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SXSW

Austin

These Companies Are Competing at SXSW Startup Night [Poll]

By | Mar 7, 2017 at 4:30 pm

SXSW is place of collaboration and community. With thousands of people in attendance to see everything from film premieres to innovative products, the atmosphere is abuzz with enough entrepreneurial enthusiasm to power a small ship. But while being supportive is a staple of the…

Entrepreneur

San Francisco

ShearShare Is Gaining Traction, Proving Beauty Is a Beast in Business

By | Jan 17, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Last year, we had an incredibly fierce competition during our annual Startup of the Year competition. Ultimately ShearShare took home the title. Admittedly, as soon as I heard their initial pitch during the first round of judging at the Innovate! and Celebrate conference, I…

Opinion/Analysis

Chicago

A Surprisingly Apt Comparison Between Entrepreneurship and Comedy

By | Jan 12, 2017 at 12:50 pm

While being the senior writer at Tech.Co is a dream come true, my passion for stand up comedy has been years in the making. In 2009, I stepped in front of a crowd of approximately 250 people and fumbled through a set that I…

Business

Thinking Differently Is the Greatest Thing You Can Do For Your Business

By | Mar 24, 2017 at 8:30 pm

It’s nearly impossible to mention Elon Musk, cofounder of PayPal and current CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, without thinking about innovation. Musk is truly a king of innovation, sharing the stage with other entrepreneurial giants as Sir Richard Branson, Oprah, Steve Jobs, Henry…

Tips & How To’s

7 Questions to Ask When Looking for an Office Space for Your Startup

By | Mar 24, 2017 at 9:15 am

For startups, establishing your legitimacy as a business is a challenging and exciting phase. Setting up your first office space, for example, indicates that your business is getting on the fast track. It states that your brand is officially here – fresh and ready…

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SXSW

Austin

SXSW Startup Night Winners: WiseBanyan, SPLT, & Eddy by FLUX

By | Mar 22, 2017 at 3:30 pm

If you walked down the infamous 6th Street in Austin, Texas during SXSW 2017, you’d see plenty of bars and barbecue opportunities as well as your fair share of interesting people. Among the excitement of the festival, 24 startups competed at the Tech.Co Startup…

Entrepreneur

5 Startup Challenges Most Entrepreneurs Don’t Anticipate

By | Mar 19, 2017 at 2:30 pm

New entrepreneurs have big dreams, but there are many things that can stand in the way of bringing their vision to fruition. This isn’t surprising when you consider that entrepreneurs who have already been involved in multiple startups can still make the same mistakes….

Entrepreneur

7 Things to Remember When Promoting Your Startup on Facebook

By | Mar 17, 2017 at 9:15 am

Promoting a startup on Facebook is one of the most cost-effective ways to quickly gain exposure. After setting up a business page, you’ll have instant access to campaign tools that can help you promote your content, engage your audience, and build a following from…

Business

How to Cultivate Customer Relationships Built on Trust

By | Mar 15, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Keeping the trust of your clients is important in every industry, but perhaps even more so in digital marketing, where complex data and rapidly-pivoting strategies make short-term value hard to demonstrate. The last few years have been rife with dramatic search engine updates, so I’ve had…

Business

How to Make Your Next Startup as Successful as Your First

By | Mar 15, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Launching another company? Apply the lessons you learned from your first venture. To all of the world’s entrepreneurs, hustlers and businessmen: Congratulations! You succeeded at something many people only dream to be able to do – launch a company. Now what? My partner, Yakir…

Marketing

What Retailers Get Wrong About Cross-Device Marketing

By | Mar 14, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Multi-device channels are the new frontier of digital marketing. In 2014, eConsultancy reported that over 40 percent of all consumers are multi-device users. That figure has risen sharply in recent years, so retailers must know how to engage with their customers on multiple devices to…

Accelerator

Albuquerque

The Creative Startups Accelerator is Igniting The Creative Economy

By | Mar 14, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Since 2014, the Creative Startups accelerator has supported a wide range of creative entrepreneurs that went on to create 144 new jobs, raise $6.5 million, and bring in $7.9 million in new revenues. Those are great numbers for an accelerator that started in one area of New…

Tips & How To’s

4 Signs You’re About to Enter a Bad Business Deal

By | Mar 10, 2017 at 10:30 am

We all want to believe that people are on the up and up when it comes to making a deal. However, sometimes going into a negotiation with a company or client turns out to be far from what you expected. We asked four entrepreneurs…

Business

How to Leverage Technology to Streamline Your Business

By | Mar 7, 2017 at 8:30 pm

As technology continues to evolve, business owners are constantly presented with new opportunities to improve and streamline day-to-day operations. Technology has long been recognized as both a time and money-saver. However, not every new trend or development makes good business sense. If you are…

Tips & How To’s

7 Tips App Developers Can Use to Retain an Audience

By | Mar 6, 2017 at 10:30 am

Today, readers move from one blog to another as we change channels on television (for those who still watch it) or scroll photos on smartphone screen tirelessly. Is it necessary to be everywhere at the same time, or is there a solution to remedy…

Tips & How To’s

3 Ways to Keep Your Cool in a Tense Business Situation

By | Mar 6, 2017 at 9:15 am

In the startup world, disputes are going to arise. Whether it’s with employees, cofounders, or potential investors, tense business situations are bound to arise when there’s so much on the line. And while you might be tempted to fly off the handle and give…

Tips & How To’s

Top 5 Tips to Help You Pick Out Your Business Domain Name

By | Mar 3, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Domain names have long been recognized as a business’ digital and global real estate. Today most of your audience, potential, previous and current will interact with your business on the site you build on your domain. This means that picking the right domain is…