Author: thecodefactory

Small Business Loan

Starting up your small business is an exciting time, but it also comes with challenges. One of the biggest challenges is often finance. So what if you didn’t have to dive into your personal credit and you could apply for a small business loan online? BDC can provide you with financing of up to $100,000 all within a click of your mouse. You have the opportunity to get the financing you need to get your project going within two to five business days through the small business loan. Here’s what you need to know: Flexible and convenient 100% online...

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How Can Small Business Beat BIG Business

A flurry of recent stories in the media about BIG business has stirred my creative juices.  An article I read a while back in HBR titled “Are Americans Enamored with the Wrong Kinds of Entrepreneurs? “has also added much inspiration for this blog post. The HBR article went on to ask the following question: … entrepreneurs are held in high esteem even as big business is generally viewed with disdain. Why? Here are just a few articles on why BIG Business may be viewed with disdain: Bombardier unable to shake public anger over executive pay hikes ‘We do it because...

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The Importance of a Digital Presence and Our New Manager

So, you did it – you started your very own business. Kudos, because getting started and taking that leap is the hardest part. Like any small business owner, you know that it’s not all smooth sailing from here. Hard work, dedication, and the fact that your dream is now a reality is what keeps you going. At TheCodeFactory we understand small business and we want to help you succeed. The most important thing is for you to focus on your business, and we can help fill in the gaps. As the new Digital Presence Manager at TheCodeFactory, I’m here...

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A Hop, Skip and a Jump

Moving to a new city can be extremely stressful and hectic. Moving to a new city without work already lined up is exponentially more stressful. Anyone who has been unemployed for a stretch of time knows how rough it is, but generally you can rely on contacts to help scope out more work. When you lack contacts in a new area the challenge has an extra layer of complexity. One site is attempting to change this, however. Workhoppers.com is looking to make it easier for those looking for work to connect with companies offering work in a slew of different cities....

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Graduate Series – Nexus Digital

This is the third post in our Graduate Series, please check out posts 1, 2 and 3 if you haven’t already. Skip to Video TheCodeFactory is proud to introduce Nexus Digital Media, our third Graduate to be featured in this series. Nexus Digital Media helps companies seamlessly transition to digital marketing platforms, excelling at AdWords and Facebook marketing. They’re completely ROI driven and help these companies reach and engage audiences online. Digital marketing is becoming an increasingly important aspect of running a business and Nexus continues to help their customers with online engagement and make them happy. As written...

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Graduate Series – Insight Design Labs

This is the 3rd post in our graduate series. Links to Post 1 and Post 2. Skip to Video The second company we’re excited to highlight as part of our Graduate Series is Insight Design Labs. Insight Design Labs specialized in IP development for the high-frequency trading market, high offers design services and soft-error performance analysis. In a business where speed is key, having even the smallest edge over a competitor is absolutely crucial. Working at first with a wide selection of customers the team transitioned to doing most of their work with a single customer. This led to...

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To Cofound or not to Cofound…

.. that is the question. Whether it is better go fast and go solo, or go far and go together. “If you want to go fast go alone, if you want to go far go together.” African Proverb. A significant consideration starting out is whether to go fast and go alone or go far and go together. This is one decision that is best made after some serious reflection and soul searching by all the prospective co-founders. Going Together – Risks and Rewards The big risk in going together is that at least 50% (if not a higher percentage)...

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Graduate Series – Blindside Networks

This is the 2nd post in our graduate series. Post 1 is here. Skip to the video. The first graduate success story we’re proud to highlight is Blindside Networks. We’re huge fans of the work they’re doing and have been extraordinarily privileged to watch them grow for the past eight years. For those of you not familiar with Blindside Networks, the company was co-founded by Fred Dixon, CEO and Richard Alam, CTO, around the open-source project “Big Blue Button”. At the time they were introduced Richard Alam was a master’s student in the Carleton University TIM (Technology Innovation Management)...

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