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Apple

Apple’s AirPort Time Capsule and AirPort Express, Networking Options That Don’t Suck

By | Sep 3, 2017 at 8:05 am

I’ve been using Apple’s line of AirPort networking products since 2008 and have purchased and installed more than 20 AirPort devices in that time. While Apple doesn’t have a reputation for being a leader in networking devices, most likely because they’re busy leading in…

Culture

St. Louis

Investing in Company Culture Can Help to Retain Talent

By | Aug 11, 2017 at 6:30 pm

When you’re starting out, deciding on a company culture will come from leadership first, then members of the team. These days company culture is more of a deciding factor when attracting talent.  We spoke with Alex Wolk the founder of Insite Advice about his employee management…

Legal

5 Most Important Things Startups Need to Ask Their Lawyer, Ranked

By | Aug 10, 2017 at 9:20 am

The business world is a veritable minefield of potential lawsuits. Between like-minded thinking and outright property theft, entrepreneurs can get pretty cutthroat when it comes to chasing that unicorn status. For this reason, startups need to make sure that their legal counsel is not…

HR and Recruiting

London

Benefits of In-House, Outsource and Upskill Manager Talent for Startups

By | Aug 2, 2017 at 7:15 am

For early-stage startups ready to begin scaling up, one of the biggest challenges is hiring the right people. The reason is that the vast majority of startups suffer from a lack of brand recognition compared to their larger, more established tech rivals, meaning they…

Startups & Apps

Atlanta

7 Cardinal Sins Every Startup Should Avoid

By | Jul 29, 2017 at 5:00 pm

It is said that failure is an inevitable precursor to ultimate success, and with hindsight being 20/20—many of my best insights have stemmed from past experiences. Of course, it can be hard to see that when you’re in the moment and at your lowest…

Innovate Celebrate 2017

Opinion/Analysis

San Francisco

For Some Startups, Skipping VC Money Preserves What Really Matters

By | Jul 27, 2017 at 10:50 am

Plenty of startups will tell you that bigger equals better. It’s easy to get into an IPO-measuring contest. That’s why we care about unicorns, and after they got old, decacorns. No even blinks when they hear 2017 venture activity has already passed up $21.78…

Tips & How To’s

Boulder

8 Things Founders Need to Know About Equity Crowdfunding

By | Jul 20, 2017 at 8:30 am

Since President Obama passed the JOBS act in 2012, we’ve been witnessing the beginning of a new movement in the U.S. – one that empowers entrepreneurs to raise money from almost anyone, anywhere. It’s a movement that removes the barriers to fundraising so that…

Communication

4 Ways to Improve Knowledge Exchange Among Founders

By | Jul 6, 2017 at 6:30 pm

No man is an island when it comes to the startup founders. Getting a little help, whether it’s from a cofounder, a mentor, or even a startup accelerator is the key to making success part of your plan. And if you want to keep…

Tips & How To’s

3 Tips for Planning Your Career from a Former Google Director

By | Jun 29, 2017 at 1:30 pm

At this point, Google has become the gold standard for business. Whether it’s their overarching success, their jealousy-inducing company culture, or their fun loving name, this search engine turned tech giant is the envy of every entrepreneur, startup founder, and tech employee around the…

Tips & How To’s

7 Practices That Drive Away Talented Employees

By | Jun 14, 2017 at 11:30 am

Ask any entrepreneur in the world and they’ll tell you that the key to success is a good team. If you can’t hire, train, and delegate work to qualified employees, your good idea isn’t going to get passed the development stage. However, once you’ve…

Happiness

Steve Wozniak, Cofounder of Apple, on How to Be Happy

By | Jun 14, 2017 at 9:20 am

There’s no denying that Apple has changed the world. Not only have their computers been a bedrock of comprehensive simplicity and sleek design in tech for decades, but the iPhone has fundamentally change the way society functions forever. And while success is probably pretty…

Mobile

If Your Company Doesn’t Have a Mobile Strategy, You’ve Already Lost

By | Jun 2, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Staying alive in the business world is no easy feat. With perpetually shifting trends and new platforms to master, the ability to keep up is perhaps the most valuable asset a startup can possess. Whether your tracking social media algorithms or brushing up on…

Cannabis

Los Angeles

A Venture Capitalist’s Take on Investing in Cannabis

By | Jun 1, 2017 at 12:20 pm

The cannabis industry has been filled with innovation and investment in recent years. With multiple states legalizing recreational and medical use across the country, investors big and small are hungry to get a piece of the action. However, federal laws still remain staunchly opposed to legal…

Tips & How To’s

How to Salvage a Negative Customer Review

By | May 30, 2017 at 10:30 am

In 2004, Yelp! started the most prominent customer review site in the world. Over the next few years, other review sites emerged and are now seemingly ubiquitous: Yelp! for restaurants and local services, Glassdoor for jobs, and TripAdvisor for travel and tourism. Today, review…

Interviews

Danny Chavez of Epux Dev on Having Veteran Parents and Recognizing Talent

By | May 29, 2017 at 12:45 pm

The value of talent is undeniable in the startup world. Having a quality idea is a good first step, but without a solid team, you won’t be able to get your idea off the ground. And if you want success to be in your…

Interviews

Krista Morgan of P2Binvestor on Managing Your Raise

By | May 28, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Writing in the morning is a good way to think intentionally and start your day off in the right frame of mind. And for budding entrepreneurs looking to be successful, it’s more important than you might know. Krista Morgan is the cofounder and CEO…

Communication

Portland, Maine

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…