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Rodney Sampson of Opportunity Hub Says Startups Need to Talk to Each Other

By | May 26, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Being a founder of a startup can be a very isolating job and it could feel that you’re on a deserted island. What founders need to realize that they need to get out of their routine, go to events or meetups and talk with…


How to Master the Four P’s of Office Communication

By | Apr 19, 2017 at 5:50 pm

The world has never been more connected than it is right now. With modern technology, countries all over the world are, quite literally, at our fingertips. Why then does it seem so hard to spread the word about something as simple as, for example, the company…


Communication Comes Down to Thoughts, Learnings, and Actions

By | Apr 17, 2017 at 10:30 am

Having a mentor while building a business can help founders get through the tough challenges of startup life and give them a heads up on what’s around the corner. Jacqueline Ros, CEO and founder of Revolar, talks about what she learned at Techstars and having Brian …


9 Tips for Improving How Your Team Uses Slack

By | Feb 16, 2017 at 11:20 am

When it comes to team communication, Slack has set itself apart from the rest. With enough impressive statistics to make your head spin, this internal messaging app has changed the way people do business. However, you have to admit it takes some getting used…


How Does a School System Become “Smart”?

By | Jan 9, 2017 at 10:30 am

Today, public schools in the U.S. provide at least one computer for every five students, putting in over $3 billion annually towards digital ed tech. Last school year marked the first time that electronic state standardized tests for elementary and middle grades outweighed the…


7 Communication SaaS Products Every Business Should Consider Using

By | Feb 9, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) with cloud technology are starting to become a norm. Angel List reports 11,325 SaaS startups with an average value of $4.3 million. These tools can help you grow both internally and externally, especially when it comes to communication. We asked …


How Small Businesses Can Improve Their Communication System

By | Oct 1, 2016 at 10:30 am

Strong communication, both internal and external, is the key to an organization’s success. A study by McKinsey Global Institute reveals that the productivity of an organization with connected employees can improve by 20 to 25 percent. This means the organizations can …


Startup Genee Adds Magic To Your Appointment Scheduling

By | Oct 23, 2015 at 6:00 pm

We’ve written about startups that use artificial intelligence to schedule appointments before and now we have another amazing startup looking make life (or at least our appointments) a bit easier for all of us. Aptly named Genee, this startup is hoping to make setting…


VIPole, the Secure Messenger for Individuals and Teams

By | Oct 22, 2015 at 12:36 pm

Privacy has been a concern for a long time but, since the NSA/Snowden scandal, it’s taken a whole new and huge dimension. Along the way, more news has started to surface, reporting that other online services like Facebook or Gmail were also snooping through the…


Technology Developments to Help Increase Your Global Presence

By | Sep 14, 2015 at 10:00 pm

While many companies wish to increase their global presence, they don’t always want the associated costs that go hand in hand with building an overseas workforce or setting up remote offices. Fortunately, developments in technology mean it is now possible to build an …


Offbeat Tools for Improving Online Communication

By | Aug 3, 2015 at 6:00 pm

We’ve come a long way from Microsoft Outlook and AOL messenger, and an even longer way from chatting with friends on IRC. With the birth of social networking and the technological communications race that followed, our options for online communication have never been more…


Send Self-Destructing Messages with Kaboom

By | Aug 1, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Never before has our society been more worried about privacy. If before it would be something somewhat easy to control, in today’s digital world that has become much harder, as most of our lives revolve around digital devices like computers, smartphones, and tablets, …



Startups Need to Focus More Energy on Their PR Strategy

By | Apr 13, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Once upon a time the tech unicorns of today were struggling small companies battling competitors for customers and fighting for the attention of venture capitalists. The secret behind the rapid growth of startups like Airbnb, Uber and Snapchat involves a special formula that …


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Ask a Black Person Anything, Anonymously

By | Jul 16, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Wayne Sutton spends his day to day as a General Partner at BUILDUP VC, but when it comes time to enjoy some time off he chooses to tackle different projects. After all, he’s a self-proclaimed geek, nerd, and entrepreneur, and if his hands aren’t getting dirty…