Subscription-based businesses are everywhere now.
Do most of your home-cooked meals revolve around Blue Apron or Home Chef? Have you created a playlist on Spotify? Do you read The Athletic daily?
All of those businesses are just a few of the leading catalysts for today’s model of paying for access to content and product.
Book publishers and periodicals in the 17th century were believed to be the first to implement this model. Today, there are a bevy of businesses and websites that follow this standard, and it continues to be a way for businesses to capitalize on revenue growth. In 2016, the subscription-based market boomed by more than 100 percent over five years. The biggest retailers who followed the model produced more than $2.6 billion, up from $57 million in 2011.
So, why have businesses who abide by this standard suddenly become so prevalent and successful?
For starters, clients...
We’re reaching the inevitable point of the year where the Thanksgiving meal is finished, and our attention is now focused on completing our holiday shopping lists.
Although a recent study from Citi Retail Services says that 73 percent of shoppers plan to purchase gifts in-store, 57 percent say they’ll also make purchases this holiday season on a computer, and 42 percent will make acquisitions on a mobile device. Needless to say, technology has played a big part in how we shop for the holidays and will continue to do so in the future.
If you’re about to embark on your holiday shopping expeditions in the coming weeks, here are a few helpful tips on how technology can make things less stressful.
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Just because Black Friday and Cyber Monday are behind us doesn’t mean that retailers are through offering up discounts and savings. They’re looking to bring in lots of...
Last week, many parts of the world celebrated Diwali, the Hindu lights festival that spans over a five-day period and coincides with the Hindu New Year. It’s a celebration of light over darkness and good over evil.
Many of our friends and coworkers in our Vadodara office celebrated Diwali and shared their experiences with us. Here’s what they had to say:
“It was my daughter's first Diwali! We celebrated along with my paternal family. My family was very excited especially my grandparents as they were celebrating the first Diwali with their great-granddaughter.
I tried my hands on Rangoli, which came out to be pretty well as a beginner. The days were spent following our family custom of doing "pooja", visiting temple and spending time with family.
In a nutshell, it was a complete blast of fun with family.” -Rahul Upadhyay
“Diwali is one of the most awaited festival in India. It...
Ever wish you knew the price you’d get for something before you took it into a shop to sell it?
Sometimes it’s a painful process because you want to get the most bang for your buck of said item, despite it not holding any significant value to you anymore.
Those trying to sell catalytic converters also run into this problem.
For those unfamiliar, a catalytic converter (usually known as a catcon) is “a device used to reduce the toxicity of emissions from an internal combustion engine.” Introduced in 1975, these converters are still commonly used in cars and other various engine-equipped machines (trucks, buses, trains, etc.). And guess what, there’s some serious money in these things!
The folks at Belanger Recycling have a solution to make sure their freelancers get the right amount of money for their finds with a process that’s also time efficient.
Wayne Belanger and Micah Wade’s app...
The Escape Game is quickly becoming America’s favorite real-life, puzzle-solving experience, with a variety of platforms for thrill-seekers to choose from.
The popularity of the escape room phenomenon has been exploding over the past couple of years now. In 2014, there were only 22 escape rooms in America. Now, that number has eclipsed to over 2,000, including three Escape Game locations in the Nashville area. Escape Game seems to have laid claim as the most popular escape room company across the United States
Even with three, the sites all get a heavy barrage of visitors looking to test their wits and nerves as they try to work together to complete the objective assigned to them. To combat the large crowds, the Escape Game at Opry Mills have installed kiosks outside their location, helping cement that they might not be just the most popular escape room company, but also the most...
When you start to see more and more yellow school buses on your morning commute, you know that it is back to school time for all the students and teachers out there. There are many apps available to make going back to school an easier transition for both parents and students. The following apps are available for both Android and iOS.
If your student struggles with staying organized, this is the app for him and her to keep all assignments and due dates in a place that is always with them, their smartphone! iHomework is basically an agenda/planner that keeps everything organized and reminds students of important deadlines. As a parent, you can also download the app to keep track of your child’s progress on assignments and projects. Students can also track their grades on assignments through the app, which charts their progress in the course allowing them to take ownership of...
Are you ready for some fantasy football? It’s that time of year again, and we have done the research to point you in the right direction so that you can snag that trophy and win your fantasy football league! Below you will find the best apps and podcasts to help guide your decisions throughout the season to keep your team on top.
ESPN Fantasy Football
This is the most crucial app to download to your smartphone. Not only because of its ability to provide you with a live feed of all the games, but also it sends alerts with player injury updates, so you know who to play and who to sit on the bench each week. Another fun feature is the smack talking that you can accomplish in its discussion boards and messaging capability. This app is free for Android and iOS, so you can’t go wrong there.
NFL Fantasy Football
Obviously, this app warrants a free download to your Android or iOS because...
What is Tempo?
Tempo was founded in 2010 by Brittany Wegusen. We provide 3 cloud-based music business software solutions for booking agencies, music publishers, and tour managers. Wegusen got the idea from colleagues sharing ideas for software to streamline the music business processes from start to finish. Our goal is to streamline the music industry, so creators can spend more time doing what they love--making great music and sharing it with the world.
How Does Tempo work?
Tempo offers 3 systems:
Booking Agency Pro
Tour Management Pro
Booking Agency Pro provides a solution for booking agencies of all sizes to manage artists. The program encompasses all aspects of the booking cycle including making offers, managing contracts, tracking deposits, and business reporting such as the traditional routing sheet, an artist itinerary and more. The system allows users to email...
Diwali is the five-day festival of lights that is celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains across the world. The festival, which coincides with the Hindu New Year, celebrates new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness. Diwali is one of the most significant festivals in Indian culture. Millions of people celebrate by attending firework displays, prayers, and celebratory events across the world every autumn. The actual day of Diwali is traditionally celebrated on the third day of the festival, which this year will be Wednesday, November 7. The celebration usually falls between the middle of October and the middle of November. This year, the festival will be celebrated November 5th-9th.
What is eaten during Diwali?
The celebration features various rich, savory, and sweet dishes. While eating out is popular, families mostly prepare food at home for...
What is an API?
An API is short for an Application Programming Interface, and it is a great “shortcut” for developers and coders to utilize when building an app or a website. Simply put, an API provides developers with various operations they can use instead of building a new operation from scratch. This provides consistency across the app and saves the developer a ton of time since they do not need to get into all of the nuts and bolts of the code. API’s help developers by not making them have to reinvent the wheel over and over again for basic needs of various apps and websites. For example, if you wanted your app to have the capability of taking a picture or video, the coder would not have to create a new camera interface for your app. Instead, the coder simply uses the API that is already available and integrates it into your app.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Third-Party API’s...