Category: Community Voices

Business Ethics and Social Responsibility for Startups

Now more than ever, how a business conducts itself, ethically speaking, can change the trajectory of success. But “ethical” has a tendency to be a slippery slope. Who isn’t familiar with the scandals of Enron, Bernie Madoff, or the Lehman Brothers? Each of their stories is a testament as to why it’s important to implement ethical…

The 5 Best Tools to Help You Achieve Your New Year’s Business Resolutions

It is the start of a new year, and that means it is time to look back at the past, seeing what worked and what did not, and planning for the future. New Year’s resolutions are for more than just your personal life—they’re for your professional life, too. As a growth coach, I’ve seen countless…

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10 Best Cities for Young Professionals

Entrepreneurs need to live in a city that nurtures their drive for success and passion for innovation. When it comes to deciding where to live as a young professional, there are many things you need to take into consideration. Here are just a few: Networking opportunities: Happy hours offer a great way to network with…

How Startup Funding Works (Explained With Pie)

Starting your business can be a scary process – figuring out through trial and error what works and what doesn’t. Whether you are self-funding your small business or seeking investors to bring your idea to life, we have you covered. While you may think of funding as something that’s done all at once, it’s actually…

APIs To Enhance Your Customer’s Shopping Experience

APIs, or application program interfaces, are common tools used throughout the technological world. They allow programs to talk to other programs, allowing for more complex actions to take place. Companies use APIs to do business with other companies’ programs, making for some fantastic collaborations. APIs are used in industries from the financial world to the…

6 Ways Crowdsourcing Improves Your Digital Marketing Strategy

Creating digital marketing content takes time and manpower. Even professionals who create content constantly can feel overwhelmed by needing to create original, creative content that is interesting and relevant. If you are starting to run out of ideas, just know that it is a common problem. However, there is a solution for this problem –…

The Best Apps for Work-Life Balance

The American workplace has become so stressful that it’s now the fifth leading cause of death in the US, and a study by the American Psychological Association, showed that most people consider work their number one source of stress. Culturally, Americans have some work to do when it comes to work.  Luckily, organizations, media publications…

5 UX Design Mistakes That Are Killing Your Retention Rates

Mistakes happen, but a bad user experience could cost you big time. What happens when Uber doesn’t load fast enough? You open Lyft. The worst-case scenario is the users go directly to a competitor – which is why you need to make sure they are happy. But what exactly keeps your users coming back for…

Your Startup Needs SEO to Survive

Unlike Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for a traditional business, one that’s already established and plugging along, SEO for startups have a much steeper uphill climb. With no existing brand awareness yet the same sort of hurdles to clear in order to show up in search — not to mention a limited budget — startups have…

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