Tips & How To’s

How Startups Are Using Influencers to Improve Marketing

By | Dec 11, 2017 at 7:15 am

The holiday season is a key sales driver for many businesses, but it’s not just brick-and-mortar stores that are ramping up their sales efforts this season. With the right tools and the right hustle, startups can also tap into the power of influencer gifting…

Tips & How To’s

6 Strategies for Getting People to Invest in Your Business

By | Dec 10, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Startups need capital. Whether it’s from their own pockets or a venture capitalist, a little money can go a long way for new companies looking to make an impact. But how do you make sure that your startup is attractive enough for people to…

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Startups & Apps

3 Examples of Rental Websites With Audience Appeal

By | Dec 10, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Regardless of your social status, your occupation, or where you live in the world, we all have the same fundamental needs. We all need to have food on the table and a roof over our heads, preferably with some really fast internet access and…

Data

4 Things to Know About Applications of Big Data in Ecommerce

By | Dec 10, 2017 at 10:30 am

In today’s fast paced world, growing a business empire is a monumental task. But if any budding entrepreneur is setting his or her sights on making a name for themselves and their company, they should get all the help they can. So when it…

Interviews

Palm Beach

Shay Berman of Digital Resource on Taking Risks

By | Dec 9, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Shay Berman, founder of Digital Resource, is a full service South Florida SEO and internet marketing company in Downtown West Palm Beach. He joins Palm Beach Tech this week talking about his inspiration to become an entrepreneur, what it means to take risks as an…

Tips & How To’s

4 Ways to Start Scaling Your Startup Through Outsourcing

By | Dec 9, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Scaling your startup can be a major challenge if you try to take on too many responsibilities yourself. Because of this, many of the most successful startups outsource key tasks to increase their efficiency and reduce operating expenses and risk. Here are four areas…

Accelerator

Maine

Top Gun Accelerator Is Getting a Fresh New Look

By | Dec 9, 2017 at 10:30 am

The Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development organization, founded in 1997 to help train entrepreneurs, celebrated its 20th anniversary with the unveiling of a new name and logo, and will change its name to the Maine Center for Entrepreneurs. While a small change, it shifts…

Marketing

5 Ways Startups Are Screwing Up Inbound Marketing

By | Dec 8, 2017 at 5:00 pm

As a startup, bootstrapping your marketing efforts is everything. And while we hear all the time about growth hacking or utilizing new technology to help make marketing easier, that doesn’t account for much if you don’t have a solid inbound strategy already in place….

Sharing Economy

The Sharing Economy Plays a Big Role in Conserving Resources

By | Dec 8, 2017 at 3:50 pm

The sharing economy is about far more than sharing assets. It’s actually a whole new way of thinking and living. For many creative, open-minded young people, the idea of working 9-5 at an office desk is crushing to their soul. Eschewing tradition, they’re looking…

Tech.Co Top Stories

TechCo Top Stories: Emerging Jobs, Sleep Trackers, and Even More Gift Guides

By | Dec 8, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Oh the weather outside is frightful. But TechCo’s top stories are delightful. And since you’ve no place to go, read them slow, read them slow, read them slow! That’s right, TechCo has another edition of our top stories from the week and what an…

Startup Spotlight

Boston

Startup Spotlight: Final Exams, Santa Chatbot and Clean Up Your Email

By | Dec 8, 2017 at 1:30 pm

December is the month where the flurry of the holidays are in full swing and students are starting to stress out in anticipation of final exams. This week in Startup Spotlight we found companies helping students get through their final exams, gift giving chatbots, getting…

Gear & Gadgets

Gift Guide 2017: Holiday Party Gadgets and Gear

By | Dec 8, 2017 at 12:20 pm

The holiday party is as much a part of the season as shopping, caroling, and yelling at family members for taking too many rolls at dinner. Between the ugly sweaters, the drums of eggnog, and the over-served guests, a holiday party can be pretty…

Ecosystems

Seattle

Homelessness in the Tech Haven of Seattle Rose 44 Percent in the Last 2 Years

By | Dec 8, 2017 at 11:30 am

Seattle’s tech explosion has nabbed it the title of the nation’s fastest-growing big city, adding 57 people a day across a one-year period measured in 2015 and 2016. Massive hiring from tech businesses is no doubt driving a significant amount: Amazon alone occupies 19 percent…

Security

Study: Most of the Cyber Security Industry Is Facing a Serious Skills Shortage

By | Dec 8, 2017 at 10:50 am

While Hackers used to just be a 1995 movie featuring Angelina Jolie, they’ve actually become a pretty serious global problem in the business world. Granted, personal attacks will never go out of style, as the increased frequency of ransomware attacks has shown, but companies…

books

5 Non-Business Books to Get the Entrepreneur in Your Life

By | Dec 8, 2017 at 9:20 am

Chances are good if you’re on this site that you live and breath startups, tech gadgetry, and the small business world. You likely have plenty of friends with the same interests. Well, I’m here to tell you to lean back in your ergonomic standing…

Tips & How To’s

NYC

8 Sales Hacks to Use When Attracting Government Clients

By | Dec 8, 2017 at 8:30 am

Selling to local, state, or federal governments can be a long, arduous process. Municipal and statewide statutes mean there is strict regulation on public sector funds. State and local agencies each have their distinct purchasing guidelines and practices, making a pre-planned, one-size-fits-all strategy challenging…

Tips & How To’s

5 Ways to Build a Transparent Relationship With Your Investors

By | Dec 8, 2017 at 7:15 am

One thing that has struck me as interesting for quite some time, and especially over the last several months, is the hesitation that exists within us to reveal uncomfortable information. Whether it has to do with an everyday company decision or a compounding, lingering…