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The Tech Companies, Startups and Individuals That Call Newark’s Launch Pad Home

A coworking space is made up of its members, and on the day of the Launch Pad ribbon cutting we were able to find several tech entrepreneurs who wanted to talk to us about the space. Anchoring the coworking space is Phone.com, which moved 16 employees to Launch Pad in April. Ari Rabban,... Read More

Co-working space Launch Pad officially opens in style

Newark, NJ—Scores of residents and entrepreneurs from the city attended a ribbon cutting ceremony and celebration for the opening of Launch Pad, a co-working space located in the Hahne & Co building on Halsey Street. The event, held at the Launch Pad Newark on Wednesday night, featured a live band,... Read More

The New Fathers of Technology

Today, users of a multitude of mobile and desktop applications regularly take advantage of Voice over Internet Protocol technology. Many popular communication apps, from Cisco Systems’ WebEx to Skype, trace their lineage back to technology pioneered by Alon Cohen. VoIP uses IP to transmit real-time voice communications, and its foundation dates back several... Read More

3 Keys to an Effective Social Media Presence

Your startup might be lurching along without much capital, but that doesn’t mean you can drop off the grid. Your business needs social media, and, fortunately, you don’t have to drain your account to get a big boost from today’s hottest platforms. You just have to be strategic without becoming... Read More

Make 2018 the ‘Year of the Business Travel Hack.’ Here Are 4 to Get You Started.

Even entrepreneurs who wouldn’t necessarily designate themselves “traveling businesspeople” aren’t immune to traveling for work. In fact, of the millions of trips Americans take annually, 16 percent are at least partially for business purposes, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. Read full article here > Read More

Next Time You Want to :) a Customer, Think Twice

This may seem like a ridiculous question, but it’s one many business people should ask as popular communication tools such as Slack and WhatsApp blur the line between messaging and social media. Read full article here > Read More

3 Steps to Creating an Effective Mission Statement

Despite lower unemployment rates and a stronger market, the startup slump is very real. Shortly before the recession in 2006, more than 550,000 businesses opened their doors. In 2015, the most recent year surveyed by the U.S. Census Bureau, that number was 414,000. Read full article here > Read More

In love with your pajamas? Learn how to work from home effectively

For the past several years, remote work seemed to be the holy grail of the 21st-century workforce. The opportunity to work from anywhere in the world provides employees with increased work-life flexibility and broadens the talent pool from which employers can draw. Yet, it seems there's a backlash brewing. Read... Read More

3 Keys to Success for the Mobile Entrepreneur

Not long ago, being an entrepreneur required some sort of traditional office to network, accomplish daily tasks, and even establish credibility in the business world. But as the marketplace has grown more mobile — from laptops to the internet to smartphones — and conference-calling tools and other digital communication platforms... Read More

Everyone Needs Vacation: 3 Steps to a Smart Recharge

Entrepreneurial workaholics often don't feel comfortable taking time off, but rest is just as important as working. Here's how to better prepare for unplugging. Although entrepreneurs like to test the limits of how little sleep they can get, their high-stress lifestyles can harm productivity. Read full article here > Read More

5 Affordable Ways to Strengthen Your Team

Every small business owner knows how important a solid gang of employees can be. A close-knit team that knows how to work together can make your company a joy to run and a financial success. On the other hand, a disjointed or divided team is like corporate quicksand—without a swift... Read More

6 Steps for Picking and Integrating New Tech

Remember the slogan “There’s an app for that”? These days, it’s shocking if there isn’t an app for that. We’ve reached a point where nearly every conceivable problem has three competing solutions vying for space on your smartphone. For businesses searching for an operational solution, it’s not about finding what’s... Read More

Life (With VoIP) On Mars: The Future Of Communication

Elon Musk is a man who is accustomed to getting what he wants, and right now, it seems that he wants to put people on Mars. He’s not alone, as there are a few other high-profile efforts to put humans on the red planet. Read full article here > Read More

Suffering a Launched-From-Home Hangup? Here Are 6 Solutions

The acceptance of home-based businesses is on the rise, but that doesn't mean you should relax your standards as an entrepreneur. Here are 6 tips from our CEO Ari Rabban. Read full article here > Read More

5 Public Speaking Secrets That Will Help You Make Your Company Grow

People trust eloquent speakers more than honest ones -- which doesn't mean you should start lying. Just sharpen your speaking skills. Public speaking can be frightening, but for entrepreneurs who learn to take, and own, the podium, the benefits far outweigh the stage fright. Read full article here > Read More

Upgrade Your Citizen Engagement With Modern Technology

It used to be that the “blue pages” at the front of the phone book were the quickest way to communicate with local governments. Whether you wanted to write a letter, call a landline, or visit in person, all the information you needed was right there. Times, of course, have... Read More

3 Principles to Guide Your Investment in BI Technology

For many companies, investing in the right tools can pay serious dividends, which is why more companies are making room for them in their annual budgets. However, a powerful piece of expensive software won't drive growth on its own. Businesses are getting smarter – or they're trying to. Gartner Inc. predicts... Read More