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Spotlight: Creating a Startup for the Education Niche

Pilon In Small Biz Spotlight 0 387 Shares 176 154 8 48 3 Email this ArticlePrint This Article Zaniac is a business operating after-school learning centers focused specifically on science, technology, engineering, and math. And the brand also tries to provide a fun environment for kids to learn. But the real story behind Zaniac’s success, for entrepreneurs, is how the ... Read More »

Ripping Up the Manual: 6 SaaS Companies Offering Education

“How do I add a new contact to this CRM?” “No idea – have you checked the manual?” “What manual? Oh you mean that thing we use to prop the door open when it gets hot? When are we getting training on this thing anyway?” Sound familiar? Maybe you’ve purchased a shiny new cloud-based CRM system that is supposed to be easy ... Read More »

How Amazon, Apple, Ebay, Facebook and Google Will Continue to Disrupt The Business World

A decade ago, if you were asked what companies are at the forefront of driving the economy, you wouldn’t find many lists that didn’t include the likes of Microsoft, Walmart, IBM, Dell and a few others. But if you ask that question now, you may be surprised if any of them show up. That’s the nature of how much the ... Read More »

Detroit is Trying to Become the Next Major Tech Hub

0 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 ... 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 »

Betraying Your Community’s Trust: A Lesson from the WhatsApp Controversy

For better or for worse, WhatsApp has utterly redefined the way its community communicate using their smartphones. Since its inception in 2010, the intuitively-designed messaging app has exploded in popularity — bursting its way into popular culture and cultivating a formidable user base of over a billion people worldwide. But with great power comes great responsibility. And after announcing a ... Read More »

Can Twitter Become the Next Big Customer Service Channel?

Twitter Inc is seeking revenue outside traditional advertising sales by helping companies develop customer service channels on its platform, according to its most senior executive in Latin America, a testing ground for the new strategy. Guilherme Ribenboim said in an interview on Friday that features launched this week give businesses more ways to automate customer service through direct Twitter messages ... Read More »

Can Anything Prevent Another Internet Shutdown in the U.S.?

An internet shutdown in the Northeastern U.S. happened roughly a week ago, and the experts are looking for ways to prevent this attack from ever happening again. Websites like Twitter and Spotify were inaccessible for thousands of people following the distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on Dyn, a major domain name system (DNS) host. DNS, the technical network that ... Read More »

Impact of Wireless Technology in the Workplace

Business processes have changed dramatically over the years. Owing to the evolution of technology and changing customer expectations, businesses have devised and revised strategies to meet the requirements. Nowadays, businesses are equipped with the best technologies to make the processes smoother and easier. Emerging technologies are substantially altering the business and social environment. Wireless technology has become a crucial component ... Read More »

Review: InFocus Epic 1 has all the makings of a budget stalwart

InFocus Epic 1 poses serious competition to the likes of Moto G4 and Yu Yunicorn The recent run of ‘powerful specs at a low cost’ smartphones followed by lucrative deal and discounts during the recently concluded online festive sales by Chinese phonemakers, has overshadowed almost every major brand in the budget segment. US based InFocus’ latest phone Epic 1 is ... Read More »