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Why Hiring Non-Academics to Teach Entrepreneurship is a Bad Idea

These days, hiring non-academic instructors to teach entrepreneurship in graduate and undergraduate programs is a common strategy of university deans. When research faculty fail to get tenure or retire, they are often replaced with people who don’t, and can’t, do research. This is a big strategic mistake. It contradicts much of what we know about how people learn, leads to ... Read More »

Is Video Marketing the Future of Education?

The Internet makes our world smaller and our classrooms larger. Have you noticed the rise in online degrees? That’s the university system using a digital format to educate students in certain fields. The Internet itself is kind of like space, with undiscovered planets of knowledge in various corners of this universe.  Except we don’t need a spaceship to travel through ... Read More »

Jim Fowler of Owler: Even as Tech and Data Grows in Importance, Crowdsourcing Is Still About People

Small Business Trends: Before we jump on full bore with that maybe give us a little bit of your personal background leading up to what you were doing with Jigsaw. Jim Fowler: After college I was a diving and salvage officer in the United States Navy doing salvage operations and paid back Uncle Sam for my college tuition. Then when ... Read More »

Detroit is Trying to Become the Next Major Tech Hub

Detroit isn’t exactly known as a tech hub. But some people and organizations are looking to change that. One such organization is TechTown Detroit, a non-profit business incubator located in an old General Motors factory in the city’s Midtown neighborhood. The TechTown Detroit building is a five-story building currently playing host to about 40 small businesses. And the organization is ... Read More »

Is America in the Midst of a High Tech Entrepreneurship Boom?

If you read the business press, you probably think the answer is yes. The popular media is full of stories about start-ups like Facebook, Groupon, Instagram, Linkedin, Snapchat, Twitter, WhatsApp, Yelp, and Zinga. American entrepreneurs are starting high tech companies at a feverish pace, the media experts say. Perhaps you shouldn’t believe everything you read in the popular press. Careful ... Read More »

Twitter’s Moments Feature Is Now Available for Mobile Users

HIGHLIGHTS The update has started rolling out on Wednesday Moments was earlier available on just the Web interface The company recently opened up the feature to or all users Social networking website Twitter recently opened its Moments feature to all users. The feature essentially allows users to curate various tweets that are relevant to a particular topic and present them ... Read More »

How Makaan.com Is Replacing the Boring 2D Floor Plan With VR-Ready Virtual Tours

Photo Credit: Makaan.com HIGHLIGHTS Makaan’s new tour option is available for select few properties You can see animated models, or a version with real pictures It works via any browser, and supports VR too One of the best things about Google Street View is the freedom offered to the user – to not just look in any direction, but also ... Read More »

Where Is Your Professional/Personal Boundary on Social Media?

Nowadays, with the rise of the social media, it is very hard for many to separate between personal and professional lives. However, if you want to keep your professional credibility and personal brand, you need to learn how to set your boundaries on social media and be careful about whom you add to which social media account. Setting Social Media ... Read More »

Paytm ‘Is as Indian as Maruti’, CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma Says on Chinese Funding

Paytm ‘Is as Indian as Maruti’, CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma Says on Chinese Funding HIGHLIGHTS Alibaba pumped in $680 million into Paytm’s parent One97 last year Chinese investors are looking to raise their stake to 70 percent in Paytm Paytm Bank will not engage in a rate war with rivals like Airtel Facing criticism over significant Chinese ownership, Paytm Founder ... Read More »

Going Mobile is More Important and Affordable than Ever

Some small businesses are still not fully tapping into the greatest marketing opportunity of our time: the Internet. Many businesses now have a website and can interact with potential consumers via desktop, but these businesses are still behind the ball because increasingly, online traffic is being conducted through mobile phones. Small businesses are missing out because they either: a.) Do ... Read More »