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January 16, 2018

How Startups Are Transforming Retail

Startups are changing how retail functions online and offline. From virtual reality to better payment systems, they are transforming the industry. Startups are bringing new and exciting changes to how you shop every day.

Robot Store Associates

Imagine walking into a store and being greeted by a smiling robot that is automatically restocking shelves and keeping track of merchandise. This imaginary scenario is not far from reality. With a gray body that resembles a pole or stick and two black eyes on a digital screen, Tally is a robotic store associate that can analyze shelves. This robot is able to see if items are running low or misplaced. In addition, Tally can check [...]

 
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January 8, 2018

Top 6 Computer Programming Tools For 2018

Everyone has a unique set of New Year’s Day resolutions, and computer programmers’ resolutions and wishes for 2018 are bound to differ greatly from your run-of-the-mill average resolutions.

And if there’s anything a programmer should plan on doing to make him or herself a better programmer in the year ahead, it’s to get equipped with a new stash of helpful programming tools.

Here are six of the top tools you may wish to add to your programming tool box for 2018:

1. Get the latest version of Retrace

Retrace has long been an essential coding tool that lets you track how often you access Web-based HTTP services. But every new version of Retrace is seeing substantial [...]

 
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September 3, 2017

Association Noosphere and Max Polyakov Social Initiatives

This June, the Meteor Sport Complex in Dnipro, Ukraine, hosted the BestRoboFest 2017 with multiple robotics models and their creators competing for the prize. The festival featured tech performances, competitions of best robot models and drone races, among other things. During two days, Ukrainian engineering talents presented 187 robot models in front of a 10,000 audience.

Image Credit: BestRoboFest via FB

Max Polyakov, who co-founded the organization that hosted the event, Association Noosphere, expressed his content at the number of young engineering talents that joined the race and presented their own models of robots and rockets. [...]

 
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August 1, 2017

10 Sales and Marketing Tips for Insurance Brokers

This article is here to provide you with some of the ways you could improve your business. Below you will find a selection of 10 tips on sales and marketing for your insurance company. In order to grow your business, you need to know some of the best ways…

Marketing Strategy

Your business must always have a marketing strategy. By having a strategy in place you are then able to identify how you can best achieve the desired result. For example, by having an insurance marketing plan you will understand how your drafted email marketing, promotional material or ___ is going to drive sales in ways that your current strategies just aren’t doing.

Rewarding Referral System

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July 17, 2017

How to Take Control of Your Startup Finances

Are you worried about your business’s finances getting out of hand? This is a serious concern for all business owners because the financial health of your business will ultimately determine how successful your company becomes. However, there are many ways to take control of your business’s finances so that you can focus on other aspects of your company. Below are some of the best ways you can address the financial side of your organization.

Get Reliable Advice

A large number of the most frequently asked questions about startups are finance-related, so it makes sense to get advice from an expert in this field. A wide range of financial professionals such as [...]

 
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May 25, 2017

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Women in Engineering, International Leadership Conference

Anyone who knows me, knows that leaving the City on any given weekday is NOT something I’m exactly enthusiastic about. That commute, be it by car or Caltrain, leaves a lot to be desired these days. So to make the trek down on the Peninsula to attend a seemingly off-demographic conference being put on by an engineering acronym you’ve never heard of … may seem a little odd [#fairenough]. In this case though it was most certainly warranted, and I hope next year in its 5th, the Women in Engineering, International Leadership Conference (#WIELEAD) invites me to return.

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April 12, 2017

Marketing Innovation: Attribute it to the Web

‘Marketing’ and ‘Innovation’: two words that have traditionally been cloaked in vagueness, if not uncertainty. Why? Because they get abused by association and diluted in practice. Inconsistent results, substance, and meaning tend to have that effect. But when they click … [wo]man-o-[wo]man, that’s the stuff of business legend. And when the combined term ‘Marketing Innovation’ is firing on all cylinders, well, that’s something to write home about (or on the homepage at any rate). It would appear this is such a time, for are ABM and predictive marketing ever hitting their stride!

For purposes here, a simple definition: [...]

 
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April 5, 2017

Create new ideas for the older generation

Baseline:​ In with the old, out with the new

Date:​ April 28th – 30th, 2017

Starts:​ April 28th at 6:30PM / Ends:​ April 30th at 7:00PM

Venue:​ OXO2 Level Two, Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, Southbank, London SE1 9PH

Prizepool:​ £7K

Hashtag:​ #LaterLifeHacks

Twitter account:​ bemyappuk

Get ready to mix the new with the old. Developers, dreamers and designers are invited to an exclusive event on April 28-30 to create ideas for an ageing world. Powered by later lifestyle specialists, Auriens, this 48-hour hackathon will enable the brightest minds to bring about the best new thinking for baby boomers and beyond. One aim: to [...]

 
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March 16, 2017

How to Start a Home Staging Business in 5 Easy Steps

Home stagers prepare homes for sale and their value to their clients is in improving the appearance of a home so that it sells more quickly. Home staging is far more work than cleaning a home and putting flowers on the kitchen counter, though those are commonly done by home stagers. Here are the five steps necessary to become a home stager.

Pick a Company Name

Your company name can be your name or a business name. Select a business name that isn’t used by anyone else in your jurisdiction and that clearly indicates what you do.

Develop Relationships with Service Providers

You need a list of reputable service providers to do the work you can’t do yourself. For example, [...]

 
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March 15, 2017

PROFESSIONALLY ETHICAL

There are plenty of accelerators around almost in every business sector you can think of. However, discovering the one for charities was quite a surprise for me. But it makes perfect sense – while technological innovation and new disruptive business models are changing the way we make money, they can also change the way we give, and the way we engage with the third sector. The Rainmaker Foundation is a community with a mission to innovate the charity sector by bringing the same resources and tools available to commercial organisations to not-for-profits. The community of Rainmakers come from a variety of backgrounds, and bring their experience, talent and connections to the [...]

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