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How to Really Recruit a Diverse Workforce [INFOGRAPHIC]

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You may have wondered how great organizations recruit and retain amazing employees. Do they hire from the same alma mater? Do employees have similar skillsets and backgrounds? Do they think, act, and accomplish goals similarly? Actually, it’s the opposite. Diverse teams have varying experiences, learning styles, and success stories, all of which can contribute to… Read more »




DC’s 2014 Spring Startup Weekend: Recap and Winners

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Looking for the next Airbnb? You just might find it at Startup Weekend DC. This past weekend at WeWork DC – Wonder Bread Factory, 13 new startups were created, money was made, $25k was invested, and three months of rent was waved away for one lucky startup. The Judges Panel: Benjamin Wald @benjaminswald – Managing Partner… Read more »


4 Ways You Can Turn Your Startup’s Employees Into Recruiters

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Why spend all your time and money trying to find startup talent when you can use your own employees as recruiters? The most desirable candidates aren’t scouring job boards — they’re usually hired through a connection that recommends them. In fact, an infographic at Undercover Recruiter explains that, while only 7 percent of applicants come… Read more »






How to Operate a Startup in 3 Time Zones

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We live in a globalized world. Working in London, having a team in Sydney, or talking to prospective clients in Tokyo isn’t unusual. Many companies operate overseas, particularly due to the fact that more than 70 percent of the world’s purchasing power is located outside the US. While many big-name companies have offices overseas, can… Read more »




We Robot: The Uncertainty of Drones

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What is it with our fascination of robots taking over the world? A future where our streets will be protected by Robocops, and cars are automated without you having to touch the steering wheel. Is this perception of the future far-fetched? According to University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, we may be… Read more »


Miami Attracted $300 million of Venture Capital in 2013

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The Atlantic’s Startup City Miami yesterday announced a new report that revealed Miami has dramatically improved its ability to attract venture capital, ranking 16th highest among the 380-plus U.S. metro regions, raking in $300 million in the last year. The report was generated by The Martin Prosperity Institute and presented during yesterday’s summit, which explored the impact of… Read more »


First Code School Launches in Durham, Securing the City’s Rise as a Southeastern Tech Leader

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Coding school and startup accelerator The Iron Yard today announced a partnership with Durham-based development firm Smashing Boxes to launch an immersive code school that will meet the Triangle region’s growing demand for a skilled technology workforce. Dubbed The Iron Yard Academy, the code school will be the first of its kind in Durham, NC, and the second in the greater Triangle region…. Read more »


Why It’s So Important to Keep Your Customers Happy

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Keeping customers happy is your biggest asset as a business. If you’re not yet sold on the idea, consider that a 2 percent increase in customer retention has the same effect as decreasing costs by 10 percent. Not only that, but it costs over six times more to get a new customer than it does to keep one. Clearly,… Read more »