Three Things You Always Need in Your Desk

Whether it’s to pay the bills or read one of the three most imperative books to your success, your desk is the throne of your home. Even if you’re not one of those “Dad’s Recliner” guys, you still have a proverbial roosting point. It’s the place your wife sees you when you’re managing the household […]

The Best Apps for Android and iOS That Are Here To Stay

Apps come and go, but the best ones are forever (or about as permanent as you can affirm yourself in the media landscape). If you’re going to bench on a certain app to help you with your business, you don’t want the rug being pulled out from under your feet. That’s why you should go […]

Men’s Shaving Kit

For the man who likes to stay clean shaven or keep crisp edges around his mustache or goatee, our refined gent shaving kit is a must-have grooming accessory. This shaving set includes a genuine badger hair shaving brush, Mach 3 compatible razor, and handsome dark grey stand. Shaving kit measures 5 tall. Includes stand, brush, […]

To Get a Loan, or Not – That Is The Question

Don’t dock me for the cheesy title, you know it works. One of the biggest issues with taking your business to the next level is funding. Investors have turned their noses up (much like they did to Steve Jobs, and the original publishers who Rowling submitted to are still crying a river), and you’re planning […]

Top 5 Books To Read Before Launching Your Startup

There’s nothing quite like launching your new business: there’s adrenaline, there’s honeymoon-style love, there’s… there’s… a whole lot to do. Even the tasks that you really, really don’t like are going to be crucial to starting up your business. There’s going to be hurdles, leaps, and bounds that all need to be met, and met […]

Tiddly Trailer Bar Co. – Interview

Fourteen Robots scouts through Kickstarter campaigns and we came across Tiddly Trailer Bar which caught our attention and decided to conduct a small interview to get a glimpse of behind the scenes of what is behind each startup.   What was the inspiration for your product? -I have been in the restaurant and bar industry […]

Solar Powered Windows: Business Investment, or a Pitfall?

We’re seeing an abundance of solar-powered technology sweeping the nation, all in the nick of time (we hope). Solar farms are popping up all across Africa and North America; Germany has become the most energy independent nation on Earth, rivaling America nearly fourfold. It’s an amazing time, and with innovative energy solutions, we get the […]

Advice From Billionaires On How To Get Rich and Retain Your Wealth

Last time I checked, there were 503 billionaires in the world. That’s pretty insane, and it’s even crazier to think that most of these men and women built their own wealth. That’s right: rags to riches. It’s even plausible to recognize the fact that you could be number 504. Here’s some advice from the world’s […]

Effectively Working From Home With Children: How It’s Done

There’s somewhat of a personal memoir in here, so be prepared, FR reader. When I started working from home in May of 2017, there was a great deal of confusion. How do I do this right? What’s the perfect workday? Realizing that you’ll have to treat your at-home business like a nine-to-five, well, it sucks. […]

Business Cards Are More Important Than Your Logo

We all know a logo when we see one, and immediately associate it with its proper brand name without thinking about it. It’s like seeing the golden arches; you just know, right? However, your logo isn’t going to mean jack in a world where we’re slapped in the face with media and advertisements every day, […]

When Is It Time To Hire an Accountant?

When we think of an accountant, there’s two main responsibilities that come to mind: payroll, and taxes. A proper accountant is much more than that. They can provide specific services to scale your small business, provide financial advice, or clean up messy situations with revenue. Properly tracking your expenses is crucial, after all. There are […]

Fresh Business Ideas for Small Business Online

A fresh take on starting a small business. Provide services that online companies need, helping them become more competitive and successful. These ideas are dependent on your knowledge about the IT services you can offer.   We all want to become our boss, self-employed and get out of the 9 to 5 grind. There are […]

The Three Books That Enhance Your Success

No matter what you hear, see, or read, you should take everything with a grain of salt. A true man knows that critical, life-altering piece of advice when it passes his ears, or pops-up in his mind for the first time. These three books each have a bit of knowledge that are fundamentally proven to […]

Wunderlist

This one’s a bit personal because I don’t advocate services often. Scroll on down to the bottom of this article, and you’ll see that I’m a freelancer who has the privilege of writing for this excellent website, but it’s not my only deal. When you’re your own boss, things get messy, and it’s difficult to […]

How Big Does My Business Impact Have To Be?

As an entrepreneur, you don’t need an empire to have an impact. The impact that you have in your business and beyond may already be bigger than you imagine.   Here’s some great news: businesses that consciously focus on impact, on making a positive difference, have 12-14 times more income than businesses that just focus […]

Know Your Audience to Excel in Digital Marketing and Advertising

In a time when technology moves faster than people, things are different. In this ever-changing landscape, newspapers are traded for Facebook, cable is swapped for Netflix, and texts are exchanged instead of phone calls.  Rules change, procedures change, and even communication styles change. Read more about what an advertising agency has to say about this below.   […]

5 Tips for Increasing Your Email Marketing Effectiveness

In looking to improve your marketing effectiveness when working online a great place to start is the list of email addresses you promote to. This list is the focus of your email based marketing efforts and should be managed in a way to get the greatest profit from it.   Online entrepreneurs are always looking […]

What Is The Future Of Branding?

Before you hire a company for its branding services, it would be better to know about the future of branding. This will help you to make sure the strategies are moving in the right direction, and your business will grow properly. The platform of branding is changing with the passage of time. Nowadays, the process of […]

Full Disclosure on Music Licensing For Your Business

Everything sounds better and catchier with a few well-known or relatable songs, right? Nothing like We Are The Champions coming on during the end of the Super Bowl, or hearing some Sinatra in the background of a romantic movie. However, the misconception among these uses, such as hiding behind Fair Use rights, can make or […]

The Three Best Steve McQueen Movies of All Time (And What They Cost)

The man, the myth, the legend: Steve McQueen. He was one of the most badass action heroes of all-time, though he’s rarely talked about today. His hit film streak from the 1960s featured some of the best anti-hero portrayals of all time, but how can you sum up all of McQueen’s awesomeness into just one […]

Your Business Needs An Explainer Video, And Here’s Why

There’s been an influx of marketing material over the years. Through Facebook, YouTube and Google+, we’re seeing an increase in explainer videos for multiple business models and types. Do you want to know why? They work like a charm.   Whiteboard explainer videos broke the barrier on this revolutionary marketing platform. When you go through […]

What The Hell is an LLC?

If you’ve read our post about Why It’s Important To Incorporate Your Business, then you have a good idea about LLCs already. They’re not that much different from an incorporated business. In fact, they house a lot of the same elements. An LLC (Limited Liability Company) is a hybrid of a corporation, partnership, and sole […]

Incorporating Your Business Is Crucial: Here’s Why

Incorporating your business is quite possibly the most helpful (and inexpensive) thing you can do to prevent your assets. If you’re going the sole proprietorship route, we think you’ll quickly change your tune in about five minutes time. Here we go.   Brand Immortality If your business or startup becomes the next Twitter, you’ll probably […]

How To Choose Your Bookkeeping Software

There’s a lot of trust that goes into choosing the right software for the job. When you’re talking about keeping your funding in order, recording transactions, purchases, and all of the above, it’s not an easy task. It can be dizzying. Fortunately for you, we’ve boiled down the key processes that a bookkeeping software should […]

Subscription Services: Media, Clothing & Food, And Why They Work

You’re seeing it on shows like Shark Tank, and all across social media, such as Facebook: subscription-based services have sprouted up absolutely everywhere. Whether it’s for clothing, media or food, you’re going to see an increase in these services, and it’s for one good reason: they work.   Subscriptions give you a locked-in, guaranteed fee […]

How To Use A 3D Printer For Your Business

One of the coolest things to hit the ever-expanding realm of technological advances has to be the 3D printer. We’ve seen little pens that print in 3D, but that’s not what I’m talking about. High-grade, high-efficiency 3D printers. Believe it or not, they have multiple uses for your business, no matter what you do.   […]

HP Spectre X2 – Comprehensive Overview & User Review

Every now and again, I butt heads with our editor here on FourteenRobots. He’s a mac guy, I’m an HP-only guy; it can get down to the wire. When I look at an HP product, it rarely falls flat on features. To make him happy, though, I promised him an iPad Pro review. Without further […]

Crowdfunding: The New Business Model

We’re all familiar with websites like Kickstarter; those without the official credentials or educational background, who wish to innovate the world, have been given a place to gain funding for their projects. We’ve seen some epic gadgets on there ourselves, including  , and they’re all worthy of getting in on the ground floor. It’s like […]

How DropBox Paper Is Replacing Email

For those of us who use email—being the entire world—you’re probably used to Google’s Gmail. Even if it isn’t your main provider, there’s a chance that you tried it at one point. While Google continues to expand on all of their services, there’s one they simply can’t compete with, and it’s growing like a wildfire. […]