Accelerator

Portland, Maine

Top Gun Accelerator Accepts 38 Startups into Class of 2017

By | Feb 21, 2017 at 8:30 pm

This article is courtesy of Maine Startups Insider, created by Whit Richardson, a journalist who’s covered Maine’s business community for the past decade. Visit Maine Startups Insider to read more about Maine’s startup community and subscribe to the weekly newsletter. Top Gun, a program…

Startups & Apps

DonorSee Let’s You Donate Directly to Specific Needs

By | Feb 21, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Gret Glyer, founder and CEO of DonorSee, wants you to stop giving to Big Aid. No, it’s not because he has something against charitable gifts. Glyer wants you to stop giving to charity because he’s discovered a better way to give. “Big Aid organizations are…

Startups & Apps

Phoenix

In a Word-Of-Mouth Business, Customer Service Is Key

By | Feb 21, 2017 at 3:30 pm

The mechanic comes out and tells you that the rattle you were hearing in the car can be fixed, but they need to find parts to finish the job. Fortunately, mechanics now have access to an online inventory that will make locating and retrieving the…

Startups & Apps

The 7 Best Facebook App Alternatives for Android

By | Feb 21, 2017 at 12:50 pm

If you are an Android user, you might find the Facebook app to be quite the burden. You want the convenience of using a version of Facebook that’s optimized for mobile, but you’re tired of having your battery drained and your data sucked dry….

Startups & Apps

These 5 Tips Can Help Your Startup Thrive Faster

By | Feb 21, 2017 at 10:30 am

According to one report, 50 percent of small businesses fail in their first four years of inception. Startups over the last few decades in many industries have suffered major setbacks. Though many established businesses today began as a start-up. The resurgence of the internet and…

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Lifestyle

4 Tech Tips to Take Your Wedding to the Next Level

By | Feb 21, 2017 at 9:15 am

Everyone knows that your wedding day is supposed to be a special occasion you’ll never forget. But with a lot of stress and even more that can go wrong, keeping everything in check is more of an ordeal than anything else. Fortunately, you can…

Startup

4 Magical Tricks That Will Not Save Your Startup

By | Feb 20, 2017 at 5:50 pm

If there is one thing all startup founders, employees, and investors agree on about the startup world, it’s that it’s a harsh one. In other words, a startup has to do almost everything right if it hopes to survive and reach the kind of stability…

Ecommerce

6 Things to Consider When Creating an Ecommerce Mobile App

By | Feb 20, 2017 at 9:15 am

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. When you don’t have a physical storefront, your mobile presence becomes even more important. And with more and more people using their smartphones to purchase…

Startup

Los Angeles

The Steps Farmgirl Flowers Took to Succeed in an Established Market

By | Feb 19, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Finding a business opportunity is a challenge for most entrepreneurs. We’re saturated with companies specializing in almost every business opportunity. For this reason, new entrepreneurs are left wondering how they can start up a business and compete with already established enterprises. To grow your…

Health

Today in Sleep News: Turns Out It Shrinks Your Brain

By | Feb 16, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Sleep: We never get enough. In fact, if you’re a Brit, you officially lose a full night’s sleep on average each week. But an increase in depression from lack of sleep isn’t the only thing you can expect to pick up. According to a new…

Communication

9 Tips for Improving How Your Team Uses Slack

By | Feb 16, 2017 at 11:20 am

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. When it comes to team communication, Slack has set itself apart from the rest. With enough impressive statistics to make your head spin, this internal…

Startups & Apps

Suggestic Is an Augmented Reality App Designed to Keep You on Your Diet

By | Feb 15, 2017 at 2:20 pm

We’re two months into the new  year, and I think we all need to admit something: sticking to diets is hard.  By now, you’ve likely succumb to the temptation of french fries, brownies, and tacos on more than one occasion, condemning your new year’s…

Incubator

Study: University Incubators Might Not Be As Great As You’d Think

By | Feb 15, 2017 at 11:20 am

A new study recently released by Baylor University indicates that university-affiliated startup incubators might not be as helpful as they seem. In fact, they’re correlated with a drop in the quality of a university’s innovations rather than a boost in them. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal…

Startups & Apps

Portland, Maine

Surge Hydro Wins Award at National Cleantech Open for Low-Cost Hydropower Idea

By | Feb 15, 2017 at 10:30 am

This article is courtesy of Maine Startups Insider, created by Whit Richardson, a journalist who’s covered Maine’s business community for the past decade. Visit Maine Startups Insider to read more about Maine’s startup community and subscribe to the weekly newsletter. An Belfast-based company working on…