Culture

How to Maintain Your Startup Culture as You Scale

By | Aug 18, 2016 at 11:45 am

This article is courtesy of Techstars, the best global ecosystem for entrepreneurs to bring new technologies to market. From inspiration to IPO, Techstars empowers the world’s most promising entrepreneurs throughout their lifelong journey by providing a global ecosystem made up of tens of thousands…

Tips & How To’s

Sometimes Throwing Away All Your Work Is a Win

By | Aug 18, 2016 at 9:45 am

Would you walk away from nearly $2 million in total revenue after your startup picked up $650,000 in total seed funding across four events? No? It was the right move for one founder. Shawn Livermore’s story, intriguingly titled My Startup Generated Almost 2 Million in Revenue, So I Shut it…

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The 6 Types of Insurance That Freelancers Need to Know

By | Aug 17, 2016 at 4:40 pm

Due to the Affordable Care Act, all U.S. citizens need to have health insurance. If you don’t, the fee is $695, a number that plenty of freelancers can’t afford to throw around. And, since freelancers can’t take advantage of employer-provided plans, they are the ones…

Marketing

YouTube Is Better for Marketing Than You Might Think

By | Aug 17, 2016 at 3:00 pm

For many, YouTube is a go-to resource for tutorials, product reviews, and goofy entertainment. Unfortunately, feeling annoyed by the number of ads that pop-up is part of the experience. It turns out, there’s a reason binge-streaming sessions are being interrupted by an increasing number…

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7 Tips to Boost Customer Loyalty

By | Aug 17, 2016 at 11:00 am

The ultimate marketing achievement isn’t closing a sale. It’s Not getting the customer to continue to come back to you after they have made their initial purchase either. Although, that is a step in the right direction. The truest sign of marketing success is…

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The 5 Tools to Help You Go Paperless

By | Aug 16, 2016 at 8:00 pm

At first glance, the paperless office might seem like a daunting, unattainable ideal achieved only by the most efficient and organized entrepreneurs. However, with an adequate amount of determination (and the assistance of a few top-notch tools), you too can have the digitized and…

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Mark Zuckerberg: Entrepreneurs Should Do Something They Care About

By | Aug 16, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Mark Zuckerberg is the most powerful person to have ever lived. Sure, he acts coy about it, but he holds immense power over the knowledge of the entire developed world. If you’d enjoy watching him get coy about that power while sharing entertaining stories…

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5 Tools for Boosting SaaS Sales

By | Aug 16, 2016 at 10:20 am

SaaS companies have the best and the worst of B2B sales worlds. First, SaaS is unique because it is not a traditional software product that must be installed on the other end, typing up clients’ networks and systems. This is attractive and certainly a…

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What Daytime TV Can Teach You About Startup Stress

By | Aug 16, 2016 at 9:43 am

The first episode of Silicon Valley features the main character Richard throwing up in a doctor’s office because the guy can’t handle a seemingly impossible choice: Taking the money or keeping the company. The cheery doctor tells him it’s, “Just a garden variety panic attack. Welcome…

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6 Ways Email Automation Can Help Your Budding Startup

By | Aug 15, 2016 at 6:00 pm

If you haven’t been a business owner for long, let me tell you a little secret: email is important. Rather than viewing it as a burden that must be dealt with, think of it as a tool that you can use to automate your business processes…

Culture

The Pros & Cons of BYOD

By | Aug 12, 2016 at 10:00 pm

For a modern-day workplace, a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policy is becoming commonplace. Since many organizations are now assigning corporate devices, such as company-issued smartphones and tablets, in order to help employees keep up with work and email, it’s natural that some people may want to…

Marketing

6 Easy Strategies to Spread Your Brand

By | Aug 12, 2016 at 10:00 am

The term proprietary eponym is probably not in most vocabularies. It means a brand has become so common, its name has replaced the more general term for a product. Kleenex, Xerox and Pampers are all examples of proprietary eponyms. This is brand domination. Your…

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3 Tools That Help Create a Compelling User Experience

By | Aug 11, 2016 at 4:00 pm

When it comes to the online world, user experience is everything. When someone visits your site or your platform, you have less than three seconds to make a good first impression that will keep them interesting in your startup. So, how do you create…

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5 Ways To Improve the Performance of Your Sales Team

By | Aug 11, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Successfully mastering every aspect of the sales process requires an enormous amount of effort. From the initial pitch to final statement, understanding how to close a deal is perhaps the most critical skill that must be learned. Unfortunately, the learning curve is particularly steep because closing…

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5 Tips for Making Sure Your Cash Flow Doesn’t Dry Up

By | Aug 11, 2016 at 1:15 pm

Cash flow is a problem for every startup. One study revealed that 82 percent of small businesses and startups fail because of poor cash flow management. Without good cash flow management, you’re going to be left without any capital to manage your day-to-day operations….

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7 Questions to Ask Before Renting a Coworking Space

By | Aug 11, 2016 at 11:45 am

Some people thrive working from home. As long as they can get out and hit a park or local cafe every so often to feed their need for human contact, they are just fine. Others realize that they need to be in a working…

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Every Startup Needs a Regular “All Hands” Meeting

By | Aug 10, 2016 at 10:00 pm

To some, the concept of an all hands meeting might seem like a waste of time. After all, everyone hates meetings and scheduling a meeting with every single employee at a company, from the CEO to the interns, would result in the most time wasted of…