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Swipe your credit card anywhere- Payments Startup Plastiq raises $10 million

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After closing a new round of funding of $10 million, payments startup Plastiq now enables its users to swipe their credit cards anywhere. The funding was led by Khosla Ventures along with other contributors such as Atlas Ventures and Flybridge Capital partners. Ben Ling, Khosla partner will soon come aboard as one of the Continue reading

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Navigating Employee Benefits for Startups

What benefits could startups offer

Small business startups often face a lot of expenses associated with getting a business off the ground. Some may choose to forego benefits packages, especially if they have a small employee base. However, choosing not to offer benefits can hurt startups in both the long and short runs. Continue reading

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Gionee Elife S5.5 holds the tag of being the slimmest smartphone in the world

Gionee Elife S5.5 holds the tag of being the slimmest smartphone in the world

The S5.5 belongs to the S series of Gionee, the Chinese smartphone maker that’s making headlines every time it launches a handset. The S series stands for Slim smartphones and we can expect more sleek phones from Gionee in the future. As of now the S5.5 is the only offering from Gionee and it stands out in the market amazingly. Continue reading

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Hybrid cloud storage solution provider Avere ropes in $20 Million in Series D funding

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Following the league of other startups to announce acquisitions, investments and funding, Pittsburgh-based Avere systems also announced its new raise of $20 million in Venture Capital led by Western Digital capital. This series D funding now adds up the total investment in this company to $72 million. Continue reading

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Best Social media app offers for Non-Profits

Social Media Apps for non-profits

“Fish where the fish are”- The golden rule to marketing for every business, and that includes nonprofit organizations too. Nonprofit organizations are always on their toes to spread the word and make people aware of the causes they are catering too. What better way to catch the eyeballs than social media portals. Continue reading

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Essential marketing tips for those who want to leverage Pinterest

Pinterest for business tips

Social media is relentlessly helping businesses to grow. True as this is, the debate continues- where to start? Which social media channel to use? Wishpond had compiled data from social networking sites last year. The result as quoted on Entrepreneur showed that “business owners would be wise to ramp up their presence on the social sharing site Pinterest. Continue reading

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Reasons to take your ERP solution to the cloud

Taking ERP to the cloud

Azzure IT is a Sheffield based IT company offering a range of awesome Microsoft solutions. We invited them to chat to us about ERP. Enterprise Resource Planning solutions such as Microsoft Dynamics NAV are pushing the boundaries of business software and pioneering new ways to increase their usability and appeal in a better way. Continue reading

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Tips For Freelancers: A Solid Structure & Business Plan

Tips for freelancers

The state of the UK employment market is forever changing, and recent years have seen a significant shift in its make up. Back in 2011, there were 4.2 million people – 14.4% of the nation’s workforce – who were working as freelancers. Continue reading

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3 Tips for Spotting New Trends in Business

It is often said that the best time to buy a company’s shares is when it isn’t public knowledge. Buying your shares when the cab driver on the street knows about it will probably generate some returns for you, but it won’t give the same rewards as when you have ground floor access to a highly viable company’s stocks before it becomes public knowledge. Continue reading

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About.me raises $11 million in its second round of funding

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About.me, that lets you create your own homepage, raised $11 million in its second round. Previously, this company had received a funding of $5.7 million. Founded in 2010 and having a user base of 4.5 million, this startup was acquired by AOL in 2010. In 2013 About.me bought itself back from AOL.

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