Founder of Clevertech
Kuty Shalev is the founder of
, a New York City-based firm that designs, develops and deploys strategic software for businesses that want to transform themselves using the power of the web.
Don't be a pest but don't think a weekly "all is well" notification is all it takes.
The majority of startups fail. Leverage what you've done in the past -- as well as who you know -- to beat those odds.
To stand out in the market, hit on customers' pain points -- and solve them -- before someone beats you to it.
Struggling to manage your remote team? Introduce gamification -- and a smiley face or two -- and watch your team flourish.
Managing Remote Teams
Break down goals to their most basic components to make them easy for virtual teammates to follow.
Consider the following if you want to improve communications with your tech team.
Why relinquish financial control to the stock market when you could be working on your own worthy ideas?
Streaming music, videos and games is still largely free. How do you get your piece of the pie?
Android has been the preferred OS until now, but heads up, small business: Here comes Microsoft.
When facing a technological crossroad, you must ensure you're targeting platforms that best serve your product and your audience.
Balance functionality and design or risk drowning in the crowded marketplace.
Ready To Launch
To see if there is any future for a new business, focus only on the essentials and develop a minimum viable product.
Growing a Business
As your business grows, it will begin to take on a life of its own and will require less hand holding from you. Here is how to 'parent' your company, as it matures.
Are you constantly checking your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram page? Do you obsess over comments? Are you looking at emails in bed? Then you may need a tech detox.