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8 Reasons Why Your Next Campaign Needs Video

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 23:30:21 +0000

Video is fast becoming the key to successful businesses. While you still need a print campaign, you have to incorporate video into your marketing plan or you will not capture as many sales. You also have to be diverse in how you use video...

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5 Trends That Shaped the Way We Looked at Tech in 2017

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 22:00:07 +0000

As we approach the last stretch of 2017, here’s a look a the major tech trends that has shaped our year, and lives. Decentralization Perhaps the most impactful trend this year is the proliferation of Blockchain technologies and crypto currencies into the mainstream. On...

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U.S. Small Drone Registry is Back

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:50:19 +0000

It’s not all that uncommon that provisions get added into more important legislation, or a rider, and this week President Trump signed National Defense Authorization Act that included new guidance for small drone hobbyists. That new guidance? It’s actually more of a revival as...

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Under the New Tax Bill, Freelancer LLCs Are More Essential Than Ever

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:30:26 +0000

A Public Policy Polling poll, released last month from Businesses for Responsible Tax Reform, found that 51 percent of small businesses are against the current administration’s sweeping tax bill. Most of the respondents cited the opinion that large corporations were prioritized over small businesses....

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Startup Spotlight: Data Recovery, Fishing and LOLs

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:30:43 +0000

The holidays can be a stressful time for individuals. But if you can find a way to sneak in some belly laughs and chuckles, everything is going to be much better for your mind and body to make it through. This week in Startup...

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Drones Are Now Vaccinating Prairie Dogs and Documenting Moose

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:20:27 +0000

While some of the drone operations that TechCo has reported on have been nothing more than wacky shenanigans (like that time surfers fed a shark with a drone or that time a guy replaced a light bulb with one), plenty of them have been legitimately...

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True App Builds Your Story Based on Location and Motion

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:30:57 +0000

During your travels, it’s hard to remember all the places you might have stopped along the way. Like the time you pulled over on the side of the road to take a photo of a sunset, or that little town where you stopped for...

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Gift Guide 2017: Gadgets and Gear for Multimedia Lovers

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:50:00 +0000

Since the rise of the internet, we’ve seen a Wild West for multimedia content creators: Comics lost the constricting borders of a paper’s edge and became webcomics; Radio shows lost their set air dates and became podcasts. Even newspapers got in on the fun by...

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15 Fastest Growing Tech Companies in Chicago

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:20:08 +0000

Being from Chicago comes with a certain amount of pride. Whether it’s because the sports teams are so good, the winters are so bad, or the startup ecosystem is so great, the Second City breeds a level of confidence unseen around the world. And...

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Investor Rejection Is Going to Happen. Here’s How to Deal With it.

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:30:45 +0000

You have done all of your homework, researched the investor you are pitching, properly prepared your financials, and perfected your presentation. Most importantly, you landed a coveted meeting with your target investor. After the meeting is over, the unthinkable happens…the investor passes on your...

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VentureWell to Fund UMaine Student-Led Biotech Startup

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:15:27 +0000

VentureWell, a Massachusetts-based nonprofit that supports science and technology entrepreneurs, has selected a medical simulation startup founded by University of Maine students to receive funding and training. The company, Zephyrus Simulation LLC, was spun off from a product developed by a group of bioengineering...

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7 Simple Rules to Secure Your Website’s Information

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 23:30:24 +0000

Today, the Internet project is one of the most promising undertakings. The word “site” is firmly included in our lexicon. The last time together with this word, we constantly use two more words such as “development” and “promotion”. And this is not surprising because,...

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Find Out What Tech Is Emerging From the Ozarks

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 22:00:00 +0000

Northwest Arkansas is home to Fortune 500 companies including Walmart, Tyson Foods and J.B. Hunt Transport which makes the ecosystem ripe for startups to thrive. In this interview with #StartupsEverywhere, I talk withMichael Iseman, Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Startup Junkie, about the mentorship pool, knowledge transfer, the...

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Which Virtual Assistant Has the Best Voice Recognition?

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:50:52 +0000

As the holidays grow near and the shopping lists grow more pressing, virtual assistants have become the talk of the tech world. From the advanced artificial intelligence at work in our new phones to the discounted holiday prices of Amazon Echo and Google Home,...

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Study: The Massive Skills Gap in Sales Is Getting Worse

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 19:30:15 +0000

Sales people can get a bad rap. In reality, a true sales professional will offer a smooth, engaging experience that treats the customer’s needs first and facilitates a simple, painless transaction. Sales pros are the oil in a well-oiled machine: Easy to overlook, but...

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7 Ways to Fail When Applying to an Accelerator

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 18:30:33 +0000

Failure is part of the startup process. And when it’s time to apply to an accelerator, making sure your company is presented in the best way on the application can significantly improve your chances. Since first launching in 2008, Dreamit has received thousands of applications –...

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Put a Brewery in Your Home With Pico C [ Review ]

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:20:46 +0000

In a world filled with endless choices, perhaps one that never gives up is that of the beer market. In the past year, overall sales were static; however, the craft beer market still enjoyed a 6.2 percent increase, especially for microbreweries. While the bubble...

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Sony’s VR Bundle Is the Cheapest VR Deal You’ll Nab This Month

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:30:29 +0000

If you missed your shot at VR deals this past Black Friday, never fear: In anticipation of the just-slightly-more-last-minute shoppers, a few of the best deals on virtual reality gadgets and gear have opened back up again. Virtual reality is one of the highest...

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20 Most Popular iOS Apps of 2017

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:50:35 +0000

The end of the year brings about a lot of reflection. Whether your giving thanks for blessings you’ve enjoyed in 2017 or brainstorming your resolution for an even better 2018, thinking back on what made your year great is an annual tradition on par...

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Almost Half of America Uses Digital Voice Assistants Now

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:20:58 +0000

In the land of new media, audio might not be king yet, but it’s certainly a rising challenger to the throne. Americans listen to nearly four hours of audio a day on average, and as I reported yesterday, events like PodCon are springing up to...

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Why Startups Need to Put Customers at the Center of Strategic Decisions

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:30:17 +0000

It’s easy to stray away from putting customer’s as your first priority and get caught up in the other aspects of the business. But at the end of the day, without putting your customer at the center of your decisions, it could impact your...

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9 Effective Ways to Use Street Teams and Build Brand Awareness

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:15:23 +0000

Consumers are constantly bombarded with digital marketing materials, from social media ads and paid search ads to blast emails and weekly newsletters. It’s hard for brands to cut through the clutter and show value to consumers — unless they utilize the power of human...

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Start With the Fundamentals When Building a Remote Team

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 23:30:34 +0000

The number of employees working at home has increased by 103 percent since 2005. According to Global Workplace Analytics, 3.7 million Americans — or 2.8 percent of the workforce — now work from home at least half the time. Although the employee workforce grew...

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5 Ways to Improve Team Communication

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:00:49 +0000

Communication within a team is vital to the successful completion of a project. Without a good foundation, team members could be reluctant to share new ideas or talk about challenges. Here are 5 ways to improve your team communication. Keep the Door Open Team...

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Seattle’s First Annual PodCon Hails New Heights for Podcast Visibility

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 21:15:55 +0000

This past Saturday, thousands of fans, cosplayers, and laptop-toting creative professionals poured into Seattle’s Washington State Convention Center, coming together to celebrate one artistic medium for the first time. The first annual PodCon, a celebration of the podcasting community, successfully debuted over the weekend,...

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4 Effective Platforms for Advertising Online

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:50:00 +0000

Business owners have to advertise if they want customers. The question for most owners is which venue is the best for advertising. The answer is a little of everything. Because people need to see your name and brand at least 14 times, you’d be...

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How the Internet of Things Has Impacted Small Businesses

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 19:30:35 +0000

Televisions, smartphones, cars, and even elevators — the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem is bigger than ever before. Not only does it impact the consumer technology market, it has also permeated almost every industry, from agriculture to zoology. According to Gartner, up to 8.4 billion...

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Jaguar Land Rover Invested Big in These 11 Transportation Companies

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:30:08 +0000

The transportation industry is seeing some serious innovation. Between self-driving technology and electric cars becoming the new norm, established automotive manufacturers are doing their best to keep up. However, they can’t do it on their own, which is why many have invested in burgeoning...

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Actually, 280-Character Tweets Are Good

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:20:46 +0000

Remember when AirPods first debuted and we all joked about how they’d fall in the toilet? Or when everyone used to complain every two months about the newest Facebook newsfeed tweak back in 2012? Looking back, those insta-controversies don’t seem to have left much...

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50 Companies With Outstanding Team Cultures

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:30:04 +0000

A good idea and a lot of funding are key to the success of a business. However, if you don’t have a solid team to back you up, you might as well throw in the towel now, because you don’t have a chance of...

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Exclusive: Over 20 Percent of Startup CEOs Only Sleep 4 or 5 Hours Per Night

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:50:08 +0000

Sleep is good. Six hours of sleep a night is great. Without it, you’ll face dips in productivity, worse mental conditions, and a higher risk of depression. According to exclusive data shared with TechCo by Sleep Junkie, plenty of startup CEOs have yet to get...

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7 Things to Consider Before Picking Your Domain Name

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:20:50 +0000

Your domain name is the address of your website, and it’s critical to the success of your business to follow best practices when choosing a domain name. The URL that people see when they visit your site is how visitors will refer to your...

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8 Ways Tech is Improving Communication Between Student and Teacher

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:30:45 +0000

Technology is helping teachers to go beyond linear, text-based education and make student engagement and performance more efficient. Technology also makes students learn best in their learning pace and styles. Its role in the classroom has also evolved into an interactive learning tool that...

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How Startups Are Using Influencers to Improve Marketing

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:15:40 +0000

The holiday season is a key sales driver for many businesses, but it’s not just brick-and-mortar stores that are ramping up their sales efforts this season. With the right tools and the right hustle, startups can also tap into the power of influencer gifting...

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6 Strategies for Getting People to Invest in Your Business

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 19:30:28 +0000

Startups need capital. Whether it’s from their own pockets or a venture capitalist, a little money can go a long way for new companies looking to make an impact. But how do you make sure that your startup is attractive enough for people to...

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3 Examples of Rental Websites With Audience Appeal

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:45:12 +0000

Regardless of your social status, your occupation, or where you live in the world, we all have the same fundamental needs. We all need to have food on the table and a roof over our heads, preferably with some really fast internet access and...

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4 Things to Know About Applications of Big Data in Ecommerce

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 15:30:45 +0000

In today’s fast paced world, growing a business empire is a monumental task. But if any budding entrepreneur is setting his or her sights on making a name for themselves and their company, they should get all the help they can. So when it...

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Shay Berman of Digital Resource on Taking Risks

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 19:30:35 +0000

Shay Berman, founder of Digital Resource, is a full service South Florida SEO and internet marketing company in Downtown West Palm Beach. He joins Palm Beach Tech this week talking about his inspiration to become an entrepreneur, what it means to take risks as an...

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4 Ways to Start Scaling Your Startup Through Outsourcing

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 17:45:58 +0000

Scaling your startup can be a major challenge if you try to take on too many responsibilities yourself. Because of this, many of the most successful startups outsource key tasks to increase their efficiency and reduce operating expenses and risk. Here are four areas...

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Top Gun Accelerator Is Getting a Fresh New Look

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 15:30:46 +0000

The Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development organization, founded in 1997 to help train entrepreneurs, celebrated its 20th anniversary with the unveiling of a new name and logo, and will change its name to the Maine Center for Entrepreneurs. While a small change, it shifts...

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5 Ways Startups Are Screwing Up Inbound Marketing

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 22:00:45 +0000

As a startup, bootstrapping your marketing efforts is everything. And while we hear all the time about growth hacking or utilizing new technology to help make marketing easier, that doesn’t account for much if you don’t have a solid inbound strategy already in place....

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The Sharing Economy Plays a Big Role in Conserving Resources

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 20:50:48 +0000

The sharing economy is about far more than sharing assets. It’s actually a whole new way of thinking and living. For many creative, open-minded young people, the idea of working 9-5 at an office desk is crushing to their soul. Eschewing tradition, they’re looking...

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TechCo Top Stories: Emerging Jobs, Sleep Trackers, and Even More Gift Guides

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 19:30:12 +0000

Oh the weather outside is frightful. But TechCo’s top stories are delightful. And since you’ve no place to go, read them slow, read them slow, read them slow! That’s right, TechCo has another edition of our top stories from the week and what an...

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Startup Spotlight: Final Exams, Santa Chatbot and Clean Up Your Email

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 18:30:06 +0000

December is the month where the flurry of the holidays are in full swing and students are starting to stress out in anticipation of final exams. This week in Startup Spotlight we found companies helping students get through their final exams, gift giving chatbots, getting...

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Gift Guide 2017: Holiday Party Gadgets and Gear

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 17:20:07 +0000

The holiday party is as much a part of the season as shopping, caroling, and yelling at family members for taking too many rolls at dinner. Between the ugly sweaters, the drums of eggnog, and the over-served guests, a holiday party can be pretty...

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Homelessness in the Tech Haven of Seattle Rose 44 Percent in the Last 2 Years

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 16:30:06 +0000

Seattle’s tech explosion has nabbed it the title of the nation’s fastest-growing big city, adding 57 people a day across a one-year period measured in 2015 and 2016. Massive hiring from tech businesses is no doubt driving a significant amount: Amazon alone occupies 19 percent...

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Study: Most of the Cyber Security Industry Is Facing a Serious Skills Shortage

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 15:50:20 +0000

While Hackers used to just be a 1995 movie featuring Angelina Jolie, they’ve actually become a pretty serious global problem in the business world. Granted, personal attacks will never go out of style, as the increased frequency of ransomware attacks has shown, but companies...

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5 Non-Business Books to Get the Entrepreneur in Your Life

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 14:20:08 +0000

Chances are good if you’re on this site that you live and breath startups, tech gadgetry, and the small business world. You likely have plenty of friends with the same interests. Well, I’m here to tell you to lean back in your ergonomic standing...

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8 Sales Hacks to Use When Attracting Government Clients

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 13:30:09 +0000

Selling to local, state, or federal governments can be a long, arduous process. Municipal and statewide statutes mean there is strict regulation on public sector funds. State and local agencies each have their distinct purchasing guidelines and practices, making a pre-planned, one-size-fits-all strategy challenging...

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5 Ways to Build a Transparent Relationship With Your Investors

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 12:15:34 +0000

One thing that has struck me as interesting for quite some time, and especially over the last several months, is the hesitation that exists within us to reveal uncomfortable information. Whether it has to do with an everyday company decision or a compounding, lingering...

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