Startups & Apps

How Adding a Game to Their App Pushed This Company to More Than 160 Million Downloads

By | Apr 25, 2017 at 11:20 am

Success in the startup world is hard to come by. With hundreds of thousands of driven entrepreneurs constantly vying for media attention, venture capital, and potential customers, the battlefield is riddled with competition. And sometimes, something as simple as adding a game can make all…

Google

4 Tips to Get More Stars on Your Google Seller Ratings

By | Apr 25, 2017 at 10:30 am

Online reviews provide the first impression many consumers get of brands. Just as important as reviews, however, are star ratings. On Google, a seller’s star rating appears next to search results, showing at a glance what consumers think of the brand. To enjoy better…

Remote work

5 Ways You Can Foster a More Productive Remote Work Environment

By | Apr 25, 2017 at 9:15 am

Fostering a productive virtual work environment isn’t easy, but it’s very necessary. Remote work is the wave of the future, with about 3.7 million workers in the U.S. now telecommuting at least half the time. That’s a lot of working from home. At Acceleration…

Startups & Apps

San Diego

Wiivv Lets You Design Footwear Personalized for Your Feet

By | Apr 24, 2017 at 8:30 pm

3D printing has become incredibly popular in recent years and it’s only a matter of time until most of the products we buy are additively manufactured. This is especially true when you consider the customization that 3D printing offers: the ability to design and…

Tips & How To’s

5 Things Your Startup Needs to Do After Launching a Website

By | Apr 24, 2017 at 7:00 pm

You’ve launched your website and the startup now has its outfacing presence to the world. According to the annual BrightLocal Consumer Review Survey of 2016, it takes less than ten reviews before the consumers form an opinion regarding a particular brand. If you hope to…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Top 7 Tech.Co Stories About Overcoming Sleepless Nights

By | Apr 24, 2017 at 5:50 pm

According to the National Sleep Foundation, only 35 percent of Americans surveyed get a good night sleep and only 24 percent of women reported they woke up feeling well-rested zero days out of the past four days in the same survey. At a conscious…

Business

How the World’s Largest Voiceover Marketplace Found Success

By | Apr 24, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Voices.com is the world’s largest voiceover marketplace: an online portal to help people locate 200,000 professionals who can help record audio for everything from commercials to textbooks. It’s a unique marketplace, which makes the decade-long path that this startup took to success an interesting primer for…

Entrepreneur

Versatility Is the Key to Entrepreneurial Success

By | Apr 24, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Being a jack of all trades wasn’t always a good thing. In fact, if you take the time to finish the quote, it sounds decidedly less complimentary: “a jack of all trades and a master of none.” Ouch, that one has got to hurt….

Tips & How To’s

How to Get Your Team to Actually Show Up for Your Next Meeting

By | Apr 24, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Meetings are the lifeblood of your workforce. They enable progress and help work to move forward. However, more often than not, they can be overly inefficient or unproductive. Correcting this systematic problem is something we’ve set ourselves out to tackle at Do, our collaborative meeting platform…

Education

Edtech Poses Notable Challenges to Immigrant Students [Infographic]

By | Apr 24, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Technology is supposed to make life easier. Whether it’s an artificially intelligent virtual assistant keeping track of your schedule or a timer on your microwave, there’s no point in progress if it’s just going to make things harder. However, in the edtech world, the advancements…

Ecommerce

7 Ecommerce Companies That Can Help You Sell More

By | Apr 24, 2017 at 11:20 am

Sometimes innovation comes as a paradigm shifting idea, and sometimes it comes as a simple tweak or mutation of common practices. These 7 companies bring innovation in all shapes and sizes to the world of ecommerce. Any one of them could help you sell…

Marketing & Social Media

6 Ways Infographics Can Boost Your Content Marketing

By | Apr 24, 2017 at 10:30 am

You are more likely to remember a new contact on your phone if you saved their information with their face rather than their name. Why? Your brain is capable of processing visuals about 60,000 times faster – and more effectively – than text. This…

Entrepreneur

4 Early Startup Mistakes Every Entrepreneur Needs to Avoid

By | Apr 24, 2017 at 9:15 am

It’s a part of the American dream: starting a business and guiding it along to an amazing level of success. And while many entrepreneurs focus on the expected and worthwhile rewards of starting a new company, not as many are aware of some potential pitfalls…

Culture

Increase Employee Productivity With These 5 Fun Office Hacks

By | Apr 23, 2017 at 2:30 pm

You can achieve a simultaneously productive and relaxed environment by giving your employees what they want. An office that is simultaneously relaxed and productive? How does that work? In the corporate world, we’ve long been conditioned to believe that a good work ethic is…

Interviews

Chicago

Craig Vodnik of Cleverbridge on Having Offices in 3 Continents

By | Apr 23, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Craig Vodnik is the cofounder of Cleverbridge, a global subscription billing provider. Founded in 2005, Cleverbridge has grown to 300+ employees with offices in Cologne (Germany), Chicago, San Francisco and Tokyo. They have done this all without raising any outside money. At the beginning of his…

Productivity

The 3 Ways That Team-Building Activities Will Unite Your Employees

By | Apr 23, 2017 at 10:30 am

Team building will create a sense of unity in your business. It can ensure that efficiency levels are high and guarantee that everyone is working to the best of their ability. It’s also possible, through team-building exercises, to create a feeling of community. This…

Interviews

Chicago

Katlin Smith of Simple Mills on the Value of Clean Eating in Life and Business

By | Apr 22, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Katlin Smith is the founder of Simple Mills, a food startup that only uses simple, whole food ingredients. While working as a consultant, Katlin discovered she had a gluten-sensitivity and started experimenting with her almond-flour baking mixes on the weekends.  Shortly after launching her…