Culture

5 Things to Remember While Working With Someone You Hate

By | Mar 29, 2017 at 3:30 pm

People say it all the time: hate is a strong word. Unfortunately, the chances of getting along with everyone you work with are equivalent to those of winning the lottery at the exact same moment you’ve been hit by lightning. There are always going to be people…

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Why Maintaining Your Startup Culture Will Be Key to Rapid Growth

By | Mar 29, 2017 at 9:15 am

Growth inevitably brings changes — some welcomed and some not. And while adaptability is a must in business, there are some changes that, if not managed appropriately, can send a growing company into a tailspin. One of the areas that businesses must remain vigilant…

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4 Tips to Help Your Company Culture Attract Top Candidates

By | Mar 22, 2017 at 8:30 pm

As startup owners, my managing partner Andrew Fayad and I know too well the Catch-22 that can affect small companies. To excel, startups need powerful hires who are experienced and innovative, but it’s hard to entice executive-level professionals to swap name-brand careers for something…

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The Secret to Building a Healthy Audience? Act Like You’re Dating Them.

By | Mar 14, 2017 at 12:50 pm

In 2017, the concept of trust is more important than ever. Countries around the world, from France to the U.S. to South Korea, are increasingly politically polarized. Online, communities rally together, muting or bullying those who don’t agree. Those who can build trust among their followers…

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4 Proven Strategies for Hiring a Diverse Team

By | Feb 3, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Culture can be a tricky thing: Those who don’t fit into a culture are implicitly or explicitly encouraged to move on, but the end result can be a stagnation. The ideal culture should be one that is free to evolve and include others without losing…

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8 Things You Can Do Today to Grow Your Company Culture

By | Jan 22, 2017 at 10:30 am

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 happy) office environment often gets pushed to the bottom of a CEO’s to-do list.   When I launched STRV,…

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How One Founder Built A Company Culture With Compliments

By | Jan 21, 2017 at 10:30 am

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 day more enjoyable and productive for employees. And a happy employee makes for a happy startup. The Young Entrepreneurship…

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Study: 78 Percent of Tech Workers Should Find a Better Job

By | Jan 13, 2017 at 10:30 am

Earlier, we mentioned a study showing that the average U.S. worker is underpaid about $5,ooo a year. It gets worse: New research indicates that a whopping 78 percent of all tech and engineering workers have a “compelling reason” to leave their current position or workplace….

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4 Ways to Spark Creativity and Inspire Tech Employees

By | Nov 27, 2016 at 2:30 pm

Your company is only as great as your team. This is even more true in the case of tech firms that are competing in the digital economy. Inspiration and the grit to continue working until projects are completed contribute to the best of our…

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Jellyvision’s Amanda Lannert on Sharks, Massage Chairs, and Networking

By | Nov 5, 2016 at 12:45 pm

As the CEO of Jellyvision, the producer of ALEX, an interactive decision-support tool that talks you through traditionally boring and confusing human resource decisions like picking health insurance and makes them fun and engaging, Amanda Lannert has it all figured out. The Jellyvision of today has one of the more…

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6 Company Perks That Attract Top Talent

By | Nov 4, 2016 at 2:20 pm

When it comes to attracting talent, companies are getting more and more creative with their employee perks. From helping pay back student loans and trips to exotic places around the world to bike share programs and a rock climbing walls in the office, employers will continue to figure…

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Denver

The 7 Coolest Ways to Ring Your Morning Bell [Video]

By | Sep 15, 2016 at 1:30 pm

This article is part of a  Startup Week content series brought to you by CHASE for BUSINESS. Startup Week is celebration of entrepreneurs in cities around the globe. CHASE for BUSINESS is everything a business needs in one place, from expert advice to valuable…

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Why You Need to Write Down Your Company Values ASAP

By | Sep 14, 2016 at 10:20 am

There are two great examples of a stellar company culture. The first: Netflix’s 124-slide presentation, titled “Culture,” which has been viewed 14 million times. The second: Valve’s Handbook for New Employees, a pdf that whimsically details a healthy and creative work environment. What do…

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How to Maintain Your Startup Culture as You Scale

By | Aug 18, 2016 at 11:45 am

In this Q&A with Leanplum CEO and cofounder, Momchil Kyurkchiev, and head of global talent, Dinna Davis, the discussion centers around hiring for culture fit, how to recruit A-players and how that criteria has evolved from early startup days to the present. This is a preview…