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China

Kaspersky, Huawei, and the Geopolitics of Tech Companies

By | May 18, 2018 at 7:02 am

The Russian cybersecurity software company Kaspersky Labs is opening a core data center in Switzerland in a move intended to restore customer trust. Why the image rehabilitation? In a word: Russia. Kaspersky’s home country has turned it into a geopolitical persona non grata in…

Entrepreneur

Building Partnerships Is Critical to Success

By | May 9, 2018 at 2:00 pm

Whether it be reputable brands, corporations, or influencers, there’s value in partnerships. These relationships can amplify startups to new heights and introduce them to opportunities that put their product on the fast track to success. It happened to Atom Tickets, just ask Max Lynn,…

SXSW

Austin

Kauffman Foundation and TechCo Team Up to Celebrate Inclusion & Startup Ecosystems

By | Mar 2, 2018 at 2:00 pm

Everyone wants a fair chance at the American dream. And if you have a big idea, the opportunity to create your destiny should be available to you. Fortunately, the Kauffman Foundation is dedicated to breaking down barriers, empowering the doers, and opening doors of opportunity…

Jobs/HR/Recruiting

Are New Employees a Danger Sign? The 4 Phases of Employee Turnover

By | Feb 27, 2018 at 12:45 pm

The state of the hiring cycle is in flux. The rise of the gig economy and an increasingly unstable job market — regardless of which phenomenon you believe led to the other — are indisputable. Retail corporation’s bigger benefits packages for part-time employees offer a modicum…

Events

Phoenix

Breaking Down Barriers to Entrepreneurship Starts with Messaging

By | Feb 22, 2018 at 2:00 pm

With the rise in startup activity around the country, more local organizations are emerging to help provide resources, training, education, and funding to support underserved communities and their dreams to build a business. At Techstars Startup Week Phoenix 2018 powered by Chase for Business, leaders…

Events

Phoenix

Entrepreneurs Aren’t Prepared for the Mental Rollercoaster

By | Feb 22, 2018 at 11:00 am

During the recession, Carla Sandine couldn’t find many job opportunities in the digital marketing industry. As a single mother, she had to find a way to support her family and decided to open a business in Phoenix. In 2011, she launched a digital marketing…

Events

Phoenix

JPMorgan Chase Invests $2.2 Million to Benefit Phoenix’s Underserved Entrepreneurs

By | Feb 21, 2018 at 5:00 pm

Phoenix communities are celebrating because JPMorgan Chase has made several local charitable investments to support underserved entrepreneurs and small businesses with the goal of creating jobs and spark a growing economy. At the Techstars Startup Week Phoenix 2018 powered by Chase for Business, the…

Events

Phoenix

Make Sure Your Mistakes Are Affordable

By | Feb 21, 2018 at 11:00 am

Making mistakes while building a business is part of the startup journey. But depending on the severity of the lesson, it can set you back or even close the doors for good. Fortunately, at Techstars Startup Week Phoenix 2018 powered by Chase for Business,…

Blogging

Launching a Blog Is More Than Just a Fancy Name

By | Feb 20, 2018 at 4:30 pm

In 2001, a Chinese hacking group penetrated Brian Kreb’s home network. At the time, he was a reporter for the Washington Post, and following this breach, he became obsessed with learning more about computer and Internet security. Then, he decided to share it with his…

Business

6 Pain Points Any Fast-Scaling Startup Needs to Know

By | Feb 15, 2018 at 12:45 pm

So you’ve finally got your startup up and running. Endless market research, late nights, more than one launch, bottomless coffee pots, and a grueling seed round have led to this. But as you have probably realized at this point in your startup journey, the…

Events

Tampa

Access to Human Capital Is Just as Important as Funding

By | Feb 14, 2018 at 2:00 pm

There’s a lot of truth to the saying, “It’s not what you know, but who you know.” The cliché piece of advice rings even more true when it comes to gaining access to investors. What startup founders tend to overlook is that gaining access…

Business

10 Management Tips That Double as Relationship Advice

By | Feb 14, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Being a good manager means understanding  your employees’ perspectives. It means respecting their needs and their boundaries. It means gently pushing them towards being the best they can be. And if all that sounds familiar, it’s probably because it’s also the emotionally intelligent bedrock that…

Business

Miami

Scale Isn’t Everything: CEO Chris Sopher on the Future of Staying Local

By | Jun 5, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Startups have an unhealthy obsession with plenty of things: Working too hard, getting useless perks, and “disrupting” everything, just to pick three. And as time passes and it’s time to scale, certain startups have proven that bucking these trends works well. They’re going lean…

Events

Tampa

Gary Vaynerchuk: You’re Either Positive or You’re Not

By | Feb 8, 2018 at 12:45 pm

One thing is for certain, entrepreneurship can start at anytime, even as a child. In Gary Vaynerchuk’s new book Crushing It, he begins by talking about his eight-year-old daughter wanting to be a YouTube star. Whether she becomes a celebrity or not remains to…

Bitcoin

Cryptocurrency Enthusiasts Aren’t Making Money the Way You’d Expect

By | Feb 7, 2018 at 11:45 am

Cryptocurrency is the buzziest tech sector around. It’s also one of the least understood. Pair those two facts, and you’ll understand what’s driving the burgeoning cottage industry of online cryptocurrency analysts. What’s a little tougher to understand is the method of compensation many of…

Trends

4 Statistics That Prove the Importance of Business VoIP

By | Dec 16, 2017 at 10:30 am

Businesses are expanding, not only locally, but internationally as well as technology has helped in overcoming the geographical boundaries. From small to large enterprises, all kinds of companies are cracking deals with prospective clients and making new customers without giving any heed to where…

Politics/Government

Under the New Tax Bill, Freelancer LLCs Are More Essential Than Ever

By | Dec 13, 2017 at 2:30 pm

A Public Policy Polling poll, released last month from Businesses for Responsible Tax Reform, found that 51 percent of small businesses are against the current administration’s sweeping tax bill. Most of the respondents cited the opinion that large corporations were prioritized over small businesses….