There are many factors to consider when your company is ready to embark upon an acquisition. If you believe your business is valuable to somebody and you want to sell or get acquired by a larger organization there are a few steps you can take to increase your value and negotiate for favorable terms.

Starting a business used to be a fairly straightforward process. It may not have been easy, but it certainly didn’t subject entrepreneurs to a deluge of competing opinions like those faced by today’s business owners. There are some persistent truths which are rarely challenged due to their successful track record in successful companies. There are also many misconceptions about starting a business.

Never has the job of IT professionals been as challenging as it is now. While the technology revolution has produced some remarkable advancements in computing, the higher level of access has come at the price of increased security risks. This is especially true when considering the fact that all interaction now takes place in a cloud-first, mobile-first world.

There seems to be a lot of emphasis on getting things done as quickly as possible these days. Perhaps that’s just the nature of the world we live in now. Endless information is available to us at the tap of a button or the click of a mouse. Computers are faster than ever and now can easily fit into a pocket. A whole library of music and movies are just seconds away.

rhubarb studios, the Los Angeles-based venture studio that helps entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life, announced that it raised $1 million in seed funding. This money will be used to further grow the studio and amplify resources for [build], rhubarb studios’ three-month immersive coaching program which takes startups from conception to series A.

It’s time to make your house work for you. The phrase “home automation” can seem daunting, but you can embrace these new technologies to create a home that heats, cools, lights and secures its residents more efficiently. Don’t let jargon and misconceptions about smart homes scare you off!

Staying on top of the newest innovations in the health care field can be extremely time-consuming. As a professional in the field, your free time is a valuable commodity in scarce supply. So to help you stay current on trends, we have researched the latest developments in health care for the biggest changes you can expect to see in the upcoming year.

Launching a new business is exciting, but it doesn’t come with any guarantees. The good news is we know what attributes successful startups tend to have in common: they produce a product or service that meets a specific need, they thrive on the uncertainly of startup culture, and they don’t run out of cash.

Technology is constantly evolving and maturing. It moves from a nascent, undefined entity to one that is widely accepted and becomes so commonplace that we wonder how we ever functioned without it. Mobile and cloud are two prominent examples of such a journey. From businesses to individual consumers, everyone is connected to everyone, everywhere, all the time. Internet of things has been THE hot topic for the past couple of years and that trend continues into 2016 and beyond.

One of the best ways for increase in business development is to create a more responsive web design. This can help people to spend more time on your website, especially if they can have more fun and a more pleasant experience with your product through your website. A great website design simply reflects well on your business and the quality of your service.