Sasha Talks Tech
startup stories, trends and digital lifestyle hacks
So, you’ve started your own business and you need to get things moving. You have to plan your whole business in stages so that you know what you’re dealing with and how much you can spend in each department.
Digital technology has really grown in the last few years and many companies are turning to technology to make more money in their business. Taking digital technology into your business almost always means investing – and that doesn’t mean money!
Investing your time in the right technology and researching what works for your industry is key if you hope to have technology save your bacon in a pinch.
First of all when is the last time you used AIM? I rarely even use my Gchat anymore, but that's another story.
Today #RIPAIM was trending across the U.S. as techies and millennials alike shared got all nostalgic reminiscing the OG of Instant Messaging Apps. We've rounded up the best.
We all want to be rich but what would be even better is getting the money in hand by doing something you love. Well, you might not believe this, but the answer could already be in your home. A tech device that you probably only switch on every so often or let the kids enjoy could be the answer to your money dreams.
We are, of course, talking about gaming. If you want to be rich, there are various ways that gaming can earn you a lot of money.
Do you remember your first gaming system? Mine was the NES which was quickly followed by a Game Boy and a slew of computer games including Jurassic Park and Where in the World is Carmen San Diego. Next up it was the Super Nintendo, then the PlayStation. I've been gaming since childhood, but with new technology including VR and AR gaming has taken on a resurgence of sorts.
With so many types of game out there that it can be relatively difficult for new players to decide which type to get into. There are so many genres and game playing styles available, never mind individual franchises and games.
Here’s a quick guide through the basics of some of the most popular options in the gaming world. Remember that some games incorporate multiple genres, so you can engage with different styles all at once.
There was a time when it felt like the world was dominated by a few big businesses. Those with huge amounts of money were able to set up companies that represented monopolies over most industries. Sure, there were plenty of independent businesses around but how could they have ever hoped to compete with the size and budgets of these huge organizations? Well, it turns out it only took one thing for all of that to change.
That thing? The internet. With the rise of the internet came the rise of smaller, independent businesses that were suddenly able to reach customers all over the world that had previously only been available to big companies with huge marketing budgets. Of course, that doesn't mean that life is now smooth sailing for all smooth businesses. There are plenty of challenges that can face you as the owner of a startup. With that in mind, here are just a few simple things that you can do to give your online business a boost.
Unicorn Moms is a worldwide community – both online and in the real world – of moms who fully support each other. The mission is to empower and encourage moms to embrace their individuality and not lose sight of their uniqueness as they travel through the different phases of motherhood.
Maria Hunt, founder of Unicorn Moms is a first generation Mexican American entrepreneur, wife of more than ten years, and mother of two boys.
Hunt started her career in the tech startup industry working as the office manager at MySpace and Executive Assistant to Tom Anderson, everyone’s first friend on MySpace!
Hunt has grown her online community to more than 70,000 women. Hunt is also the founder of UniCon, the first ever Unicorn Moms convention, meant to empower and encourage moms to embrace their individuality, which took place this past Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 in Los Angeles.
We sat down with Maria to chat with her about her company. Check out our Q&A below.
Jobs for life is a thing of the past. We're stepping into a new era of technology and innovation.
When everything is high paced, you can’t expect your employees to stay put when there’s so much out there to learn and explore - such as your competitors, for example, with their great webinars and inspiring talks of continuous learning.Your employees would like to expand their horizons and stay up to date on the excitement, while your company would like them to stay where they are and use their knowledge there instead.
Combine the two and use tech to enrich their knowledge; it will keep them from jumping ship, too, so you get to keep their brilliant minds all to yourself.
We’re always looking for new ways to entertain ourselves, and nowadays we turn to our phones and browse through apps that might appeal to us to download and play. In this article is going to be a list of free apps for you to download and try at least once. You might find that you love them!
Our homes are constantly becoming cluttered with new pieces of tech. For those with small homes, there is a solution to having all these gadgets without adding to the clutter – buy multi-purpose gadgets that save space. Much like beds and footstalls with in-built storage, there are now pieces of tech out there that can do multiple functions at once, freeing up room in your home. Here are just a few examples of ways you can save space with multi-purpose tech.
Individuals who are just finding their feet in the business world need to ensure they make the best use of modern technology. That could mean investing in specialist software or buying some advanced machines for the manufacturing industries. However, the internet is the best tool at the disposal of entrepreneurs. If company bosses don’t make the best use of the online world, they will always struggle to beat competitors and earn a profit. With that in mind, the information below should assist in pointing readers in the right direction.
What trends will shape the future of tech over the next few years? It’s an interesting question and one that might not be as impossible to predict as it first seems. If you want to know where tech is heading, look at where it is right now and what areas the major tech giants are showing interest in. Let’s start by thinking about AR.
You have had an incredible tech idea meandering around your brain for the past few years, and you are adamant that this could be a money-making venture of epic proportions. You may have a new piece of software in your sights, a revolutionary app or a new way to implement a piece of coding to streamline business functions. Whatever the innovative piece of tech is that you have in your head, you need to begin to turn it into a physical business presence. However, you’re at a loss as to how you can secure the funding needed to turn your tech vision into a tech reality.
Let’s face it; cash is so last year. It’s dirty, bulky and easy to lose, not to mention easy to steal, and the banks that hold it are hardly fun to deal with. The good news is that right now; there are some great alternatives to cash that make paying for your morning coffee or that new piece of kit a breeze.
Check out these pieces of tech that are set to make cash all but obsolete:
Technology is something that advances in many different areas. We are all aware of how things move, and whether it is on a business or on a personal level, there is only a matter of time before technology will become a huge part of our lives. Whether we embrace it or not. However, one area we are going to be seeing a huge development with is how technology is going to help the elderly community. Our aging population is growing at a rapid rate, and as people are living longer, there needs to be things in place to let them live independently and keep their dignity for as long as physically possible. Here are three ways that technology will enhance the later years in life.
Warcraft, StarCraft, Diablo, and Heroes of the Storm are just some of the popular franchises released by Blizzard. This year's fan-favorite extravaganza, Blizzcon, is right around the corner, taking place in Orange County November 3-4 2017.
While this year's convention is SOLD OUT, Blizzard has made some serious enhancements to ramp up the virtual experience for hardcore fans who didn't snag a ticket or couldn't make the trip to Anaheim.
Upgrading the office can be one of the most exciting times in any business - but it can also produce a surprising amount of trouble for those involved. After all, any kind of disruption to your normal working day is going to affect the way the business operates. If you are planning an upgrade, you will absolutely want to make sure that it goes as smoothly as possible, with as little disruption to the business as you can manage.
To be able to do that, however, you need to know every aspect of the process inside out. As it happens, there are certain things which are often less obvious. Let’s have a look at those now, to help you gain a better understanding.
From YouTubers to blogging, digital influencers are becoming more and more popular and an essential part of many successful businesses. From big international brands to small entrepreneurs, every man and his dog are running a blog from their home or office to promote their products and services. If you are thinking of taking the leap and making your unique stamp on the internet, then there are a few tech gadgets that are essential to help you get ahead. And if you are wondering why you should start a blog, check out the very many benefits of running a blog.
We all love our tech and the unprecedented mastery over information that if affords us. To live in an age where the sum total of all human knowledge and endeavor is accessible to us through a tiny rectangle in our pocket or a foldable magnesium alloy book that we perch on our lap is a truly wondrous thing. It’s human nature, however, to overuse our resources and our ability to conjure knowledge or entertainment in a click has become intoxicating. As much as we love our laptops, desktops, phones and tablets, it’s important to be aware of the physical effects of too much screen time.
Human bodies, after all, have evolved to be active and mobile foragers. The long term effects of sitting and staring at screens for hours a day are well documented, but since most 9-5 jobs (not to mention an awful lot of leisure activities) require ubiquitous screen use it’s important to understand the physical effects of excessive screen time, as well as what we can do to ameliorate the damage.
It's not a particularly bold statement to make in the modern world, but gaming is infinitely more popular than music and film right now. While gaming was once seen as very uncool or geeky or the pastime of nerds, you've only to venture down to your nearest comic con to see the impact of geeky pastimes such as cosplay to change your attitude towards the nerdy contingent. We have seen the rise in virtual reality and its impact on gaming recently, but also the popularity of gaming in comparison to the film and television markets have shown exactly where people's allegiances lie.
=With more and more shoppers in the US choosing to invest in online businesses; there’s n better time to push your ecommerce brand and begin expanding. The increasing demand for shopping out of hours and while on the move means that online retailers are thriving. However, just like in a physical store, consumer’s expectations are high, and with the evolving tech in the web-based business sector; they’re not slowing down anytime soon.
To keep up with your competitors and exceed the market’s expectations; you’ll need to take note of any feedback you’re getting from clients and customers. Making changes and fixing problems will not go unnoticed by your patrons, and you’ll be able to grow and develop your brand to suit your target audience. The following are some ideas to help you make the most of gaining and utilizing customer feedback for internet business success.
At some point in life, you may find yourself with a bit of spare space around the home. Whether it quickly becomes a storage space, or a place that odd bits and bobs pile up, you might want to think about turning it into something useful.
Because when you love tech, you may as well dedicate a space for it. You might want to build yourself a first class techie office, or even save a space for your budding home business, either way; you can use tech to do it.
So if you’re ready to turn a tired old space into a techie paradise, here’s how to get started.
If your startup is becoming a successful business, chances are you’re ready to grow. Hiring new recruits is scary enough when you’ve built everything up on your own so far. But you’re an entrepreneur. You need specialists in their field to take your company above and beyond where you are now. This means you might be hiring people that are more experienced and more educated than you.
Rather than be intimidated by the pool of talent you might be interviewing soon, why not give yourself a few confidence boosters? After all, you must be pretty talented yourself to have made it this far. Ultimately, you’re the one with the vision to take your business into new markets. And you’re the one that knows what kind of person it will take to drive that. So give yourself a big pat on the back, and get ready to become the greatest boss ever!
A few years ago, the biggest shake up in the gaming world was the fact GTA V was about to hit the shelves. Or the fact the PlayStation 4 was coming out. Or perhaps the fact prize money at eSports tournaments was becoming massive. None of this is too exciting, though. Not really.
After all, these announcements did for gaming what the iPhone 7 did for the iPhone; not much except garner a rapturous applause aimed at their marketing abilities.
However, the gaming world is on the verge of something massive - truly massive - something that could shake up the industry in the biggest way possible, and it only has two letters: VR.
Virtual Reality is the next big thing, and that has been proved by its evolution away from being a niche and into the mainstream of so many industries. But none more so than the gaming world. That is because the main aim of VR is to eliminate as much of the real world as possible, meaning it tries to totally eliminate life from your sensory experiences, replacing this with a virtual one instead.
So, how could it change the gaming world?
The modern world has changed so much in the past couple of years that there are now quite a few different situations where you might be away from home for a prolonged period of time. For instance, you might get sent to away for work to attend international meetings and conferences. Or your kids might be away on a school vacation for a week or two.
Sometimes, we might be split from our family and home life for some very upsetting reasons - for example, some people suffer from health conditions that require them to stay in hospital for a few weeks at a time.
Whenever you end up in one of these situations where you are away from home for a while, there will be just one thing on your mind - how do I get back in touch with my family? Gone are the days of sending a telegram and writing a letter - it even looks like the traditional phone call is on its way out.
Now that we live in the 21st century, more and more people are switching to the following modern communication methods.
When most people analyze startup culture and new businesses, they always look at the trends that companies are adopting.
However, there aren’t many people looking at the current trends in people who are working in this modern business world. But if you do take a look at the people at the helm of each startup compared to the businesses that were set up five or so years ago, you will notice that there are a lot more women setting up their own businesses.
That’s right - the #girlboss is now having a huge influence on the startup industry.
Have you always dreamed of becoming a successful #girlboss and going it alone in the startup world? If so, here are some very important things you need to bear in mind.
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