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Dade Legal Aid Launches Venture Law Project in Miami


Miami’s tech startup scene is beginning to take off, and Dade Legal Aid, a nonprofit law firm based in the heart of downtown Miami, today announced the Venture Law Project to keep it strong. Supported by $75,000 from the Knight Foundation, the Venture Law Project will fuel growth in the entrepreneurial community by offering legal… Read more »

5 Aromatherapy Tools to Ease Startup Stress


It’s no secret that working on a startup can be extremely stressful and take a toll on your health. There’s also no shortage of advice on how to deal with it. However, one area that’s normally overlooked is the power of scent, or aromas. It may sound odd, but research has shown how various aromas can reduce… Read more »

4 Social Media Tools to Grow Your Startup


When you run a startup, the last thing you have is time. Social media is now necessary to build one’s brand — and unfortunately, it takes a ton of time to cultivate and maintain. Luckily, there are a myriad of social media tools created to help you save time and accomplish your goals. Since there are… Read more »

The Top 8 Video Hosting Platforms for Startups

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This following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. Content marketing is one of the most cost-effective forms of “advertising” available to startups.  Through story… Read more »

12 Solutions for Small Businesses: Why Startups Choose CDW

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This post is sponsored by CDW.  We thank them for their support.  To learn more about Tech Cocktail’s sponsored content programs, please contact us. It’s not uncommon for small businesses to hit a plateau.  In many cases, taking this next leap will call for upgrading your technology and business intelligence- but finding the right company to… Read more »

How to Choose the Best Web Hosting Provider


A 2012 study showed that 53 percent of companies can’t offer a clear reason why they choose one hosting provider over another. In addition, 27 percent chose their current provider after a word-of-mouth recommendation. Much of this can be attributed to a widespread lack of understanding about what to look for in a potential hosting… Read more »

Key DLD Takeaways To Help You and Your Business in 2014


DLD (Digital:Life:Design) celebrated their 10th conference anniversary this year. This annual invite-only conference, with 150 speakers and 1,000 people in attendance, brings together influential opinion-makers, industry leaders, startups and digital giants to Munich, Germany for three days of learning, networking and setting the stage for the coming year. DLD streamed all of the talks – a great way… Read more »

Science Inc’s Mike Macadaan: User Experience is Important From the Very Beginning [VIDEO]

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How integrated is the user experience into your product or service? According to Mike Macadaan, startups need to dedicate their time to user experience and establish a brand direction from the very beginning; otherwise, they run into a higher risk of criticism from their fans/users when changes are made later on. Macadaan is the CCO of Science Inc.,… Read more »

Are Dropbox and Box the Sleeping Giants in Photo Tech?


The death of Everpix led to many postmortems about why the company failed and what that means for other startups in the consumer photo management space. But what wasn’t widely talked about is what the big companies in the space that have built up major stores of photos — Google, Facebook, Dropbox, Box, for example — are doing in the… Read more »