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…

Startups & Apps

Houston

Tushi Pal Is the World’s First Fair-Trade Fitness Tracker

By | Feb 1, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Fitness trackers have become the go-to technology for avid athletes, health nuts, and people still holding out hope that they can keep their new year’s resolution alive. These tiny devices are designed to blend into your wardrobe while providing up-to-the-minute data about everything from…

Startups & Apps

Redecorating Your Home Doesn’t Have to be Horrifying with Hutch

By | Feb 1, 2017 at 11:20 am

When you’re ready to redecorate your home, it can take months of scouring ecommerce sites and online garage sales before you can find the right combination of furniture. And while Pinterest is helpful, it can’t do everything. Fortunately, one company can. Today, Hutch, an interior design…

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Startups & Apps

Albuquerque

New Mexico-Based Ideum Uses Technology to Educate and Entertain

By | Jan 31, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Education in this country is in need of a serious overhaul. Fortunately, Ideum is changing the way we experience educational exhibits by using high-tech, interactive displays to capture our attention. You probably remember the museum exhibits of the past: quiet hallways showcasing static displays with a…

Education

Arizona

10 Arizona Edtech Companies Thriving in the Desert

By | Jan 31, 2017 at 3:30 pm

In a survey by PBS, teachers reported that technology is beneficial in the classroom because it enables them to reinforce and expand on content (74 percent), motivate students to learn (74 percent), and respond to a variety of learning styles (73 percent). In Arizona, the edtech…

Education

Minneapolis

Flipgrid Refocuses on Education, Launches Free Version

By | Jan 31, 2017 at 2:20 pm

As a startup, it’s not always easy to identify when it’s time to make a change. Many companies go through multiple iterations before they can find market fit. When we last spoke to the team at Flipgrid in 2015, they were in the growth stages…

Security

7 Ways to Avoid Getting Hacked Via Public In-Flight WiFi

By | Jan 30, 2017 at 9:15 am

As Jet Blue starts to unveil its newly improved in-flight WiFi, and other airlines inevitably start to follow, passengers need to be aware that they are just as vulnerable in the air as they are on the ground. Public WiFi can pose serious risks…

Startups & Apps

5 Disruptive Startups That E-Commerce Site Owners Need to Know About

By | Jan 29, 2017 at 10:30 am

Boasting over 205 million shoppers from the US alone, the e-commerce industry will only keep growing as we get more comfortable living in a digital world. From Amazon to Ebay, we are used to hearing about big-name companies that seem to sell everything we…

Security

Survey: Americans Have Kinda Just Given Up on Cybersecurity

By | Jan 27, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Two results from the latest survey at the Pew Research Center paint a dismal picture of the typical Americans’ approach to cybersecurity. As it turns out, many U.S. citizens tend to distrust modern institutions’ claims to secure their data while at the same time…

Startups & Apps

Make Sure Your Startup Name Is Legitimate with Viable

By | Jan 27, 2017 at 3:30 pm

The importance of a short, unique, pertinent startup name cannot be understated. After all, it will be the first thing most potential customers see and the last thing you want to do is scare them off with a weird, boring, nonsensical name. Much like…

Jobs/HR/Recruiting

5 Entrepreneurs Share Advice on Building Teams

By | Jan 27, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Building the right teams can make or break a startup and finding the right people to fit the company culture is a priority as well. After all, if you don’t have a qualified team of motivated employees to develop, sell, market, and eventually bask…

Entertainment

Why the Oscar Nominations Were Announced Via Live Stream

By | Jan 27, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Traditionally, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces their nominees in a packed venue with the press anxiously awaiting for each name to be read. However, that all changed this year. For the first time ever, the Academy rolled out their choices…

Startups & Apps

Centiment Is The Solution to Quality Market Research

By | Jan 27, 2017 at 11:20 am

Online surveys are nothing new. However, the struggle to collect meaningful information from panelists continues to be a big problem. The issue stems from a lack of focus on the survey takers. In addition, disregard for the experience of the respondent encourages bad behavior,…

Health

3 Health Tech Apps to Motivate You to Move

By | Jan 26, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Archer, Stranger Things, and Mr. Robot: What are shows I’d rather be watching than working out? It doesn’t take a Jeopardy champion to tell us that many of us are lazy and completely unmotivated to get healthy. Obviously, we have a problem and we don’t…

Advertising

4 Mistakes That 90 Percent of Native Advertisers Make

By | Jan 26, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Native advertising is the new frontier of digital marketing. According to research from Facebook and other advertising platforms, it will account for 63 percent of all mobile ads by 2020. And if you were wondering, that’s a lot. While demand for native ads has…