Productivity

How to Get to the Core of Unproductive Meetings

By | Dec 15, 2017 at 7:15 am

The “no-meeting day” has recently become a phenomenon of sorts. The idea is to give employees an entire work day that their company, department or team has designated 100 percent meeting-free. Companies in the technology, healthcare and business sectors have been eager to implement…

Marketing

New York

How Companies Can Plant Roots in a Community

By | Dec 14, 2017 at 8:30 am

Consumers don’t favor Whole Foods over Walmart for reasons relating to the chains’ respective sizes or ubiquity — it’s because only the former serves as a catalyst to community. The competitive difference between the homogenous corporate paradigm embodied by Walmart and the community-centered model cultivated…

Enqos – Tower V3

Culture

How to Embed Accountability Into Your Company Culture

By | Dec 14, 2017 at 7:15 am

We all understand the importance of accountability in the business world. But like Mao Zedong so wisely observed, reading doesn’t quite prepare you to actually revolutionize your culture to incorporate accountability in a sustainable way. Here are some tools to equip you with the…

Marketing

8 Reasons Why Your Next Campaign Needs Video

By | Dec 13, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Video is fast becoming the key to successful businesses. While you still need a print campaign, you have to incorporate video into your marketing plan or you will not capture as many sales. You also have to be diverse in how you use video…

Psychology

San Francisco

Investor Rejection Is Going to Happen. Here’s How to Deal With it.

By | Dec 13, 2017 at 8:30 am

You have done all of your homework, researched the investor you are pitching, properly prepared your financials, and perfected your presentation. Most importantly, you landed a coveted meeting with your target investor. After the meeting is over, the unthinkable happens…the investor passes on your…

Funding

Maine

VentureWell to Fund UMaine Student-Led Biotech Startup

By | Dec 13, 2017 at 7:15 am

VentureWell, a Massachusetts-based nonprofit that supports science and technology entrepreneurs, has selected a medical simulation startup founded by University of Maine students to receive funding and training. The company, Zephyrus Simulation LLC, was spun off from a product developed by a group of bioengineering…

Accelerator

NYC

7 Ways to Fail When Applying to an Accelerator

By | Dec 12, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Failure is part of the startup process. And when it’s time to apply to an accelerator, making sure your company is presented in the best way on the application can significantly improve your chances. Since first launching in 2008, Dreamit has received thousands of applications –…

Podcast

Almost Half of America Uses Digital Voice Assistants Now

By | Dec 12, 2017 at 9:20 am

In the land of new media, audio might not be king yet, but it’s certainly a rising challenger to the throne. Americans listen to nearly four hours of audio a day on average, and as I reported yesterday, events like PodCon are springing up to…

Interviews

Boulder

Why Startups Need to Put Customers at the Center of Strategic Decisions

By | Dec 12, 2017 at 8:30 am

It’s easy to stray away from putting customer’s as your first priority and get caught up in the other aspects of the business. But at the end of the day, without putting your customer at the center of your decisions, it could impact your…

Marketing

Denver

9 Effective Ways to Use Street Teams and Build Brand Awareness

By | Dec 12, 2017 at 7:15 am

Consumers are constantly bombarded with digital marketing materials, from social media ads and paid search ads to blast emails and weekly newsletters. It’s hard for brands to cut through the clutter and show value to consumers — unless they utilize the power of human…

Remote work

San Diego

Start With the Fundamentals When Building a Remote Team

By | Dec 11, 2017 at 6:30 pm

The number of employees working at home has increased by 103 percent since 2005. According to Global Workplace Analytics, 3.7 million Americans — or 2.8 percent of the workforce — now work from home at least half the time. Although the employee workforce grew…

Productivity

London

5 Ways to Improve Team Communication

By | Dec 11, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Communication within a team is vital to the successful completion of a project. Without a good foundation, team members could be reluctant to share new ideas or talk about challenges. Here are 5 ways to improve your team communication. Keep the Door Open Team…

Culture

50 Companies With Outstanding Team Cultures

By | Dec 11, 2017 at 11:30 am

A good idea and a lot of funding are key to the success of a business. However, if you don’t have a solid team to back you up, you might as well throw in the towel now, because you don’t have a chance of…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Exclusive: Over 20 Percent of Startup CEOs Only Sleep 4 or 5 Hours Per Night

By | Dec 11, 2017 at 10:50 am

Sleep is good. Six hours of sleep a night is great. Without it, you’ll face dips in productivity, worse mental conditions, and a higher risk of depression. According to exclusive data shared with TechCo by Sleep Junkie, plenty of startup CEOs have yet to get…

Tips & How To’s

7 Things to Consider Before Picking Your Domain Name

By | Dec 11, 2017 at 9:20 am

Your domain name is the address of your website, and it’s critical to the success of your business to follow best practices when choosing a domain name. The URL that people see when they visit your site is how visitors will refer to your…

Trends

8 Ways Tech is Improving Communication Between Student and Teacher

By | Dec 11, 2017 at 8:30 am

Technology is helping teachers to go beyond linear, text-based education and make student engagement and performance more efficient. Technology also makes students learn best in their learning pace and styles. Its role in the classroom has also evolved into an interactive learning tool that…

Tips & How To’s

How Startups Are Using Influencers to Improve Marketing

By | Dec 11, 2017 at 7:15 am

The holiday season is a key sales driver for many businesses, but it’s not just brick-and-mortar stores that are ramping up their sales efforts this season. With the right tools and the right hustle, startups can also tap into the power of influencer gifting…