News

The Internet’s Domain Name System Is Going Non-Profit

By | Aug 19, 2016 at 5:02 pm

Since the dawn of the internet, the U.S. government has overseen the global database of website addresses for the large majority of the world wide web. Now, on October 1, 2016, they’re giving it up. On that date, administration of the domain name system will be…

Trends

Smart Home Startups Are on the Rebound, But Barely

By | Aug 19, 2016 at 4:40 pm

Funding for smart home startups is looking up. According to the latest data from CB Insights, funding amounts are on track to be 30 percent better than they were in 2015. That’s only the total amount of funding, though: The actual number of deals…

Opinion/Analysis

The Best Time to Launch a Startup Is Also the Worst Time

By | Aug 19, 2016 at 4:00 pm

There’s no great time to launch a startup. They can always fail, and fail fast, no matter how much effort you put in. But if you have a great concept, what’s the best economic landscape to start up shop? Is it better to launch…

Kickstarter

Never Lose Your Wallet Again Thanks to LEIF’s Smart Business Card

By | Aug 19, 2016 at 3:34 pm

When you lose your smartphone, it’s easy to find. You can call it, you can track it, and you can have it sent to you through the mail. Even when you lose your keys, there are devices you can purchase to help you keep track…

Tips & How To’s

3 Ways to Work Fewer Hours at Your Job

By | Aug 19, 2016 at 3:00 pm

Critiques of the workaholic environment in the U.S. are common: Even though the U.S. is only the fifth most workaholic country by some rankings, “Americans are definitely workaholics,” Cullen Murphy, editor-at-large for Vanity Fair, after the magazine ran a study finding that 63 percent of…

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Startups & Apps

Miami

For Miami Coding Bootcamp Wyncode, It’s More Than Just Coding

By | Aug 19, 2016 at 2:30 pm

When it comes to coding, a lot of schools want to inundate you with technical jargon and raw skills. They focus on developing your coding abilities to the point of exhaustion, so it becomes second nature. But in the startup world, versatility is the…

Startups & Apps

5 Automotive Tech Tools To Make Driving Safe and Fun

By | Aug 19, 2016 at 1:35 pm

Since their invention, cars have become more than a convenience. They have become an entirely necessary part of our everyday lives, whether it’s at work or in our personal lives. And while our entire lives revolves around a wide range of devices, tech and…

Marketing

The Bootstrapper’s Guide To Content Marketing for Startups

By | Aug 19, 2016 at 12:35 pm

Content marketing is considered one of the most affordable ways to drive traffic and ultimately revenue to your startup. However, when you give it a closer look, you may discover the “not-so-hidden” costs of producing and promoting your own content. Great writers charge respective rates for…

Mobile

If You’re a Startup Without a Mobile App, What’re You Doing?

By | Aug 19, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Mobile has become the medium of choice for consumers and businesses alike. Everyday, more and more people opt for the simplicity of a mobile app over their laptops. According to Statista, global mobile app revenue in 2015 came in at $41.1 billion and is expected to hit $100…

Opinion/Analysis

5 Ways Tech Is Transforming the Way We Game

By | Aug 19, 2016 at 11:45 am

The video game industry has made tremendous strides since the early days when the whole business revolved around arcades. Today you can enjoy games virtually anywhere, on virtually any piece of electronic hardware. Games have conquered computers, phones, home entertainment centers, and much more….

Marketing & Social Media

Your Startup Should Be on Instagram Unless You Want to Fail

By | Aug 22, 2016 at 2:00 pm

There is no reason your startup shouldn’t be using Instagram as part of your marketing strategy. With over 500 million users, it’s a social network that provides a great platform to reach potential users all over the world. To help you understand why your…

Opinion/Analysis

How Solid Inventory Management Systems Help Startups Succeed

By | Aug 19, 2016 at 11:00 am

Startups often operate with razor thin margins, which makes it imperative for them to avoid wasting money. This is the primary reason that new businesses typically have a barebones staff and keep a minimal amount of inventory on hand. However, as your startup begins…

Jobs/HR/Recruiting

Recruiting Great Talent Nowadays Requires Great Storytelling

By | Aug 19, 2016 at 10:20 am

Recruiting is no longer a transactional field. It’s now a creative field. This shift runs deeper than the cosmetic rebrand to “talent acquisition”. As competition for top talent continues to increase, companies have to rethink how they can stand out to draw talent. This new…

Opinion/Analysis

What’s in Store for the Future of Taxi Startups?

By | Aug 19, 2016 at 9:45 am

In the six short years of its existence, Uber has revolutionized the way we think about public transportation. Just recently, as Forbes reports, the company raised an additional $3.5 billion in funding from Saudi Arabia’s sovereign fund. Uber is now valued at around $68…

Funding

These 3 Trends Are Changing How Startups Get Funding

By | Aug 19, 2016 at 9:11 am

Funding is the key to keeping your startup in the fight. Whether your Series A is floundering or your Series D is flourishing, a little bit of capital can go a long way in making your startup dreams a reality. But with the shifting…

Travel

CultureCloud Helps You Avoid Tourist Traps When Traveling

By | Aug 19, 2016 at 8:21 am

Being a tourist sucks. While traveling the world is one of the most rewarding experiences you can enjoy, feeling the judgmental eyes of locals is enough to send you home early. Whether it’s because your camera is too big, or because your Chicago Bulls…

Jobs

4 Big Tips for Hiring Freelancers for Your Startup

By | Aug 18, 2016 at 9:22 pm

An increasing number of startups are using freelancers to get by. They’re using them because they can get things done without taking on full-time employees. And the freelancing community is only increasing, with 54 million freelancers now in the US alone. They’re useful for…