Thought Leadership and Collaborative Technology

At a time when the potential for artificial intelligence is nearly endless, four communication tools can help keep today’s thought leaders on tomorrow’s cutting edge. We live in exciting technological times. Evidence of a thriving...

What American Manufacturing Means for Communities

As of 2016, the United States imports $120 billion worth if textiles and apparel, nearly 40% of which come straight from China. Our exports add up to just $21 billion, as we import almost...

Is Brand Advocacy Worth the Risk?

Small businesses that take a stand for their brand roam the high-risk, high-reward world of advocacy. Do brands that advocate for causes risk driving away customers, or are they on to something that contradicts...

Corporate Volunteers Seal Personal Connections

Volunteers are the strongest contacts a company has within its community. By word of mouth or through logos emblazoned on their T-shirts, those donating their time and talents tell the community their business cares. The...

Why Do We Still Do RFPs?

Requests for Proposal are outdated, yet 95% of companies still rely on this process to meet new vendors. Though woefully unsuited for modern business operations and the demand for fast solutions, many businesses are...

Engage Profitably on a Nonprofit Basis

Nonprofit groups have a challenging business model that ebbs and flows. Holiday seasons are more profitable times when their communities are in a giving mood. Organizations that lay the groundwork throughout the year will succeed...

Infographic: The Business of Hemp

In 2017 alone more than $800 million worth of legal hemp products were sold in the United States. Grown in 19 states across 25,713 acres of land and the subject of studies among 32...

Infographic: How To Turn Knowledge Into Profit

Creators suck at getting paid. Sure, there are platforms like YouTube that can become really lucrative - once you get like a million followers. There’s not much structure in between being a YouTube millionaire...

Infographic: Why Working Professionals Need To Retain Essay Writing Skills

Most of us haven’t written an essay since we left school, and you probably don’t miss it. But writing skills are as important to your career as they were to your grade point average....

Working from Home — When your parents don’t understand that you have a ‘real’ job.

It’s dismissive to say the least to be unable to acknowledge the opportunities modern technology has allowed us young folks to build careers we wouldn’t have imagined could exist Ten Years ago. It’s been a while...

Why’d you give it all up? — Question I’ve been asked several times.

I may not have been the smartest person at my university, nor was I the most motivated by any means. I spent more time hanging around the university bar than I did attending my...

Making it Personal: Why A Face-to-Face Approach Works Best in Business

Few people better understand the efficacy of the direct approach than Mina Chang, CEO of Linking the World International, an advocacy group. After assuming her position in 2010, the former recording artist endeavored to visit...

Revolut – A Fintech Startup with huge Potential

The British Fintech startup Revolut has been making quite the rounds with its innovation & growth this year. I have been following the headlines about the company consistently and finally it peaked my interest...

IBM – A Pioneer in the Blockchain space

IBM is perhaps the most well-known & recognized names in the tech world with its multinational presence of consultants, engineers & sales personnel. International Business Machines (or "Big Blue") has impressive laurels to show...

Australia leads the way with Blockchain Innovation

Asia has led the way with the progress made in the adoption of the Blockchain technology with two of the three biggest Crypto markets (South Korea & Japan) located there. However with the initial...

Survival of the Digital Bourgeoisie

The gig economy can be defined as ‘people using apps to sell their labor’. An estimated 50-60 million workers are part of the global gig economy. At the heart of the rapid growth...

It’s Time To Learn The Art And Science Of Delegation

For leaders who have grown accustomed to managing every aspect of their business, micromanaging can be a tough habit to break. To be fair, the necessity of being a jack-of-all-trades within the operation is...

What is Biotech and How Can You Invest in it?

There’s no doubt that biotech is an extremely versatile and promising sector, and it’s only going to become more pervasive. But for anyone looking into biotech investing, there’s a few important things to be...

Will ICOs replace VCs for start-ups?

It was once the norm for an aspiring start-up to seek funding through venture capital (VC). Ownership of the company would be divided amongst participating investors via limited partnerships established by the VC firm,...

Disruption in Telecoms – Blockchain powered Phones

Blockchain has impacted almost every sector of the economy directly or indirectly as it slowly becomes an integral part of the Global financial Ecosystem. Significant strides have been made by it in sectors like...