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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…

Enqos – Tower V1

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…

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…

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…

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…

Startups & Apps

These Startups Will Redefine Fitness in 2016

By | Feb 16, 2016 at 11:00 am

With so much technology designed to make us live longer, fitter and more fulfilling lives, these years seem to be the best time to be alive. In previous years, we have seen the rise (and a few falls) of the various startups aimed to…

Opinion/Analysis

What Parse’s Demise Means for Its Customers

By | Feb 12, 2016 at 4:00 pm

On January 28, 2016, Parse, a mobile app development software, announced that it would be “winding down the Parse service,” effectively January 28, 2017. Parse is certainly not the only firm in its space, and competes with big players such as IBM and Salesforce….

News

Houston

Squirl Crowned Champion of Get in the Ring: US Competition

By | Feb 4, 2016 at 11:00 am

Squirl, a Houston, TX-based startup that has developed a location-based app for helping people discover books, took top prize in the final round of the Get in the Ring: United States competition hosted by the Houston Intercontinental Chamber of Commerce (ICC). Jef Van der…

Opinion/Analysis

How to Use Consumer Insights to Build Your Brand

By | Jan 16, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Times are changing. The marketing strategies of the olden days are slowly fading in presence and in practice. Nowadays, people are least interested in buying products that are marketed through door-to-door sales, newspaper ads, or local radio. Billboards, blimps, and magazines are shrinking in…

Tips & How To’s

How to Increase Your Website Load Speed and Conversion

By | Jan 8, 2016 at 9:00 pm

For any online marketing campaign, the ultimate goal isn’t to generate traffic, but to start conversation and convert site visitors into clients. Because of this, everything about your website has to be tailored to meet your needs, appeal to your target audience’s interests and…

Opinion/Analysis

Top 10 Reasons Why Real Estate Should Be Using 3D Tech

By | Dec 23, 2015 at 7:00 pm

3D technology – the modelling and virtual reality tech used in movies, video games, artistic renderings, and more – may seem like a far-fetched system for real estate, but it’s a surprisingly effective tool if used properly. Here, in no particular order, are the…

Dev & Design

6 Quality Tips for Web Design Businesses

By | Dec 4, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Whether you’re a freelance hired gun on your own, a moderate-sized development house, or a full-sized website design and host business, these tips are provided to be a quality guide for your services. It should be no secret that website design has changed drastically…