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How Thinking Like a Designer Can Unlock Organic Growth

When my company decided to go full time, we made a big decision right off the bat: As designers, we wanted to focus our energy on making things. If we couldn’t grow by the quality of our work, we didn’t want to grow at all. So, we put funding rounds and sales strategies aside for the time being and got started. Related: Design thinking ...

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Nintendo Announces New Gaming Console With a Unique Mobile Twist (Watch)

Nintendo just unveiled some major details about its newest console, slated for a release date of March 3. The Nintendo Switch is unlike anything you’ve seen from other gaming companies before — because it lets users play games both on their TVs and on the go. Costing about $300, the console can hook up to your TV like a traditional ...

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You Can Embrace Green Building Without Breaking the Bank

Sustainable buildings appeal to commercial tenants for reasons beyond a basic desire to help the environment. As they search for the next ideal office space to lease, entrepreneurs know to watch for verification through Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED.  Employees who work in buildings with LEED status are healthier, more productive and more likely to remain longer with their ...

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Talk About Features vs. Benefits!

I recently had a show of my cartoons at the Prairie Center for the Arts. I’ve been part of other shows before, but this is the first time I’ve had a show of only my cartoons. It was really exciting, but it was also a massive amount of work. The day I set up I must have climbed up and ...

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AI Adoption Marks A New Age In Enterprise Applications

By Seng Sun of SunView Software The proliferation of AI technology in today’s workplace has made a global impact on the way business processes are managed at both small and enterprise levels. Businesses are transforming traditionally reactive services into proactive automations using technologies engineered with machine learning and big data processing power.  The result — faster and more calculated decisions ...

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4 Startups Revolutionizing the EdTech World

Technology has been transforming the educational world for the past few years. Every year, new edtech companies bring innovative products to the table — from online certification platforms to websites that offer interactive learning apps. We’ve seen a lot of well-established eLearning websites that do their part in nurturing the next generation. But this didn’t stop innovators from introducing features that set the ...

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10 Simple Productivity Tips for Organizing Your Work Life

Productivity is all about efficiency — doing more, faster and with less.  And with increasing demands from today’s anytime, anywhere workplace, it is has never been more important. To get the most out of your day, you need to focus on these three segments of your life: Time Humans are notoriously poor multitaskers, so managing your time is critical to ...

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Small Business Optimism Rises, Positive Response to Gig Economy, Not So Much

Optimism among small businesses is at its highest level in more than a decade, according to the latest NFIB Optimism Index. But not every new change and concept is a positive one for small businesses. According to analysis from Cision, a decent portion of conversations surrounding the gig economy are negative. You can read more about these items and more ...

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3 New Year’s Resolutions To Bring Your Small Business Into 2017

By Aimy Ngo of Fiverr Every January we set goals to become the best versions of ourselves. We resolve to eat healthier, get out of debt or start a job we really love. It’s a time to reflect and recalibrate our immediate and long-term focus. The first of the year is also a great time for small businesses to set ...

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The Simple Solution That Made This Company's Shipping Delays Disappear

This story appears in the January 2017 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » “It’s a beautiful thing when a thousand pieces arrive at a factory and they get assembled into one product that gets shipped to a customer,” says Andy Cochrane, director of marketing for the San Francisco-based Oru Kayak, which makes light, foldable kayaks. But two years ago, that beautiful ...

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