Google Launches $100 Million Venture Fund To Invest in European Startups

July 10, 2014 10:36 pm0 comments
Google Launches $100 Million Venture Fund To Invest in European Startups

European entrepreneurs have a reason to celebrate this weekend as Google is bringing its bank account across the pond. Google Ventures announced today that they’re launching a new venture fund to invest $100 million in Europe’s most disruptive startups. “We believe Europe’s startup scene has enormous potential. We’ve seen compelling [...]

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Box Announces BoxWorks Tickets for $150 Using Promo Code

July 6, 2014 10:38 am0 comments
Box Announces BoxWorks Tickets for $150 Using Promo Code

While Salesforce focuses on promoting Dreamforce, and giving away 24 free tickets to businesses that enter and win their Surfboard Sales Awards, Box is focusing on its own customer conference, BoxWorks 2014. The event is being held on September 2-4 in San Francisco and will feature keynote speakers such as [...]

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The South and Silicon Valley: 4 Tips For Bigger, Better Entrepreneurship

June 17, 2014 5:00 am0 comments
The South and Silicon Valley:  4 Tips For Bigger, Better Entrepreneurship

In Nashville last week, LaunchTN gathered entrepreneurs from 10 states and over 70 investment firms for a shindig known as SouthlandSE. The “investor-conference-cum-Southern-festival” goes on alongside Bonaroo. It is gaining steam as the “SXSW” of the South.

This year, CEOs from Silicon Valley companies, such as Box, Bonobos, PayPal, and Pando, shared the stage with top startups from Atlanta, Chattanooga, Memphis, and even Mexico.

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Boozy Lifestyle App Brings the Liquor To Your Door

June 12, 2014 8:53 am0 comments
Boozy Lifestyle App Brings the Liquor To Your Door

Drizly, a growing mobile app connecting liquor stores to their customers, was inspired by the question, “Why isn’t alcohol delivered?”

Boasting over 3000 items in their online store and the only app of its kind to be recognized by state liquor authorities, Drizly is currently available in LA, NYC, Boston, Brooklyn, and Chicago.

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5 Free Online Marketing Tools for Serious Entrepreneurs

June 6, 2014 5:00 am2 comments
5 Free Online Marketing Tools for Serious Entrepreneurs

Online marketing is serious work, which is why you need the right tools to get the positive results you want to achieve. Oftentimes, however, these tools can be costly. For entrepreneurs that are just starting out, that can be a problem.

That being the case, consider the following online marketing tools that you can use for free, or for a fraction of the amount their pricier counterparts charge:

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Legal App Startup Shake Launches Pilot Program for Businesses

May 30, 2014 9:24 am0 comments
Legal App Startup Shake Launches Pilot Program for Businesses

Shake, the mobile-first legal app startup, announced today that it has launched a pilot program for businesses. The NYC-based company officially launched in 2013 with the goal of simplifying the process of creating binding legal agreements on a smartphone. Exited about @shakelaw going enterprise! With piloters @spotify @buzzfeed @Gundersonlaw @anomaly [...]

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Small Businesses Throwing Away $13.1 Billion Each Year on Paper Checks

May 29, 2014 9:05 am0 comments
Small Businesses Throwing Away $13.1 Billion Each Year on Paper Checks

Interesting post on the Dwolla blog today on the financial burden small businesses face by maintaining paper check operations. According to Dwolla’s research, there are 23 million small businesses in the U.S. and 67% of them still issue paper checks. Dwolla estimates that businesses can cumulatively save $13.1 billion by [...]

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How to Setup Your Website for Success

May 28, 2014 9:00 am0 comments
How to Setup Your Website for Success

Having a website that’s easy to navigate along with well-written content will help you to attract more business. Here are 11 steps you should follow in order to grow your business online. How to Build and Maintain a Better Website 1. Titles are Important When creating your site’s title, make [...]

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Likeable Local Raising $500k to Help Small Businesses with Social Media

May 27, 2014 5:00 am2 comments
Likeable Local Raising $500k to Help Small Businesses with Social Media

Dave Kerpen, Founder and CEO, is used to doing big things. After getting married to his wife Carrie Kerpen in a corporate sponsored wedding in front of thousands of fans in a baseball stadium, the power couple launched their own word of mouth agency at the urging of their corporate sponsors. [...]

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Internet of Things: Time For A Name Change?

May 22, 2014 11:00 am1 comment
Internet of Things: Time For A Name Change?

While an exact number may be all but impossible to come by, the estimated 10 billion devices connected to the Internet of Things in 2014 isn’t really all that many.

We live in a world of more than 7 billion people, so if you look at it that way, there aren’t even 1.5 connected devices per person on earth.

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Box Opens Office in Tokyo and Launches Localized Product for Japanese Businesses

May 20, 2014 10:45 am0 comments
Box Opens Office in Tokyo and Launches Localized Product for Japanese Businesses

Today, at its first-ever World Tour, Box has announced the opening of a new office in Tokyo as well as the debut of a new localized product for Japanese businesses of all sizes from enterprise to small businesses. “A revolution is taking place across the world as mobile and cloud technologies [...]

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What Google’s Revamped AdWords Can Do For Your Small Business

April 23, 2014 5:00 am0 comments
What Google’s Revamped AdWords Can Do For Your Small Business

With online usage declining and app usage on the rise, Google AdWords has relaunched their service to better accommodate these shifting statistics while also catering to SMB scaling.

Here’s an overview of the new features you’ll find in AdWords:

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Plan For Disaster Recovery With Server Virtualization

April 16, 2014 5:00 am0 comments
Plan For Disaster Recovery With Server Virtualization

Having a disaster recovery plan is critical; without one, your business may not be able to come back from events such as data loss, service interruptions, and other unforeseen occurrences.

Here’s a look at some of the consequences of downtime and how server virtualization can help you prepare and come back.

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Tech News for SMBs and Startups: Base, Dropbox, Google, iContact, Podio

April 15, 2014 8:21 pm0 comments
Tech News for SMBs and Startups: Base, Dropbox, Google, iContact, Podio

Podio is Holding a Live Support Event on May 6th, 2014. Podio, the Copenhagen-based project management platform, is holding a live support event for new and existing customers. The event will be held online, but those in Denmark really benefit as they get to check out Podio’s offices, meet the team, [...]

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Dropbox Opens Office in Australia; Hiring IT, Sales, User Ops

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Dropbox Opens Office in Australia; Hiring IT, Sales, User Ops

While Google is making news with the expansion of Google Computing infrastructure to startups within Asia Pacific, Cloud file storage provider, Dropbox, has announced its own with the opening of a new office in Australia. The Sydney office will be its fifth, the others in San Francisco (HQ), Dublin, Austin, and New [...]

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Google Expands Cloud Platform to Asia Pacific

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Google Expands Cloud Platform to Asia Pacific

Citing the success of Google Cloud Platform built businesses such as Angry Birds (Rovio) and Snapchat, Google has announced plans to expand its infrastructure to support companies in Asia Pacific. In addition to the platform itself, the website and developer console will be available in Japanese and Traditional Chinese. Google [...]

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