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Acquisition

Austin

Tech.Co Has Been Acquired by Global Digital Media Business

By | Jan 15, 2018 at 7:01 pm

Today, I’m excited to announce that Tech.Co has been acquired by MVF, an international publishing and tech company. MVF was founded in the UK by five friends in 2009, and has driven incredibly fast growth over the past 9 years. They opened an office…

Opinion/Analysis

Why a Unique Business Idea Is the Last Thing an Entrepreneur Needs

By | Dec 20, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Creativity is overrated. Sure, sequels are huge, but even the original films in the most beloved franchises weren’t that original: Star Wars is just a classic epic fantasy remixed with space samurai and an opening title crawl swiped from Flash Gordon. Why? Because it…

Enqos – Tower V2

Security

5 Advantages of the Firewall as a Service Trends

By | Dec 18, 2017 at 9:20 am

Most companies need a firewall as a basic layer of protection in the digital age, but an emerging category of coverage—firewall-as-a-service (FWaaS)—is starting to change the game, introducing cloud-based architecture to the core firewall functionality. But why is FWaaS advantageous over traditional firewalls, and…

Tips & How To’s

5 Smart Yet Simple Ways to Retain Your Online Customers

By | Dec 18, 2017 at 8:30 am

Conversations today have gone digital. Millennials are so used to this shift that a minute without the internet is an immediate crisis. With the advent of the internet, we can easily conduct business transactions with the click of a button, and the interest in…

Entrepreneur

10 Things You Should Incorporate Into a Business Continuity Plan

By | Dec 18, 2017 at 7:15 am

Having a continuity plan is always a good idea, not just in business. With cyber attacks becoming standard practice and companies shelling out big bucks for cybersecurity, being prepared for the worst case scenario never hurt anyone. We asked ten entrepreneurs what components a…

Interviews

Palm Beach

Adam Steinhoff of Dedicated IT on the Importance of Over-Delivering

By | Dec 16, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Adam Steinhoff is the CEO of Dedicated IT, one of the fastest growing, most capable, full service technology companies in Florida. Their goal is to change the perspective that people have about IT companies and the people who work for them. Take a look…

Entrepreneur

7 Things to Consider Before Franchising Your Company

By | Dec 16, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Franchising your company is a big step for any entrepreneur. It means that success as come bountifully and you’re ready to bring your company to a large audience. However, without the right advice, you could end up in a lot worse spot than where…

Startups & Apps

Dublin

Meet the 8 Dublin Companies in the Startup Boost Pre-Accelerator Cohort

By | Dec 14, 2017 at 9:20 am

Startup accelerators serve a very basic purpose: to grow and support great ideas that might not have the resources to succeed. They give the capital, mentorship, and general guidance necessary to turn their great idea into a viable business. However, some great ideas fall…

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….

Productivity

How to Reduce the Time Suck of Marketing Tasks

By | Dec 7, 2017 at 6:30 pm

According to HubSpot’s study, the average marketing professionals burns around 16 hours per week on mind-numbing, trivial work, such as data gathering, sending emails, etc. Having in mind that the average person works 45 hours per week in this industry, that would mean that…

Remote work

Survey: Remote Workers Are Happier

By | Dec 7, 2017 at 2:30 pm

The amount of workers who report quitting a position because it just isn’t flexible enough has practically doubled over the last three years, moving from 17 percent in 2014 to 32 percent in 2017. And, as a LinkedIn study released earlier revealed, many emerging…

Inspiration

15 Inspirational Quotes from Powerful Women in Business

By | Dec 6, 2017 at 12:20 pm

As TIME Magazine so powerfully explained early this morning in announcing their Person of the Year issue, women are the future. Between the world changing #MeToo campaign to the scores of innovative women influencing the business world, it’s no secret that the “fairer” sex…

Reports & Rankings

50 Highest Rated CEOs of Large Companies in 2017

By | Dec 4, 2017 at 10:50 am

Being a boss is hard. But imagine you’re the boss of everyone’s boss. As the CEO, the buck stops with you. You take full responsibility for your product, your brand, and your entire company, which has to be more than stressful on a day-to-day…

Diversity

How Women Can Take the Lead as New Entrepreneurs

By | Dec 2, 2017 at 10:30 am

Entrepreneurial women aren’t all alike, but our collective experiences have plenty of overlap. Like all entrepreneurs, we start our businesses because we have an idea to share with the world. We have a solution with the potential to offer something new to the market. Driving…

Security

3 Cyber Security Predictions for 2018

By | Nov 30, 2017 at 1:30 pm

With the new year right around the corner, there is plenty to look forward to in the world of tech. From fun gadgets to developing trends, technology has moved forward leaps and bounds since last year, and things are only getting more exciting. However,…

Ecosystems

NYC

Pledge 1% Businesses Have Given Their Communities Over $500M

By | Nov 29, 2017 at 9:20 am

This morning, philanthropic effort Pledge 1% rang the Nasdaq bell to honor the public and private Pledge 1% companies as well as to highlight the siren call of yesterday’s Giving Tuesday event: giving back to the community. Top Pledge 1% companies have already been responsible…

Marketing

Why Reputation Management Should Play a Role in Your Marketing Plan

By | Nov 27, 2017 at 4:20 pm

Many startups will focus on marketing and product development, but savvy entrepreneurs and small businesses often knowing just how important reputation is as well. Regardless of size, a company that understands this early on will experience less friction with their marketing and growth when they…