Health

Great Healthcare Technology Is Designed to Disappear

By | Mar 22, 2017 at 9:15 am

Well-designed healthcare technology leads to successful care transitions and talented providers. Poorly designed tech, however, breeds only stories about its shortcomings. This rule is equally true outside of healthcare. Personal electronics with intuitive interfaces, reliable operating systems, and long-lasting batteries rarely draw ire. Sit…

Marketing & Social Media

3 Foolproof Ways Modern Marketers Build Influence Through Education

By | Mar 21, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Modern marketers insist on being the voice in the room that forces everyone around them to stop and listen. However, reaching influencer status today is certainly easier said than done. With so many channels in a seemingly crowded marketing sphere, how can newcomers to…

Tips & How To’s

5 Questions Successful Founders Would Ask Fellow Entrepreneurs

By | Mar 21, 2017 at 7:00 pm

You have five minutes to pick a fellow successful entrepreneur’s brain. Would you be prepared to ask him or her a question? Time is precious, and it’s always nice to have some questions in mind in case you are ever given such an opportunity. We asked…

Healthy Entrepreneur

18 Sleep Tips That Are Backed Up by Science [Infographic]

By | Mar 21, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Getting a good night’s rest is imperative for budding entrepreneurs. While many startup founders believe that burning the midnight oil can improve their chances of success, dozens of studies have shown that a healthy sleep cycle can do wonders for your productivity. And if…

Startups & Apps

Sweek Can Take You Inside the World of Mobile Writing Networks

By | Mar 21, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Authors and social networks are a natural fit. After all they both live off of a steady stream of words. Even before the digital networks existed, authors relied on the old-school network of snail mail. HP Lovecraft famously loved responding to fan mail. When…

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Social Good

New Orleans

Compassionate Capitalism Is Possible Through Effective Corporate Philanthropy

By | Mar 21, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Charitable giving is no longer just something you do around the holidays. For businesses large and small, being philanthropic has become a necessity to survive. With Millennials valuing socially focused companies more than ever, success is virtually unattainable if you aren’t giving back. However,…

Tips & How To’s

3 Ways to Amicably Break Up With a Client

By | Mar 21, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Breaking up is never easy. Feelings get hurt, partnerships are dissolved, and everyone leaves with a bad taste in their mouths. However, it’s important to recognize when a client is no longer the right fit for your company. We asked three entrepreneurs what they think…

Gear & Gadgets

Snapchat Spectacles Are A Lot of Fun, But Is That Enough? [Review]

By | Mar 21, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Social media is in an epic battle of sameness there year, but occasionally each network will produce a unique gem… that is until the others jump on their bandwagon. For Snap, formerly Snapchat, the introduction of Spectacles had them doubling down as a camera…

Startups & Apps

NYC

Expanding Life Insurance Startup Fabric Offers Easy, Affordable Coverage

By | Mar 21, 2017 at 11:20 am

Life insurance startup Fabric, a service designed to aid the 37 million American families without life insurance, just expanded coverage across 32 states. Plans start at six dollars a month for $100,000 in coverage. How does a life insurance company qualify as a startup? Because Fabric…

Startups & Apps

New Orleans

These Startups Are Competing in the Delta Entrepreneurship Network Pitch Competition

By | Mar 21, 2017 at 10:30 am

If you didn’t know, New Orleans is a hot bed for innovative startups and budding entrepreneurs. Whether it’s the southern hospitality or the innovative spirit of the bayou, startup founders of all shapes and sizes flock to this southern haven for the support and…

Remote work

The Top 10 Cloud Platforms for Virtual Startups [Infographic]

By | Mar 21, 2017 at 9:15 am

Running a startup is a great way to reduce expenses, tap into the global talent pool, and get things done a lot faster. A study conducted by Stanford reveals that work-from-home employees are generally happier, less stressed, and overall more productive than those working at…

Incubators

4 Ways Higher Education Ushers in the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

By | Mar 20, 2017 at 8:30 pm

The incredible success that entrepreneurs like Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs were able to have without completing higher education programs established a sentiment that earning your degree might not be necessary to make it big in the startup world. Although schooling has always been…

Interviews

Austin

Felecia Hatcher on How Diversity Impacts the Bottom Line – Interview

By | Mar 20, 2017 at 7:45 pm

In a research study by McKinsey and Company, companies that have an ethnically diverse work culture are “35 percent more likely to have financial returns above their respective national industry medians.” While there are hundreds of programs designed to help minorities get established in burgeoning…

Interviews

Austin

Amy Webb: A Curved Path to Becoming A Futurist – Interview

By | Mar 20, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Most people associate predicting the future with superheroes, but there are people in the tech industry who have the ability to predict trends and emerging technology way in advance of what consumers will see on the market. Futurist and founder of the Future Today Institute, Amy Webb…

Security

5 Cybersecurity Strategies Businesses Need to Implement in 2017

By | Mar 20, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Despite the prominence of cyber-attacks nationally, from politics-to-healthcare, most companies are doing little to protect themselves from hackers. According to Symantec, there were more than 429 million identities exposed in 2015 alone. Companies are at a higher risk of breaches now more than ever – 2016 breaches…

Interviews

Austin

Anne Ward: How to Win on the SEO Battlefield

By | Mar 20, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Startups constantly wonder how they can get their company noticed by customers online. Sure, buying ads on social media, creating content, and amplifying their message via Hootsuite is a start, but it’s hard to move the needle if you don’t understand the full scope of…

Ecommerce

3 Mistakes Ecommerce Entrepreneurs Make When Building Their Business

By | Mar 20, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Because brick and mortar stores have become secondary to online purchasing, quality websites and mobile apps have become a necessity for budding ecommerce companies. However, just because you don’t have a literal storefront doesn’t mean you can’t build your business from the ground up. We…