Productivity

5 Ways to Make Your Help Desk Run Smoother

By | Sep 7, 2017 at 8:30 am

A successful help desk isn’t as easy to create as you might think. It seems like if you have all the conventions of a good help desk structure, things will run smoothly on their own. However, there are often issues with your tickets or…

Reports & Rankings

India

10 Countries for People That Can’t Live Without Internet

By | Sep 6, 2017 at 9:20 am

In recent decades, the internet has gone from delightfully convenient perk of the tech community to an undeniable necessity for human life. Everything from work communications and bank transactions to personal calendars and family photos are now stored on the web, making the internet…

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Productivity

11 Ways Companies Can Benefit From a Virtual Assistant

By | Sep 6, 2017 at 8:30 am

With more entrepreneurs turning to virtual assistance to streamline their work and boost productivity, we asked 11 entrepreneurs what they do to get the most out of a virtual assistant. Create Systems and Document All Tasks for Them to Follow Virtual assistants work best…

Tips & How To’s

New York

3 Traits You’ll Find in a Successful Product Launch

By | Sep 6, 2017 at 7:15 am

Launching a startup is never easy. When 80 percent of new companies fail in the first few years, the statistics aren’t in your favor. However, that shouldn’t dissuade you. I’ve learned that the most successful product launches embody three traits: rhythm, balance, and patience. Leaders face…

Coding

Why JavaScript is the Programming Language You Need to Learn

By | Sep 6, 2017 at 6:30 am

Do you know what this website and Facebook have in common? Both use JavaScript. In fact, just about every website uses JavaScript. Considered one of the three core languages of web development, JavaScript is a handy language responsible for everything from pop-ups to animations…

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Marketing & Social Media

5 Ways to Use White Papers for Lead Generation

By | Sep 5, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Generating white papers or research that can be shared with customers or the public can help give your company credibility in the space and help build lead generation. We asked five founders how they use case studies to their advantage and generate leads. Showcase…

Finance

Boulder

How Much Equity Do You Give Early Team Members?

By | Sep 5, 2017 at 5:00 pm

You might be contemplating how much equity should you give early team members including mentors, advisors, board members and potential cofounders in your startup. I’ve personally had challenges on this front and find it an area that benefits from experience (read as mistakes). I know…

Finance

4 Benefits to Bootstrapping Your Startup

By | Sep 5, 2017 at 8:30 am

Whenever I think of thousands of startups that are beginning their journeys every day, I remind myself of Bennett Miller’s “Moneyball”. A true story about the MLB manager Billy Beane who guided his team to the MLB finals on the lean budget and his…

Marketing & Social Media

How to Communicate With Customers to Win Sales and Build Relationships

By | Sep 5, 2017 at 7:15 am

Growing up I often heard my dad say, “Be quick, but don’t hurry.” He was quoting the famous UCLA men’s basketball coach, John Wooden, who won a record 10 national championships in 12 years. These words echo in my mind even today as I think about…

Failure

11 Mistakes That Can Trigger Startup Failure

By | Sep 4, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Research has proven that 90 percent startups fail after five years. For an aspiring entrepreneur, this stat can be disturbing, unless you have the right tips tools at you disposal to get the job done. Every entrepreneur’s dream is to break even and thrive…

Tips & How To’s

How to Boost Productivity at Your Startup

By | Sep 4, 2017 at 10:30 am

The success of any industry depends on two major factors: increased productivity and reduced costs. Industries all over the world are involved in continuous brainstorming to find out ways to increase their productivity, while at the same time minimize reducing the cost to generate…

Finance

4 Things to Consider When Raising Funds for Your Startup

By | Sep 3, 2017 at 10:30 am

For the last few years, I’ve been a partner at Founder Equity, an early-stage fund. Unlike most funds, we make large investments in talent, we have no fees or traditional carry, and we target companies with prospects for early liquidity. Raising money for a…

Apple

Apple’s AirPort Time Capsule and AirPort Express, Networking Options That Don’t Suck

By | Sep 3, 2017 at 8:05 am

I’ve been using Apple’s line of AirPort networking products since 2008 and have purchased and installed more than 20 AirPort devices in that time. While Apple doesn’t have a reputation for being a leader in networking devices, most likely because they’re busy leading in…

Entertainment Industry

Watch The Burning Man 2017 Livestream Video

By | Sep 2, 2017 at 6:00 pm

It’s that time of the year again where 70,000 gather in Black Rock Desert, 120 miles north of Reno, Nevada and unplug for a weekend of colorful experiences as a temporary city is erected in the desert. If you’re not familiar with Burning Man, it’s an…

Culture

3 Ways Startups Can Build Team & Retain Talent

By | Sep 2, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Many startups today underestimate the importance of human capital  – the collective sum of the attributes, life experience, knowledge, inventiveness, energy, and enthusiasm that employees choose to invest in their work. Research shows that investing in people, particularly those with relevant industry specific knowledge…

Entrepreneur

5 Valuable Takeaways From Oprah Winfrey’s Success as an Entrepreneur

By | Sep 2, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Oprah Winfrey has achieved an unprecedented level of success in business. Not only has her work as a media proprietor and talk show host propelled her to a net worth of over $3 billion, but she is currently cited as one of the greatest…

Blogging

Your Content is Boring, Here’s How to Make it Interesting

By | Sep 2, 2017 at 12:45 pm

You may have been blogging for months, if not years, providing useful guides and sharing your creative ideas. But it’s getting somewhat monotonous and it’s now boring. Here are three ideas for you to breathe a new life into your content creation process. Create…