market. In many cases, today’s gift cards have undergone digitization, enabling retailers to easily penetrate the online shopping…

Diversity

Uber Releases First-Ever Diversity Report

By | Mar 28, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Diversity has been an important topic of conversation in the world of tech, business, and general society and has generated a lot of progress as well as ample concern for how diversity is being addressed in the workplace. In the world of tech, we’ve seen…

Startups & Apps

San Diego

SoCal Startups Speak Up About the Challenges They’re Facing in 2017

By | Mar 28, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Silicon Valley Bank today released its 2017 Southern California Startup Outlook report, their second annual SoCal-focused report a sampling of the healthcare and tech startups in the area, and how they view their industries’ 2017 opportunities and challenges. Here’s what the startups between San Luis Obispo…

Events

5 Notable Upcoming TED Talk Speakers in 2017

By | Mar 28, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Whether you’re an aspiring artist or a thriving entrepreneur, you’ve probably had a TED Talk change your life at one point or another. These inspirational discussions on everything from health and happiness to business and economics are overwhelmingly poignant, expertly produced, and feature a…

Tips & How To’s

Forget Vanity Metrics: The Numbers You Should Really Be Focusing On

By | Mar 28, 2017 at 2:20 pm

When you first release an app, the number one thing people will ask you is how many downloads it’s gotten. It’s a reasonable question — on the surface, downloads seem like an excellent metric to gauge people’s interest in your product and its continued…

Infographics / Images

The 100 Most Visited Websites in the US [Infographic]

By | Mar 28, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Despite the world going mobile, laptops and desktops still account for a significant portion of the online world. In fact, there are currently more than one billion live websites in the world, with more being added literally every second. Sure, most people don’t use a…

Remote work

Study: 98 Percent of Remote Workers Find It Enhances Their Productivity

By | Mar 28, 2017 at 11:20 am

Remote teams offer plenty of advantages: They cut down on the tech world’s increasing consolidation and income inequality, and they help out the environment while they’re at it. And remote workers are increasing in number: According to 2015 research from Gallup, approximately 37 percent of U.S. workers…

Tips & How To’s

How Is Your Business Supporting Your Customers?

By | Mar 28, 2017 at 10:30 am

For much of the 20th century, businesses were focused on extracting resources, creating products, and providing services that simply met the needs of their customer. And yet, as they focused on what the customer was purchasing, very little emphasis was put towards how customers…

Startups & Apps

Portland, Maine

Forager Emerges From Stealth Mode to Improve the Local Food Movement

By | Mar 28, 2017 at 9:15 am

More than three years after leaving a high-profile job as co-founder and CEO of CashStar, David Stone last week unveiled his newest startup, Forager. Forager has developed a digital platform with the goal to facilitate more efficient relationships between farmers and the grocers who want to source…

Startups & Apps

Portland, Maine

Surge Hydro Takes Top Spot at Pitch York County Finals

By | Mar 27, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Surge Hydro continued its winning streak on Thursday evening as it took took the top spot, and the $1,200 first-prize purse, at the Pitch York County final event. The event, held at ThinkTank Biddeford, was the culmination of a series of monthly events that…

Tips & How To’s

How to Take Your Business to Greater Heights in the Mobile Age

By | Mar 27, 2017 at 7:00 pm

In recent years, users’ technological preferences have changed. They’ve switched from desktops to smartphones for their internet usage, and companies that understood this shift took necessary actions to keep the user experience intact, while others lost their rankings and vanished from the market. This Mobile…