Software

5 Dispatch Software Providers That Are Transforming the Service Industry

By | Aug 24, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Being able to scale your business, take on more clients and improve your customer experience rather than reduce your standards sounds like an unbelievable proposition, but this is exactly what dispatch software or field service software companies set out to do. These integrated systems…

Artificial Intelligence

NYC

How AI Is Powering the Fight Against the $900B Counterfeit Industry

By | Aug 24, 2017 at 9:20 am

Criminals have it rough these days. Modern technology has made it impossible to get away with anything, from shoplift-deterrent sensors to ever-cheaper security cameras to social media footprints chipping away at anonymity. Now even the global $900 billion shadow economy behind counterfeiting luxury goods…

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Finance

Boulder

Startup Guide to Building a Pitch Deck and Financial Model

By | Aug 24, 2017 at 8:30 am

As you prepare for your fundraising effort, you need to get the basic tools of the trade completed before you start the process. In part one of this startup series we covered traction and the executive summary. In this post, we will dive into pitch…

Inspiration

Atlanta

What I Learned From the Early Years of Parenthood and Entrepreneurship

By | Aug 23, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Having recently completed my first year as a parent and my fourth as an entrepreneur, I can tell you the journey thus far has been more of a roller coaster than a victory lap. That being said, in both cases, these years have by far been the most…

Startups & Apps

Seattle

Next Gen Bike Share Programs Let You Leave Bikes Where you Want

By | Aug 23, 2017 at 5:00 pm

In cities such as San Francisco, Seattle and Portland, the bike share phenomenon has truly exploded over the last few years. For the majority, bikeshare startups and companies offer a docked system, the next generation will provide more options for their users. Short History…

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Finance

Why an iPad POS System Will Improve Customer Experience

By | Aug 23, 2017 at 3:50 pm

The customer service industry has changed for the better with the rise of cloud technology. Improved processing power and greater portability can help connected devices shave the seconds off wait times, create new opportunities for self-service points and even monitor customer satisfaction in real-time….

Funding

San Francisco

Know Your VC Is the Yelp for Venture Capitalists

By | Aug 23, 2017 at 11:30 am

The venture capital and investor community as a whole has been under fire most of the summer as harassment allegations swirled around some of Silicon Valley’s biggest investors. When it’s time to pitch for money, most startup founders and entrepreneurs rely on the word…

Tips & How To’s

Challenges in Managing a Global Business

By | Aug 23, 2017 at 8:30 am

In a globally competitive world, startups now have to balance working in multiple countries simultaneously to stay ahead of the competition. Doing business in different locations with different cultures can be a challenge, but smart entrepreneurs can stay afloat with the right approach. As…

Inspiration

Boulder

How This Mother of Three Found Her Way Back to Coding

By | Aug 23, 2017 at 7:15 am

Erica Epperson’s life was finally starting to slow down. For the past decade or so, after going through a divorce, Epperson had shifted her focus to her three young children and her elderly mother. They traveled constantly, often embarking on road trips that were…

Dev & Design

This Graphic Design Certification Could Be the Key to Your Career Growth

By | Aug 23, 2017 at 6:30 am

No two products are the same, but all products have something in common: they all use graphic design. A well-designed logo and attractive packaging can actually be the sole reason a consumer chooses one product over the other. So it’s no surprise that graphic…

Tips & How To’s

6 Twitter Accounts Every Digital Nomad Should Follow

By | Aug 22, 2017 at 3:50 pm

It sounds like fun and games — and it can be — but being a digital nomad can also be a thankless chore. After all, you have to make sure you have either a steady stream of new gigs lined up in order to…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Los Angeles

Tech Has an Anxiety Problem. This CEO Is Working to Combat It.

By | Aug 22, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Entrepreneurs need to make rapid decisions and act quickly in order to thrive. But those suffering from anxiety — which affects around 40 million Americans a year — actually make decisions with less clarity. And since running a startup often leads to problems like depression and anxiety, entrepreneurs…

Entrepreneur

Teachers Need to Start Educating Students About Entrepreneurship

By | Aug 22, 2017 at 10:50 am

The kinds of subjects taught in school vary widely across the country. From math and science to Canadian literature and Facebook theory, students are learning more than enough about the whats, wheres, hows, and whys of the world. However, teachers of young minds have…

Tips & How To’s

How to Come Up With Ideas That Will Actually Excite Your Team

By | Aug 22, 2017 at 8:30 am

No man is an island, particularly in the startup world. Amazing ideas go to waste every day when founders don’t involve their employees in the decision making process. Fortunately, getting them to throw their hats in the ring doesn’t take much prodding. However, if…

Entrepreneur

The Building Blocks of a Successful Startup

By | Aug 22, 2017 at 7:15 am

So, you’ve got a great idea for a new product or service that can change the world or transform an industry. Now, your goal is to bring your idea to life. There are many useful how-to guides on creating a business plan, attracting investor…

Marketing

4 Ways Startups Can Expand Their Brand With Paid Advertising

By | Aug 21, 2017 at 5:00 pm

No one is particularly fond of ads, but there’s no point in denying it – paid advertising works. Especially for companies that are just starting out and do not have a loyal fan to organically amplify their reach and spread the good word. Here’s…

Funding

Understanding Funding Rounds of the 100 Highest Valued Unicorn Companies

By | Aug 21, 2017 at 3:50 pm

As the saying goes, a unicorn company can’t be built in a day. Much like the rest of the entrepreneurial process, success takes time and hard work, and there are no shortcuts to accelerate it. You’ll need to make small, achievable goals along the…