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HR and Recruiting

Los Angeles

Lean on Your Networks When Making Early Hires

By | Jul 24, 2017 at 8:30 am

Hiring your first few employees can often be as hard as choosing your cofounders. Especially in the early days of your startup, when you’re often only months from running out of money, hiring the wrong person can be disastrous. Yet it’s hard to accurately…

Social Media

Austin

Should a Brand Ever Drop an Influencer Over a Scandal?

By | Jul 19, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Last week, Rob Kardashian landed in serious trouble after posting inappropriate photos of Blac Chyna to his Instagram. The photos were taken down, but the act of posting them can never be erased. The move — and what it says about how Rob sees the women…

Jobs

Denver

How to Land Your First Job in Tech

By | Jul 14, 2017 at 8:30 am

So you’re looking to land your first job in tech. Great! And why not? The IT industry is innovative, it’s sexy, and it’s blossoming with world-changing companies and opportunities. With the national unemployment rate for IT professionals at an incredibly low 1.6 – 3.9…

Gaming

How the Apple App Store Redesign Will Impact the Gaming Industry

By | Jul 7, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Apple’s app store launched nine years ago. Just last month, it announced its biggest update since, which will roll out with the iOS 11 update, expected in autumn of this year. Given the important of the app store in the app developer community, I…

Security

Here’s What to Do About Cybersecurity’s Gender Gap Problem

By | Jun 27, 2017 at 10:50 am

The security sector is a male-dominated industry: Right now, just 11 percent of the world’s information security workforce are women, while at the same time, more than 200,000 U.S. security positions remain unfilled. Could boosting the profiles of current female security professionals help by changing…

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Ecommerce

4 Digital Strategies That Can Help Your Small Business Grow Globally

By | Jun 21, 2017 at 2:30 pm

In the internet age, scaling is easy. A digital storefront looks roughly the same whether its traffic is one hundred or one million unique page views a month, even though a real-life storefront would collapse under the foot traffic from a million customers. As…

Digital nomad

This Founder Began His Career As a Digital Nomad

By | Jun 15, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Forget the 9 to 5 job. Today there are a lot of people out there using telecommunications technology to earn a living and more generally conduct their living in a digital nomad manner. And yes, they tend to travel while they continue to work…

Interviews

Portland, Maine

How One Founder Went From VC to Green Tech Startup

By | Jun 15, 2017 at 8:30 am

Each week, I interview a startup founder in Maine to learn more about their background, lessons learned, advice for founders and their technology. This time we’re talking with Clayton Kyle, CEO of Clynk, the bottle and can redemption business and garbage tech. As CEO…

SaaS

San Mateo

Why Customer Service Teams of the Future Will Rely on Chatbots

By | Jun 7, 2017 at 10:50 am

Last week, I wrote on Mary Meeker’s massively influential 355-slide Internet Trends report. More specifically, on one big trend it has confirmed, the move towards voice tech. But the world of type is far from over, and in fact is still ahead of voice. It…

Interviews

Atlanta

Voice Interface Is the Future. So Is the $10 Billion Voice Fraud Industry.

By | May 31, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Every year, Mary Meeker presents the most influential report on internet trends from the previous year. Just out today, the information-packed 355-slide presentation can now be found online. One of the bigger trends it pinpoints? Thanks to mobile, voice interfaces are on the rise:…

Tips & How To’s

Los Angeles

Founder Advice: The Pursuit of Perfection Has Limits

By | May 30, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Putting unrealistic pressure on yourself to perform and excel could be limiting you to progress and succeed. We talked with Kyle Goguen, founder and president of Pawstruck.com, an online retailer and manufacturer of natural dog treats and chews, and asked him what advice he has for small…

Interviews

Codie Sanchez Baker of First Trust on Getting Rejected and Getting Paid

By | May 20, 2017 at 12:45 pm

The life of an entrepreneur is built on a foundation of rejection. If you want to succeed, you’re going to have to fail quite a bit before you get it right. Fortunately, most entrepreneurs know that learning from those mistakes is more valuable than…

Interviews

San Francisco

OpenInvest Asks Investors to Put Their Money Where Their Values Are

By | May 16, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Investing platform OpenInvest has just raised $3.25 million in a seed round led by Andreessen Horowitz. Termed a “social impact investing platform,” the company is one of the first VC-backed Public Benefit Corporations and operates by allowing its users to select issues they care…

Marketing

Buenos Aires

Launchway Media Talks Being an All-Women Team in Latin America

By | May 15, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Launchway Media is a digital agency specializing in data-driven marketing campaigns for global startups, with a record for helping technology startups, especially in Latin America, launch and grow their products or services on a global scale. They’re also a three-woman operation: Nora Leary is the head…

Interviews

20-Year-Old Founder Xyla Foxlin on Bars, Plushies, and Being Alienated

By | May 12, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Xyla Foxlin strives to be the woman she wishes she had to look up to growing up: passionate and invested in what she does technically, but also maintaining pride in her femininity and external interests including fashion and art. You’ll find her in a…

Interviews

Columbus

J.D. Vance on Hillbilly Complexities and Startup Cities

By | May 12, 2017 at 2:20 pm

In his book, Hillbilly Elegy, J.D. Vance gives the world insight to his upbringing in Middletown, Ohio where people faced extensive socioeconomic barriers in a poverty-stricken town. From his mother’s multiple marriages and growing opioid addiction and absent father to finding sanctuary with his…

Business

Turning the Negatives Into Positives During a Business Pitch

By | May 6, 2017 at 10:30 am

There comes a time in the life of every company when something bad happens. Whether something is deficient or someone else tried to take a piece of the action, every business has gone through a time it would prefer to forget. So when you’re…