Tips & How To’s

How to Leverage Location Services With Beacons

By | Feb 3, 2017 at 9:15 am

Bluetooth low energy beacons, or BLEs, are low cost devices that can be used to detect and communicate with connected devices that are in close proximity. Beacons may be stand alone devices that plug into walls or into devices via USB ports. Tablets, cell phones,…

Business

The 3 Key Luxury Trends Set to Dominate 2017

By | Feb 2, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Despite the economic slow-down, 2016 set the bar high for luxury brands. From customization to environmental initiatives, marketers took steps to align their brands to meet an evolving and increasingly more complex luxury ecosystem. In 2017 the challenge for luxury brands will be to…

Energy

How to Save Energy With Proper Management of Quality Products

By | Feb 2, 2017 at 7:00 pm

In a global economy with volatile fuel prices and environmental concerns, most consumers and founders alike are taking steps to lower their consumption of energy. The most common ways they do so are with their vehicles and their homes or offices. The vehicle solution…

Events

3 Finalists Competing in Sir Richard Branson’s Extreme Tech Challenge

By | Feb 2, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Sir Richard Branson’s Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) 2017, one of the largest startup competitions in the world, has announced the three ventures that will be going to Branson’s Necker Island on February 2 for the finals after a contentious semi-finals round at CES 2017. Meet the finalists…

Ecosystems

Dallas

14 Entrepreneurs on What It’s Like to Be a Startup in Dallas

By | Feb 2, 2017 at 4:40 pm

The Dallas area is the economic and technological hub of North Texas, which is no easy feat. More impressively, it’s officially the largest inland metropolitan area in the United States (Sorry, Chicago). But what does the startup community look like? Dallas, and the entire DFW area (an…

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Entrepreneur

8 Leadership Skills Harvard Thinks You Need to Be Successful

By | Feb 2, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Success is undeniably subjective. Some believe that corporate power and hearty bank accounts are what makes a person successful, while others feel that a network of close friends and a fulfilling job is more than enough. Whatever your definition of success is, one thing is…

Diversity

Cedar Rapids

8 Women-Led Businesses Caffeinating the Iowa Startup Ecosystem

By | Feb 2, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Throughout February, eight women-led businesses are set to present at 1 Million Cups in Iowa in a series of events that will showcase up-and-coming startups. The Female Founders events will be held to better highlight the contribution and impact female entrepreneurs have made on…

Entrepreneur

4 Questions to Ask Yourself Every Day to Avoid Stress

By | Feb 2, 2017 at 12:50 pm

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. As an entrepreneur, stress is part of your daily routine. With a seemingly endless stream of tasks to accomplish and deadlines to meet, it’s a…

Opinion/Analysis

Do It Yourself Is the New Slogan for the Next Wave of Tech Startups

By | Feb 2, 2017 at 11:20 am

Technology is complicated. Like truly, unbelievably complicated. It’s so complicated that I can’t even articulate the language to properly explain how complicated it really is. Sure, you can take tutorials and attend bootcamps. But without years of training and plenty of resources, you’re going…

Startups & Apps

4 Apps Contractors Cannot Live Without

By | Feb 2, 2017 at 10:30 am

The industry of construction and contractors is not the first to come to mind when we think of technological innovation. Other than new materials, it seems as if this industry is somewhat immune to the novelties found on other fields. According to Don Paz,…

Business

4 Ways to Prevent Data Loss in Your Workplace

By | Feb 2, 2017 at 9:15 am

Although security applications have been around for a long time, data loss remains a serious threat to businesses online and offline. According to IBM’s 2016 Cost of Data Breach Study, the average cost of lost data was $221 in the U.S. 48 percent of…

Finance

What Is a Good Income for an “Average” Entrepreneur?

By | Feb 1, 2017 at 8:30 pm

If you check out the self-help section of a bookstore, you’ll find a subsection on financial health: books that will speak to making your first million by age 35. You will find titles such as Rich Dad, Poor Dad, The Millionaire Fast Lane, The…

Energy

4 Easy Ways to Start Going Green as a Company

By | Feb 1, 2017 at 7:00 pm

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. Going green can start at home, but it doesn’t have to stay there. There are several different ways to make your office energy efficient. The benefits…

Startups & Apps

5 Email Marketing Platforms for Higher Conversion Rates in 2017

By | Feb 1, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Right now, the ROI of email marketing is huge. In fact, email marketing prompts order values three times as high as those produced by social media. With so many email marketing platforms out there, it can be tough to decide which one fits. Today,…

Startups & Apps

Tampa

The 9 Tampa Bay Startups You Need to Know About [Poll]

By | Feb 1, 2017 at 4:30 pm

This article is part of a Startup Week content series brought to you by CHASE for BUSINESS. Startup Week is celebration of entrepreneurs in cities around the globe. CHASE for BUSINESS is everything a business needs in one place, from expert advice to valuable products and…

Real Estate

Zenplace Is Reinventing the $55 Billion Property Management Industry

By | Feb 1, 2017 at 3:30 pm

The real estate industry is going through a transformation. In the last decade, rental properties have grown to constitute about 40% of the overall industry, which has made property management among the fastest growing sectors. However, even though the real estate industry is getting…

Sports

Houston

Watch Super Bowl 51 for Free Without Cable

By | Feb 1, 2017 at 2:20 pm

I just became a cord cutter a few weeks ago, and it was very liberating. Until, of course I realized that, even with a Sling TV subscription, there may not be a way to watch Super Bowl 51 from home. But alas – some good news! This year,…