Cloud Computing Drives VC Investment Trend - 8/8/2014 - Venture capital investment in the first half of 2014 has surpassed that of the tech bubble in 1999. More investments are being made in enterprise software companies, and the trend appears to be toward fewer deals with larger investment rounds.
New Study Shows Startups on Decline, Fewer Firms Being Formed - 8/13/2014 - Despite the entrepreneurial pace of startup hubs such as San Francisco and Silicon Valley, a recent study shows American businesses are aging and startups are on the decline in every state, metropolitan area and industry--even high-tech.
Burger King Heads North of the Border - 8/28/2014 - Fast food giant Burger King acquires Tim Hortons and becomes the world's third largest quick service restaurant franchisor-- and announces that it is leaving the U.S. for new Canadian headquarters.
PR Pitching After a Tragedy: Do's and Dont's - 8/2/2014 - Here's an example of a bad PR pitch that ties a very recent personal tragedy into a PR agency client's thought leadership. For our audience of business owners and entrepreneurs, there's a "mistakes to avoid" lesson in this one. Take heed.