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You’re Not as Good of a Manager as You Think


Ask any leader if they think they’re good at managing people. Most will respond “yes” or “I try to be” or “I think so.” No one ever flat-out says no. It could be we’re too afraid to admit what we don’t know. More likely it’s that we really never learned. Unlike the skills it takes… Read more »

5 Ways to Save Money on Your Hiring Strategy Now


Ask your average corporate recruiter, and they’ll scoff at startups having trouble hiring great talent. But what they don’t realize is the numerous obstacles that face growing companies when it comes to hiring the best people. Startups are burdened by a lack of time to devote to the hiring process. And in many cities, they… Read more »

Why You Should Be Using Mobile Recruiting


If you haven’t joined the mobile recruiting game, you’re missing out on a huge chunk of viable job candidates. In fact, more than 70 percent of active job seekers are using their mobile devices to find jobs. Of those job seekers, 30 percent have applied for a job using their mobile device. Bringing the job… Read more »

15 Ways to Make Sure Your Startup Fails

make sure your startup fails

Before you start learning how to succeed, let’s work on the not failing part first. Here’s how to make sure your startup fails: HR  1. “Hire relatives. With genes like yours, what could go wrong?” – Jens Hinrichsen, VP marketing of Versafe 2. “The more random and nonsensical the job title (i.e. Pet Happiness Ninja Hacker),… Read more »

12 Tips For Finding the Perfect Partner for Your Startup

12 tips for finding the perfect partner

The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, the YEC recently launched #StartupLab, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses via live video chats, an expert content library and email lessons. Changing… Read more »

5 Reasons to Choose Outlook over Everything Else


If you run a small business, one of the biggest decisions you can make is which web tools and email program to use. Microsoft Outlook is the choice du jour for many companies right now, and it has been for years. Anyone who’s worked in an office is probably familiar with Outlook because by and… Read more »

The Top 5 Reasons Why Flexible Workers Rock [INFOGRAPHIC]


If you’re an employer looking to fill those coveted jobs, you probably target the same types of candidates. But there’s a whole other section of the workforce you may be overlooking and they’re growing at a rapid pace: Flexible workers. So, what’s so great about them in the first place? And how can they help… Read more »

6 Reputable Mobile Phone Plans Cheaper Than Yours


Think about all the times you have been part of the mobile phone debate. Where does the conversation usually end up? In my experience, it most always circulates around Verizon and AT&T. These two have long dominated the market, boasting the best coverage and plans available, but the winds of change have started blowing recently…. Read more »

Virtual Interns: How to Hire the Best of the Best


Fall is just around the corner, and students are heading back to school. With new classes to deal with, students will be looking for internships with more flexibility. Virtual internships are perfect for students trying to juggle a new career opportunity with classes and other obligations. In fact, 71 percent of students are open to… Read more »

How to be a Social CEO


As the CEO of your startup, you should already be promoting open communication within your company, as well as increasing engagement with your customers. While most startups are already social media-savvy, it’s important for you as the CEO to promote a social environment for your company. A recent study by DOMO and revealed 70… Read more »

Are You Underthinking Your Startup?


We’ve all heard the advice, “Don’t overthink it.” In particular for startup founders, the perils of overthinking have been well-documented – to the extent that we are constantly looking for ways to simplify our mission as we build our companies to avoid “death by overthought.” As both a founder and a recovering overthinker, I try to… Read more »

Top Challenges for a Startup CEO


Being a tech startup entrepreneur is a lifestyle, so being the CEO of a startup requires an even deeper focus on the company’s vision and the ability to build a team that stays focused on that goal. To plan ahead for their company’s future, a good startup CEO should constantly look for talent to join… Read more »

Kathryn Minshew of The Muse: Culture Is NOT a Ping Pong Table

The Muse

At last week’s unSEXY Conference organized by 500 Startups, I had the opportunity to speak with Kathryn Minshew, founder and CEO of The Muse, after her talk on hiring and retaining Millennials. The Muse helps over 1 million business professionals each month figure out what they want to do with their lives and realize the… Read more »

How to Pick the Right Hosting Company for Your Startup


So you’ve got a great idea for an online business model and now you’re ready to take action by setting up a website. The challenge you face, of course, is the same one faced by all entrepreneurs who are starting a new website: how do you select the right hosting company? Identifying the right hosting… Read more »

5 IFTTT Recipes You Need to Be Using


Much to the chagrin of Android users, If This Then That (IFTTT) is still exclusively on iOS. However, the rapid expansion in popularity could mean an Android version sooner rather than later. Part of IFTTT’s wild success can be directly attributed to the community that surrounds it and the creative trigger recipes they are thinking… Read more »