Bill Ecksel is a graduate of the University of Michigan and has been a journalist for over 10 years. He has written for numerous local and regional publications and is the Chief Editor for Industry News Corp. He has written on many topics over the course of his career but is currently focusing tech and startup companies. In addition to writing, he has a wife and three children and is a huge Wolverine Football fan (Go Blue!).

 

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What Sets Most Successful Entrepreneurs Apart From the Rest

Successful entrepreneurs will be the first to admit that their path has been anything but free and easy. Serial entrepreneurs understand failure more than almost anyone else, and that’s part of what makes them successful. From Failure to Success Leonardo Pisano Fibonacci was an…

Can Entrepreneurs Survive Life Without Using Credit Cards?

As a young entrepreneur, you may be overwhelmed by the expenses involved in so many different business ventures. After taking out loans to sustain your business operations, you are considering the option of getting a credit card. However, you may not need to go…

Your First Round of Funding Should Focus on These 4 Things

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Ah, funding. When you finally receive an injection of capital which signals that your startup has made it to the big time. After months (and even years) of funding with your personal savings and loans from family, you finally have cash to really move…

Do You Know This Bank Robber? The FBI Created an App for That

In 2015, there were more than 4,000 robberies, burglaries, and larcenies that took place in violation of the federal bank robbery statute. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has recently released a mobile app in hopes of finding who is responsible for many of…

How Seasonal Businesses Can Take Advantage Of Holidays

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Seasonal businesses have the potential to make a killing during the holiday season. The problem is that when those holidays end, the work dries up. After all, what’s a Christmas card writers do when the season comes to an end? It might be hard to…

Passion: How This Entrepreneur Changed Sports Media

Sports consumption has been changed for the better. It’s now easier than ever to consume sports from all over the world, wherever you happen to be at the time. The 74.9 million-strong Baby Boomer generation used to have to consume sports through limited TV…

The Psychology of Persuasion: What Every Entrepreneur Can Learn from Influence

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion is a book written by world-renowned psychologist Robert Cialdini. It’s become something of a guidebook for entrepreneurs everywhere. The goal of entrepreneurship is to convince people that your idea has the potential to change the world. Whether you’re trying…

Is It Time to Switch to a Dashboard Model for Data Analytics?

When it comes to storytelling, there’s no better story than one that’s being updated on the fly. Data can often be a complicated set of graphs and numbers that aren’t particularly compelling to look at. No one wants to pour over key performance indicators if…

How to Create a Healthy Company Culture

Company culture refers to the behaviors and beliefs determining how employees interact and handle business relations. It dictates how employees communicate, how they work together and, more importantly, how successful the company is. In most cases, company culture is merely implied. There are, however, successful companies…

iOS9 to Disrupt Mobile Search

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The iOS9 update from Apple scheduled for September 2015 is widely reported to contain updates for Siri, public transit directions for Maps, true tablet multitasking, and new built-in apps. Tech.Co writer Janelle McCarthy also covered Apple’s new “proactive assistance” in an article back in…

TechBoomers Guides Seniors Through the Digital Age

TechBoomers Guides Seniors Through the Digital Age

“We’ve come a long way since VHS.” These are the words of my father which caused me to stare directly at him until I realized what he was talking about. My stare went away after I remembered the primitive video system that boomers once…

The iTunes of Sheet Music Releases New App

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The Internet has changed things. Many would argue for the better. For example, purchasing sheet music used to be a big to-do. Whether you were trying to find a store near you or just hated the online purchasing process, the hassle was hardly with…

How Silicon Valley’s GigSky Has Corralled Silent Roamers

How Silicon Valley’s GigSky Has Corralled Silent Roamers SIM Cards

It’s not quite an episode of The Walking Dead, but it always comes to mind when I think of silent roamers. After all, I used to be one myself (just to clarify – not a zombie). I’m talking about the people who travel and…

Unplag Looks to do Away With Plagiarism in Education

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I remember in high school when my friend paid me to write a book review of Treasure Island. Unfortunately for him, I wasn’t that good of a writer. My idea was to get half of the money upfront and purchase Cliff Notes, using it…

When Drones Intrude, Who Ya Gonna Call?

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The assessment of detection systems’ efficacy will become that much more important as drone technology itself infiltrates our environment. And, the more time for detection that’s available, the better. Incidents involving rogue drones and their operators seem to occur weekly. Drones have landed on…

New App from ACLU to Help People Who Record Police

New App from ACLU to Help People Who Record Police

“With this app, we empower citizens to know their rights and to document life-threatening interactions.” – Kary Moss, Executive Director of ACLU of Michigan The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Michigan recently announced the launch of a mobile app to help people who…