Data

4 Things to Know About Applications of Big Data in Ecommerce

By | Dec 10, 2017 at 10:30 am

In today’s fast paced world, growing a business empire is a monumental task. But if any budding entrepreneur is setting his or her sights on making a name for themselves and their company, they should get all the help they can. So when it…

Interviews

Palm Beach

Shay Berman of Digital Resource on Taking Risks

By | Dec 9, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Shay Berman, founder of Digital Resource, is a full service South Florida SEO and internet marketing company in Downtown West Palm Beach. He joins Palm Beach Tech this week talking about his inspiration to become an entrepreneur, what it means to take risks as an…

Tips & How To’s

4 Ways to Start Scaling Your Startup Through Outsourcing

By | Dec 9, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Scaling your startup can be a major challenge if you try to take on too many responsibilities yourself. Because of this, many of the most successful startups outsource key tasks to increase their efficiency and reduce operating expenses and risk. Here are four areas…

Marketing

5 Ways Startups Are Screwing Up Inbound Marketing

By | Dec 8, 2017 at 5:00 pm

As a startup, bootstrapping your marketing efforts is everything. And while we hear all the time about growth hacking or utilizing new technology to help make marketing easier, that doesn’t account for much if you don’t have a solid inbound strategy already in place….

Tips & How To’s

NYC

8 Sales Hacks to Use When Attracting Government Clients

By | Dec 8, 2017 at 8:30 am

Selling to local, state, or federal governments can be a long, arduous process. Municipal and statewide statutes mean there is strict regulation on public sector funds. State and local agencies each have their distinct purchasing guidelines and practices, making a pre-planned, one-size-fits-all strategy challenging…

Tips & How To’s

5 Ways to Build a Transparent Relationship With Your Investors

By | Dec 8, 2017 at 7:15 am

One thing that has struck me as interesting for quite some time, and especially over the last several months, is the hesitation that exists within us to reveal uncomfortable information. Whether it has to do with an everyday company decision or a compounding, lingering…

Remote work

Survey: Remote Workers Are Happier

By | Dec 7, 2017 at 2:30 pm

The amount of workers who report quitting a position because it just isn’t flexible enough has practically doubled over the last three years, moving from 17 percent in 2014 to 32 percent in 2017. And, as a LinkedIn study released earlier revealed, many emerging…

Culture

San Francisco

Buffer Reaffirms Salary Transparency, Benchmarks Cost of Living

By | Dec 7, 2017 at 12:20 pm

This week Buffer, the social media management platform, reaffirmed their dedication to being a transparent organization and along with it fully public salary information on every employee. While this in itself is not news, the company has shared their salary details for the past…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Your Sleep Tracker Could Be the Reason You’re So Tired

By | Dec 7, 2017 at 11:30 am

We all know sleep is important for our health, from stopping depression to boosting brain function. And we all stay up too late staring at smartphones anyway. When sleep tracking apps and devices hit the market, they seemed like a great way to use…

Energy

7 Creative Ways Companies Recycle Old Tech Equipment

By | Dec 7, 2017 at 8:30 am

According to Earth 911, the United States produces more e-waste annually than any other country. The amount of electronics that Americans throw away every year? 9.4 million tons. And if we recycled one million of those laptops, it would save the energy equivalent to the…

HR and Recruiting

San Francisco

5 Cheap HR Tools to Help You Hire the Right Team

By | Dec 7, 2017 at 7:15 am

Who doesn’t love a good underdog story? In the startup community, we’re seeing a parade of underdog disruptors trying to change the way people work and live. And while we as consumers benefit from disruptive innovation and the competition it brings, we also love…

Inspiration

15 Inspirational Quotes from Powerful Women in Business

By | Dec 6, 2017 at 12:20 pm

As TIME Magazine so powerfully explained early this morning in announcing their Person of the Year issue, women are the future. Between the world changing #MeToo campaign to the scores of innovative women influencing the business world, it’s no secret that the “fairer” sex…

Productivity

Chicago

8 Ways to Make Your Weekly Staff Meetings More Productive

By | Dec 6, 2017 at 7:15 am

Meetings can lose focus if someone isn’t getting a handle on the commentary and can drag on way too long. While meetings are necessary, they can become more productive. We asked eight YEC entrepreneurs is they even have a bunch of meetings and what…

Productivity

NYC

8 Tech Tools to Help Improve Your Bottom Line

By | Dec 5, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Technology has completely changed the way that many companies approach their work, but are you taking advantage of all the resources that are available to you? Today’s tech tools can help your company with everything from sales and customer acquisition to productivity and employee…

Funding

DC

Revolution Launches $150M Rise of the Rest Seed Fund With Dream Team of Investors

By | Dec 5, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Today Steve Case’s venture capital firm, Revolution Ventures, announced the creation of a new $150 million ‘Rise of the Rest Seed Fund’ geared at investing in startups outside of Silicon Valley, New York, and Boston. There’s no question there is a lack of seed…

Social Networking

San Francisco

Don’t Underestimate the Power of Introductions

By | Dec 5, 2017 at 7:15 am

I only met Ron Conway once. He was an early investor in Datahug and when I met him it was at his home in San Francisco. This was not your normal investor meeting. It was all about introductions and understanding who I wanted to…

Productivity

Denver

Why “Inbox Zero” Isn’t Worth the Hassle

By | Dec 4, 2017 at 6:30 pm

In the last few years everyone has become obsessed with the concept of Inbox Zero. Inbox Zero is exactly what it sounds like, to have zero emails in your inbox. As if somehow seeing the message “there are no more messages to read” means…