Michael Shaw

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The 53 startups that will be huge in 2016, according to venture capitalists

Who better to ask than the startup experts, the VCs that watch them, guide them, hear their pitches, and fund them?<p>So we reached out to a handful of top VCs and asked them which of their young or growth-stage startups did they think were going to boom in 2016.<p>We also asked them which startups …

Construction Industry

10 web design trends that ruled 2015

Another practical trend popularized by the mobile movement, card layouts display a wealth of content in a clean, organized manner attuned to browsing. Each individual card contains all the relevant information a user needs to know, usually:<p>Enticing image<br>• Title<br>• Description (or relevant tags)<br>• Control …

How I became a millionaire in 10 years without winning the lottery or picking stocks

Financial voyeurs of the world, rejoice! I dug out all our old tax returns, pay stubs, and my net-worth spreadsheet to pull together the story of our 10-year journey from nearly zero net worth to millionaire status — and early retirement.<p>This article answers a lot of questions, including: How much …

Personal Finance

7 Amazing Tools To Simplify Your Inbound Marketing Needs

Inbound marketing is all the rage right now, but it can also be extremely time consuming, and difficult to track results. Marketers need to be able …

How To Amplify Content, 2016 Marketing Trends, Top Paid Social Media Hacks, #Speedlink 39:2015

Hi everyone, hope you all had a great and productive week!Amplifying content to the right audiences is tricky business. It’s easy to hope people will …

Marketing

That Facebook post you just liked is an ad—and you didn’t even realize it - The Kernel

Imagine the following post popped up in your Facebook News Feed from musician and former soap opera star Jesse McCartney.<p>If you saw this post, you …

5 Free Apps For Designing Your Next Website

Mock, code, crop, and upload with these free web tools.<p>It wasn’t too long ago that people used to download and install a bunch of expensive programs in order to build a website. We have it easy these days, with a plethora of free and powerful web-based alternatives. What a time to be alive!<p>1. Rock …

Twitter Releases New Data Tools to Help Advertisers Improve Ad Targeting

It's always good to get more data - though I will say I'm not 100% sold on this new Twitter offering. Complimenting their recently released "Audience …

Promote Your Content Marketing

We all want more visitors, more audience, and more traffic to our blog, but how will they all find us?<p>These days everyone is creating content, which …

Marketing

26 Blogging Tools to Simplify Your Life: An A-Z List

Do you have a company blog?<p>Are you looking for ways to improve it?<p>Everything counts in blogging.<p>In this article I’ll share some must-have tools for …

Google Fiber TV Service Looks to Change Advertising Forever

In the next few weeks, Google will be rolling out a new type of advertising service where Google<p>In the next few weeks, Google will be rolling out a …

How 5 Entrepreneurs Made Billions, Lost It And Made It Back Again

It’s difficult enough to make a billion bucks – and even harder to earn it back once you have lost it. But several members of the Forbes Billionaires list have made a ten digit fortune not once but twice. Among them, Iceland’s Thor Bjorgolfsson, who returns to the ranking this year for the first …

50 Digital Marketing Tools to Grow Your Start-Up

This list of 50 tools can help you boost your digital marketing start-up in every aspect, from SEO to social media to email.

Digital Marketing

How to Build a Powerful Blog That Will Drive Traffic

Small businesses with a blog generate 126% more leads than businesses without a blog (<p>Pre-Requisites for a Highly-Trafficked Blog<p>But, in order for …

Four things your startup should know before launching a PR campaign

Having worked with many Canadian startups looking for press coverage across North America, I've seen it all, textbook mistakes and huge wins in creating buzz globally.<p>It's important to know when to start, the right questions to ask your PR partner and how to come up with a plan that sticks. Here …

Audi Sport Racing Bike

Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, Audi has presented its first bicycle — a lightweight, carbon<p>Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, Audi has presented …

Our Dos and Don'ts for Celebrating Legal Pot

As of Feb. 26, pot is legal in the District, with a few caveats. House Republicans sent a threatening letter to the mayor’s office Tuesday, but the …

Cannabis

Kickstarter

Perhaps the most well-known and by far the largest crowdfunding site, Kickstarter has funded 67,000 projects and raised over $1 billion since its launch in 2009. Claims to fame include the Pebble e-paper watch, the Ouya gaming console and the Veronica Mars movie. The Kickstarter model attracts …

What we consider "criticism" doesn't always have to be so negative. How do you react to constructive criticism? Take a moment to step outside of yourself, observe yourself, and see if you can see what others are seeing. Keep an open mind.

Hempcrete: The Future Of Construction

<b>by M Caulfield</b><p>There is a rising concern about sustainable building materials as the world population continues to expand. One innovative solution has …

Customer Reviews as Marketing Channel: How to Create a 'Review Funnel'

I talk to marketers all the time who assume there's nothing they can do to get more positive customer reviews for their businesses or clients. I …

8 Simple Gadgets to Make Your Home Smarter

With these gadgets you'll be feeding your pets when you're not at home and discovering how much energy those old appliances are sucking.<p>With these gadgets you'll be feeding your pets when you're not at home and discovering how much energy those old appliances are sucking.

Cushion-Shaped Watches Return to Fashion

Cushion-shaped watches, with their softly rounded square cases and inner round dials, are spicing up women’s timepiece collections. Luxury brands …

Rose Gold

After 2,500 Years, The Paper Airplane Goes Digital

Now on Kickstarter, a simple kit turns any paper airplane into something that can be remotely flown using your smartphone.<p>If it seems like kids have been flinging paper airplanes at each other since the beginning of time, you’re not far off: paper airplanes actually predate the Wright Brothers …

4 Pinterest Tools to Grow and Measure Your Pinterest Presence

Shares 20K<p>Do you need help measuring your Pinterest activity?<p>Are you wondering which tools can help you grow your followers on Pinterest?<p>In this …

How To Wear A White T Shirt - An Essential Men's Guide

The venerable white tee is a fundamental part of a man’s armour, like good shoes, a decent haircut, and shining pearly whites.<p>This foundational item …

The Insanity Of Bitcoin, Explained

There’s no better way to appreciate the trippiness of the digital currency Bitcoin than this hallucinatory animated video.<p>If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard that digital currency Bitcoin is currently the talk of Wall Street after skyrocketing in value to trade at over …

Samsung Galaxy S5 potentially spotted in benchmark results, reveals monster specs

The Galaxy S5 rumors have started swirling, though so far there has been little mentioned in the way of specs. But new benchmark results posted on …