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Tech News – TED Vancouver, Elon Musk & GoFetch

Underground Subway for Cars Revealed at TED Elon Musk (of SpaceX and PayPal fame) revealed plans to create an underground subway for cars while being interviewed at the TED Conference 2017 in Vancouver last week. In a video released at the event, cars can be seen using an elevator to access an underground network of […]

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AskaTechie Focuses on Matching Startups and SMBs to Tech Experts

What an honour to be featured in Women 2.0! Thie entrepreneurial journey has been a massive rollercoaster over the past 18 months and when I look back, it is truly incredible how far things have come. From frustration, to idea, to conception to now leading a dedicated team, I never could’ve imagined how challenging, invigorating […]

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So You Want to be an Entrepreneur? 7 Kickass Digital Spotlights that Every Entrepreneur Needs to Check Out!

This article originally appeared in Youngry. Written by Aliya Amershi, Founder & CEO at AskaTechie. As a new entrepreneur starting out, one of the best pieces of advice I received was to look for mentors who were already killing it, learn from their failures and model their successes. Over the years I’ve collected numerous videos […]

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Get Your Business Tech Stack In Order (Finally!)

This article originally appeared in Youngry. Written by Aliya Amershi, Founder & CEO at AskaTechie. After working with hundreds of customers and colleagues over several years, I’m baffled by what so many of them are hiding. On the surface, they may possess a beautiful website or app, consider themselves quite tech savvy, or they could […]

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Kickstart Your Startup Credibility With A Prototype

This article originally appeared in Forbes. These days, everyone wants to be an entrepreneur, pitching their latest and greatest new idea, and looking for someone to give them money. Angel investors, like me, have long figured out that asking to see the prototype is a quick way to separate the ‘wannabes’ from serious players. Talk […]

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5 Reasons why Email Marketing still works & Our Favourite Platforms

When the Internet was new to consumers, everyone loved email. One of the best parts of logging onto AOL was the knowledge that after minutes of agonizing squeals, you’d be treated to that wonderful phrase, “You’ve Got Mail!” Is it still a worthwhile tactic for small-business owners and marketers to pursue? The simple answer is yes and […]

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The Don’t Quit List

By Aliya Amershi We all love lists – right? You see them everywhere – “10 Ways to Become a Successful Entrepreneur”, “The 7 Secrets of the Rich”, “Top 5 Movies this Week”. In fact, Buzzfeed is all about presenting news and stories in a list format. And who could forget David Letterman’s “Top Ten List”. […]

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9 Most Effective Apps for Internal Communication

No one needs to be yelling from office to office, or sending unnecessary emails. It’s simply a waste of time. That’s why we asked 9 entrepreneurs from the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) what they rely on most for communication among team members. Their best answers are below. 1. HipChat Hipchat is our go-to tool. Beyond standard one-on-one messaging, […]

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12 Critical Elements Every Website Homepage Must Have [Infographic]

If you’re considering a website redesign or are wondering how to generate more leads from your website, it’s a good idea to start with your homepage. Serving as your company’s virtual front door, this page is generally responsible for drawing in a majority of your website’s traffic. And despite its prominence, many businesses struggle to optimize it properly. You […]

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7 Digital Marketing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Even the most experienced digital marketers occasionally have campaigns that don’t yield the desired results. But you can help ensure your next campaign doesn’t meet with failure by avoiding these 14 potentially costly digital marketing mistakes. 1. Not having clear campaign goals One of the biggest mistakes digital marketers make is “not establishing analytics goals […]

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