ZipRecruiter Raises $63M For Its Online Job Board For Small Businesses

August 27, 2014 12:11 pm0 comments
ZipRecruiter Raises $63M For Its Online Job Board For Small Businesses

ZipRecruiter, an online job board for small businesses, has raised $63 million to rapidly scale the growth of its platform. The Santa Monica, California-based company was co-founded in 2010 by Ian Siegel, Joe Edmonds, Ward Poulos, and Will Redd, whose goal was to create Fortune 500-level recruiting tools for small businesses. The capital injection [...]

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Social CRM Platform Nimble Launches New iPhone App

August 26, 2014 12:51 pm0 comments
Social CRM Platform Nimble Launches New iPhone App

Nimble, the Social CRM platform, has released a new iPhone app. The new Nimble iOS app comes a week after updates to the user interface design of their web experience including the search bar, task and collaboration notifications, help center and inactivity notifications. The new iPhone app has been completely redesigned [...]

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HubSpot Files $100M IPO To Take The Inbound Marketing Company Public

August 25, 2014 6:13 pm0 comments
HubSpot Files $100M IPO To Take The Inbound Marketing Company Public

Hubspot has filed to go public on Monday with a $100 million initial public offering. The Boston-area based tech company, founded by Dharmesh Shah and Brian Halligan, filed its S-1 document with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commissions and will trade under the symbol HUBS on the New York Stock Exchange. According [...]

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4 Ways Vehicle GPS Technology Can Help Companies

July 30, 2014 6:00 am1 comment
4 Ways Vehicle GPS Technology Can Help Companies

Tracking technology is becoming an industry standard, especially for expensive assets and inventory. The trend is resulting in higher demand for hardware and solutions providers. There are nearly 6 million tracking devices in the United States. That figure is expected to jump to 15 million by 2015.

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Bulking Up On Internet Security Now Can Save Your Business Later

July 23, 2014 5:00 am0 comments
Bulking Up On Internet Security Now Can Save Your Business Later

A 2013 study estimated that the cost of cybercrime last year escalated 78%, with an average cost of $1 million to resolve an attack. Many concerns are raised as predictions indicate that cybercrime will continue to increase in the near future.

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8 Tips To Help You Keep Your Data Safe

July 18, 2014 5:00 am0 comments
8 Tips To Help You Keep Your Data Safe

In 2012, more than 78% of businesses had suffered at least one data breach in the last two years, according to a Trend Micro-sponsored study conducted by the Ponemon Institute.

No matter their size, all businesses using any kind of internet or wireless connectivity need to be aware of data security in order to keep data as safe as possible.

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Mobile Banking: Casual, Convenient, Safe

July 17, 2014 5:00 am0 comments
Mobile Banking: Casual, Convenient, Safe

Around the world, mobile banking is picking up steam as a banking choice for a number of practical reasons.

One of the most prevalent of those reasons is that mobile banking is a convenient and simple way to bank; another is that it gives those who don’t have access to traditional brick-and-mortar banks, a way to safely deposit their money, shop, pay bills, and transfer funds between themselves and other individuals or organizations.

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LinkedIn Acquires Newsle, The Google Alerts Of Professional News

July 15, 2014 11:06 am0 comments
LinkedIn Acquires Newsle, The Google Alerts Of Professional News

LinkedIn has acquired Newsle, the news alerts startup for your professional and social network. Newsle sends email alerts to its users whenever it finds news about their social network connections. We founded Newsle with a simple goal: to deliver important news about the people who matter to you. Three years and [...]

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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 am3 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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