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…

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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…

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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…

Entrepreneur

12 Leadership Books That Continue to Inspire Entrepreneurs

By | Oct 19, 2017 at 10:50 am

If there is a single truth that can be tied to all growing organizations it’s that they are led by leaders, not bosses. These are the entrepreneurs who do more than seek fame and fortune, but have a mission and vision, and also know…

Healthy Entrepreneur

NYC

4 Traits That Set Real Entrepreneurs Apart from Wannabes

By | Oct 19, 2017 at 8:30 am

The word “entrepreneur” is being thrown around a lot these days. The term has become so commonplace that distinguishing the real entrepreneurs from the wannabes remains a challenge. Though it is true that a genuine entrepreneur can come from any socioeconomic strata, being a…

Productivity

11 Browser Extensions to Improve Your Team’s Workflow

By | Oct 18, 2017 at 6:30 pm

When you’re trying to find the tools to make sure your team is fully productive, then these browser extensions can help keep everyone on track. We asked 11 entrepreneurs what their favorite browser extension and why.   LastPass It’s the best extension that I have…

Marketing

4 Back-to-School Strategies to Create an Ideal Millennial Marketing Strategy

By | Oct 18, 2017 at 5:00 pm

If you are planning on brand marketing to college students, who are also a part of the millennial generation, you don’t want your strategy to be just another flyer or advertisement emblazoned with the words “back-to-school sale.” You’re dealing with a lot of competition, so…

Productivity

This Freelancer Tool Will Make Your Admin Tasks Suck Less

By | Oct 18, 2017 at 12:20 pm

The gig economy is expected to earn and estimated $1 trillion in 2016, and by 2020 between 43 to 50 percent of the economy could be freelancers, according to various reports. What that means for you is that if you are already your own…

Inspiration

San Francisco

Stuck Working in the Corporate World? Here’s How to Win Back Your Freedom

By | Oct 18, 2017 at 11:30 am

Very few people want to be trapped in a corporate job where you feel like you’re just putting in your time and doing what you’re told. Some people think the only way to escape this feeling is to become an entrepreneur and become your…

Jobs

36 Percent of the U.S. Workforce Freelanced in the Last Year. Here’s Why That Matters.

By | Oct 18, 2017 at 10:50 am

The most comprehensive study of the independent workforce just landed for the year, bringing with it a couple of important data points about the continued rise of freelancing in the U.S. Not only are 36 percent of the U.S. workforce clocking freelance hours, but…

HR and Recruiting

7 HR Mistakes That Will Make Your Employees Consider Quitting

By | Oct 18, 2017 at 9:20 am

There’s no denying that HR departments get a bad wrap. Whether it’s Toby on The Office or just your everyday workplace complaints, these employees have dedicated their time to making sure the office runs smoothly. Unfortunately, this kind of job can lead to a lot…

Interviews

Why Founders Should Avoid Trying to Be a Know-It-All

By | Oct 18, 2017 at 7:15 am

If you have a teenager in the house, chances are they think they know everything. This can also happen with founders assuming they know everything about building a business. We asked Hugh Weber, a researcher, network theorist, storyteller, community organizer, design advocate and small…