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…

Public Relations

San Diego

5 Questions to Ask Before Launching Your Next PR Campaign

By | Oct 30, 2017 at 9:20 am

The Snuggie, Airbnb, Soylent and even Lyft arguably have something in common: epic timing. The notion “timing is everything” is a proverb relevant to many aspects of business, but it is particularly pertinent to public relations in terms of securing excellent media coverage. However,…

Interviews

The Last Thing Founders Want to Deal With Is Turnover

By | Oct 30, 2017 at 7:15 am

When you’re starting out, founders where many hats, but a you start to grow, it’s important to bring on talent with the skills you need and start delegating. We talked with Chris Gronkowski, former NFL player turned entrepreneur and owner of the Ice Shaker and Everything…

Healthy Entrepreneur

6 Ways Founders Can Manage Stress and Avoid Burnout

By | Oct 29, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Entrepreneurship has a dark side that is seldom talked about. In that space, you will find founders who show signs of anxiety, burnout, and even depression that strike at different times. Some hit when startups fail to make the 5-year mark. Others arrive alongside…

Tips & How To’s

6 Must-Know Influencer Marketing Tips for Your Business

By | Oct 28, 2017 at 2:30 pm

An increasingly digital landscape is changing the way businesses function and customers make decisions. Clients act more on recommendations from third parties than any brand itself. An influencer can drive traffic to your website, enhance your social media exposure, and help you boost sales…