Productivity

5 Strategies for Better Meeting Productivity

By | Jan 23, 2017 at 7:00 pm

“Meeting” has become a dirty word. Diatribes against meetings exploded in recent years, on the grounds that they’re counterproductive and bad for business. Researchers estimate that unproductive in-house meetings cost U.S. businesses $37 billion in wasted resources. That’s enough to scare any leader off…

Opinion/Analysis

When You Should Ask Your Users to Pay for Premium Content

By | Jan 23, 2017 at 5:50 pm

By 2020, the global spending on digital media will reach $3.4 trillion according to a new forecast from International Data Corporation. While that might sound like the best news ever, there’s even better news for the online publishing industry and content creators, as consumer spending…

Diversity

The Economic Gender Gap in North America Is Getting Worse

By | Jan 23, 2017 at 4:30 pm

The issue of gender is more than prevalent in today’s society. Whether you participated in one of the many Women’s Marches across the world this weekend or snidely commented on Facebook posts behind your computer screen, the reality of the economic gender gap is too…

Business

3 New FinTech Startups Changing the Face of Finance

By | Jan 23, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Merging financial services with communications technology, the fintech revolution has arrived. Its advent was met by the open arms and wallets of venture capitalists who helped global funding for financial technology grow 67 percent year over year in the first quarter of 2016 alone….

Gear & Gadgets

Monster Products Teams Up with Your Favorite Celebrities

By | Jan 23, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Lance Stephenson, Sean Houston, David Murphey, Lukas Podolski, Sean Kilpatrick, Nicole Chaplin and Lisa Levine – sounds like a VIP list for next Hollywood celebrity party. However, these are just some of the influencers that Monster Products has teamed up with to fuel their…

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Energy

3 Ways Scientists Are Trying to Save Climate Change Data

By | Jan 23, 2017 at 12:50 pm

If you haven’t heard, the White House website was scrubbed of nearly every reference to climate change on Inauguration Day. However, you probably have heard because the move spurred a social media blood bath the likes of which we haven’t seen since Kim Kardashian…

Mobile

Turns Out People Don’t Care Enough About Sleep to Change Tech Habits

By | Jan 23, 2017 at 10:30 am

We’ve all read the news and the reports: Sleep is essential. Many people worldwide have a sleep problem. These problems tie in to depression. Checking your phone before bed makes your sleep worse. But have we changed our habits in response? As those of…

Business

4 Things Great Managers Do to Support Their Employees

By | Jan 23, 2017 at 9:15 am

As a leader, you have a lot on your plate all the time. But one of the most important things, if not the most important thing, is supporting your staff. Making sure your employees are happy is perhaps one of the most efficient ways…

Tips & How To’s

5 Strategies for Engaging Influencers in Your Industry

By | Jan 22, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Twitter is by far one of the most popular platforms for influencers to connect with and grow their audience. A single tweet can be seen by millions of people. For brands looking to gain some marketing exposure in front of a new audience, this…

Blogging

5 Quality Sites for Inexpensive Stock Photography

By | Jan 22, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Finding that one photo that helps portray the sentiments in your startup’s most recent post can be a challenge and creating your own can be time consuming. Stock photography can be a great option for a minimal cost and help create a positive and professional first…

Culture

8 Things You Can Do Today to Grow Your Company Culture

By | Jan 22, 2017 at 10:30 am

Company culture is a vital part of any successful business model, because happy employees equal happy clients. In today’s competitive global marketplace, maintaining a thriving (and happy) office environment often gets pushed to the bottom of a CEO’s to-do list.   When I launched STRV,…

Automotive

Chicago

CarAdvise Founder Greg Tepas on Building A Marketplace

By | Jan 21, 2017 at 2:30 pm

The check engine light starts to blink and your heart sinks. A trip to the mechanic is in your future. What else do I have to fix in this car and how much will it cost? Finding a trustworthy mechanic that charges a fair…

Startups & Apps

CloudSight’s Tech Reveals the Most Popular Star Wars Figurines

By | Jan 21, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Taking advantage of the expectation generated by the latest Star Wars film, CloudSight, the visual cognition leader, decided to study the franchise. It is well-known that the fans of Star Wars will gobble up any merchandise that the movie franchise produces, and ultimately Star…

Culture

How One Founder Built A Company Culture With Compliments

By | Jan 21, 2017 at 10:30 am

For a founder, building a company culture takes time and effort away from the day-to-day operations. But in the long run, it can certainly make the day more enjoyable and productive for employees. And a happy employee makes for a happy startup. The Young Entrepreneurship…

Web

The Top 3 Sites That Could Land You a Driving Job

By | Jan 20, 2017 at 8:30 pm

With all the novelties brought by the internet, the possibility of getting work online is one of the most amazing. Nowadays, we can work and be paid without having a fixed employer, being paid via new and innovative systems. There are many career paths available,…

Startups & Apps

5 Essential Programming Tools for Every Software Startup

By | Jan 20, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Having killer programming tools at your disposal makes all the difference when it comes to running a software startup. They allow you to spend less time working on mundane programming tasks and more time wowing your new customers. It also gives you a chance…

Marketing

How to Build Your Instagram Account from Scratch

By | Jan 20, 2017 at 5:50 pm

We all know the importance of social media today. Whether you are a business or a brand there are a multitude of reasons for you to keep up with your social media accounts. But if you are starting from scratch it can be a…