E-Commerce Hope for Your Skeptical Parents?

If you are like my parents — in their early sixties and living in a suburban area of a large Nortwestern US state — you refuse to shop online because you don’t have enough confidence in e-commerce. It’s a sad fact that a significant percentage of the population of people who could benefit from shopping…

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In Dublin’s Fair City Web Startups Rule

Tech entrepreneurship just got sexy. Fresh from the Web Summit in Dublin (or not-so-fresh given the myriad parties that went alongside DWS), it’s time to reflect on the state of entrepreneurship in Europe. And it’s in a fine state. This post was written by Claire Lee, Business Development Strategy Analyst and Director of Partnerships, STRATEGIC &…

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Report from Ireland: Listening, learning and networking in Dublin's Fair City

By Ruud de Jonge While we can do a lot through online networking, it is even better when we get to meet start-ups face to face.  That’s why I make time for events like last week’s visit to the Microsoft data centre in Dublin, where a group of over 25 BizSpark entrepreneurs, start-up incubators and…

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Cloud computing brings job-hunting into the 21st century

While the current economic climate means that there may be fewer job vacancies around, finding the right candidates is still a big challenge for companies all over the world. This is particularly true for SMEs, who are not only having to compete with bigger companies for the same potential employees, but don’t have enough internal…

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