Big Data startup wins top spot at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2015

After days of presentations and deliberations, TechCrunch announced Wednesday winner of its Disrupt SF 2015 startup competition — Agrilyst, an agriculture company that uses big data to help out greenhouse farmers. As the winner, Agrilyst will take home $50,000 and the Disrupt Cup. The competition began with 1,000 startups, narrowed down to 25 by TechCrunch. […]

B2Bnn Reviews: Battle of the September conferences, Inbound vs Dreamforce

A new feature we’re introducing reviews two major services/products or events ideal for B2B professionals, and in this debut column we look at what two major tech conferences have to offer in the coming weeks. Welcome to the B2Bnn Reviews report comparing the Inbound and Dreamforce conferences. First, some context. Inbound, run by Hubspot, runs […]

The TalentEgg story: Knowing the right time to sell your company

While Lauren Friese says there are no hard and fast rules for selling a business, she noticed the signs indicating the time was right to sell TalentEgg, the company she founded in 2008. Among the leading indicators were two factors: Friese recognized that her personal contribution to TalentEgg’s success was becoming less important, and there was […]

The motivational quotes inspiring today’s B2B CEOs

Let’s face it, we all love to be inspired. Motivational mottos help keep us B2B professionals focused on our goals, our ideas. They empower us to succeed in our careers, especially when we’ve lost focus. So what inspires today’s B2B business leaders? B2Bnn asked some of the top CEOs in the B2B space which quote or motto they regularly turn to when […]

TED Talk Takeaways: Successful startups are always timely

Welcome to a new regular feature B2Bnn is debuting today! With TED Talks Takeaways, we’ll sum up the main points in new TED Talks presentations ideal for business leaders, tech watchers and social media mavens. Our first installment looks at this six-minute presentation from Idealab’s Bill Gross where he discusses the five elements of start-up success. Gross is the CEO […]

Why Lithuania may be the next IT hotspot

Recently we have seen reports of B2B companies moving into Lithuania’s borders and setting up shop. Google is also establishing a presence in the small Baltic state. How did this country with a population of about 3 million become such a strong magnet for business and tech?  Heavy investment in STEM, creating business-friendly environment Skilled talent and investment in […]

How internal communications make B2B SMBs more efficient

Small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are the largest employers of workers in North America. For example, SMBs employ over 67 percent of the Canadian workforce in five industries and nearly 50 percent of American workers. However, wages are not everything that employees look for in SMB employment. In fact, a key majority of SMB employees says that […]

Deal-breakers that could ruin your next job interview

It’s extremely easy to squander your job interview. A new survey revealed the top deal-breakers any job applicant – and hiring staff – should be wary of during that all-important interview process. According to a new survey from The Creative Group, a staffing services firm, more than three-quarters (77 percent) of advertising and marketing executives said […]

Why your business needs to plan for emergencies

Though you likely can’t foresee a tragedy, there are ways to minimize the damage of disasters, from economic fallouts to weather catastrophes. Think: the floods in Alberta, Oklahoma tornadoes, the Toronto-area flood in 2013, wreaking havoc on homes and businesses. Small and medium-sized businesses can be most vulnerable to sudden financial bumps and being prepared is the best […]

B2B Podcast Recappers: Striving for ‘unperfection’

In today’s B2B Podcast Recapper we take a look at episode four of Xero Hour with Bob Knopff and Saul Colt. In this edition, Colt interviews marketing and branding expert Rohit Bhargava about how to recognize business trends, and what it takes to create a winning brand. And we’ll learn exactly what “unperfection” means for your business. Bhargava […]

Podcast Recappers: The Tim Ferriss Show is the #1 business podcast for a reason

As a self-proclaimed meta-learner Tim Ferriss is on a mission to “deconstruct world class performance” and empower his audience to replicate it in their own business and personal lives. On The Tim Ferris Show the author of The 4-Hour Work Week has a knack for asking his guests pertinent questions that get right into the guiding forces behind their business decisions.  Episodes […]