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Opinion/Analysis

What Does It Mean to Be an Entrepreneur?

By | Feb 11, 2016 at 5:00 pm

For whatever reason, what it means to be an entrepreneur is always a popular topic among people independently chasing their dreams and goals. I think that this question is always asked, at least in part, because those it applies to feel such a connection…

Opinion/Analysis

How Much Should a Website Really Cost?

By | Feb 5, 2016 at 3:26 pm

As a business owner, you’ve probably needed to build a website at some point or another. The vast amount of options and prices when it comes to designing a website can leave many entrepreneurs completely baffled. You can choose to work with a professional…

News

Houston

Squirl Crowned Champion of Get in the Ring: US Competition

By | Feb 4, 2016 at 11:00 am

Squirl, a Houston, TX-based startup that has developed a location-based app for helping people discover books, took top prize in the final round of the Get in the Ring: United States competition hosted by the Houston Intercontinental Chamber of Commerce (ICC). Jef Van der…

Opinion/Analysis

What Entrepreneurs Should Know About the Rise of Smart Drugs

By | Jan 29, 2016 at 8:00 pm

I’d be willing to bet that everyone reading this has used smart drugs before (although you might not have called them that). That’s because even something as benign as the caffeine in coffee or a cup of green tea qualifies as a smart drug,…

Dev & Design

4 Web Design Trends for Ecommerce in 2016

By | Jan 22, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Web design is constantly evolving, especially in the ecommerce arena where most retail companies heavily rely on online sales as their major revenue source. The need to constantly innovate, adapt and stay on top of the most recent web design and online marketing trends…

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Opinion/Analysis

How to Run a Successful Content Marketing Business

By | Jan 17, 2016 at 6:00 pm

The Internet is an intricate web of all sorts of content. There is information about everything, everybody and anything that you could possibly want to learn about online. Even on you – there are at least three words about you somewhere on the Internet….

Opinion/Analysis

How to Use Consumer Insights to Build Your Brand

By | Jan 16, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Times are changing. The marketing strategies of the olden days are slowly fading in presence and in practice. Nowadays, people are least interested in buying products that are marketed through door-to-door sales, newspaper ads, or local radio. Billboards, blimps, and magazines are shrinking in…

Accelerator

Northern Virginia

Virginia-Based Bunker Labs Accelerates Veteran Entrepreneurs

By | Jan 12, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Starting a business always comes with a unique set of challenges, but fortunately there are quite a few accelerators and incubators to overcome them. For veterans however, there are only a few programs designed from the ground up that embrace their grit and convert…

Tips & How To’s

How to Increase Your Website Load Speed and Conversion

By | Jan 8, 2016 at 9:00 pm

For any online marketing campaign, the ultimate goal isn’t to generate traffic, but to start conversation and convert site visitors into clients. Because of this, everything about your website has to be tailored to meet your needs, appeal to your target audience’s interests and…

Opinion/Analysis

3 Side Hustles That Will Benefit Your Startup

By | Jan 7, 2016 at 7:00 pm

The vision: You start your own business, bring in tons of profit, and comfortably retire to a private island somewhere in the Caribbean. The reality: You start your own business, struggle to get it off the ground on your tight budget, accrue tons of…

Opinion/Analysis

8 Questions You Need to Answer Before Taking Out a Loan for Your Startup

By | Jan 6, 2016 at 2:00 pm

The moment you realize you need to borrow money for your tech startup may not be the moment your business is ready to borrow. Before you approach any lender for a business loan, you need to ask yourself these 8 questions about your business…

Opinion/Analysis

5 Bad Habits That Can Wreak Havoc On Your Business

By | Dec 29, 2015 at 11:45 am

If you run your own business, no doubt you perpetually have a to-do list that’s multiple pages long. And while all those to-dos might be important, it’s equally critical to make a “to don’t” list—i.e., a list of mistakes to avoid because they keep…

Opinion/Analysis

For Enterprises, Mobile Is the Key Strategy for 2016

By | Dec 27, 2015 at 1:00 pm

As you scroll through page after page on the Internet, the entrepreneur is banking on all the data that you leave behind. Usage statistics, browsing habits, interests, likes, social activities, shopping patterns and whatnot – all this data is crucial for the enterprise of…

Tips & How To’s

The Complete Digital Payments Checklist for Entrepreneurs

By | Dec 26, 2015 at 10:00 pm

As an entrepreneur you have your work cut out for you. Not only do you have to look after sales, advertising, administration, finance, legal issues, logistics, quality control, and human resources, you also have to ensure that you remain profitable. No one said being…