Tips & How To’s

25 Home-Based Business Ideas You Can Start Right Now

By | Feb 9, 2016 at 12:30 pm

You may feel stuck in your current job and worry that there’s no good way out. Or maybe you’re reasonably happy with what you’re doing, but dream of being your own boss, and even better, being your own boss working out of your own home….

Security

Shake Your Head for the Worst Passwords of 2015

By | Feb 9, 2016 at 10:07 am

You’d think people would have learned by now. Despite the fact that security breaches and online identity theft have become alarmingly common in the news, many people don’t seem to be taking their own security on the internet all that seriously. An annual report…

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How the Super Bowl Affected Delivery Services [INFOGRAPHIC]

By | Feb 9, 2016 at 9:02 am

I have a chef friend who works at a restaurant and bar in downtown D.C. When he told me he had to work during the Super Bowl I asked him if he expected it to be a busier night than usual, due to the…

Opinion/Analysis

This Level of Technical Debt Is Necessary for Innovation

By | Feb 8, 2016 at 9:00 pm

Vision. It is a word that has become synonymous with entrepreneurship. As an executive, if you have great management skills, can deliver a stellar PowerPoint, and influence a company culture, you will earn a large paycheck. But if you can do those things and…

Tips & How To’s

Increase Your Ecommerce Conversion with 30 Proven Tips [INFOGRAPHIC]

By | Feb 8, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Is your startup ecommerce conversion struggling to reach its conversion goals? Is lack of conversions negatively impacting your brand performance? There are several things you might be inadvertently doing wrong. Luckily, the good news is that you can change all that using simple and…

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Startups & Apps

7 Apps to Use for International Phone Calls

By | Feb 8, 2016 at 7:00 pm

There are many situations when we find ourselves wanting (or needing) to make international phone call, but maybe we’re held back by the necessary high costs of such calls. That is no longer the case since we have various apps that make everything free…

Opinion/Analysis

4 Marketing Mistakes That Cost Your Startup Money

By | Feb 8, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Startups often live and die by their marketing strategies.  While no marketing game is the same for two companies, there’s a number of common patterns that lead to success and a number of missteps that can cost your venture serious budgets. Below are the…

Opinion/Analysis

8 Tips for Holding on to Your Millennial Talent

By | Feb 8, 2016 at 5:00 pm

2015 was the year Millennials surpassed both Baby Boomer and Gen Xers to become the largest generation in the workforce, according to research from the U.S. Census Data compiled by the Pew Research Center. Adults aged 18 to 34 make one in three of…

Security

Dating App Happn Violates Its Own Privacy Terms

By | Feb 8, 2016 at 4:00 pm

A few weeks ago I introduced you to the French dating app Happn  (now available across the US and in other European cities). It’s an app that connects users with others who are close by. It will display all users who you’ve “crossed paths” with, or in…

Product Launch

Privacy App Wiper Releases Wiper Film

By | Feb 8, 2016 at 3:00 pm

If only Hillary Clinton had used Wiper. The messaging app that prides itself on complete privacy has just released their newest update, allowing users to watch independent movies through the app. Wiper Film, a subscription service for Wiper, allows users to access and watch…

Ecosystems

Arlington

Startups Propelling the Relationship Between Government and Innovation

By | Feb 8, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Working with the federal government is a daunting, bureaucratic, and a time-intensive field; however, for those who can successfully navigate the red tape, there is success and growth to be had. Having worked with the government directly in a past life and in the…

Infographics / Images

Unemployment Rate Predicted the Super Bowl Winner [INFOGRAPHIC]

By | Feb 8, 2016 at 12:30 pm

Did you have your money on the Broncos or the Panthers to win this year’s Super Bowl? Or were you just in it for the commercials and couldn’t care less about the game? This may sound crazy, but it turns out there is a…

Funding

Maine

Two Maine Companies Awarded i6 Federal Grants

By | Feb 8, 2016 at 11:15 am

Today, members of the federal government, Congress, and entrepreneurs met at the Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development (MCED) to announce two new local i6 grant awardees. The i6 grants are to be awarded to MCED and Coastal Enterprises (CEI), and focus on job creation…

Startups & Apps

Top 5 Apps to Check Out This Week: Day One 2, Marvel Avengers Academy, More

By | Feb 8, 2016 at 10:00 am

Be it two minutes or half an hour, those minutes when you can relax your brain a bit are priceless. Of course, you know best what makes for a quick recharge for yourself, but a good game “helps” you procrastinate (or just focus on other…

Tech.Co Top Stories

Tech.Co Top Stories: Most Well-Funded Startups by State

By | Feb 7, 2016 at 10:00 pm

Did you miss out on one (or five) of Tech.Co’s articles from the last week? It’s okay. We want to let you know that we forgive you; we totally get it. You’re a busy person, with a lot of things on your mind and…

Tips & How To’s

5 Basic Ways to Keep Your Customers Happy

By | Feb 6, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Keeping your customers happy by engaging through online tools can be quite a daunting task. It may sound easy at first, but when the pressure gets to your head after dealing with a number of complains – the job can be quite stressful. While…