Startups

Mark Zuckerberg made an unannounced visit to Lagos, Nigeria last week on Tuesday, August 30, 2016. His arrival was a much appreciated surprise to the tech leaders in the booming African country as it is still in its early yet thriving stages of creating a successful tech and entrepreneurial hub.

A standard high-speed internet connection in the United States is around 10 Mbps, though if you’re lucky, you may have access to an internet provider that offers speeds up to 100 Mbps. While speeds even faster than this have existed for a while, up until recently they were strictly used by government offices and big businesses.

Moving to college is hard. Back in the olden days you would have to pack your ink wells, quills and all manner of other useless crap just to survive the arduous task of learning. But NO MORE. Now these days – whether knowingly or not – there are a string of startups that are ready to make life easier for would-be students.

Remember networking before LinkedIn? No, me neither. Now, every day, our inboxes are inundated with emails such as “would you like to upgrade to premium?” or “would you like to congratulate Dave on their new position?”.

Conflict is a natural part of business. You’ll always be seeking to make your business as successful as possible and your clients will always fight to get the most for their money. Sometimes, this means you will butt heads over relatively minor issues. Other times, this means you’ll come into conflicts that can hurt both your business and your client.

Everyone loves food and, if cookery television shows are anything to go by, they all love local, too. Well good news, Loupe is an app that keeps you “in the loop” of your local restaurant scene. In so doing, the app helps to nurture smaller restaurants over big brands.

The success or failure of every business is determined by its management’s decisions. Selling new products, opening new markets outsourcing business functions and every other decision affects the bottom line.

Do you have a great tech company idea but you’re a bit new to entrepreneurship? Working at your company but want to break off to start your own? I’ve been there and I can tell you right now that while it’s great, there are a few things that you need to keep in mind. Please don’t get discouraged by these difficulties, starting a business is always hard, but it can be one of the most rewarding things you ever do.
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The Affordable Care Act, often referred to as “Obamacare,” has enacted major changes for healthcare providers since it was enacted at the start of President Obama’s first term. Perhaps the two biggest changes to the system have been the “individual mandate,” requiring that all Americans maintain health insurance coverage, and the opening of health care exchanges in each state.

SaaS – or Software as a Service – platforms are all the rage. Essentially a business model where software is licensed and distributed from a central location, SaaS companies can now be found in telecoms, human resources, and more. Here are four that are blazing trails right now: