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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…

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Security

How Remote Workers Can Encrypt Their Daily Communication

By | Dec 1, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Who doesn’t like working from the local coffee shop, from an AirBnB overlooking the beach or the comfort of their couch. With more companies offering remote work as an part- to full-time option, there is a growing concern by owners about preventing cyber threats…

Inspiration

How I Built My Company Out of a Van

By | Nov 30, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Over a course of two years, I bootstrapped a company, a “Priceline” for movie deals, from a van and brought it up to a $15M valuation. As a movie ticketing platform, the goal was to sign up as many theaters across the country while…

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…

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Productivity

10 Tricks to Push Off Procrastination for Another Day

By | Nov 21, 2017 at 8:30 am

Almost everyone wishes that they had more time to do the things that they need to do.It seems like there is never enough time to get everything done in this fast moving world. But there is something you can do. The trick is to…

Digital nomad

How Digital Entrepreneurs Are Slaying in the Gig Economy

By | Nov 19, 2017 at 2:30 pm

After the garage-born success of companies like Apple, it can seem pretty attractive to rough it in the beginning to make for a legendary “rags to riches” story. However, if you think about it practically for more than a few seconds, you’d realize there…

Ecommerce

How Ecommerce Microsites Can Boost Conversion Rates

By | Nov 9, 2017 at 8:30 am

There’s something nice about an ecommerce site that only sells one Thing (or one kind of Thing): The design of the site can be simple, clean, and easy to navigate; it can be totally focused on the Thing, making it feel like a boutique that…

Accelerator

Maine

Scratchpad Accelerator Announces New Female-Led Startups

By | Nov 9, 2017 at 7:15 am

Scratchpad Accelerator, a Maine-based female-focused accelerator, has announced the four companies that will take part in its first entrepreneurial-training program. The four startups will be: True North Beauty (Milo, Maine) a skincare products company. Herbal Revolution (Lincolnville, Maine) produces herbal tonics and elixirs. Parkupine (Norfolk, VA)  a mobile…

Gear & Gadgets

How Notion’s Sensors Simplify Your Smart Home [Review]

By | Nov 7, 2017 at 9:20 am

Launching today, the second generation of the Notion sensor displays with a high degree of flexibility. This flexibility should make it a competitive option when compared to more narrowly focused items, such as dedicated motion sensors or water sensors. These small, round, puck-like sensors…

Co-working Spaces

Maine

Female-Focused Coworking Space to Open in Maine

By | Nov 2, 2017 at 9:20 am

A new wave of female-focused coworking spaces are popping up around the country. And Portland, Maine will soon join New York City, Washington, D.C., and San Diego in the wave. Founder Heather Ashby will launch the new coworking space, CoworkHERS later this year. She feels traditional coworking spaces,…

Healthy Entrepreneur

6 Ways Founders Can Manage Stress and Avoid Burnout

By | Oct 29, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Entrepreneurship has a dark side that is seldom talked about. In that space, you will find founders who show signs of anxiety, burnout, and even depression that strike at different times. Some hit when startups fail to make the 5-year mark. Others arrive alongside…

Inspiration

Why Talented Entrepreneurs Struggle When Jumping the Corporate World

By | Oct 25, 2017 at 7:15 am

Before flying solo, many entrepreneurs spend decades in their industry working with high prestige players. They know what their services are worth, and their corporate salary reflects it well. They’re effective, and their team knows it. For some, flying solo becomes an immediate and…

Psychology

Los Angeles

Effective Networking Starts With Empathy

By | Oct 20, 2017 at 3:50 pm

The better you understand someone, the more you will be able to relate to them in all areas of life. This is just some advice from Alejandro Rioja, CEO of Flux Ventures. We asked him about building relationships and advice for founders needing to expand…

Tips & How To’s

6 Two-Word Tips for Communicating Better With Your Employees

By | Oct 12, 2017 at 3:50 pm

The only constant when it comes to running a business is that eventually, you’re going to encounter problems. While many of these problems will be product or customer based, more often than not they’ll be rooted in how you manage your employees. Whether you’re…

Inspiration

Columbus

Are You a Wantrepreneur? Here’s How to Pursue Your Passion

By | Oct 10, 2017 at 8:30 am

Entrepreneurship used to be great. It used to be something that select people could pull off, but today, that’s different. Over the years, entrepreneurs have achieved some kind of “rock star” status, attracting truckloads of wantrepreneur types. These are the people that just seem to…

Events

Seattle

Networking, Capital, Glenn Kelman, and Everything You Missed at Techstars Startup Week Seattle

By | Oct 6, 2017 at 12:20 pm

In the land of Amazon, Microsoft and endless Starbucks Coffee, being innovative can be a pretty daunting task. After all, competition is steep in this beautiful Washinton city and if you don’t have what it takes, you aren’t going to make an impression. Fortunately,…