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Startups & Apps

7 Apps That Every Entrepreneur Needs in Their Arsenal

By | Nov 4, 2017 at 2:30 pm

The business world is in constant flux, with various business demands and requirements developing on a nearly daily basis. With all the busy schedules and hectic day plans, it can be easy to get caught up in all of it and lose track of…

Startup Spotlight

Oakland

Startup Spotlight: Text a Mentor, Local Food and Precious Cargo

By | Jul 7, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Summer is in full swing and it’s hard to go outside without breaking a sweat. Cool off at the pool this summer and let these innovative startups take care of the rest. Each week at TechCo, we spotlight five great startups in tech. This…

Business

5 Ecommerce Startup Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

By | Mar 3, 2017 at 10:30 am

E-commerce startups are all the rage these days. Despite the abundance of reports that show the high failure rate of startups, the flames of the entrepreneurial spirit burns brighter than ever. As an aspiring entrepreneur, you need to eliminate self-doubt and be willing to…

Startups & Apps

Top 5 Apps to Check Out This Weekend: Birds, Goats, Santa, and More

By | Dec 30, 2016 at 7:00 pm

While the holidays are coming to an end, the Christmas spirit is definitely still in the air. And for those who missed out on giving presents to your mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews, or friends and acquaintances, this list of apps…

Case Study

A Possible Case Study in CRM: KeyIn.to

By | Nov 2, 2015 at 9:07 am

Customer acquisition and customer retention are the top issues for startups. The process of identifying the correct market and tailoring products to meet specific needs will result in traction necessary for unicorns to flourish. But customer relationship management takes time and energy. There are…

Tips & How To’s

6 Tools to Support Multiple Clients at Your Help Desk

By | Jun 20, 2016 at 4:40 pm

Most help desk ticketing systems specialize in helping one business support all of its customers or internal users. These solutions include searchable databases that allow customers to locate solutions to their own issues. As helpful as this setup is, it fails to meet the…

Startups & Apps

3 Startups That Are Solving the Distracted Driving Epidemic

By | May 23, 2016 at 10:20 am

I hope you’re not reading this while you’re driving. I mean, it would be really ironic, but would somewhat defeat the purpose of what I’m trying to talk to you about here. Distracted driving is one of the biggest causes of accidents around the…

Tips & How To’s

5 Ways To Save Resources For Your Small Business

By | May 12, 2016 at 7:00 pm

If you run your own business, you probably spend a lot of time worrying that you lack the resources to make every day a success. While capital, manpower and time are all in short supply these days, making the best of what you have is…

Productivity

Building an Affordable Virtual Environment for Remote Teams

By | Aug 15, 2015 at 8:00 pm

There is more to remote teamwork than just working from home. In fact, it may not have anything to do with working from home. Unlike common belief, it is not just an organizational style to be adopted in order to provide employees more comfort…

Inspiration

10 Lessons I Learned at my First Startup Weekend

By | Aug 11, 2015 at 4:00 pm

I had absolutely zero hackathon experience when I agreed to attend the North Dallas Startup Weekend July 17-19 at North Dallas Coworking (nōd). What I did have was experience working for a startup and lots of coding experience. I thought a hackathon would be…

Startups & Apps

The Best Tech Products for Type-A Personalities

By | Apr 28, 2016 at 10:00 pm

Everyone’s particular in their own way. I mean let’s face it – we all like things to be the way that we like them to be. With all of our individual quirks and tendencies to get fussy about things from time to time, finding…

Sports

GameOn, the Social Platform for Sports Lovers

By | Aug 6, 2015 at 12:30 pm

With the popularity gained by social media and the importance they have, nowadays, in our lives, there are many new social platforms being created. From social networks aiming to fight the giants of the niche, to others that set goals way beyond what we…

Ecosystems

Birmingham

A Peek Into Birmingham’s Startup Ecosystem

By | Apr 28, 2016 at 12:30 pm

In the 1960s, Birmingham, AL earned the nickname “The Magic City” and “Pittsburgh of the South”. The city served as a primary industrial center and, along with Atlanta, was a railroad hub in the Deep South. Its major industries were iron and steel production….

Productivity

7 Free Tools to Increase Productivity

By | Apr 14, 2016 at 8:00 pm

In the world of startups, time off can be quite elusive. Working all the time has become the norm and maximizing each minute has become a necessity. And if you are tired of struggling through a never-ending list of tasks, the use productivity tools could be your saving grace. Whether…

Video

Monetize Videos on the Go With Alfa Share

By | Jul 21, 2015 at 8:00 pm

With the advent of the Internet, along came many new and until then unthinkable ways of making money using it. Making videos is one of the most well-known examples of this, especially with the creation and huge expansion of YouTube, a platform where users…

Opinion/Analysis

You Don’t Need Millions To Be a Mobile App Success

By | Jul 19, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Mobile apps have generated 30 billion dollars for entrepreneurs just through Apple alone. That’s insane! It’s a market that continues to grow as mobile technology progresses. We all know the big name apps like Instagram and Candy Crush who have made millions of dollars, but…

Acquisition

San Francisco

Mobile Commerce Platform Wish Acquires Locket

By | Jul 14, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Locket, a startup that transformed the smartphone’s boring lock screen into an engaging interface, today announced that it has been acquired for an undisclosed amount by Wish, a San Francisco–based mobile commerce platform. Since its 2013 inception, Locket has reached more than one million…