An Entrepreneur’s Toolkit Guide

Are you working on the next billion dollar idea? Like all good things in life, it’s going to take blood, sweat, and determination to bring that brilliant idea to life. Luckily, there’s no better time to start a new venture and there is a community of providers waiting to help you build.

All successful entrepreneurs have a list of invaluable partners and can’t live without tools that help them get the job done. Whether it’s branding and design, SEO, credit card processing, or communications, tools are essential to every great company success and we’ve created a handy infographic to guide you in your journey.

As entrepreneurs ourselves, we put together a list of the best of the best outlining the right tools for operations, finance, branding, and beyond.

Not long ago, our journey started by choosing the right name. Crowdsourcing through crowdSPRING harnessed the power of creatives from around the world to make the process seamless. The name HeroPay reflected our values and helped defined our principles.

Next, we needed a nifty logo to match our brand, with 99designs we were able to choose from many well-crafted logos.

Now as a full-fledged company, our operations depend on great companies like Google, Slack, and Amazon to be able to communicate, store data, and keep our website humming.

PR and Marketing are made a synch with social media and content marketing tools to amplify your message around the web.

And there’s more. These are the companies and tools that have built large followings of loyal users and helped many companies along the way.


The State of Software Engineering: Salaries, Programming Languages, Technologies

According to the survey by O’Reilly, technologies such as Javascript, HTML, CSS, Python, Bash and Java have marked the year 2016 as most widely used programming languages. At the same time, Java alongside PHP and C/C++ were still used by programmers, but not so frequently as before.

The top paying technologies in 2016 according to StackOverflow were F#, Dart, Cassandra, Spark, Hadoop, Clojure, Scala, Salesforce, Redis, Go, Cloud (AWS, Azure, GAE, etc). The most trending technologies were React, Spark, Swift, Cassandra, Raspberry Pi, Node.js, Cloud and Python.

The highest salaries software engineers received in the US, Switzerland and Japan. Also developers in Northern and Western Europe tend to have higher salaries than their colleagues in Eastern European countries.

Finally, programmers got higher salaries with cloud-related technologies and such languages as Swift, Go, Scala and Python, which the majority of software development community is eager to learn within 1-2 years.

Source: Adoriasoft LLC

Adoriasoft LLC custom software development company is a highly qualified, energetic team of experts driven by a mutual desire to deliver the best. It offers top full-cycle services: Research and Estimation, Requirements definition, Architecting, Prototyping, Development, UI/UX design, QA, Support and Updates, IT Consulting.

10 Fascinating Things In Milan You Definitely Have To Do

What are the first associations when you hear Milan? Cathedrals? Football? Tasty cuisine? There are so many variants because Milan is very saturated by different really beautiful and marvelous places and things to do.

If you glance at the list of all attractions in Milan, you’ll see that visiting all these points will last for ages. That’s why we sorted and visualized, in this infographic, the top 10 best places in Milan that you should visit. Anyone who has ever been to Milan would defnitely agree with all these interesting places and things to do. And those who are only going to visit this fascinating City will find this infographic useful.

Why? Let’s see. Milan has about 50 churches and museums that can fulfill your desire to enjoy the beautiful architecture profile of the city. Additionally, 20 basilicas are some of the other attractions of Milan that attract up to 6 million tourists annually. Do not forget about the picturesque views of at least 25 squares with fresh air, green plants and cute animals.

So, you may not only explore history and culture of the ancient city but also unite with nature. We know that it’s quite difficult to visit all interesting places at a limited time, especially in such a great city like Milan. That is why we decided to collect the most entertaining and popular places which were selected by some of the most reliable and famous travel services. Also, here you may find open hours, entrance fees and addresses.

Hope you will find this a ‘must-visit and to-do list’ informative and useful. Have a good travel!


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Paydays In The UK: Britons’ Spending and Saving Habits

How Do You Spend Your Paypacket? Brits’ Payday Spending Habits Revealed

Payday is near! Amazing! However, for some, payday is not actually the best day of the month – new survey reveals that for many British citizens, getting your salary does not mean over the top purchases and awesome meals – but rather debt and daily financial woes.

As a result, if you are among the people for whom payday is a tough season, you are not alone. New research by Wizzcash, the short-term and payday loan provider, looks at our monthly habits, observing how we divulge our hard-earned salary and the kind of financial strain we feel.

The survey of approximately 1,000 British citizens found that over 30% do not make their salary last for the whole month, with 4% finding it extremely difficult to even make it last for one week.

Other payday findings include:

  • People aged 65 and over are the savviest spenders, making their money last all month.
  • For 31% of Brits, debt is a very real problem – with nearly a third falling into debt following a payday spending spree.
  • We’re often told it’s important to save, but for nearly half of Britons (46%) that’s not so easy, with this number struggling to save more than £100 a month.
  • For many Britons, living on credit is a monthly reality – 64% have relied on a credit card to supplement their payday, with overdrafts, borrowing from friends and family, personal loans and payday loans.

Hilton Freund, managing director of Wizzcash, said it was clear high living costs were having an impact. “Research shows the cost of essentials is rising – this is a particular problem for low-income households.”

Paydays In The UK: Britons’ Spending And Saving Habits

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Breaking down the Business Model of Your Favourite Taxi App – Uber

The word cab or taxi has now become synonymous with the word Uber. People around the globe don’t call a cab anymore, they call an Uber. Whether you are getting late for the airport or need a ride home from a pub after getting hammered, Uber has always got your back.

From being just another start-up to becoming the organization that covers half the globe, Uber has sure come a long way. You might be surprised to know that the taxi company is currently worth $62.5 billion, which is more than the net worth of global automobile giants like BMW, Ford and General Motors. And that too, even without owning any vehicle of its own. Intriguing. Right? So, now you must be wondering how Uber operates so many taxis without actually owning any of them.

Let us try to break it down for you. Uber is a mobile application that connects passengers with drivers for hire. The catch is that Uber drivers are not just drivers. 61% of Uber drivers have full time or part time careers outside of Uber. Some of them are professional football players, university presidents, musicians, firefighters, actors, high school teachers, designers and even military personnel. Also, approximately 20% of Uber drivers in the United States of America are women and Uber has pledged to have at least a million female drivers by 2020.

It is extremely easy to become an Uber driver and people can do it in their free time for earning a little extra cash, considering the fact that Uber keeps only 20% earnings of a ride and gives the rest to its driver/partners. In order to be an Uber driver, all you need is a registered car and you’re set. Every month approximately 50,000 new drivers sign up with Uber.

To know more awesome facts about this taxi giant, check out the fun and infographic developed by Unboxing Deals.

Uber Story

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