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. […]

Your Comprehensive Guide to Google My Business (GMB)

Google has been the go-to for everyone’s internet searches for decades. It became a verb, to “Google” something, and now, it’s the business standard when you think of search engines. Nobody holds a candle to Google, and they’ve somehow found ways to improve their already phenomenal name. It’s called Google My Business, or GMB, and […]

How Instagram Became The Easiest Marketing Platform

If you think your audience has an adept attention span, you’re bloody wrong. Everything is more instantaneous nowadays, and as such, we want media and content way faster. I give you Instagram—the solution to all of your marketing problems, and it doesn’t cost you a damn penny.   Instagram page views rival Twitter, which has […]

Vi: Personal Trainer Built Into Your Headphones

It seems as though artificial intelligence is worming its way into every aspect of our lives, including our headphones. That’s right; your personal trainer is now an AI program integrated into your headphones, bent on keeping you on track during your workout regiment.   Everything in the world is equipped with Bluetooth—we get it; it’s […]

What does your professional photograph say about you?

When it comes down to it, first impressions last a lifetime, as we’ve discussed at length before. Through any Google search, you want your employer, clientele or colleagues to be able to find the professional you, before they find the fun you. That is, the fun-loving John Smith who posts Instagram photos of cats doing […]

LinkedIn: Your best friend or your worst enemy

Everything we do is recorded online. You don’t even have the slightest clue just what information about you is floating around on web databases (scary, isn’t it?) The most important thing is that the right material arises first and foremost in Google results. It’s no secret; we’ve all Googled ourselves. Social media links pop-up first, […]

Digital Marketing: Separating Amateurs and Professionals

You’ve seen ads everywhere online. If you’re ever looking for ways to improve your online business, you’re being fed the same advertisements as the rest of us: Josh Harris, Billy Jean—just to name a few—who all claim that they possess the knowledge to properly train you on becoming a leading digital marketing consultant.   Here’s […]

Why content is king, and SEO is second fiddle

Search Engine Optimization—everyone’s suddenly an expert on it, and you’re sitting alone in the dark wondering why nobody’s walking through your virtual doors. You need foot traffic, so you turn to an “SEO Expert” to help bring people to where they should be: your website. The issue with this is directly under your nose. Your […]

Wine Barrel Pub Chair With Italian Leather

Have you ever wanted to have something unique in your home bar? Reclaimed wine and whisky barrels has been a nice touch to many bars but pair it with leather and you have the perfect combination of wood and manliness. This chair is no joke and it will definitely look great with any setting you […]

LazyDaze Hammocks

Every entrepreneur deserves some time to relax at the end of a productive week. The best recipe to end the night we believe is having a drink and a cigar on a comfortable hammock while listening to great classic jazz. If you’ve never owned a hammock, here’s a great chance to have one without having […]

How To Get A Killer Bio: Hire A Writer

It’s no secret: great biographies lead to exceptional connections on LinkedIn, results on your business, and build your first impression on whomever stumbles across your page before you even have the chance to make said first impression for yourself. It’s a big deal, and as such you shouldn’t just leave it up to a chance […]

Don’t Pay Someone To Think For You

When it really comes down to it, do you need to pay someone else to think for you? Consultants come and go, and it’s a fickle industry. A consultant is an advisor, someone who is supposed to provide reliable information to you, thereby expanding your knowledge and business. It’s supposed to help you out, when […]

Leatherman – Skeletool CX Multi-Tool

Constantly looking for the most practical tool without taking much space is such a struggle. Using the Leatherman Skeletool has been such a useful tool on our EDC. So much that even the wife has asked for it to get something done. At first, wife was skeptical but she noticed how useful it has been. […]

Get together bluetooth speaker from House of Marley

It’s time you received an elevated music experience with the Get Together BT speaker from the House of Marley. These portable speakers were designed to give you studio-like sound irrespective of the type of music you’re listening to. They have a signature sound that delivers amazing bass leading to vibrant and energetic sound quality. Apart […]

Networking your way to recognition

When you feel like you need more clients, email doesn’t work as good as networking events and mixers. It’s not an easy task as you need to be very organized and know some business etiquette. Some entrepreneurs don’t use etiquete and we’ll cover some of them in another article but the important part of this […]

Guitar Amp Key Holder

How many times have you lost your keys, only to remember that you forgot to install a key rack later? You are actually looking for a cool placeholder, the perfect off-beat solution that will go with your living room. And, if there is a musician in you, why not buy Pluginz Jack Rack Guitar Amp […]

Your Business on Twitter: Tweet Smart

Twitter is arguably one of the best platforms for businesses to update their guests on. Years ago, there was a phenomenon (it’s still there, just not as big,) where food trucks would announce on Twitter where they would be parking for the day, and foodies would flock to it to stand in line on the […]

Market Your Business On A Child’s Allowance

Sounds ridiculous, right? We covered how to market to 500 people with $100.00, but now, we’re going to do it for next to nothing. These methods aren’t as flashy or professional, but send the message all the same. You ready? Let’s dive in.   Leaflets  Did you ever mow lawns as a kid, or perhaps […]

Network Your Business Effectively, or Go Down With The Ship

You can’t flip the sign on the door from closed to open and expect a flood of customers. Networking is the estranged half-brother of marketing; they go hand in hand. Think about that one kid in school who knew everybody. Whatever you needed, he knew a kid that had done it, knew how to do […]

Digital Marketing Strategy Warning Signs

Marketing Strategy   Digital marketing is such a hot field right now that many creative agencies think that they walk on water. The belief is that any digital marketing is already as good as it gets and there’s nothing to worry about. The truth, though, is a bit more nuanced. It’s true that digital marketing […]

Professionally Market To 500 People With Premium Content For $100

Marketing doesn’t come without a cost, that’s for certain. When you’re looking to get your brand out there in the world, there are a million options to market just constantly crashing into your face. You’re drowning in options; it takes money to make money; what on earth should you do? Start. Small.   Business Cards […]