Reports & Rankings

50 Smartest Companies in the World, According to MIT

By | Nov 2, 2017 at 2:30 pm

I think we can all agree that the people at MIT are some of the smartest in the world. So when the editors of the MIT Technology Review put out a list of the 50 smartest companies in the world with elaborate and intellectual…

Remote work

4 Things Remote Employees Miss Most About Working in an Office

By | Nov 2, 2017 at 10:50 am

Working remotely is a dream come true. Between the inherent work-life balance that comes along with it and the freedom to work how you want every single day, this increasingly popular business trend has productivity up and employee costs down for companies that sign…

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Ecommerce

5 Ways to Reduce Shopping Cart Abandonment

By | Nov 2, 2017 at 8:30 am

Getting customers through the shopping cart can drastically impact your conversion rate. And if the process is laborious, expect more people to bail. According to a study done by the Baymard Institute the average shopping cart abandonment rate is 68 percent. The study also reveals…

Productivity

5 Contract Management Platforms to Streamline Your Deal Flow

By | Nov 1, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Previously I’ve had jobs where my primary role was managing contracts – I am having flashbacks just thinking about it. Just the structure alone is tedious, much less the verifying information, discovering precedent and relevant details, fine proofing every last bit of legalese, making…

Dev & Design

How Machine Learning is Changing Design

By | Nov 1, 2017 at 5:00 pm

A Pew Research Center survey in 2015 revealed that almost two-thirds of Americans expect computers to take over much of human work within 50 years. However, there are certain professions that some consider to have more security over others. Disciplines such as the arts…

Healthy Entrepreneur

The Biggest Source of Employee Stress? Unclear Goals

By | Nov 1, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Despite the fact that most of us are fully aware of our stress already, National Stress Awareness Day is officially on November first. You might even be tempted to label 2017 National Stress Awareness Year, but we don’t want to be unfair to 2018. And among…

Productivity

Columbus

How to Build a Business Plan That Gets You Funded

By | Nov 1, 2017 at 2:30 pm

It’s rare to find early-stage founders that knows how to properly put together a business plan for an investor. Sure, mentors can help, but in the end, the founders need to figure it out and tackling it all at once can be overwhelming. Instead…

Entrepreneur

Columbus

Columbus, Ohio: A Startup City on the Rise

By | Nov 1, 2017 at 11:30 am

A few weeks ago, I visited Columbus, Ohio with Steve Case’s Rise of the Rest tour. The region is cultivating an environment filled with communities, companies, education, and entertainment. As you walk through the downtown streets, businesses are buzzing with activity and the food…

Dev & Design

5 Solutions for Building Your Own Website

By | Oct 31, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Whether you are wanting to gain knowledge about website building ideas for personal use or in pursuit of designing websites for others, you may be wondering where to start. If so, this article may be of some help to you. Even if you are…

Inspiration

Boulder

I Quit My Job and Now I’m Learning to Code

By | Oct 31, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Yep. This isn’t a Dream. I Actually Just Quit My Job. This time I won’t be spending 6 months hiking miles across the country. Rather, I’ll be spending 6 months learning web development, studying, coding, and building things at Galvanize. I’m taking the Web…

Culture

9 Ways Employees Get Payback on Mean Bosses

By | Oct 31, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Working in an office can lead to some pretty toxic behavior. Between cutthroat office politics and short tempered bosses, the average employee often endures quite a bit of yelling, insulting, and generally unpleasant interactions with bosses and coworkers alike. In fact, a recent study…

Productivity

Why Working Remote Can Improve Employee Productivity

By | Oct 31, 2017 at 8:30 am

It may paint a pretty picture, but working from home is not as easy as it seems from a distance, even with high-paying telecommuting jobs on the rise. Remote workers face multiple challenges on a regular basis, which include but are not limited to…

Legal

7 Ways to Determine If Your Product Needs a Patent

By | Oct 31, 2017 at 7:15 am

Developing an intellectual property plan can be key to preventing mistakes that could impact future valuation of your company. But when is it the right time to get a patent on your product? We asked 7 entrepreneurs how they knew when/if a patent is…

Accelerator

7 Leadership Lessons You’ll Learn at Techstars

By | Oct 30, 2017 at 5:00 pm

In November 2015, we embarked on our three-and-half-month journey to the accelerator. I hope to share what I learned from Techstars so that other teams from around the world could better understand what you’ll take away when you’re done. Here were the seven lessons…

Reports & Rankings

Boston

10 Most Innovative Cities in the US, Ranked

By | Oct 30, 2017 at 3:05 pm

While top tech hubs like San Francisco and New York get all the glory, innovation is never confined to just one place, or two places in this instance. Startup founders and entrepreneurs have set up shop all over the country, and their efforts have…

Productivity

How to Improve Your Speed Reading Skills

By | Oct 30, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Are you a whole word or skimmer reader? The average reader can consume 300 words per minute, and if you are skimming, it can go up to 700 words per minute. With how much information you take in during the day, wouldn’t it be…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Study: Stress Is Impeding Your Intuition

By | Oct 30, 2017 at 11:30 am

There’s no two ways around it: building a startup is stressful. Raising capital takes time, building an audience takes work, and putting it altogether is enough to make your anxiety-riddled brain crack under the pressure. To make matters worse, study after study has shown…