Data

The Dangers of Metrics for Small Business Owners

By | Jan 25, 2017 at 10:30 am

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. While metrics are an important tool for measuring results, small business owners should be wary of relying too heavily on certain ones. Metrics present business…

HR and Recruiting

3 Out-of-the-Box Hiring Tips for Your Startup

By | Jan 24, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Hiring the right employee for your startup can be a challenging process. You want someone who is qualified, can get the job done, is a team player and fits in with your company’s culture. Here are a few hiring tips from three successful companies…

HR and Recruiting

This App Will Make Sure Your Social Media Presence Isn’t Embarrassing

By | Jan 24, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Looking for a job can be incredibly stressful. In addition to having to wear nice clothes, your personality, work history, and hobbies are being judged by between one and twenty different people. And to make matters worse, social media has made it easier than…

Inspiration

8 Things I Learned After Losing My Rented Office Space

By | Jan 24, 2017 at 10:30 am

I dropped my formal education after completing school in order to build my own startup. Sounds cool, right? It sure does, but for me, it’s sometimes quite daunting. There were thoughts like — what if this all just collapses and I am left with…

Tips & How To’s

How to Tackle Potential Outsourcing Challenges in 2017

By | Jan 24, 2017 at 9:15 am

Many businesses used to think outsourcing was one of the best ways to cut costs. However, it has proven on multiple occasions to be more challenging than they expected. In 2010, a number of companies reported problems with outsourcing to overseas companies. Opposition to…

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Productivity

5 Strategies for Better Meeting Productivity

By | Jan 23, 2017 at 7:00 pm

“Meeting” has become a dirty word. Diatribes against meetings exploded in recent years, on the grounds that they’re counterproductive and bad for business. Researchers estimate that unproductive in-house meetings cost U.S. businesses $37 billion in wasted resources. That’s enough to scare any leader off…

Tips & How To’s

5 Strategies for Engaging Influencers in Your Industry

By | Jan 22, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Twitter is by far one of the most popular platforms for influencers to connect with and grow their audience. A single tweet can be seen by millions of people. For brands looking to gain some marketing exposure in front of a new audience, this…

Blogging

5 Quality Sites for Inexpensive Stock Photography

By | Jan 22, 2017 at 12:45 pm

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. Finding that one photo that helps portray the sentiments in your startup’s most recent post can be a challenge and creating your own can be time…

Culture

8 Things You Can Do Today to Grow Your Company Culture

By | Jan 22, 2017 at 10:30 am

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. Company culture is a vital part of any successful business model, because happy employees equal happy clients. In today’s competitive global marketplace, maintaining a thriving (and…

Culture

How One Founder Built A Company Culture With Compliments

By | Jan 21, 2017 at 10:30 am

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. For a founder, building a company culture takes time and effort away from the day-to-day operations. But in the long run, it can certainly make the…

Marketing

How to Build Your Instagram Account from Scratch

By | Jan 20, 2017 at 5:50 pm

We all know the importance of social media today. Whether you are a business or a brand there are a multitude of reasons for you to keep up with your social media accounts. But if you are starting from scratch it can be a…

Entrepreneur

9 Podcasts To Get Your Entrepreneurial Juices Flowing

By | Jan 20, 2017 at 10:30 am

There are a lot of ways to stay on top of the latest trends, get the best growth hacks, or just generally occupy your free time as an entrepreneur. But in recent years, podcasts have emerged as one of the better options. Whether you…

Tips & How To’s

3 Ways to Get the Highest R&D Tax Credit

By | Jan 20, 2017 at 9:15 am

Startups should always strive to be innovative and affordable. Unfortunately, they don’t always succeed, as a CB Insights survey notes that 29 percent of startups fail because of cash-flow issues. For tech entrepreneurs who want to break into an established industry — or just…

Entrepreneur

9 Creative Ways To Fund A Startup With Minimal Capital To Invest

By | Jan 19, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Looking to found your own startup but short on cash to kick things off? You can of course opt for traditional financing, but that may not always be available at the right lending terms to suit. You can get investors on board, but that…

Tips & How To’s

4 Secret Ingredients for Writing a Winning Business Case Study

By | Jan 19, 2017 at 7:00 pm

So, you want to attract new customers and compel them to buy your products and services? But why would they spend their hard-earned money on them if they don’t understand their value and purpose? This is where business case studies come handy. Using case…

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Boston

15 Entrepreneurs on What It’s Like to Be a Startup in Boston

By | Jan 19, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Boston “is a bit of the Rodney Dangerfield of cities,” according to Paige Arnof-Fenn, founder & CEO of the Boston-based Mavens & Moguls. After all, the Bay Area and NYC get all the good press but “truly Boston is where a lot of the tech and VC…

Interviews

Capital One’s Jennifer Manry on Girls Finding Their Passion in Tech

By | Jan 19, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Nearly eight in ten middle-skill jobs in today’s workforce require digital skills. This represents 32 percent of all labor market demands in nation. In order to fill the talent gap, it’s critical to expose our youth to STEM education earlier in their life, build…