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Gear & Gadgets

6 Gadgets Every Startup Needs In Their First Office

By | Aug 15, 2017 at 5:00 pm

It’s a bit daunting when your startup reaches the milestone of needing its first office, both logistically and financially. However, having built out a few offices in my day, I assure you it will be an unforgettably rewarding experience as well. As long as…

Culture

NYC

Building a Company Culture Means Asking for Feedback

By | Aug 20, 2017 at 10:30 am

Company culture is playing an increasingly larger role in the job selection process. A few years ago, ping pong tables in an office started a trend of perks qualifying as “good company culture.” Now, the stakes have been raised: Google has in-office saunas, Basecamp allows remote work from…

Tips & How To’s

How to Choose the Best CRM for Your Small Business

By | Aug 19, 2017 at 6:05 pm

When your business is in its very early stages you are likely to have a small team and a handful of customers – managing contact details is not particularly challenging, right? But as your organization grows to the next level and your staff and…

Funding

San Francisco

Why Are Fewer Startups Getting Seed Funding Deals From VCs?

By | Aug 19, 2017 at 8:09 am

Seed funding is the lifeblood of the startup ecosystem. It plants the seeds for companies that might turn into tomorrow’s Airbnb or Uber or WeWork. Then why are the number of “seed deals” slowing in Silicon Valley? Every quarter, plenty of hay is made…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Chicago

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Turn Your Hobby Into a Business

By | Aug 18, 2017 at 8:30 am

Each person has a hobby. Maybe you write poems, grow flowers, design infographics, or build drones. But have you ever thought of turning your hobby into a profitable startup? Think of Rosanna Pansino, whose baking brings her $2.5 million per year. Or Nick Palmisciano, whose…

Co-working Spaces

Why Early-Stage Startups Usually Go for Service Offices

By | Aug 17, 2017 at 6:30 pm

The words ‘virtual,’ ‘remote,’ and ‘mobile’ are becoming increasingly common within the business world. They are part of a fast-moving transition, an evolution of what we consider to be the modern office. Entrepreneurs, start-ups, and small companies are eschewing long term leases and fixed…

Accelerator

The Road Map to a Corporate Accelerator

By | Aug 17, 2017 at 12:20 pm

In the past, startups and corporations were very much separate. While corporations maintained the status quo, developing million dollar deals for products everyone already has, startups were the kings of innovation, creating brand new technologies that no one had even dreamed of before. But…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Boulder

Study: Yoga Can Help Reduce Symptoms of Depression

By | Aug 17, 2017 at 11:30 am

Fatigue, irritability, reduced appetite, back problems, anxiety and the inability to make decisions are subtle symptoms of depression. Any founder that has been through the startup journey will tell you that these signs are more common and reoccurring than people will admit. In a…

Marketing

Los Angeles

4 Tools to Help Startups Find Quality Leads

By | Aug 16, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Finding potential customers continues to be a huge challenge not only for established marketing and sales teams but also for startup executives and solo entrepreneurs. A study in 2013 showed that 61 percent of marketers found it hard to generate high-quality leads. . It…

Accelerator

Charleston, SC

The Harbor Announces CoHort 8 Accelerator in Charleston

By | Aug 16, 2017 at 1:30 pm

This week Charleston’s nonprofit accelerator announced the latest startups to join their 14-week program. Dubbed CoHort 8, eight new startups from the Charleston area will gain mentorship, weekly courses, a free workspace, and various additional resources to support and fuel their growth. In addition…

Accelerator

What It’s Like to Graduate From a Corporate Accelerator

By | Aug 16, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Joining a corporate accelerator is a big decision for any startup founder and it’s not to be taken lightly. The companies are looking for teams with products that not only will help their bottom line and expand their product offering but also to add…

Accelerator

15 Corporate Accelerators Giving Startups A Boost

By | Aug 15, 2017 at 12:20 pm

The corporate world can sometimes seem very disconnected from the startup world. People entering into the world of business can either opt to seek security and gradual mobility in the corporate world or take a gigantic risk and start their own business. Both options…

Crowdfunding

Palm Beach

Budsies Launches Crowdfunding Market for Plushies

By | Aug 15, 2017 at 11:30 am

Thanks to the magic of the internet, DIY or do it yourself activities have only been made easier; however, if Pinterest has taught the world anything, it’s that some things are best left to the professionals. That awesome cake you saw on TV? Yeah,…

Dev & Design

3 Web Design Tips for Modern Day Startups

By | Aug 12, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Whether you’re designing a website for an established company or for a budding startup, you have two options moving forward. You can either start from scratch and move your way up or you can use a theme that resonates with the beliefs of your…

Startup

5 Pathways for Early-Stage Startup Success

By | Aug 12, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Even the mega tech companies started as small projects and startups, and now they are leading the world with innovation and technology through consistent success. Tech monsters like Amazon, Facebook, Google, etc. have one unique quality that they all share, they always come up with…

Startup

5 Tricks to Encourage Innovation at Your Startup

By | Aug 12, 2017 at 10:30 am

If you want to become a great entrepreneur, you should keep in mind that the accumulation of resources is only a means of achieving your goals and not the goal itself. That being said, the fact that your methods of doing business are currently…

Startups & Apps

Denmark

There’s a VR Headset for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired

By | Aug 11, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Major tech developments always seem to propel all of society into a new word of possibilities. We might not have flying cars, but we can communicate through pocket computers, stream video anywhere, and work from home without being weird. But tech developments don’t help…