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cloud technology
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How Cloud Technology Enables Budding Entrepreneurs to Work Smarter

There is no doubt that cloud technology continues to grow in popularity; we’re using it in our personal lives more than ever before, and businesses are adopting cloud infrastructure and applications to improve workplace collaboration, productivity and even security. Paving the way for a new wave of business leaders One great thing about the cloud...
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What Many SaaS Startups Get Wrong About Freemium

Freemium is an extremely popular pricing model for software products, and on paper it looks ideal. The theory is that you’ll entice new customers with a free subscription and withhold certain features for the paid version. Ideally, your free users will love your product so much that they’ll sign up for the paid version. What...
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10 Tools to Kickstart Your Freelance Operation

Making the decision to freelance is a big one. It requires some serious determination, entrepreneurial spirit and a whole lot more that you might not have initially considered. Things like tax forms, software and a workflow are essential to being a freelancer, yet secondary to your primary duty. Whether it’s writing, editing, animating or designing, we...
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8 Essential Tech Tools and Software for Managing Your Home Business

At approximately 15 million strong and making up a full half of all small enterprises in the U.S., home-based businesses are a major force driving both the local and national economy. If you’re like me, then starting your own business is a daunting task. There’s simply no way around it, you will need to invest...
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This is the Characteristic You Need to Be a Good Leader

Startups and enterprise businesses alike can struggle with stagnation and narrow-mindedness. According to Nick Liddell and Richard Buchanan, co-authors of the new book, “Wild Thinking: 25 Unconventional Ideas to Grow Your Brand and Your Leadership,” the solution may be to look beyond your competitors and seek inspiration elsewhere. Liddell and Buchanan, who lead the London-based...
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How This Entrepreneur Built a Side Hustle by Copying His Competitors

The following is excerpted from "How to Be a Capitalist Without Any Capital: The Four Rules You Must Break To Get Rich" by Nathan Latka, in agreement with Portfolio, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. Copyright © Nathan Latka, 2019. For more information, visit You have to copy your...
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5 Visual Website Upgrades For Your Startup to Implement in 2019

Perhaps this is the year you finally start your business. On the other hand, maybe you’re an established startup that has had the same website for the past few years with little to no updates. If that's the case, it's likely that you are way past due for an upgrade. Bad web design can sabotage everything...
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Her Big Idea: Does Your Idea Solve a Problem?

The following is excerpted from "Her Big Idea: The Next Genheration of Entrepreneurs" by Haley Hoffman Smith via New Degree Press. Published June 2018. Kara Goldin had a Diet Coke addiction. I really don’t blame her. I, too, have a strenuous romantic relationship with Diet Coke. But Goldin was bordering on eight to 10 Diet...
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4 Cybersecurity Tips for Your Startup

Cybersecurity received plenty of press in 2017, but look for it to receive even more focus in the coming months. Now is the time to make any necessary changes in regard to how you’ll protect your business over the next year. Examining the present state of cybersecurity Cybersecurity wasn’t a strong point within the startup...
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3 Management Strategies for Building a Reliable Remote Staff

According to a Gallup survey released in early 2017, remote work has consistently been on the rise since 2012. Forty three percent of employed Americans surveyed said they worked remotely in 2016. The polling agency noted that telecommuting opportunities also play a significant role in whether an employee takes or leaves a job. Flexible scheduling...
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The Startup Accelerator Guide: Choosing an In-Person or Virtual Program

The number of accelerator programs in the U.S. has grown tenfold over the last 10 years, meaning there are now over 250 accelerator programs available globally, each with their own industry specializations, benefits and drawbacks. There are also an increasing number of virtual accelerators, the more flexible version of their physical counterpart. With the plethora of...
Online tools
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7 Amazing Online Tools Every Startup Should Know About

Getting your business off the ground and growing it can seem daunting, so below are seven online tools that are sure to make it easier: Content Idea Generator Having a blog on your website is a great way of getting your name out there, showing off your industry-specific knowledge and building relationships with clients. This...
Work From Home
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The Best Tools to Work from Home (or Anywhere in the World)

Digital innovation has changed the way we do business. Now, organizations collaborate on a global scale, and many individuals have opted to take the freelance route, enabling them to work from home, or wherever else they like. But sometimes it’s impossible to find a place to work that allows you to concentrate, (and that has...