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4 Things Startups Need to Remember on the Road to Success

By | Aug 4, 2017 at 6:30 pm

We’ve all heard of “foolproof ideas” and “sketches” that’ll magically kickstart your startup. How substantial are these philosophies? In the tech startup business, everyone has hit some bumps on the road to success, only to learn from the mistakes and not delve into them….

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TechCo Top Stories: Innovative Cities, Lucrative Industries, and Hurricane Drones

By | Aug 4, 2017 at 3:50 pm

It’s been a long week. You’ve been in chaotic meetings, meet with ornery clients, put out multiple fires, and haven’t gotten a good night’s sleep in months. Fortunately, the weekend is around the corner and your comfy couch and a Netflix binge are calling…


Study: CEOs Open to Negative Feedback Are More Likely to Succeed

By | Aug 3, 2017 at 9:20 am

CEOs who ask their colleagues for feedback on concerns such as management style or effectiveness will garner more confidence from team members and a better bottom line, according to a new study that confirms several long-held executive truisms. Published in the Journal of Organizational Behavior,…

Tips & How To’s

How Established Business Owners Can Test Out New Ideas

By | Jul 31, 2017 at 7:15 am

A lot of established businesses need to be careful. Brand new companies can get away with anything, but if you have a reputation to uphold it can hurt you. It leaves you at a slight disadvantage, which is why we usually see startups rising…

Tips & How To’s

5 Simple Ways to Get Feedback in the Initial Stages of Your Business

By | Apr 9, 2017 at 10:30 am

You can’t be successful in the startup world on your own. Getting help is part of the process, and if you don’t see that, you’re in a lot more trouble than you might think. Don’t turn your head on genuine feedback, no matter where…

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3 Steps for Transforming Negative Feedback Into Positive Results

By | Mar 7, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Yelp. Zomato. ZocDoc. Glassdoor. Zillow. And of course, the App Store. There’s no escaping online ratings and reviews in today’s consumer world. Whether we’re picking a professor or our next meal, we’ve come to not only trust but relish reviews. For better or worse,…


10 Ways To Get Feedback About Employee Performance

By | Nov 4, 2016 at 8:30 pm

When you work at a startup, there’s always learning curve for your employees. While the topic of continuing education may not be on the minds of most founders, it’s important to recognize that as the company grows, your employees are going to need additional training to…


5 Tips for Avoiding Stagnation (in Life and Business)

By | Jul 2, 2015 at 3:00 pm

“People often don’t learn the skills they need or use the skills they have,” psychologist Carol Dweck writes in her book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. In other words, we stagnate. We stop growing, stop learning, and wonder why success eludes us. Stagnation…


6 Ways to Create More Flow at Work

By | May 21, 2015 at 8:00 am

There’s a great paradox of work: even though we experience more flow at work than anywhere else, we’d usually prefer to be doing something other than work. Researcher Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, who developed the concept of flow by interviewing around 10,000 people, attributes this paradox…



Medytex is Prioritizing Patient Healthcare Feedback

By | Nov 13, 2014 at 10:00 am

Saurabh Tyagi founded Medytex with the express goal of improving healthcare via a patient’s feedback. It’s not just any kind of feedback, like a Yelp review might have, but rather a platform where patients can communicate with their providers directly and privately about the…


4 Ways to Turn Casual Downloads into Daily App Users

By | Aug 22, 2014 at 10:03 am

Here’s a scenario you probably know well: a new app comes out, and, excited to check it out, you quickly press “download” and add it to your regular roster of apps. A few days or weeks later, you see the same app sitting on…


How to Give Negative Feedback Without Shaming People

By | Jun 23, 2014 at 9:05 am

When’s the last time you sat down and had an honest, open conversation with a team member about their performance? Or got such feedback yourself, for that matter? “Today’s organizations are so metrics-focused in their evaluation of performance that giving, receiving, and soliciting valuable…



Yopine, Real-time Social Polling App To Launch Version 2.0

By | Oct 6, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Yopine is the simple, quick and social way to curate decisions and opinions based on real-time and hyperlocal polls and brainstorms. Soon, they will be launching their latest version 2.0 app with segmented contacts, Facebook and Twitter integration and more. Where should we go…


How 5 Minutes Can Save You Millions

By | Apr 18, 2013 at 9:00 am

One-hundred percent to 150 percent:  that is the estimated cost of turnover as it relates to an average employee’s base salary. So, if you hire for a position that has an annual salary of $100,000, and that person leaves, it will cost you up to…

Social Good


DangILoveThat: Give Feedback to Businesses, Benefit Charities

By | Mar 29, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Ian Jarrett was having a great time. He was dining in a restaurant and was so pleased with the experience he simply had to let them know. Only one problem: the restaurant didn’t have a forum in place for customer feedback, and third-party review…



How to Be Humble: Lessons from Indian Startup WebEngage

By | May 31, 2012 at 8:58 am

Avlesh Singh spent about 8 months building an Evernote competitor in India. But when it came time to start making money, even his most active users didn’t want to fork over any cash. Singh had to question his “if they like it, they will…


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Water Startup NextDrop Faces Unpredictable Obstacles in India

By | Feb 8, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Imagine turning on the pipes and seeing no water flow. Instead, you spend hours waiting for it to be turned on so your family doesn’t go thirsty. This is normal for millions of households in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, reports NextDrop. The San…