Productivity

How to Power Through a Project When You Get Off Track

By | Oct 24, 2017 at 7:15 am

When you write a book about letting go of control, you have to expect that you’ll learn a few lessons on the topic along the way as my project definitely didn’t go according to schedule. While I did turn out my manuscript on time,…

Productivity

7 Tips for Improving Your Application Monitoring System

By | Oct 23, 2017 at 5:00 pm

If you’re running multiple applications on your network, you’re probably going to experience issues at some point. Traffic may spike unexpectedly, increasing the burden on your server and causing lag for your other users. An application may go down, making it unavailable when people…

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Parenting

This Parent Task Managing App Takes the Stress Out of Organizing

By | Oct 23, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Soccer practice, buying groceries, taking the dog to the vet, picking up the cleaning, doctor’s appointments, oh and working full time – the list never ends. Does this sound like your daily schedule? If so, there is a simple life planner app that will…

HR and Recruiting

4 Unique Ways to Attract Millennial Employees to Your Startup

By | Oct 23, 2017 at 9:20 am

When millennials make up over one-third of the American workforce, businesses must consider the benefits and company features that attract, motivate, and retain this generation as employees. Big corporations, like Google and Facebook, offer travel opportunities, sleep pods in the office, and free healthcare,…

Inspiration

5 Risks Founders Take While Building a Business

By | Oct 23, 2017 at 7:15 am

Taking risks with your business can feel like jumping in the deep ocean with both feet at times, but it has to be done to succeed. We asked 5 entrepreneurs what’s the craziest business risk you have ever taken and why. Quitting to Going All…

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Entrepreneur

Chicago

Gabriel Wyner of Fluent Forever on Going From Opera Singer to Successful Founder

By | Oct 22, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Gabriel Wyner is the Founder and CEO of Fluent Forever, a startup that aims to help anyone learn a language quickly and remember it forever. He launched a bestselling book 4 years ago and now has the most successful app Kickstarter of all time…

Marketing

5 Ways to Get Noticed at a Startup Showcase

By | Oct 22, 2017 at 10:30 am

Exhibiting at a startup showcase is a great way to introduce your product or service to prospective clients, capture leads and build brand awareness. One of the biggest advantage of showcasing is that you’ll be able to interact with prospective customers, investors and influencers…

Marketing

How to Avoid Common Ecommerce Marketing Mistakes

By | Oct 20, 2017 at 5:00 pm

In this sea of established and growing businesses online, it can sometimes get tough to be noticed and reach out to your audience to sell your product and services. If you happen to be a young entrepreneur who is new to the online market,…

Psychology

Los Angeles

Effective Networking Starts With Empathy

By | Oct 20, 2017 at 3:50 pm

The better you understand someone, the more you will be able to relate to them in all areas of life. This is just some advice from Alejandro Rioja, CEO of Flux Ventures. We asked him about building relationships and advice for founders needing to expand…

Programming education

How to Prepare Yourself For a Career in Big Data

By | Oct 20, 2017 at 11:30 am

Revenues for big data and business analytics is expected to be more than $203 billion by 2020 according to IDC – and this means more jobs in these areas. Large corporations such as Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook and more, are investing heavily in acquiring…

Reports & Rankings

Boston

50 Cities Most Likely to Benefit from Smart City Infrastructure

By | Oct 20, 2017 at 10:50 am

Smart city technology, in so many words, sounds awesome. From self-driving cars to hi-tech infrastructure, this movement could see a whole new kind of city taking form in the coming years. Plus with companies like Facebook and Google setting up their own versions of…

Productivity

4 Underrated Email Productivity Hacks

By | Oct 20, 2017 at 8:30 am

The average person spends 28 percent of their work week reading and responding to emails. Imagine what you could achieve with just a few of those hours back. Email has become a constant interruption throughout the day, disrupting productivity for employees around the clock….

Interviews

Portland, Maine

Vet Your Ideas Before You Start Coding

By | Oct 20, 2017 at 7:15 am

The startups that often garner the most attention are working on consumer technology or other trendy areas like blockchain, fintech, biotech, etc. But innovation is happening in less-visible industries, as well. Spring Point Solutions is a perfect example. The Portland-based software developer is operating…

Inspiration

Los Angeles

Girl Scouts Learn to Pitch Like a Girl at Startup Weekend

By | Oct 19, 2017 at 6:30 pm

When I was younger, I experienced the Girl Scouts program like many girls have. I made it to the “Juniors” level before retiring my cookie-selling skills. I learned a lot through the program and had a few fun summers at camp. But I also…

Programming education

4 Free Sites That Can Teach You Code

By | Oct 19, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Learning how to code is more accessible and affordable than ever, but not everyone has time to take off work or leave their job to pursue their interest or passion. While there are very affordable classes you can take from the comfort of your…

Tips & How To’s

4 Tips from Experts on How to Be Happier at Work

By | Oct 19, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Count yourself among the lucky if you’re one of the few people in the world that loves their job. While perks like remote work, flexible schedules, and other work-life balance initiatives have made life a little easier, poor management, low wages, and a lack…

Coworking spaces

Chicago

3 Ways to Run a Coworking Space Like WeWork

By | Oct 19, 2017 at 11:30 am

If you haven’t heard of WeWork at some point in your professional career, where have you been? This coworking giant has build dozens of offices all over the world with the sole purpose of allowing people to work in a more comfortable and casual…