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TechnologyAdvice CEO replaces himself

Rob Bellenfant had built and led a 250-person tech services company that was achieving 40 percent growth each year and gaining business with IBM and Oracle. Still in his 20s, he had a pow...

Nashville tech CEO gives up top spot after a decade in charge

Rob Bellenfant has passed the baton of the company he's helmed for a decade ( since he was a freshman in college) to Michael O'Hara, a tech industry veteran the company brought in earlier...

TechnologyAdvice Unveils New Tech Workspace

On March 8, TechnologyAdvice unveiled its new headquarters and technology workspace. Both Nashville Software School and the Nashville Technology Council have leased space in the new build...

TechnologyAdvice Plants New Tech Hub Near Fairgrounds

TechnologyAdvice, a Nashville tech firm, is transforming its new space into a Nashville tech center with the addition of two organizations — Nashville Technology Council and Nashville Software School.

TechnologyAdvice hosts inaugural meeting of Nashcocktail 2.0

About 200 people stopped by the headquarters of TechnologyAdvice near the Tennessee Fairgrounds earlier this week for the first Nashcocktail networking event since TechnologyAdvice acquired the networking series from Dave Delaney.

3 Ways to Say Thank You to Your Employees and Show You Mean It

Rob Bellenfant, owner and CEO of Nashville-based TechnologyAdvice, concurs. “The key is to remember there is no one-size-fits-all approach,” he says. “Different rewards resonate with different employees, so leaders must invest time in learning how best to reward their teams.”

Infographic: Workers overwhelmingly say flexible work hours would boost their loyalty

Sixty-one percent of people say working from home would help them be more productive because they wouldn't have to deal with office politics, interruptions from colleagues and commuting stress, an infographic from Technology Advice says.

The Flexible Workplace [Infographic]

Resumes are screened, filtered, ranked, shared and stored as a vital part of the hiring process. There are several ways an applicant can submit their information and some of these methods provide useful benefits to you as the employer.

Nashville Emerging Leader Awards announced

Young community leaders in fields ranging from health care and banking to technology and the arts were honored at the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and YP Nashville's annual Nashville Emerging Leader Awards Thursday night at Lipscomb University.

From A to Z: 200 Essential Resources for Entrepreneurs Building a Business

Being an entrepreneur can be difficult. Being an entrepreneur attempting to launch a startup is even more challenging. The good news? You don’t have to go it alone. There are a lot of tools and resources at your fingertips online to help you successfully plan, launch and run your business. And, here are 200 of those essential tools and resources.

Nashville Emerging Leader Awards finalists announced

The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and YP Nashville has named 75 young professionals as finalists for the Nashville Emerging Leader Awards.

TechnologyAdvice buys Nolensville Pike office building

Rob Bellenfant, CEO of TechnologyAdvice, plans to spend another $3 million to renovate the four-story, 38,000-square-foot office building at 500 Interstate Blvd. S. That building is off Nolensville Pike across from the Tennessee State Fairgrounds.

TechnologyAdvice offers employees flexibility and opportunities to grow

The CEO of TechnologyAdvice, Rob Bellenfant, bought the company on eBay in 2005 when it was a digital marketing agency operating under a different name. Two years ago, he rebranded it and honed its focus to connecting buyers and sellers of business technology. The new approach brought quick growth, and the company nearly tripled its employee count in the past 20 months.

How to Talk to Your Employer About Community Service

Jenna Elkins, a media relations coordinator for Inc. 5000 company TechnologyAdvice recommends walking into the meeting with a thorough plan. “Be ready to share details of the activity and your reason for your participation, while also addressing any potential concerns.”

Regional Report: Southeast US

Last year’s economic development coup—Airbus’s $600 million agreement to build an assembly plant in Mobile—has moved into hiring mode, with about 1,000 workers coming onto payroll. The state’s fast pace of industrialization leaves employers competing for qualified workers.

Third-Party Rating Sites Important in Health IT Purchase Satisfaction

According to the 2014 Black Book Survey, 89% of all physician practices agree their billing and collections systems/processes need upgrading. In addition, throughout 2014, industry experts have been saying that there is a strong trend towards EHR switching happening right now.

Why Leaders Should Focus on Employee Investment, not Engagement

The modern workplace is a collection of new technologies, new business strategies, and new leadership methodologies… and the same staggering number of disengaged employees.

The main reason you don't use a health wearable? You're apathetic and cheap.

No real surprises. Most people are fat, apathetic, and cheap. And it’s not just me saying that. The above stats come from a new report out today from TechnologyAdvice.

Bringing engagement back to your office isn't hard, here's how

Businesses obsess over it. Research organizations study it and monitor its progress over the years. It’s employee engagement, and numerous studies have made it clear that it’s been declining in the workplace for some time now.

Entrepreneurs Share Their Celebratory Rituals

We have monthly team outings that vary between recreational trips (trampoline dodge ball, high-speed go karts) and community outreach activities (working with Best Buddies, stuffing backpacks for back-to-school, shopping for kids during the holidays).

Rob Bellenfant: How due diligence can save your entrepreneurial dreams

Rob is a serial entrepreneur and investor. He started his first business at age 7, his first technology business at age 12, and sold his first business at age 18. Now 27, he is CEO of TechnologyAdvice, a Nashville-based company that connects IT buyers with the business technology that best fits their needs.

TechnologyAdvice Makes the Inc. 500/5000 List

A B2B technology marketing company that brings businesses together with IT vendors that best fit their needs. It offers a free Web app for businesses and in-house advisors to help businesses find tech vendors and products.

Small Business Awards Finalist: TechnologyAdvice

Nashville is home for me, so I never considered anywhere else. The city is vibrant and growing, and it’s getting better for technology businesses and entrepreneurs every day.

A Millennial Leader Learning to Speak Millennial

A Millennial leading a team full of Millennials sounds like the perfect complement, right? It seems as if it would be such a great match! The leader and team presumably speak the same language. They must have the same motivations and instincts. Communication must be simple, right? Not necessarily.

This Company's Secret Hiring Weapon? Ping Pong

Can a friendly game of ping pong help you make better hiring decisions? Yes it can, according to Rob Bellenfant, CEO of Nashville-based TechnologyAdvice, a free service that helps companies decide which technology products to buy. And he believes he can prove it.

Ravenwood grad Rob Bellenfant leads IT marketing firm

Brentwood may be far from the nation’s technology hub in Silicon Valley. But for Rob Bellenfant, the 27-year-old CEO of TechnologyAdvice, an office in this Williamson County city is just perfect for his fast-growing IT marketing company.

7 Tips for Managing Digital Information Overload

In today's high-speed digital world it is not unusual for business and project managers to have multiple email, social media (Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Facebook) and text messaging accounts -- for work and for personal use.

Can ping-pong help you hire better employees?

TechnologyAdvice, which serves as a matchmaker between IT vendors and companies seeking tech solutions, is combining millennial affinity for office ping-pong with businesses' increasing love for data to improve its hiring process.

Tech firm ponders ping-pong's role in hiring process

Ryan Lewis, a Belmont University student applying for an internship at Brentwood-based Technology Advice, answered typical questions about strengths, weaknesses, experience, etc. Then at the end of the interview, he was asked to play ping-pong.

Freshman CEO: How a Brentwood entrepreneur built businesses from an early age

Rob Bellenfant is the CEO of newly rebranded TechnologyAdvice, formerly Thrive Marketing Group, a Brentwood-based technology performance marketing company he bought in 2006, when he was a freshman at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.