Tide TIPS: Technology, Innovation, Patents, Startups Volume 53

 

Tide TIPS: Volume 53

You are reading Tide TIPS, a weekly round-up of all things Technology, Innovation, Patent, and Startup related.

 

Spice up your emails by ditching these phrases

Do you ever get an email or hear an expression that essentially sounds like nails on a chalkboard to you? Apparently a fourth of America feels the same about this common workplace phrase. Avoid office drama and spice up your expression bank with these alternatives. (Hubspot)

Gameday Parking Made Easy

It’s no secret that college game days bring thousands of spectators to college campuses every fall and with that an absurd amount of traffic. With all of that traffic comes a great deal of frustration for out-of-towners who drive in and find there are hardly any places to park and the ones they do have sky-high price tags. W, ll we have some astounding news, this app aims to change that. Game day goers now can ‘book’ a parking spot before they arrive enabling a stress free game day. So if you’re planning on dropping by Tuscaloosa or Athens, GA anytime soon you might consider giving this startup a try. (Al.com)

The Best Questions to ask to Build Rapport with Customers

If you’re anything like me, when a call comes in from an unfamiliar number, you debate screening it but ultimately answer the phone.  Almost simultaneously you begin to hunker down for an awkward and seemingly pointless conversation with a sales representative that for some reason always starts off about the weather. However, when I am met with a go-getter question set or something personable, I for one immediately push those initial reservations aside. As you know, customer relationships and feedback are critical to business growth and overall success. The good news is building strong rapport just starts with a couple questions. (Hubspot)

Small Town Silicon Valley?

Entrepreneurship is by no means for the faint of heart. We have seen hundreds, if not thousands, of startup companies, rise out of places like San Francisco and New York.  It would be an easy derivation that large cities are the best location for new ideas and aspiring business owners. Turns out, you might be wrong. Companies are now paying employees to leave these epicenters to relocate to more ‘remote’ locations which offer more sustainable living, less competition, and some interesting opportunities you may not expect. (Entrepreneur)

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