Business

How the World’s Largest Voiceover Marketplace Found Success

By | Apr 24, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Voices.com is the world’s largest voiceover marketplace: an online portal to help people locate 200,000 professionals who can help record audio for everything from commercials to textbooks. It’s a unique marketplace, which makes the decade-long path that this startup took to success an interesting primer for…

Entrepreneur

Versatility Is the Key to Entrepreneurial Success

By | Apr 24, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Being a jack of all trades wasn’t always a good thing. In fact, if you take the time to finish the quote, it sounds decidedly less complimentary: “a jack of all trades and a master of none.” Ouch, that one has got to hurt….

Tips & How To’s

How to Get Your Team to Actually Show Up for Your Next Meeting

By | Apr 24, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Meetings are the lifeblood of your workforce. They enable progress and help work to move forward. However, more often than not, they can be overly inefficient or unproductive. Correcting this systematic problem is something we’ve set ourselves out to tackle at Do, our collaborative meeting platform…

Education

Edtech Poses Notable Challenges to Immigrant Students [Infographic]

By | Apr 24, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Technology is supposed to make life easier. Whether it’s an artificially intelligent virtual assistant keeping track of your schedule or a timer on your microwave, there’s no point in progress if it’s just going to make things harder. However, in the edtech world, the advancements…

Ecommerce

7 Ecommerce Companies That Can Help You Sell More

By | Apr 24, 2017 at 11:20 am

Sometimes innovation comes as a paradigm shifting idea, and sometimes it comes as a simple tweak or mutation of common practices. These 7 companies bring innovation in all shapes and sizes to the world of ecommerce. Any one of them could help you sell…

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Marketing & Social Media

6 Ways Infographics Can Boost Your Content Marketing

By | Apr 24, 2017 at 10:30 am

You are more likely to remember a new contact on your phone if you saved their information with their face rather than their name. Why? Your brain is capable of processing visuals about 60,000 times faster – and more effectively – than text. This…

Entrepreneur

4 Early Startup Mistakes Every Entrepreneur Needs to Avoid

By | Apr 24, 2017 at 9:15 am

It’s a part of the American dream: starting a business and guiding it along to an amazing level of success. And while many entrepreneurs focus on the expected and worthwhile rewards of starting a new company, not as many are aware of some potential pitfalls…

Culture

Increase Employee Productivity With These 5 Fun Office Hacks

By | Apr 23, 2017 at 2:30 pm

You can achieve a simultaneously productive and relaxed environment by giving your employees what they want. An office that is simultaneously relaxed and productive? How does that work? In the corporate world, we’ve long been conditioned to believe that a good work ethic is…

Interviews

Chicago

Craig Vodnik of Cleverbridge on Having Offices in 3 Continents

By | Apr 23, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Craig Vodnik is the cofounder of Cleverbridge, a global subscription billing provider. Founded in 2005, Cleverbridge has grown to 300+ employees with offices in Cologne (Germany), Chicago, San Francisco and Tokyo. They have done this all without raising any outside money. At the beginning of his…

Productivity

The 3 Ways That Team-Building Activities Will Unite Your Employees

By | Apr 23, 2017 at 10:30 am

Team building will create a sense of unity in your business. It can ensure that efficiency levels are high and guarantee that everyone is working to the best of their ability. It’s also possible, through team-building exercises, to create a feeling of community. This…

Interviews

Chicago

Katlin Smith of Simple Mills on the Value of Clean Eating in Life and Business

By | Apr 22, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Katlin Smith is the founder of Simple Mills, a food startup that only uses simple, whole food ingredients. While working as a consultant, Katlin discovered she had a gluten-sensitivity and started experimenting with her almond-flour baking mixes on the weekends.  Shortly after launching her…

Marketing

6 Ways to Manage Outsourced Public Content

By | Apr 22, 2017 at 10:30 am

When developing a blog for your company, it’s not uncommon to reach out to freelancers or agencies to get some help. So what does a founder do to maintain a consistent tone, vibe and voice of the culture of the company if they turn to outsourcing…

Business

Portland, Maine

Maine Startups Logged Zero VC Deals in Q1

By | Apr 21, 2017 at 8:30 pm

While investors poured $13.9 billion into venture-backed startups during the first quarter of 2017, none of those dollars found their way to Maine companies, according to the MoneyTree Report, a quarterly tally of VC deals from PricewaterhouseCoopers and CB Insights. It’s the first quarter in more…

Marketing

How Email Marketing Can Help You Reunite With Dormant Customers

By | Apr 21, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Customer acquisition is something every organization strives for. But do we give enough importance to customers whom we have already served or those who showed interest in our offerings in the past? The answer may vary from company to company, but facts state that…

Tech.Co Top Stories

Tech.Co Top Stories: Google Home, Netflix Employees, and Influencer Marketing

By | Apr 21, 2017 at 5:50 pm

It’s been a long week. You’ve been to endless meetings, boring sit downs, and pointless talks for more hours than you’ve slept, and things aren’t looking any easier next week. Fortunately, you’ve got the entire weekend to kick back, relax, and read some of…

Facebook

How Facebook’s Algorithm Makes Audiences Smaller But More Engaged

By | Apr 21, 2017 at 4:30 pm

For most startups looking for a seed round, an audience of at a few thousand early adapters is essential. And those users usually connect through the internet’s version of word-of-mouth: social media. In short, if you’re among the majority of startups that can’t land…

Startup Spotlight

Startup Spotlight: Daycations, Socks for Social Good, and Job Hunting

By | Apr 21, 2017 at 3:30 pm

In another installment of our weekly spotlight series, we’re taking a look at some startups that are finding new and creative ways to help people. From chilling poolside this summer at your favorite hotel to data-driven platforms that empower job-hunters, the well of innovation never…