Interviews

Nina Vaca, CEO of Pinnacle Group: You Can’t Be What You Can’t See

By | Apr 2, 2018 at 2:00 pm

Whether it’s a partner, spouse, family, friend, mentor or mom, having a support system is key to any entrepreneur’s success. For Nina Vaca, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Pinnacle Group, she attributes much of her success to the role models in her personal life,…

Tips & How To’s

5 Ways URL Shorteners Can Impact SEO

By | Mar 29, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Finding a way to climb up in PageRank without spending a ton of money is good for any small business. While URL shorteners have been around for many years, marketing experts say the manner in which they’re used can impact engagement with current and…

Tips & How To’s

7 Hidden Costs of Building a Website

By | Mar 15, 2018 at 11:00 am

You don’t have to be an expert to launch a website anymore. With all the DIY solutions on the market, small businesses can get their brand up and running online within minutes. However, there are unexpected hidden costs of building a personalized site that…

Entrepreneur

How Instagram Powers One Sci-Fi Lover’s Book Dealing Business

By | Mar 13, 2018 at 12:45 pm

When Adam Axler, the bookseller behind the Instagram account Collectible Science Fiction, first joined the service, his profile picture was David Pelham’s 1973 cover to science fiction master Philip K. Dick’s The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch. It’s an evocative work featuring a surreal image of two eye-like globes…

Trends

Off the Grid: 4 Types of Americans Who Never Use the Internet

By | Mar 7, 2018 at 12:45 pm

As the internet has grown more and more important to modern life, a backlash has arisen. The “I Quit Facebook” article has been a popular genre of think-piece practically since the social platform existed, but it has picked up momentum in the past few…

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Venture Capital

Miami

The Top 10 Venture Firms in Miami

By | Mar 5, 2018 at 12:45 pm

If you’re in the Miami startup community, you have a lot of perks. The sunny Florida tech hub is seeing a growing number of startups and hosts a booming cottage industry of coworking spaces. They have plenty of accelerators and incubators. If you went to the…

Personal Branding

5 Domain Name Generators to Help Create Your Brand

By | Feb 27, 2018 at 2:00 pm

There is certainly an art to creating a brand name. And whether you’re starting a blog or launching a new company, brainstorming that perfect name can be exhausting. For the majority of startups or small business owners, hiring a digital agency to generate a…

Harsh Reality

Does the Tech Industry Have an Office Romance Problem?

By | Feb 21, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Quick, guess how many people have had sex with a coworker. 10 percent of them? 20? 50? The actual number is a massive 59.7 percent, and that’s just the ones that admitted to it in a recent study. That wasn’t the only surprising fact in…

Blogging

Launching a Blog Is More Than Just a Fancy Name

By | Feb 20, 2018 at 4:30 pm

In 2001, a Chinese hacking group penetrated Brian Kreb’s home network. At the time, he was a reporter for the Washington Post, and following this breach, he became obsessed with learning more about computer and Internet security. Then, he decided to share it with his…

Events

Tampa

Access to Human Capital Is Just as Important as Funding

By | Feb 14, 2018 at 2:00 pm

There’s a lot of truth to the saying, “It’s not what you know, but who you know.” The cliché piece of advice rings even more true when it comes to gaining access to investors. What startup founders tend to overlook is that gaining access…

Events

Tampa

Gary Vaynerchuk: You’re Either Positive or You’re Not

By | Feb 8, 2018 at 12:45 pm

One thing is for certain, entrepreneurship can start at anytime, even as a child. In Gary Vaynerchuk’s new book Crushing It, he begins by talking about his eight-year-old daughter wanting to be a YouTube star. Whether she becomes a celebrity or not remains to…

Venture Capital

NYC

Every New York City Venture Firm, Listed

By | Feb 1, 2018 at 12:45 pm

As entrepreneurs brush off their pitch decks for the new year, they’ll likely realize that finding the right venture fund is tougher than ever. Even though last year’s VC deal dollars added up to the largest amount since the dot com boom, those dollars…

Videos

2018 Is the Year of Reckoning for Your Video Streaming Budget

By | Jan 30, 2018 at 9:01 am

Did you watch the 2018 Grammy Awards? Neither did 24 percent of last year’s Grammy audience. The event’s viewership on Sunday fell to 19.8 million in a massive drop from 26.1 million viewers in 2017. For years, television has declined while video streaming services have…

Personal Branding

5 Ways the Wrong Domain Name Will Impact Your SEO

By | Jan 15, 2018 at 1:30 pm

Having the right domain name can make a big difference when it comes to attracting new customers. Anne A. Ward, O’Reilly author of The SEO Battlefield and CEO of CircleClick Media, said punctuation, top level domains, and even spellings can impact the ease of getting…