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Gig Economy Banking Is Booming (And Banks Are Missing The Boat)

OBSERVATIONS FROM THE FINTECH SNARK TANK Established banks are finally waking up to the opportunity to bank the gig economy. No wait, that’s not true. They’re not waking up to it–they’re getting hit upside the head with it. Recent articles on the topic include: Fixing the Banking and Payment Needs of the Gig Economy. According to

Why Collecting Business Cards is Not Networking

One of the biggest mistakes people make when networking is thinking that it’s just about running around the room collecting as many business cards as possible. These are often people who don’t really like networking but they know they have to do it, and they think this is the best way to get it done.

How Image Recognition Is Going to Improve Your Social Media Ads

Today, more and more companies are realizing that capturing the attention of their audience on social media is the best way to promote their products, drive traffic to their websites and increase conversions. In fact, according to GlobalWebIndex, the average internet user now spends about 15 minutes longer each day on social platforms than he or

Extreme Networks’ Approach to Autonomous Networking Is Elemental

This week at its ExtremeConnect user event in Nashville, Tenn., Extreme Networks played the tune of autonomous networks. The theme of the event was #FutureForward, indicating that the customers in the audience should be looking at many of the upcoming technology and business trends to architect their networks. This includes technologies such as internet of

Teach Your Teen That Networking Is Actually Important

Growing up, I’m not sure I ever heard the term “networking.” When I finally heard it in college, it sounded to me like a trendy buzzword that only a business major would use. It made me think of briefcases and fat rolodexes—definitely not anything that would be relevant to me. I was a music performance

24-Year-Old Mikaela Long Is Making Social Media Funny

Remember Vine? The video sharing platform no longer exists, but for creators like Mikaela Long, Vine was a way to becoming a social media influencer. From tripping on sandcastles to dancing around in a donkey mask, Long built an audience of comedy fans one six-second video at a time. Now 24, Long has moved from

Networking Is Not About You: Lessons From Experience

Karen Wickre, a former colleague and communications professional who is known for shaping the voice of Google, recently released her book, Taking the Work out of Networking. In it, she lays out strategies to help introverts network in ways that feel natural to them. While I’m by no means an introvert, this did get me thinking