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Tips & How To’s

The 6 Types of Insurance That Freelancers Need to Know

By | Aug 17, 2016 at 4:40 pm

Due to the Affordable Care Act, all U.S. citizens need to have health insurance. If you don’t, the fee is $695, a number that plenty of freelancers can’t afford to throw around. And, since freelancers can’t take advantage of employer-provided plans, they are the ones…

Tips & How To’s

The 5 Tools to Help You Go Paperless

By | Aug 16, 2016 at 8:00 pm

At first glance, the paperless office might seem like a daunting, unattainable ideal achieved only by the most efficient and organized entrepreneurs. However, with an adequate amount of determination (and the assistance of a few top-notch tools), you too can have the digitized and…

Acquisition

Austin

Whurley: An Entrepreneur Thinking Outside the Box

By | Aug 10, 2016 at 3:30 pm

One commonality among top entrepreneurs is their ability to innovate across multiple markets. They can prospect the opportunities in nearly any industry and find a way to commercialize them. And that’s exactly what Whurley has done in the past few years alone. Whurley –…

Startup

5 Ways to Make Your Startup Stand Out

By | Aug 4, 2016 at 2:30 pm

A few years ago, all it took to succeed as a startup was a good idea, some funding and some hard work. Unfortunately, as the market has become flushed with more entrepreneurs that ever before, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to stand out from the crowd and…

Tips & How To’s

6 Ways to Make Your Startup More Professional

By | Aug 3, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Professionalism is a great characteristic for any business to exude, especially for relatively unknown startups. Without recognition or evident success in early stages, prospective clients don’t have much to go on beyond personal evaluation, where professionalism is among the most coveted characteristics. Professionalism has a…

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Reports & Rankings

DC

These Are DC’s Top Startup Founders Over 40

By | Aug 3, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Being an entrepreneur is often thankless, stressful, and certainly not a competition amongst one’s peers. Here at Tech.co, we celebrate and shine spotlights on those who take big risks to create something new and follow their dreams. As such, we reached out to the…

Announcements

San Francisco

Tech.Co’s Startup of the Year Party Hosted at the Glasshouse

By | Aug 3, 2016 at 12:30 pm

They say those that live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. Fortunately, they never said anything about throwing parties in glass houses, which is why Tech.Co and CTA (Consumer Technology Associate) will be holding the Startup of the Year party at the Glasshouse in…

Startup

8 Ways to Guarantee Your Startup Success

By | Jul 27, 2016 at 7:00 pm

  Establishing a new business is not an easy task. But in recent years, it has been made easier through simplified methods of acquiring resources. Banks, fintech startups and micro-finance institutions are among the key players in simplifying your access to the loans and…

Tips & How To’s

3 Way to Make Starting a Business Less Scary

By | Jul 26, 2016 at 10:00 pm

Starting your own business can be a lengthy process. First-time entrepreneurs commonly rush to see results at the detriment of their company. But this habit will rarely drive the desired final outcome. If you want to start a successful business, you will need to learn how…

Tips & How To’s

5 Tips to Avoid Entrepreneur Burnout

By | Jul 26, 2016 at 1:15 pm

The stereotypical entrepreneur is an update-addicted workaholic, always trying to do better than ever before. Naturally, avoiding burnout is a constant concern. When not taken care of, a worker’s need to de-stress can build up so far that they’ll break down, and they might need…

Opinion/Analysis

The 3 Core Factors to Becoming an Entrepreneur

By | Jul 22, 2016 at 12:30 pm

People often marvel at the idea of being an entrepreneur. For many, entrepreneurship is a goal they have in life and they’re just waiting for the day it happens. These are the types of people that will never actually become entrepreneurs. While there is…

Startups & Apps

Phoenix

Hopscratch’s ‘Business in a Box’ Makes Launching a Business Easier

By | Jul 21, 2016 at 9:45 am

Many people dream about creating their own business. However, lacking ideas and/or the knowledge about what the entire process of creating a business entails can get in the way of that. This was exactly the thought by the folks at Hopscratch, who launched the…

Trends

David and Goliath: The Battle Between E-cigarettes and the FDA

By | Jul 14, 2016 at 7:00 pm

E-cigarettes have become hugely popular over the years as people start using them instead of tobacco. It is estimated that global sales are increasing by 25 percent annually, a dream product for entrepreneurs around the world as global sales hit US $6 billion this…

Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur’s Journey: Nadya Nguyen of HidrateSpark [Video]

By | Jul 12, 2016 at 11:45 am

This article is courtesy of Techstars, the best global ecosystem for entrepreneurs to bring new technologies to market. From inspiration to IPO, Techstars empowers the world’s most promising entrepreneurs throughout their lifelong journey by providing a global ecosystem made up of tens of thousands…

Entrepreneur

Are Millennial Entrepreneurs Even Real?

By | Jul 6, 2016 at 5:00 pm

The number of business owners under 30 fell 65 percent since the 1980s, according to a recent analysis of Federal Reserve data. At the same time, people are proclaiming the millennial’s power as an entrepreneur, lauding their ability to blaze a fresh trail and, no doubt, leaving…

Opinion/Analysis

Are You Building a Startup or a Small Business?

By | Jul 6, 2016 at 9:45 am

There are approximately 29 million small businesses in the United States, about 23 million of which are sole proprietorships. This doesn’t include non-profits, nor businesses with over 500 employees. Of the total 29 million, only 418,000 or so are labeled as startups. Clearly there’s…

Culture

5 Startup-Friendly Subcultures in the U.S. Right Now

By | Jul 5, 2016 at 9:00 pm

To niche or not to niche, that is the question. If Shakespeare’s Hamlet would get involved in a startup business, he would brood on that question as opposed to one about his existential existence. You may be ready to become your own boss. You’ve…