Chris Taylor Built Square Root into a Thriving Software Company in Austin with no Outside Investment

SiliconHills

By LAURA LOREK Publisher and Reporter with Silicon Hills News As a kid growing up in rural West Virginia, Chris Taylor launched his first entrepreneurial venture, ranching turtles. In the summertime, he would capture turtles from the woods and create a “Turtle Ranch” that people would pay $1 to visit. At the end of the […] The post Chris Taylor Built Square Root into a Thriving Software Company in Austin with no Outside Investment appeared first on SiliconHills.

Does Your Small Business Need Workers’ Compensation Insurance?

YoungUpstarts

These include Alabama, Mississippi, Missouri (all businesses except construction), Tennessee (if not construction, coal mining, or trades), West Virginia (if agriculture), In Florida, if you have an agricultural business and have six (6) or more employees and twelve (12) or more seasonal employees , you must carry workers’ compensation insurance. by Veronica Baxter. Perhaps.

How To Become A Real Estate Agent

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New York state, for example, has reciprocity with several states, including Massachusetts, Georgia, Arkansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Mississippi, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. There are nearly two million active real estate agents in the United States today, according to the Association of Real Estate License Law Officials. Real estate agents face new challenges and situations every day, so their days are never dull or boring.

Solidifying Startup Opportunities By Cutting Unnecessary Expenses

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Should you decide to go the prefabricated route, durable metal buildings in West Virginia can be sourced cost-effectively, and help you save. You should cut expenses wherever possible if you want to solidify your startup opportunities; at least, that’s one of the fourteen tips Entrepreneur.com indicates you should take into account. Where you work is also a big part of saving ; so being able to design a cost-effective production space is a considerable option.

My Net Neutrality Experience: Frontier Hijacking Searches

Andrew Payne

While home in West Virginia for the holidays, I had an interesting Internet experience. I noticed when I Googled “Amazon” from my browser search bar, I got the Amazon home page, not the Google search results page I expected. After some digging, I found that the ISP (Frontier Communications) was hijacking all traffic to www.google.com , and (in at least this case) inserting their own results.

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New Markets Mean More Than Just New Area Codes

YoungUpstarts

Long-standing firms with many years of trading commodity futures will likely favor a suit-and-tie attitude to match their dress code, while casual IT workers from the West Coast may show up in shorts and a hang-loose mood. Whatever may happen in the ongoing debate over the Mexican border, the fact remains that the Latino influence in the southwest and along the west coast is massive.

20 Essential TED Talks For Entrepreneurial Students

YoungUpstarts

Students with entrepreneurial inclinations should find inspiration in Majora Carter’s fascinating tales of some impressively enterprising individuals from Chicago, Los Angeles and Whitesville, West Virginia. Although a strong education is by no means a requirement for business acumen or success, many still saunter off to college and further hone what they’ve already got.

There’s an Internet Showdown Brewing

Andrew Payne

Back home in West Virginia, our Verizon phones have no 3G service. There’s no fundamental technical issue; Verizon and US Cellular just won’t enter a 3G roaming agreement. This scenario captures a core net neutrality concern: are we moving to an Internet where our access is determined more by business agendas and less by technical issues? Recently, streaming video demand has been forcing this issue.

Kentucky Innovation, Gonzeaux #5 — Marijuana & Other Secrets

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Kentucky grows more marijuana than any state except California – 2 billion dollars worth of weed have been chopped down in Kentucky, West Virginia and Tennessee. Elizabethtown, Kentucky — Friday May 11, 2012, Gonzeaux #5. I’m sworn to secrecy. As I sit here in Ruby Tuesday’s enjoying a petite sirloin and free wifi, I contemplate the secretive nature of innovation. Open innovation is all the rage isn’t it?

Spotting, Nurturing and Mentoring Talent – The Power of Troy Carter

Both Sides of the Table

When Troy and Lady Gaga were introduced the market had been in a free fall from the financial crisis of 2007-09 and Troy had had some setbacks professionally while Lady Gaga was sleeping on her grandmother’s couch in West Virginia, having just been dropped by Def Jam Records. Grew up in a poor neighborhood in West Philadelphia “lots of love but no money” without a father (he was incarcerated).

Want to Know a Secret? Your Customers Do.

ConversionXL

Bloomsbury also teased a potential shortage of copies (a lie that would only increase the satisfaction of buyers “lucky enough” to get one) and “accidentally” released a few copies at a West Virginia Walmart. The carefully evasive proposal included intriguing tidbits: Jeff Bezos laughed when Mr. Kamen assembled an It for him [.]

There’s an Internet Showdown Brewing

Andrew Payne

Back home in West Virginia, our Verizon phones have no 3G service. There’s no fundamental technical issue; Verizon and US Cellular just won’t enter a 3G roaming agreement. This scenario captures a core net neutrality concern: are we moving to an Internet where our access is determined more by business agendas and less by technical issues? Recently, streaming video demand has been forcing this issue.

Want to Know a Secret? Your Customers Do.

ConversionXL

Bloomsbury also teased a potential shortage of copies (a lie that would only increase the satisfaction of buyers “lucky enough” to get one) and “accidentally” released a few copies at a West Virginia Walmart. The carefully evasive proposal included intriguing tidbits: Jeff Bezos laughed when Mr. Kamen assembled an It for him [.]

The Coming Bits and Atoms Disruption

Andrew Payne

Growing up in West Virginia, my technology sources were Popular Electronics and Digi-Key mail-order. I’ve written recently about the entrepreneurial lottery , and the long odds for many pure-software Internet/consumer/mobile projects. For the reasons outlined, I’ve been shifting my entrepreneurial energy away from these projects.

The Uncontrolled Implosion at VW

Venture Chronicles

Independent testing done by West Virginia University revealed that VW diesel cars were not in fact clean when compared to competitors, and exceeded EPA regulations governing emissions. VW has been embroiled in a massive controversy. Here is the summary: VW has been marketing “clean diesel” technology on the basis of being environmentally friendly while also being fun to drive.

Small Business Spotlight Of the Week

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A project posted by Mark Wray of Digital Beckley (www.digitalbeckley.com) caught my eye initially because it was a small website design for the Austism Recovery Resource Center in West Virginia.

Governors Push College Completion, Inside Higher Ed

Campus Entrepreneurship

Incoming National Governors Association president Gov Joe Manchin III of West Virginia has made higher education productivity his administration’s agenda for the next year according to Doug Lederman of Inside Higher Education. While this follows on Obama’s pronouncement and continued efforts by countless think tanks, trade groups, and philanthropists, this group is a welcome addition.

5 historic billboard campaigns (or everything old is new again)!

crowdSPRING Blog

In the last decade if the 1800s, the West Virginia Mail Pouch Chewing Tobacco company would pay farmers to use their barns as outdoor advertising for their product.

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Travel industry should learn how to listen to social media

Austin Startup

Those that do engage, like the Roger Smith Hotel in New York, the Hotel Max in Seattle, the Elkhorn Inn in West Virginia or the Authentic Seacoast resorts in Nova Scotia are rewarded with word of mouth support and deeper relationships with their customers. Contributing blogger Matt Scherer recently interviewed Sheila Scarborough. Scarborough, the co-founder of Tourism Currents, will speak at the Austin Innotech eMarketing Summit Oct. 28 at 1 p.m.

25 Entrepreneurs Reveal What They Love About Running Their Business

Hearpreneur

On the other hand, many of my clients in the IT industry are based on the West Coast while my company is located on the East Coast. In founding our business- the Elkhorn Inn & Theatre, a historic Coal Heritage Trail inn in Landgraff, West Virginia- in 2003, at the ages of 57 and 44, we reinvented ourselves- and not for the first time! Being an entrepreneur or business owner has its share of ups and downs.

30 Compelling Reasons to Start a Business

Up and Running

Offering a product or service that is lacking in your area is a great reason to start a business, Drew Phillips, owner of The Angry Beaver, a gay/straight hybrid bar in West Virginia, says. “Me, Are you toying with an idea for a business? A lot of people think about starting a business, but for whatever reason the idea never becomes a reality. If you’re an entrepreneur who is on the fence about starting a business, we have the encouragement you need to take the first step.

There are Right and Wrong Ways to Add Amazon to NYC

This is going to be BIG.

It bothers me, for example, when condo builders get tax incentives to build luxury condos in NYC when it’s pretty clear you can still make plenty of money without them—and it’s not like they would pick up and start building condos in West Virginia if they got better tax treatment. I’m not a fan of protectionism.

The Venture Capital Secret: 3 Out of 4 Start-Ups Fail

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Top Social Media Measurement and Tracking Tools

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12 Questions: Meet Maximilian (USA)

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After my year as exchange student, one thing led to another – I came back for college (in West Virginia of all places), got married, got a job, moved around a couple times – you know, the usual things people do.

An Extensive Guide To Web Form Usability

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Magazine. Network. Job Board. Smashing Directory. Coding. UXDesign. Wordpress. Designinformer. Facebook. Twitter. Newsletter. All categories. Coding. Design. Graphics. Inspiration. Freebies. HTML5. JavaScript. Photoshop. Typography. Usability. Wallpapers. WordPress. Smashing Magazine. An Extensive Guide To Web Form Usability. By Justin Mifsud. November 8th, 2011. Forms , Usability. 56 Comments. Advertisement.

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