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4 of the Coolest New Security Startups

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From your Internet history to public records, it’s hard to know what it is you need to be concerned about on the World Wide Web. The answer is: All of it. You can never be too safe when it comes to your online presence. While we’re (almost) always paying attention to the latest news in… Read more »


6 Marketing Trends to Keep Your Eye On Now

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In the last few years, we’ve seen an explosion of mobile devices, meaning that entrepreneurs and small businesses have whole new fields in which to ply their craft and attract new customers. Innovations are happening on a daily basis with each year allowing for more improvements and new ideas. This year has been no exception,… Read more »


5 Top Scheduling Apps for Busy Startup Founders

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After understanding the key scheduling tips for managers, we’re ready to dive into the tools. When choosing the right tool, remember to watch out for things like: Scheduling features and capabilities that make schedules accessible to both staff and managers. Reporting and analytics to help spot weaknesses in staffing and scheduling. Learning curve and ease… Read more »


What Every Business Owner Should Know About IT Security [Infographic]

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As hackers, malware/spyware creators, and other maliciously-intended individuals learn how to get past security software programs, new algorithms are created in an effort to stay on top of the attacks. This constant security software evolution is meant to stay on top of viruses and end them before they spread. Constant studying is required to determine… Read more »


13 Tips for a Better e-Conference

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As technology continues to advance, it is becoming increasingly common for businesses to conduct some, if not most, of their meetings online. Whether it is to connect with people in the same building, across town, or even in another country, web conferencing is a useful concept for many businesses. Here are some tips to help… Read more »



5 Rumors Surrounding the Upcoming Google Nexus 6

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The Google Nexus phone has long been a top choice of Android users who want a smartphone with the complete package: awesome specification, stylish looks, stunning camera, a powerful battery and extra-smart features. The upcoming Nexus 6 phone from  Google is expected to provide more than its predecessors did and could even surpass the likes… Read more »



Leadership is Situational, Integrity is Not

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A few years ago I attended a workshop called Situational Leadership by the great Paul Hersey. He’s the guy who wrote the book on situational leadership. I was really looking forward to the workshop because another lecturer in the class was Marshall Goldsmith (his website is filled with lots of great resources), often considered to… Read more »


Watch Sheryl Sandberg on the Colbert Report [VIDEO]

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On Wednesday night, Stephen Colbert – who was in the news this week for replacing David Letterman – welcomed Sheryl Sandberg to the Colbert Report. The COO of Facebook and author of Lean In, Sandberg laughed her way through the interview and managed to get her points across without seeming too serious. They talked about… Read more »


RoundPegg and Pathfinder Solutions to Offer Low-Cost Culture Development Tools for Nonprofits

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On Wednesday, RoundPegg, a Boulder, CO-based company that offers tools focused on highlighting a company’s culture, announced that it has formed a partnership with Pathfinder Solutions to offer those same services to nonprofit organizations at discounted rates. “We believe our communities are greatly enriched by the work of cause-focused organizations, and that it is important for RoundPegg to… Read more »


Spincard and Charitweet Win Tech Cocktail Week’s Hottest Showcasing Startups

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Last night we held our Hottest Showcasing Startup series at Work In Progress, and it was a complete success. It included the pre-event Reader’s Choice online poll and the Best Pitch award determined by our Live SMS poll. And the winners were…drum roll…. Tech Cocktail Week Hottest Showcasing Startup-Reader’s Choice Spincard- An app that allows… Read more »


Don’t Judge Struggling Entrepreneurs So Harshly

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If your startup is failing, struggling, or just taking a long time to get off the ground, your self-esteem might be taking a hit. But it shouldn’t, says entrepreneur and philosopher Alain de Botton. In a TEDGlobal talk called “A kinder, gentler philosophy of success,” de Botton outlines the societal factors that are ganging up… Read more »


The Real Takeaway from France’s Work Email “Ban”

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Despite what you may have read this week, France did not categorically ban work email after 6 pm. But they did teach us a lesson, if we’re open-minded enough to hear it: work-life balance isn’t just about the rules we have in place. A labor agreement was signed between some French employers and two workers’… Read more »