# Start ups
Startup Continuum Ramps Up Layoff Consultation Services
Originally reported by Greg Rosalsky on NPR. As of writing this, according to Layoffs.fyi, nearly 66,000 employees have been laid off by 483 startups in 2022. So far, at least.
MVP Development Services for Investment-Attractive Startups
"Sponsored": This article contains sponsored links. i am not seeking any kind of benifit from the owner of this product. Ever wondered why most startups fail badly? Well, the biggest reason for the failure is that they don't understand their audience. There are many ideas born every day. But, only a few indeed have the potential to become an established business. So, while you are at your startup planning, do not kick out the planning.
Why Would I Risk Buying Another Crowdfunded E-Bike?
I have to admit I am very tempted by one of the most recent E-Bike campaigns on Indiegogo. The bike of the moment is the ENGWE X26, and the features read like a laundry list of must-haves.
When it comes to funding, you should first do your own soul searching and due diligence
Raising money for your business is a crucial step in its growth, but it's not always an easy one to achieve. Raising funds can be challenging at the best of times, but knowing when and how much to raise is even more important. In this post, I'll outline some key considerations that will help you decide whether now is the right time to raise funding and how much money you need.
Starting a Business in a Time of Crisis? Consider the Following Questions
During times of crisis, such as the current pandemic, it is critical to think carefully before starting a business. Even in more stable times, you must have clear plans, future projections, and strategies in place to deal with unfavorable situations in your business.
It's Not Solar! A Handheld Wind Turbine
Wind TurbinesPhoto by Thomas Reaubourg on Unsplash. There was a time when a few of my relatives entertained having wind turbines on their farmland property. A particular company would rent the space on their land, and my family would reap the benefits of a steady amount of residuals over a 20-year amount of time. It made sense as the property wasn’t being farmed then, and it would have been an excellent form of passive income. Wind measurements were taken over time, but ultimately the flat farmland they owned was deemed to have insufficient wind for these large turbines. It’s probably just as well, as these wind turbines are large and stationary.
Everybody Wants Success, But Many Are Afraid to Reach for the Golden Ring
It takes a tremendous amount of intestinal fortitude to be an entrepreneur. Of all the qualities that are necessary to be a successful business owner, none of them are more important than having the guts to actually run the business.
Experience a Solar-Electric Vehicle Firsthand!
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Crowdfunding: The Rocket Saga Continues
File this article as another example of “Downs” in Crowdfunding. After receiving a promising update on my purchase of the Rocket Bike in October, imagine my surprise when receiving November’s soul-crushing newsletter.
Crowdfunding: A Few More Delays
Thinking more significantly, I wanted to contribute once again to a couple of more oversized ticket items. I had some minor success and now seemed like the right time to branch out again. Given my recent interest in E-Bikes, an opportunity came upon me which check several boxes of “wants” by myself.
Crowdfunding: I Found A Little Good
My next contribution seemed to be well justified and founded. My wife had bought me a gift for my office, which I loved. The item was an aquarium named Ecoqube C. I loved having a small, ultra-low maintenance aquarium for my office. It proved to be a friendly habitat for a Betta fish and home for a small basil plant. When the Ecoqube C+ was announced on Indiegogo, I was instantly sold. It promised everything of the previous model, but with a larger tank and more plants could be grown. The fish produces waste, the built-in filter turns the waste into fertilizer, and the plants flourish while keeping the tank clean. A handy LED lighting system is positioned above the aquarium. The LED lighting is fully equipped with a timing system and color-changing ability. I was an early backer and immediately invested in the dual aquarium offer saving 50 dollars bringing the total to around $200.
Crowdfunding: Take the Good With the Bad!
Crowd Working TogetherPhoto by Camylla Battani on Unsplash. Crowdfunding was always appealing to me, as it was exciting to see what technological ideas someone could bring to the market based on monies invested by Joe Public. Someone could build a better mousetrap, market the item themselves on sites like Indiegogo and Kickstarter, and people like myself could buy-in. Generally speaking, you could buy in with a “contribution to the project at a discounted amount to receive one of the first units off the production line. There was always the option of just donating to the cause with a few dollars, and you could feel good about being an original backer.
Stock Market Volatility Continues: Alternative Investments To Get Through The FUD
DISCLAIMER:The author of this article holds stock in one or more of the below-mentioned companies. This article is meant to inform and educate. It does not and should not constitute financial advice.
5 Leading Machine Learning Platforms To Check Out: Qwak, Amazon SageMaker, Databricks, Iguazio, DataRobot
MLOps (Machine Learning Operations) is a new and emerging field that is meant to simplify the process of deploying machine learning models. MLOps platforms are designed to make it easier for developers to deploy their models, monitor them, and iterate on them. These platforms are also designed to make it easier for data scientists to create models in the first place. This article will introduce some of the leading machine learning platforms to check out.
How Rep Is Utilizing Conversational AI To Help E-Commerce Brands Increase ROI
Conversational AI technology is becoming increasingly popular in the sales industry. AI-powered conversational interfaces are already being used by companies like Google, Facebook, and Amazon, as well as companies like Intercom, which provide a conversational AI solution to a vast amount of startups. One startup that caught our attention in terms of delivering added value, as well as a significant increase in ROI for its clients, is Rep, an AI-Powered Sales Associate that has been able to produce a 250% conversation rate uplift as well as a 17% revenue uplift for its clients in the e-commerce space. Rep’s AI uses behavioral analysis to detect when customers are about to abandon a website; then, they offer them contextual and personalized shopping assistance in real-time. We had a chance to talk to Yoav Oz, Rep’s Co-Founder & CEO, and ask him several questions.
Run a Startup? These Companies Can Save You A Ton Of $
If you’re a startup founder, you know how important it is to avoid wasting money to find the right promos. Not only that, when you’re starting, the budget is tight. And with so many options, it can be tough to know where to start – and even tougher to find the right deals and discounts.
What Investors Look for in a Startup
It’s a stark reality many startups shut down in their infancy. Two common reasons for failure are that they either didn't satisfy a market need or didn’t attract enough financial investment to sustain their business. Sometimes these two reasons can be related.
How B2B Marketer Yoel Israel Creates An Advertising Strategy
B2B Advertising has gone through a transformation in recent years. If once B2B companies invested a majority of their marketing budgets into trade shows, nowadays, more and more funds are being allocated to online advertising, with Google & LinkedIn ads becoming the main B2B marketplaces. We had the pleasure to interview Yoel Israel, Founder & CEO of WadiDigital, a leading B2B advertising agency, and ask him detailed and in-depth questions on how B2B advertising has been evolving and what are some of the strategies and tactics we need to pay attention to.
How LoanBase Is Transforming The Real Estate Lending Industry
Commercial loan volumes have increased heavily early this year, with growth encouraged by inflation and a rise in deferred investments. Business owners have been keen on borrowing more, and a strong indication of that is U.S Bancorp, where commercial loans increased 8% from the previous quarter, while Wells Fargo saw a 5.3% rise as well.
RightHear Is On a Mission to Make Public Spaces More Inclusive and Accessible for Everyone
Accessing basic information might be difficult for those with visual impairments. How does a blind person get their bearings and determine the best path? Or maybe you want to read a document that isn't available in braille? Respond to a coworker's email?