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Productivity

How Virtual Assistants Are Making Leaders More Productive

By | Jun 26, 2017 at 6:30 pm

A bit more than two decades ago, company owners or “bosses” used to have a lady as a secretary who answered landline phones all day and neatly wrote messages and appointments in her textbook. Nowadays, we have “traditional” virtual assistants (VA) that are actually…

Tips & How To’s

9 Systems That Can Help Improve Communications With Remote Staff

By | Jun 26, 2017 at 9:20 am

Numerous companies have staff working from remote locations. Some are freelancers, hired to work on specific projects or tasks. And some are full-time employees working from home, either on an occasional or permanent, basis. Keeping everyone on task and connected is difficult, especially with…

Tips & How To’s

12 Smart Uses of Tech That Can Save You Time

By | Jun 24, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Sections of the day are lost, either to handling minutia that never seems to end or from brain breaks that end up eating hours instead of minutes. Fortunately, there are a number of technological tools and tricks that can help stem the tide, ranging…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Study: Sleeping for 7 Hours and 6 Minutes Will Make You Perfectly Happy

By | Jun 20, 2017 at 9:20 am

At this point in the game, there’s no denying that a good night’s sleep does more for your productivity than any app or organizational system could. Despite the entrepreneurial practice of burning the midnight oil, taking a break and getting some shut has been…

Productivity

Study: Office Jargon Is Making You Less Productive

By | Jun 19, 2017 at 11:30 am

If you feel like you don’t have the bandwidth to buckle down, think outside the box, or hit the ground running, you might need to move the goalposts and drill down your strategy going forward. The best practices include touching base with a mentor…

Entrepreneur

Slow to Hire, Quick to Fire: An Entrepreneur Adage

By | Jun 18, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Take advice from many different sources of inspiration: business mentors, customers, colleagues, and even books and songs. But if you ask any entrepreneur, they’ll tell you that a great team can do wonders in a business. But you need to build your team the…

Entrepreneur

5 Apps to Help Entrepreneurs Make the Most of Their Time

By | Jun 17, 2017 at 10:30 am

Entrepreneurs are constantly falling short on time. With busy schedules and far too many meetings, there just aren’t enough hours in the day to manage all the tasks on your to-do list. Fortunately, we’ve got your back. For smart-working, go-getting, young entrepreneurs like you,…

Startup Spotlight

Phoenix

Startup Spotlight: World Travel, Compact Car Seats and Portable Vaults

By | Jun 16, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Summer is almost here and we’re dreaming of sunshine and palm trees. We might not be there yet, but here at Tech.Co, we’re adding some of this tech-savvy gear to our packing list! Each week, we scour the web for five of the latest…

Wearables

Study: Wearables Can Increase Productivity at Work

By | Jun 12, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Productivity hacks have become the lifeblood of the startup world. Whether it’s open office settings or ergonomic desk chairs, founders and entrepreneurs are always hungry for a way to get work done more efficiently. After all, being productive means more money in the bank,…

Productivity

7 Things That Productive Teams Don’t Do

By | Jun 10, 2017 at 10:30 am

Everyone wants to produce a healthy and effective team, but it can be exceptionally hard to produce one, especially when you are dealing with a big team. We know that a productive team is the key to success. In any business, if you have…

Startup Spotlight

San Francisco

Startup Spotlight: Quick Tents, Equine Health and Your Reputation

By | Jun 9, 2017 at 12:20 pm

It seems like there’s always something else to add to the to-do list. That’s why each week, Tech.Co combs the startup communities around the world to find novel business ideas—so you don’t have to. After all, when it comes to keeping track of the…

Incubators

Boulder

How Accelerators Help Founders Develop Structured Accountability

By | Jun 7, 2017 at 5:00 pm

While we know there is no one single entrepreneurship personality, many entrepreneurs start their own companies to get out of the grind of daily structure. But when it’s time to commit to an accelerator, they find themselves falling into a strict routine, tasks with deadlines,…

Productivity

Los Angeles

Why Open Offices May Be Bad for Your Tech Startup [Infographic]

By | Jun 7, 2017 at 8:30 am

Moving to a physical venue signals exciting times for a technology startup. You, the leader, think of the possibilities for greater collaboration and productivity once the team is all together. Chances are you’ve considered the open-office concept. With no need for walls and cubicles,…

Productivity

Chicago

Founder Tony Vlastelica: You Can’t Be Everything to Everyone

By | Jun 6, 2017 at 5:00 pm

It’s easy for early-stage founders to get distracted and try to do everything, but mentors will tell you it’s better to focus your energy on where it matters to build your business. We asked Tony Vlastelica, founder and principal of Contemporary Energy Solutions, about what…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Study: You’ll Earn More Money If You Just Get Some Sleep For Once

By | Jun 2, 2017 at 9:20 am

Entrepreneurs love burning the midnight oil. After all, more work hours means more productivity, right? And, as we all know, without productivity, entrepreneurs shrivel up and turn to dust. Despite study after study showing that sleep facilitates productivity more than Slack and Asana combined,…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Austin

Matt Naylor of Flow Nonfiction on Trusting Your Gut

By | Jun 2, 2017 at 7:15 am

We talked with Matt Naylor, cofounder and executive creative director at Flow Nonfiction about developing your own opinion, trusting your gut and lessons learned while building a business. Who influenced your life and helped shape who you are today? I had a philosophy teacher in…

Productivity

6 Ways Founders Can Streamline Productivity at Work

By | May 31, 2017 at 9:15 am

Each day, your day is filled with administrative tasks that can turn out to be a huge time suck. If you have any chance of maintaining your productivity throughout the day, you have to figure out ways to streamline these necessary duties. We asked…