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Breaking Down the Most Important Tech Event of the Year

If you are even the least bit interested in the world of information technology then it is a virtual must that you follow the happenings at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo.  Put on by information technology research and advisory firm Gartner, Inc., the event is a veritable who’s who of the world’s top CIOs and IT executives.  They recently concluded their 2013 conference in Orlando at which they developed a list of the top ten strategic technology trends for 2014.  That list, in no particular order, is as follows:…

Starting Up in the Midwest

When you think of startups the area of the county that first comes to mind is usually Silicon Valley, and with good reason. Literally dozens of well-known tech businesses currently call the Bay Area town home, including Apple Inc., eBay, Facebook, Google, Yahoo!, Netflix, Intuit, amongst many, many more. However, while there is no doubt that Silicon Valley provided for the foundation for the current day tech boom, the future of the industry might be forged in somewhat unexpected part of the county:

5 Things You Should Know About ESTEEM Before You Apply

The big question on every student’s mind during their higher education experience is, “will this get me a job?” According to a new study released this month by the Council of Graduate Schools, the answer is, overwhelmingly, “yes”.

Is Entrepreneurship Contagious?

With cold and flu season just around the corner it seems like the perfect time to talk about another contagious disease making its way across the country.  No, we’re not talking about Swine Flu (whatever happened to that, by the way?).  Rather, the disease in question is a communicable form of entrepreneurship of course.

Baby Boomers and Entrepreneurship

When you conjure up the image of a typical entrepreneur, the stereotype tends to describe a person who is young, brash, with nothing to lose.  But is that really the case?   

Joint Masters' Teams take 1st and 3rd in AT&T Case Competition

Teams consisting of ESTEEM and MBA students placed within the top 3 teams at the AT&T Case Competition this past weekend. The first place team, Daniel Collins and Alysha Thomas of ESTEEM, and MBA students Alexandru Aleman, Patrick Riley and Katie Rossi – took home $1000 each.  The third place team, comprised of ESTEEM students Hillary Bengtsson and Amanda Miller and MBA students Sienna Combs, Reid Sessa and Luke Smith, received winnings of $400 apiece.  

Google's Changes Might Be Bad For Small Business Owners

Eilene Zimmerman of the New York Times had an interesting post on NYTimes.com the other day regarding how Google’s recent search changes could negatively affect small businesses.  In case you missed the announcement, Google has decided to switch all searches over to encrypted searches, which means that no more keyword data will be passed to site administrators.  This move expands upon a similar move Google made two years ago which restricted the search information site owners were able to gather from users logged into Google accounts.  This type of information is vital for any company attempting to the develop a search engine optimization marketing plan, so news of the change has implications far and wide for small business owners.

Are Millennials Lazy?

It seems like not a single day goes by without another article lambasting the Millennial Generation (a.k.a. Generation Y) as a group of lazy, immature, self-centered, ne’er do wells.  A quick internet search for “Millennial Characteristics” turns a number of unflattering articles detailing the laundry list negative traits supposedly embodied by an entire generation.  LiveScience.com, a theoretically unbiased information source on the topic, even put together an article on the subject.  When it came down to providing an overview of Millennial characteristics provided four solid paragraphs filled to the brim with negatives, and just three lonely sentences describing the positives.

When is a startup a startup?

In the world of small business we throw around the term “startup” quite often.  But what does it mean to actually be a startup?  Are all business initially considered startups, or does that tag only apply to a certain sect of entrepreneurial endeavors?