Entrepreneur

10 Things You’ll Deal With as an Entrepreneur

By | Jun 29, 2017 at 7:15 am

When you decide to walk the path of the entrepreneur, there will be some things that you can handle fairly easily and most things you’ll have to figure out along the way. For the majority of founders, there are some common to dos you…

HR and Recruiting

San Francisco

How to Build an In-House Data Science Team From Scratch

By | Jun 28, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Technology tends to favor teams that have a firm grasp on data and analytics, and you can create one from scratch. At a recent tech conference I noticed two very clear patterns. First, the virtual/augmented reality economy is going to be as big as…

Marketing & Social Media

Denver

The Dark Side of Digital Advertising

By | Jun 28, 2017 at 5:00 pm

It’s been forty years since the first installment of the Star Wars series captivated a generation of moviegoers, but the universe George Lucas built in his imagination is more relevant now than ever. Throughout the series, audiences have seen the characters face temptation, but at the…

Culture

Study: Your Coworkers Think Your Memes Are Unprofessional

By | Jun 28, 2017 at 11:30 am

With company culture being such a vital piece of the successful startup puzzle, a little light-hearted joking in the office should be encouraged by managers and CEOs alike. After all, a little humor can go a long way in de-stressing employees and making the…

Inspiration

Kansas City

Founders Need to Ignore the Naysayers to Disrupt Their Industries

By | Jun 28, 2017 at 8:30 am

Industry disruption is the ultimate goal of every innovator these days. And with all the acclaim and media hype surrounding game-changing companies, it’s easy to set out with the intent to “disrupt” at any and all costs. But this can be a dangerous game…

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Digital nomad

How Digital Nomads Build Business Connections

By | Jun 28, 2017 at 7:15 am

Combining work and travel isn’t a new idea, but today it’s even easier than ever before. If your work can be done 100 percent online, you might be able to join the throngs of digital nomads who leverage technology to work remotely. There’s now…

Healthy Entrepreneur

5 Motivational Tactics Behind Successful Entrepreneurs

By | Jun 27, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Becoming an entrepreneur can be liberating. The freedom from pre-set deadlines and goals, the power to transform your vision the way you want to and set your own rules are highly emancipating factors. Yearning for a lifestyle that is not bound to the conventional…

Trends

Palo Alto

Video News: Facebook Ad Views Low, Vimeo Scraps Subscription Service

By | Jun 27, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Last year’s biggest social media platform agenda was to push video. Large swaths of people are moving to internet video from TV, and video commercials make more money than text ads. But the actual opportunity was limited, and with every single service getting into…

Tips & How To’s

Irvine

How to Connect With Customers Through Targeted Content

By | Jun 27, 2017 at 8:30 am

The growing development of social media, smartphones and big data analytics are changing the world of online retail. Companies must alternate between the quickly-changing habits of those in touch with technology trends, while also remaining accessible and functional to customers still relying on older…

Incubators

Baltimore

Darius Graham of Social Innovation Lab: Debunking the Myths of Baltimore

By | Jun 27, 2017 at 7:15 am

Darius Graham is the Director of the Social Innovation Lab (SIL) at Johns Hopkins University and a startup ecosystem builder in Baltimore, MD. His focus at SIL is to provide mentorship and coaching to startups to help them reach their milestones. This time for…

Productivity

How Virtual Assistants Are Making Leaders More Productive

By | Jun 26, 2017 at 6:30 pm

A bit more than two decades ago, company owners or “bosses” used to have a lady as a secretary who answered landline phones all day and neatly wrote messages and appointments in her textbook. Nowadays, we have “traditional” virtual assistants (VA) that are actually…

Marketing

Seattle

How to Build Online Authority When You Have None

By | Jun 26, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Online authority is a powerful concept in the world of online marketing, both as a general idea and as a specific application in the field of search engine optimization (SEO). As a general concept, it should be pretty straightforward, the more “authority” you have…

Entrepreneur

How Do Your Startup Churn Rates Measure Up to the Industry Standard?

By | Jun 26, 2017 at 10:50 am

Data insecurity can be a real problem in the startup world. If you’re a new entrepreneur, nothing is very clear. Is your growth rate good or bad? How fast should you spend that funding you worked so hard to raise? When do you need…

Tips & How To’s

9 Systems That Can Help Improve Communications With Remote Staff

By | Jun 26, 2017 at 9:20 am

Numerous companies have staff working from remote locations. Some are freelancers, hired to work on specific projects or tasks. And some are full-time employees working from home, either on an occasional or permanent, basis. Keeping everyone on task and connected is difficult, especially with…

Interviews

Albuquerque

Gigabit Fiber Is Ramping Up Albuquerque’s Smart City Initiatives

By | Jun 26, 2017 at 8:30 am

A Smart City can mean a lot of different things, but it boils down to transparent data, responsive infrastructure, and Internet of things (IoT) technology to manage a city’s assets. For residents of a smart city, this can lead to being more informed and access…

Tips & How To’s

12 Smart Uses of Tech That Can Save You Time

By | Jun 24, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Sections of the day are lost, either to handling minutia that never seems to end or from brain breaks that end up eating hours instead of minutes. Fortunately, there are a number of technological tools and tricks that can help stem the tide, ranging…

Productivity

How Team Building Activities Can Enhance Productivity

By | Jun 24, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Team building can be remarkably productive for your employees. Once you know how much it positively affects your team, you’d always be looking for new activities. It is even better to do any of the team building activities once in a month to keep…