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KillerStartups Weekly Roundup

For some, the end of the year can’t come soon enough. For others, another month would come in handy for squeezing in as much work as possible before the calendar turns. Whether looking to switch into overdrive or wind down, you’ve turned up at the right place…

 

 

 

A great source of gift ideas, last-minute escapes, and distractions that will self-destruct before they blow up your day. ‘Tis the season to be jolly with the KillerStartups Weekly Roundup.

 

Killer Startups

  • Fresh ground spices transform cooking. Toss those stale jars that have been hanging around for an eternity and keep the shelf stocked with Raw Spice Bar.
  • ‘Tis the season of pulling your hair out while trying to come up with original gift ideas. Or, you might stay sane and let iwantdis supply all the originality necessary to carry you through the holiday season and beyond.
  • Anyone who has had any contact with the process becoming a U.S. citizen knows that it is a tedious, difficult, and an expensive ordeal. SimpleCitizen wants to deport frustration and give immigrants much needed help.
  • It wasn’t so long ago that renting out a person’s home rather than paying for a hotel was a novel idea. Now? Why not be able to take to the water in someone else’s boat? Tubbber will help you push away from the dock in style.

 

Living the Startup Life

  • The digital nomad’s life is tough on bibliophiles. eReaders help, but it’s just not the same as having your library around. Well, now your shelves can travel with you.
  • Vacation? The mere thought of taking vacation is taboo in most startup circles, even though everybody talks about how badly one is needed. Maybe quick, perfect, last-minute getaways will put a little R&R back on the agenda.
  • What would the holiday season be without baked goods – besides gentler on the waistline? Indulge with the best of the best baking recipes out there.

 

Startup Tips & Trends

  • We need breaks so long as distractions don’t ruin our day. Here’s a productivity hack that allows for breaks without letting work slip by the wayside: distracting tabs that self-destruct
  • An affiliate program is a powerful tool that puts marketing well within the budget of even the most cash-strapped startup. This referral software helps set up a program in no time.
  • If too many tools in use – intended to help your team work more effectively – have actually turned collaborating into a nightmare, check out this platform that supports smarter collaboration.

 

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Author : Keith Liles

Keith Liles is a freelance writer who loves travel, music, wine, hiking, poetry, and just about everything. He practices saying "yes" to life vigorously, rehearsing for the phone call when he's asked to tour with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. Follow Keith on Twitter @KPLiles.

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