6 Must-Haves for Your Small Business Tech Stack

  • May 18, 2021

Small businesses often have to operate with a lean team. While the collaboration and camaraderie of a small team is part of what makes running a small business exciting, the small size can also make things difficult. There are so many tasks necessary for a business to operate, and simply not enough hours in a day for a small team to complete them.


Is Social Media Working For You?

  • May 15, 2014

Anybody can sign up for a social media account and understand its general premise. Does that make you capable of using it for business? Like anything in business, social media (done right) requires extensive experience and understanding of people, some technology and — most importantly — marketing…


Startup Success Stories: Seth Talbott, Co-Founder Of Preferling

  • May 8, 2014

Seth Talbott started his career in IT and software development 15+ years ago. Since then, he has run a global data center for a major software company, been CEO of the award-winning Longevity Medical Clinics, and founded numerous companies, including Promedev and AtomOrbit which VentureBeat named one…


KS Life Hacks: Keeping Current On Your Own Time With Pocket

  • May 6, 2014

Most of us find ourselves with a bunch of content we’d like to read but little time to do it. When I finally do get time on my hands I don’t always know where I bookmarked that article I saw on my Twitter or a friend’s… or that video that stood out to me on my co-worker’s wall. Some people might already…


How To Get (And Keep) More Women In IT Positions

  • March 20, 2014

Solomon recently came alongside Kansas City Women in Technology, a new organization that aims to get more young women involved in IT and enable those already in the industry to advance their careers. I agreed to deliver the keynote address at KCWiT’s recent meeting and to lead a breakout session on IT…


BrandShield: Finally Someone’s Got Your Brand’s Back

  • February 27, 2014

Branding takes up more time than any of us would like to admit. After countless hours of brainstorming on whiteboards and fighting with a designer to get that perfect typeface – you come out with a brand and it’s everywhere. T-shirt, stickers, blogs, Facebook, your mom’s car… your new baby finds itself…


Anatomy of Success: Harper Reed

  • January 9, 2014

Success in the technology market is a holistic endeavor. Confidence without a winning concept doesn’t go very far. The best ideas stall as inspiration unless they can be put into action. This week’s subject has all the makings of an entrepreneur who will amaze us for a long time to come. Few have…


How To Write An App Press Release

  • November 14, 2013

You’ve created a great app, and it’s ready for release. Now what? As most developers know, gaining users and promoting your app is just as important as the development process. One of the most highly-regarded tools employed by developers to announce the launch of their app is the press release. A press…


How To Create An Effective App Demo Video To Attract Users

  • November 4, 2013

Most people rely heavily on visual elements during the decision-making process. For app developers who have undertaken a great marketing campaign and been able to successfully drive traffic to their app, the next step is to ensure users are actually downloading the app – and the download is going to…


3 Components Of A Website That Sells

  • October 31, 2013

At one point, when I was fresh out of college, I was really excited to learn how to build websites. I studied HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, MySQL, AJAX, and a lot of other acronyms I have since completely forgotten about. My short-term obsession was probably a residual effect from studying engineering for six…


What Investors Really Want To Know

  • October 1, 2013

Venture capitalists (VCs) make you work hard for their money by inundating you with question after question about your fundraising process, your company goals, your founding team, among other things. Many of these questions will seem reasonable. Some will seem ridiculous. But no matter the question, you must…


4 Tech Investments Startups Should Splurge On

  • September 11, 2013

No matter how you slice it, launching a startup is a major expense. It can be tempting to cut corners by paying less for certain business necessities. But don’t go too crazy with the budget blade, especially when it comes to technology and your website’s infrastructure. Experience shows that companies that…


Marketing vs IT: Who Can You Do Without?

  • August 12, 2013

Startups have long been ravaged by a war that’s still raging today: marketing vs IT / technology. These two pillars of business rarely see eye to eye, and it’s no wonder that companies that allow themselves to be taken over by one side get little cooperation from the other. Business truly is a battlefield…


8 Ways To Overhaul Tech Education For Today’s World

  • February 4, 2013

I want students to be playing with technology – using it, finding out what they like, what they don’t like. Get their creativity started and they’ll come up with ideas how they can improve technology. At the very least, they’ll speak the tech language and be willing to try to work in a tech company…


Friday Tech Top Ten

  • January 4, 2013

Hello friends and welcome to the new year and the first installment of the Friday Tech Top Ten for 2013. We’ve already kicked this week off with some great tech stories. So without further adieu, here are the top posts that you probably missed after guzzling champagne, dancing your face off and curling up…


Tech Hustler Brad Feld Discusses His Rise to the Top

  • October 4, 2012

So who is Brad Feld? Well, if you are in the startup community and don’t know who he is, then I forgive you for living under a rock… it must be awfully dark under there. Okay, take a breath… because he has been to the mountaintop and back! So before Brad became a startup entrepreneur and an…