Heartbleed Bug Threatens Two Thirds of the Web: How To Secure Your Business

April 11, 2014 5:00 am0 comments
Heartbleed Bug Threatens Two Thirds of the Web: How To Secure Your Business

Two out of every three web servers have been potentially compromised by a flaw in the encryption software OpenSSL.

Since the news broke on April 7th, webmasters have been in a mass scramble to correct the issue, which potentially leaves personal data open to any inquisitive hackers.

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4 Crucial Questions Your New Employees Ask Themselves After Their First Day On The Job

March 30, 2014 10:00 am0 comments
4 Crucial Questions Your New Employees Ask Themselves After Their First Day On The Job

You invested a lot of time, energy, and money bringing on that new employee. They show up on that first day ready for your orientation doing their best to disguise their nervous anxiety. Feeling a bit anxious yourself, you want to get them up and running as quickly as possible [...]

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My Success Story: How Julie Austin Sold 500,000 Wrist Water Bottles in Over 20 Countries

March 29, 2014 8:00 am0 comments
My Success Story: How Julie Austin Sold 500,000 Wrist Water Bottles in Over 20 Countries

If you asked me fifteen years ago if I would be a manufacturer, I’m sure the thought would never have entered my mind. I was busy acting in TV commercials and hosting infomercials. You know, the ones that start out “Has this ever happened to you?” And then they solve whatever problem it is with a new gadget that someone invented.

As I said those words on camera, it never occurred to me that one day I would invent one of those products and solve a problem for someone else. The problem was dehydration and the solution would be swiggies, wrist water bottles.

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5 Books That Will Skyrocket Your Personal Development

March 23, 2014 9:30 am1 comment
5 Books That Will Skyrocket Your Personal Development

Books are transformative. Period. I bet much of the growth you’ve experienced has been a result of the books you’ve read. I can trace so much of my personal development to 5 specific books. I’ll never forget when I heard it. A reporter on the radio was sharing a recent [...]

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5 Reasons Now Is The Best Time To Become An Entrepreneur

March 22, 2014 10:30 am1 comment
5 Reasons Now Is The Best Time To Become An Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship is in the air. 54% of Millennials either want to start a business or have already started one according to a 2011 Kauffman Foundation Survey. In addition, 21% of freelancers are still enrolled in university. The barriers that discouraged previous generations’ entrepreneurial aspirations have all but crumbled for today’s [...]

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On Its Eighth Birthday Twitter Lets You Find Your First Tweet

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On Its Eighth Birthday Twitter Lets You Find Your First Tweet

Twitter is celebrating its eighth birthday. The 140 character network that started as simple 140-character bursts of plain text today has become a network of connection and revolution. Over the years we have seen how Twitter has evolved to become a medium of self-expression for the common man in very [...]

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If Your Business Wants to Market to Millennials, You Have to Read This [Book Review]

March 15, 2014 3:18 pm0 comments
If Your Business Wants to Market to Millennials, You Have to Read This [Book Review]

“Millennials require different marketing than other generations…Even brands with an older target demographic cannot neglect the Millennial generation, given their size and influence. The sooner that established brands can begin creating a relationship with Millennial consumers – even if by merely starting a dialogue – the better.” ~Jeff Fromm, Marketing [...]

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Resume Writing

March 14, 2014 5:00 am0 comments
The Do’s and Don’ts of Resume Writing

Resume writing is less than pleasant. You have to sum up years of work in to a few clever lines, make yourself look attractive, and maintain relevance in both your industry and the career field in general. Not to mention making yourself stand out among tens, hundreds, thousands of other applicants.

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This Comic Perfectly Captures Corporate Life Versus Startup Life

March 13, 2014 6:06 pm0 comments
This Comic Perfectly Captures Corporate Life Versus Startup Life

Saw this comic floating around on LinkedIn and thought it captured the corporate life versus the startup life perfectly. Having worked in the corporate world for almost 5 years now, I can honestly say that while I love my role, team, and projects, there are days where I feel like [...]

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Meet & Greet: Alen Malkoc of Optyn, Marketing Made Simple

February 14, 2014 9:30 am0 comments
Meet & Greet: Alen Malkoc of Optyn, Marketing Made Simple

My whole life has always been a challenge of odds (perhaps another story for another day). My first dream was to become a professional soccer play and I came close a few times. I became an All-American in Junior College and 2 time national champion with soccer.

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Meet & Greet: Nick Bertolino of PipelineDeals, Simple and Useful CRM in the Cloud

February 7, 2014 7:46 am0 comments
Meet & Greet: Nick Bertolino of PipelineDeals, Simple and Useful CRM in the Cloud

My career has always been about solving problems with technology and making ideas happen. I enjoy nothing more than taking a concept, written on the back of a napkin, and bringing that idea to life in the form of software product, website or business.

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I’m Errol Janusz, Owner of Edward Technology, and This is How I Power My Business

February 4, 2014 10:00 am3 comments
I’m Errol Janusz, Owner of Edward Technology, and This is How I Power My Business

I am the Founder and Lead Technician of Edward Technology, one of the fastest growing IT consulting firms in the Chicagoland! I may be in my early thirties, but I have been building computers from scratch for almost 17 years now. I received both a Microsoft Certified Professional Certification and an A+ Certification before I finished high school in the year 2000. In between onsite support visits, I love to travel the Chicago area to view each town’s history.

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Technology Has Not Changed Our Social Habits As Much You Think

January 19, 2014 5:40 pm0 comments
Technology Has Not Changed Our Social Habits As Much You Think

Are you quick to blame technology for the erosion of human interaction? Look carefully at the below photo from 1947 of people on a crowded subway car. Would you cry foul on the newspaper for eroding the same human interaction? Those who cry foul on technology hate change and puppies. It’s [...]

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How to Attract Millennials by Creating a Company Culture Like Zappos

January 18, 2014 5:00 am0 comments
How to Attract Millennials by Creating a Company Culture Like Zappos

The ever growing and constant exposure of company cultures like Google, Facebook and Square have reset the work expectations of the emerging generations that are pouring into the workplace. Slides, free food, nap rooms, beer carts and no vacation policy are becoming staple work perks for job-seeking Millennials. There’s no [...]

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Meet & Greet: Bill Burnett of PointDrive, Reinventing the Sales Presentation and Email Space

January 17, 2014 9:00 am0 comments
Meet & Greet: Bill Burnett of PointDrive, Reinventing the Sales Presentation and Email Space

PointDrive is a Chicago-based startup creating new and differentiating ways for business people to present content. Our web-based application addresses the presentation and feedback limitations of email by enabling sales-minded professionals to quickly deliver documents, images, links, videos and comments in one polished, cohesive presentation that returns intelligence on customer engagement.

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Meet & Greet: Robert J. Moore of RJMetrics, Helping Online Businesses Make Data-Driven Decisions

January 9, 2014 8:45 am0 comments
Meet & Greet: Robert J. Moore of RJMetrics, Helping Online Businesses Make Data-Driven Decisions

I studied Engineering at Princeton, where I got actively involved in the entrepreneurship scene. During my time in college, launched several businesses, including a college admissions consulting company, a company that designed products for late-night infomercials, and a software company that built a poker odds calculator. The software company turned out to be the most lucrative, and a life-long love affair with software began.

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