Ecommerce

San Francisco

6 Ways Google Voice Search is Shaping E-Commerce

By | Sep 2, 2017 at 10:30 am

Be it Cortana, Siri, or Alexa, more and more people are switching to using Google voice search when surfing the web. And since it is a matter of paramount importance to follow the trend when you are a business owner, beefing up on voice…

Remote work

The 2017 Guide to Remote Work

By | Sep 2, 2017 at 8:05 am

In May 2012, just 14 percent of the global workforce benefited from remote work. Today, that number is at nearly two thirds. Remote work, the gig economy, and freelancers are all on the rise. In a recent international survey of 25,000 workers, 32 percent…

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Tips & How To’s

San Francisco

7 Websites That Keep Entrepreneurs Up to Speed on the Latest Trends

By | Sep 1, 2017 at 9:20 am

There’s a particular type of entrepreneur that loves a good side-hustle. The options are well-established: eBay flipping, Dropshipping, and affiliate marketing through a niche website are all practically tropes. But to get a foothold, you’ll need to pick a trend that people care about. And…

Marketing

6 Ways Startups Can Promote Themselves on a Shoestring Budget

By | Aug 31, 2017 at 6:30 pm

In a recent study, 14 percent of failed startups cited poor marketing as a contributing factor in their failure. What often seems like the “fun” part of business ownership can become problematic for startup owners who don’t take it seriously. If you’ve got a…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Boston

Stress Can Lead You to Make Bad Decisions

By | Aug 31, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Every day, you make huge decisions that impact your life, business, or family. However, some decisions come with consequences you didn’t anticipate or desire. For founders, making decisions while stressed can lead to risky behavior, impacting the morale and culture of a company. Research…

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Coworking spaces

Houston

How Coworking Spaces Are Aiding Victims of Hurricane Harvey

By | Aug 31, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Hurricane Harvey is much worse than we ever could’ve imagined. With near three times as much rain falling on Houston than did on New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, millions have been left stranded and homeless without a place to live. Organizations and individuals alike…

Dev & Design

3 Affordable Online Courses to Help You Become a Design Ninja

By | Aug 31, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Building up your portfolio as a graphic designer can take years. To make the field even more difficult, keeping your edge on changing design trends means continuing your education on the latest software and new methods to communicate to customers. Fortunately, we’ve got you…

Inspiration

6 Ways Women Entrepreneurs Are Finding Inspiration

By | Aug 31, 2017 at 11:30 am

In her book, Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead, Sheryl Sandberg notes that she has seen many female entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley and around the world with the talent, knowledge, skill sets and even experiences that drive success, yet completely doubt…

HR and Recruiting

How to Streamline Recruiting With an Applicant Tracking System

By | Aug 31, 2017 at 8:30 am

Choosing candidates, interviewing them, evaluating their performance really takes a lot of time. To make this process more streamlined companies are looking to applicant tracking systems (ATS).  These platforms can help recruit the right employees.  Features to Consider An ATS software allows businesses to…

Remote work

How Your Company Can Transition to a Mobile Workforce

By | Aug 30, 2017 at 6:30 pm

When the light bulb was invented and the infrastructure for indoor electrical lighting and power spread, it changed the way we worked and lived. Buildings became taller and the electricity that powers elevators made getting to the top floors easy. Working at night became…

HR and Recruiting

Why Cofounders Need to Learn to Hire Fast

By | Aug 30, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Together with my cofounders Dmytro (CTO) and Serge (Product) we started Preply in 2013, a global marketplace for online tutoring. We had been bootstrapping until we joined the Techstars family in 2015, then started expanding our team. One thing founders will realize is that your…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Barcelona

Report: People Who Drink More Coffee Don’t Die As Fast

By | Aug 30, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Look, I won’t bore you with an introduction: We all know why you’re here. You need a reason to justify your insane coffee drinking habit. Congrats! A new report confirms a correlation between drinking more coffee and lowering your risk of death. So here’s…

Marketing

San Jose

How to Get Above the Noise and Gain Customers

By | Aug 30, 2017 at 11:30 am

Being better than your competition certainly helps with customer acquisition, but sustaining growth is where specific tactics and strategies come in to keep up the momentum. For later stage companies who have raised millions and have a ridiculous valuation, how do these companies continue to…

Programming education

An Easy Way to Develop Professional Photography Skills

By | Aug 30, 2017 at 6:30 am

These days, professional photo equipment has become a lot more affordable, making it much easier to turn photography into a hobby or career. But what is a carpenter without training? A photographer without technique? Well, with the Hollywood Art Institute Photography Course & Certification,…

Inspiration

Boulder

How One Man Left a Big Record Label to Become a Data Scientist

By | Aug 29, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Will Johnson stumbled into the music business in his early 20s. On a whim, in 2014, a friend of his who managed a national touring band offered him a gig as a roadie. Will had just graduated college in Virginia, and, well, touring with…

Marketing

Chicago

Just 19 Percent of Small Business Owners Market With Google AdWords

By | Aug 29, 2017 at 11:30 am

The internet — whether desktop or mobile — is eating everything. Ad dollars everywhere from the news to Even the long-established power of TV ads is deminishing, as internet ad spend is set to pass up TV ad spend this year, according to the…

Tips & How To’s

Chicago

4 Rules for Exploring the Psychology Behind UX Design

By | Aug 29, 2017 at 9:20 am

User experience design is about the user, as the name might indicate. But figuring out how to create an interface that users will love is far harder to do than to say: After all, most users can’t even articulate what makes them pick one…