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Fresh Off Release, Gmail’s Hot Cousin Hits The App Store

None of us are perfect, and I am no exception. I have a tragic flaw. Othello had jealousy, Hamlet had inaction, Tim Hickle has disorganization. The only way I’m able to survive my day-to-day is search functionality. Whether it’s my own personal files or my email, I couldn’t survive by folders alone. That’s why I […]

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CEMegha Patel

Why Worry About Customer Engagement Today? How Delaying CE Could Stunt Your Growth

Customer Engagement. We keep talking about it, but why should startups listen? If I were operating a global brand, it would make sense, but I’m CEO, CTO, CIO, and CFO. I don’t really have time to be Chief Engagement Officer, too. Without effective customer engagement, however, you could be stunting your startup’s growth, and there’s no […]

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Sproutbox Founder Brings All-Star Tech Speakers to Bloomington

A lot of tech heads here in Central Indiana may lament the fact that they’re so far removed from places like Austin and San Francisco when we hit conference season. Thanks to Sproutbox Founder, Mike Trotzke, however, you can get your tech conference fix right here in beautiful Bloomington, Indiana.  Last week, Katie Birge gave […]

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Scaling More Efficiently Through the Power of Niches: A BlueBridge Digital Case Study

Mobile app development isn’t a trend anymore, it’s a necessity for many businesses at some level. But what do you do as a company if your target market isn’t enterprise-level customers. If you don’t have large institutions busting down your door for a six figure custom build, how can you build and scale a successful […]

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How to Make Your Startup’s Remote Meetings More Productive

The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. What is one way you ensure that remote meetings are effective and engaging? 1. Hold High Expectations As a completely virtual company […]

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bloomington-indiana-tech-combineKatie Birge

4 Reasons Every Hoosier Entrepreneur Should Attend the Combine

In its fourth year, the Combine brings speakers and attendees from across the country (and in this year’s case, the world!) to celebrate community, culture, capital and code in Bloomington. The event draws hundreds of participants from across the Midwest for an extended weekend of workshops, speakers, presentations, networking, parties and tours. Bloomington’s favorite event […]

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Justin Taylor

Lessons From Out West: How To Make Waves in the Tech Space

As I stared out at the ocean, from the little mountain overlooking our hotel, I reflected. The moon was setting on the Pacific Ocean and the Sun was rising over the mountains. There I was standing between these four great natural powers. And I felt powerful. Not just because of the physical environment, but because […]

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DreamShare takes on Video with BadaBoom

Video’s hot right now and everyone knows it. Trying to cash in on the gold rush is web app developer, DreamShare. Their new web app, BadaBoom, aims to act as a sort of Pinterest for video. Make it easy to make lists and share those list among your social networks. John, Josh, and Squid walked […]

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Matt Hunckler

The Most Valuable Sales Lesson I Ever Learned, I Learned from Selling Vacuum Cleaners

I piled into the van with 6 middle-aged men. Most of them smoked half a pack of cigarettes by the time we arrived at our first sales call. But these guys were professionals. I mean, they were good at what they did, which was to sell vacuum cleaners door to door. And I was right […]

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13 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Meeting Potential Advisors

The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. What is the #1 mistake young entrepreneurs make when trying to pursue relationships with potential mentors […]

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