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Entrepreneurs Share Their Biggest Lessons of 2013

Lessons of 2013

The end of the year is a time for reflection – figuring out what went well this year, what you could have done better, and how you’ll improve in the new year. That goes for the personal side – New Year’s resolutions – as well as the business side, as companies take time to plan… Read more »

6 Wacky Ways To Attract Great Interns Socially


Does your company boast a top-notch internship program? If not, it may be time to toss your humdrum recruiting tactics out of the nearest window. With 92 percent of U.S. companies now using social media for recruitment, it’s time for your company to step up the way it attracts and hires young talent. The future… Read more »

The Top 15 Tech Cocktail Stories of 2013

top 15 posts of 2013

Although not quite finished, it’s not premature to say that 2013 has been a banner year.  Major tech IPOs, the emergence of long awaited wearable tech, major privacy leaks, Snapchat receives a $3B offer…and turns it down. In an effort to revisit the year that was, below are the top 15 startup, entrepreneurial, and tech… Read more »

5 Rules for Finding Creativity Within


Through the ages, the wise have counseled us to trust our own convictions. That’s harder than ever today, given the endless distractions around us. When those of us in creative fields – like entrepreneurship -  need inspiration, the ceaseless bombardment of sounds, images, and ideas can be glitter that turns out not to be gold…. Read more »

Which Is Better: Apple or Google’s Holiday Commercial?

Apple vs Google

As I was watching Michael Bublé’s Christmas special tonight, I noticed two eye-catching commercials – the first by Apple, and the second by Google. Who did a better job? I’ll let you be the judge – but I will say that Apple’s made me a little teary. Apple Google

Meet Your 4 Winners from Challenge Cup London

challenge cup

Earlier this year, the Challenge Cup ventured to London, England to find the hottest startups tackling some of the world’s the biggest problems.  Dozens of startups in the sectors of education, energy, health, and smart cities gave short pitches to an esteemed panel at Hub Westminister.  Four would emerge the winners of their category, and… Read more »

4 Ways to Improve the Work-Life Balance Debate

Nigel Marsh

After turning 40, Earth Hour cofounder Nigel Marsh spent seven years trying to figure out work-life balance. In his TEDxSydney talk, “How to make work-life balance work,” he explains what he learned: 1. We need to face reality. Some jobs just aren’t compatible with spending a significant amount of time at home with young children…. Read more »

8 Startups on How They Celebrated the Holidays


Celebration is absolutely essential for startups. Whether it’s through acts or events, celebrations need to happen because they acknowledge and share the successes of a company and its employees. Without celebration, well, you’re left with a startup that’s neglecting its responsibility to all of the people that is helping to keep it alive. With the… Read more »

Flomio Offers Companies Flexible NFC Solutions to Indoor Tracking


Near Field Communication is a wireless technology that establishes radio communiation between smartphones and any similar devices equipped with the capability simply by touch (or, generally, bringing them into close proximity – no more than a few centimeters). If you have an Android phone, then you’ve probably already played around with what NFC is capable of; most… Read more »

Top 5 Business-Focused Mobile Apps for Entrepreneurs


As an entrepreneur with a business coming fresh off the ground, you’re going to want to have as many tools as you can to make sure you’re prepared to handle every situation as efficiently as possible. Luckily, we live in the smartphone age and now have pocket devices that double and triple as secretaries, computers,… Read more »

Why You Should Take a Sabbatical

Stefan Sagmeister

Stefan Sagmeister is a designer. His studio has created a glass coffee table filled with hundreds of compasses, which swing about wildly when you set down a special magnetic cup. He designed t-shirts featuring wild dogs from Indonesia that attacked him, featuring the vengeful message: “So many dogs. So few recipes.” His next project is… Read more »

CheckiO Moves to Vegas from Boston After Getting Funded by the VegasTechFund


Coding education startup CheckiO has moved to Las Vegas from Boston and raised funding from the VegasTechFund, according to the Boston Business Journal. The Boston Business Journal reports that the VegasTechFund, part of Tony Hsieh’s Downtown Project, led a $750,000 round of seed funding for CheckiO. CheckiO was founded in Ukraine, came over for TechStars… Read more »

7 Apps to Connect You With Santa


Growing up, my parents never really fell for the whole Santa Claus thing. I can’t even tell you the number of times my brother and I left milk and cookies out for the big guy every Christmas Eve, only to find that it had remained untouched by the next day. One time, my father bluntly… Read more »