Ecommerce

9 Easy Ways to Improve Customer Experience

By | May 25, 2016 at 3:45 pm

Online customers want an experience, not a sales job. They want to enjoy shopping. A business that intends to attract new customers and keep existing ones needs to do whatever it takes to give that great, enjoyable experience. Given the tools that businesses now…

Opinion/Analysis

More Millennials Living at Home and What That Means for Our Economy

By | May 25, 2016 at 3:00 pm

The state of the economy is always a sensitive topic – many see the reflections of the economy and industry trends are grim reminders of what direction we’re headed. According to a new report by Pew, this is the first time in over 130…

Business

Here’s How Economic Inequality Affects Innovation

By | May 25, 2016 at 2:00 pm

The existence of economic inequality in the United States is well-documented. Between an economics-focused presidential election and the release of the Panama Papers, the financial misdeeds of the upper echelon have been on display for the last few months. But how is this unequal division…

Coworking spaces

Detroit

The Back Office Studio Brings Cooperation Back to Michigan

By | May 25, 2016 at 1:40 pm

Cultivating a community of thinkers and doers has been proven to be the best way to create a successful startup ecosystem. But with Detroit’s lack of innovation since their financial collapse in 2013, cooperation amongst the entrepreneurs and existing companies has been difficult to…

Startups & Apps

Little Rock

How RaftUp Is Making a Huge Impact in the Boating Community

By | May 25, 2016 at 12:30 pm

If you are a boater or boating enthusiast, you know that navigating your favorite body of water often involves a combination of paper maps, scrawled notes on the best spots and sites from the locals, and advice from your friendly marina staff. What Is…

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Events

Albuquerque

Andy Lim to Present Newest Project at Albuquerque Event

By | May 25, 2016 at 11:49 am

After a networking event, don’t you hate dealing with all the business cards? Often those little rectangles turn into a stack of small dust collectors. Or maybe they sit in piles until you thumb through them, searching for that one person you need to…

Tips & How To’s

The Skill Set Every Business Leader Should Master

By | May 25, 2016 at 11:00 am

Succeeding in business involves a lot more than just understanding trends and having high sales figures. The most successful people in this industry have the tenacity, passion, and drive to keep going despite their failures and shortcomings. So, what’s the secret behind finding success…

Opinion/Analysis

Startup Success: Why Everything Must Work Out In Your Favor

By | May 25, 2016 at 10:15 am

This article is courtesy of Techstars, the best global ecosystem for entrepreneurs to bring new technologies to market. From inspiration to IPO, Techstars empowers the world’s most promising entrepreneurs throughout their lifelong journey by providing a global ecosystem made up of tens of thousands…

Startups & Apps

School of Doodle Helps Teenage Girls Express Themselves and Kick Ass

By | May 25, 2016 at 9:51 am

Spending for the arts is being cut by public schools left and right. As more focus is being put on standardized testing, school isn’t quite the well-rounded experience that it used to be. Art is an outlet for kids, and some actually need it to…

Dev & Design

Why You Need to Switch Over to iOS App Development

By | May 24, 2016 at 10:00 pm

Technology has shifted how business operates quicker than any other medium. Even with the constant shift in tech trends, the convenience and simplicity to take our work on the go remains. What used to be done on desktop computers over days can now be…

Opinion/Analysis

Why You Should Be Investing More in Online Ads

By | May 24, 2016 at 9:00 pm

Thanks to the Internet, advertisers are now able to build real relationships with prospects and customers through low-cost, regular and highly personalized communication – all easier than ever done before. Digital marketing has aligned itself perfectly with the way consumers are making their purchasing…

Tips & How To’s

Ways to Reduce Your Common Office Expenses

By | May 24, 2016 at 8:00 pm

You don’t need an actual office these days to run a business, yet most startups still opt to rent out a cozy space once they achieve a certain growth. Obviously, you’d like your office to be modern, friendly and productive to keep your team…

Ecosystems

Detroit

Detroit Pushes Towards Recovery with Growing Entrepreneur Ecosystem

By | May 24, 2016 at 7:09 pm

It’s no secret that Detroit has fallen on tough times. In 2013, Detroit become the largest city in US history to file for bankruptcy, confirming what the nation already knew: the manufacturing powerhouse’s best days were behind it. Fortunately, there has been an impressive…

Partnership

Volkswagen Invests $300M in Gett to Compete with Uber

By | May 24, 2016 at 5:00 pm

Taking on Uber has proven to be a difficult task. Lyft has gotten the closest, but they are still leagues behind the ride-sharing giant. Even government bodies have aimed to curb the outrageous success this transportation startup has enjoyed with regulations and legislation. And…

Dev & Design

San Francisco

Twilio Announces Console to Improve Developer Experience

By | May 24, 2016 at 4:08 pm

It’s never been a better time to be a DOer. Jeff Lawson, CEO of the cloud communications platform API Twilio, kicked off at the company’s annual SIGNAL Conference in San Francisco with a keynote address emphasizing how important software developers are to the core…

Jobs

5 Places to Network Yourself Into a New Job

By | May 24, 2016 at 3:44 pm

Getting your first job out of college is challenging enough, especially if you don’t have an internship or two under your belt. As you progress through the professional totem pole, networking becomes one of the key tactics that move you past the terrible automated…

Business

The Biggest Digital Marketing Mistake You’re Making

By | May 24, 2016 at 3:00 pm

Understanding how business is affected by digital trends. Most business owners understand that being visible on social media and various digital outlets is important, but integrating social tactics to digital business practices can be tricky to maneuver. Failing to understand how to properly navigate…