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Ecommerce

How Smaller Ecommerce Stores Can Compete Against Amazon

By | Sep 24, 2017 at 10:30 am

Ever heard the story of David vs. Goliath? How about The Karate Kid, The Mighty Ducks or The Bad News Bears? They are all versions of the classic tale of a lowly underdog struggling against all odds against an unbeatable opponent. And somehow, with a…

Interviews

Maine

Bootstrapping Your Company Comes With Challenges

By | Sep 24, 2017 at 8:30 am

Bill Keleher cofounded what is now known as Kennebec River Biosciences in 1996 when he was in his late 20s. He’s built the Richmond-based company, which provides laboratory services and health products to aquaculture companies, to a point where it currently has 15 employees…

Jobs

4 Types of Terrible Bosses That Could Drive New Candidates Away

By | Sep 23, 2017 at 2:30 pm

When candidates are sending out resumes, writing cover letters, and meeting for interviews, they’re often lying from the get-go, but not for the reasons you might think. Bad managers are the number one reason people leave their jobs, but it never seems that way…

Tips & How To’s

10 Affordable Tools for Cash-Strapped Entrepreneurs

By | Sep 23, 2017 at 12:45 pm

For entrepreneurs facing challenges during the early stages of a startup, it can get difficult to decide which tools to prioritize. It would be much better to see things with clarity and proceed with a laser focus. If this is where you are, consider…

Business

Portland, Maine

Should Maine Startups Really Be Worrying About Access to Capital?

By | Sep 23, 2017 at 10:30 am

Over the past several months, I’ve heard on several occasions that there’s a lack of capital available for early stage startups in the Portland, Maine area. This “access to capital” talk is typically surrounded by conversations about what the area is missing. While I…

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Accelerator

Boulder

Techstars Startup Programs Has a Fresh New Look

By | Sep 22, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Two years ago, Techstars and UP Global joined forces to allow us to successfully build a global network of entrepreneurs. Since then, we’ve made an effort to ensure Techstars Startup Programs are integrated into the larger Techstars network to provide the most value to…

Healthy Entrepreneur

What I Learned Raising a Child While Building a Startup

By | Sep 22, 2017 at 2:30 pm

When you’re a parent, sometimes you need to multitask to get work done. Long before my daughter came along, I already had other babies that I raised — my businesses. I’ve said before that building a business is a lot like raising a child….

Tech.Co Top Stories

TechCo Top Stories: Millennials, Space Travel, and Innovate Celebrate

By | Sep 22, 2017 at 1:30 pm

With our annual conference right around the corner, it can be easy to get overly excited about what TechCo puts out every week. Unfortunately, with almost a dozen stories per day, it can be hard to keep up on all the top stories whizzing…

Startup Spotlight

Phoenix

Startup Spotlight: Data Privacy, Smart Homes, and Streamline Your Work

By | Sep 22, 2017 at 12:20 pm

With the holidays on the horizon, creating a protective barrier around your home with smart technology might be a good way to go. Each week, TechCo features tech startups that can help your daily life. This week in Startup Spotlight, we found ones that can…

Dev & Design

Why Developers Are Using Crоѕѕ-Plаtfоrm Mоbіlе App Tech

By | Sep 22, 2017 at 11:30 am

Mobile app сrеаtоrѕ оftеn face the dіlеmmа of choosing the рlаtfоrm or tесhnоlоgу. Obviously, everyone wants tо get thе most out of thе fеаturеѕ and functions at thе lеаѕt роѕѕіblе соѕt. However, it іѕ not thаt easy as оnе hаѕ tо trаdе оff a…

Facebook

The 14 Ways to Boost Your Facebook Page Engagement

By | Sep 22, 2017 at 10:50 am

Starting a Facebook page is simple. But growing it, for many marketers, seems nearly impossible. Facebook has stopped prioritizing total Facebook page engagement in order to focus on retaining easily-distracted users, and the end result is stagnant pages for publishers everywhere. As a matter…

Entrepreneur

Pitching to Investors: The Difference Between East Coast and West Coast

By | Sep 22, 2017 at 9:20 am

Pitching to investors is scary. Between the nervous sweat, the jumbled notes, and the sinking feeling in your stomach, it’s enough to make lesser entrepreneurs buckle at the knees. Fortunately, doing a little research ahead of time is a great way to quell your…

Programming education

Learn How to Make Your Data Look Less Messy

By | Sep 22, 2017 at 9:20 am

Data scientists and advance analytics are among the top position needing to be filled in the coming years. Skills that help employees get premium salaries include data mining and optimizing the data to help leadership make smart business decisions. When a data scientist can…

Healthy Entrepreneur

London

Why Startup Founders Need to Take a Sabbatical

By | Sep 22, 2017 at 8:30 am

While in the midst of setting up a startup where you are most likely working night and day, it may seem crazy to take a sabbatical. This is because you are seemingly walking away temporarily from something that would need your round-the-clock attention. However,…