Healthy Entrepreneur

Study Proves that Constantly Checking Your Emails Is Stressing You Out

By | Dec 9, 2014 at 11:00 pm

We all do it: Leave our email tab open to make sure we are on top of incoming emails. Constantly checking of your emails is not making you productive. Quite the opposite actually; it’s stressing you out! Researchers set out to prove that this…

Business

San Francisco

Community Management Platform Mobilize Raises $1.2M in Seed Funding

By | Nov 25, 2014 at 12:00 pm

San Francisco-based startup Mobilize announced today that it has raised US $1.2 million in seed funding. The round of funding was led by Hillsven Capital, with participation from UpWest Labs and Eddy Shalev. The funding will be used to grow the team, accelerate product…

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Culture

Create Reason Inspires Innovation and Keeps Your Team Engaged

By | Nov 25, 2014 at 7:00 am

Over 70% of US employees are disengaged at their job and over 50% are currently looking for new jobs. This costs companies $550 Billion annually in rehiring, retaining, and lost productivity according to the team at Create Reason. Create Reason solves this problem by…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Take a Digital Detox and Reevaluate your Relationship with Technology

By | Nov 16, 2014 at 8:00 am

Does your finger always itch to send text messages? Do you have this irresistible feeling to check email or chat messages every five seconds? Does spending a day without Smartphone seems like totally absurd idea to you? Then you must be suffering from tech addiction….

Productivity

Twin Cities

vBench is the One-Stop-Shop for Freelancers Looking for Work

By | Nov 14, 2014 at 9:00 am

About 18 months ago JT Eberly moved from Chicago to St. Paul, Minnesota to immerse himself in the local startup culture and foster the growth of his company, vBench. His co-founder Matt Pundmann stuck behind in the windy city, and together they have successfully…

Productivity

Las Vegas

WorkingOn is a Productivity Tool Forged by the Fire of Many Startups

By | Nov 11, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Mark Cicoria has been writing code, creating startups, and hacking out innovative processes since high school. While still in school, he and classmate Mark Johnson created a private blog to share long-form content with friends. He and his fellow creative classmates moved on to college,…

Business

Austin

Improve the Planning and Running of Meetings with GoodMeeting App for iPad

By | Nov 7, 2014 at 2:30 pm

Why do most business meetings feel long and unproductive?  One big reason is because most people–up to 92 percent—multitask during meetings. Meetings are supposed to be engaging and a way to discuss ideas. GoodMeeting, a new app for iPads designed to improve the planning and…

Business

“Email is Still the Best Channel for Direct Response Marketing,” Says PowerInbox

By | Nov 7, 2014 at 8:00 am

According to the team at PowerInbox, email remains the proven best channel for direct response marketing. However, the challenge for those who send email is to cut through the clutter and ensure their message is tailored to the recipient, while also increasing the revenue…

Business

DC

Contactually Raises Additional $2M in Seed Round for Its CRM Platform

By | Nov 4, 2014 at 11:30 am

Contactually, the Washington, D.C.-based startup whose relationship management tool allows you to maintain professional relationships by recommending when to follow up with contacts, announced this morning that it has raised $2 million in additional seed funding. This funding brings the total funding for its…

Business

Enforced Vacation Wants You to Turn Off Your Email

By | Oct 31, 2014 at 9:00 am

This week Winward Studios officially launched Enforced Vacation, an enterprise email app that lets employees turn their business email off until they return to the office. In the simplest terms: this app turns off email during personal time – hence the name. Before you…

iPad

Denver

Why Wait for Google Inbox When MailDeck Already Offers a Tailored Email Experience?

By | Oct 30, 2014 at 7:00 am

Inbox! Inbox! Since the release of Google Inbox, I feel like talk of its features – and from whom one can score an invite – is one of the most prioritized topics among a certain subset of my social network (i.e. the tech/Internet/startup circle of…

Business

Post-Technological Revolution: The Speed of Life

By | Oct 24, 2014 at 12:30 pm

The Technological Revolution has vastly changed the way we do things. Life moves at a faster pace, and who’s complaining? Those engaging in international business used to have to fly to all different countries for meetings. Video calling capabilities have greatly facilitated the practice…

Entrepreneur

Don’t Work for a Startup You Wouldn’t Start Yourself

By | Oct 22, 2014 at 12:30 pm

From the outside, startups appear to have none of the rules that make corporate life such a drag. They shun dress codes, knock down cubicle walls in favor of open floor plans, and replace the tired cafeteria menu with free catered food. Most importantly,…

Education

7 Must-Have Tools to Become an Effective Content Writer

By | Oct 19, 2014 at 10:00 am

Writing is an activity that demands a lot of time, effort, and ideas. Every writer has their own shortcomings when it comes to content composition. One of the reasons they fail to meet their deadlines is because they get stuck in creative ruts. Being…

Business

4 Paths To Success Without Burnout

By | Sep 12, 2014 at 1:30 pm

There is one iconic image that comes to mind when people think of the successful entrepreneur. It’s the tired and disheveled work-horse who clocks 80 hours a week and has more frequent flyer miles than he could ever use. He has his own business,…

Productivity

Don’t Bet Everything on Social Media

By | Sep 11, 2014 at 3:00 pm

A little over a month ago, I challenged a co-worker to take a hiatus from social media, specifically Twitter. My goal was to have him reconsider the way he leverages social media and recalibrate his perception of the value his social activity garners, both for himself and others. Also,…

Android

DC

DC’s Speek Launches “Speek for Business”

By | Sep 11, 2014 at 9:00 am

This morning, D.C. startup Speek announced that it has launched a new product called “Speek for Business”. Core features of this new product include the ability to share screens for online meetings and collaboration. With this new offering, the company aims to further compete…