Tips & How To’s

7 Ways Product Managers Can Help a Startup Succeed

By | Apr 17, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Companies depend on product managers to have a clear understanding of the company vision in order to move the product forward. Recently we asked talked with Mike Lewis, business travel product manager at Airbnb, at Galvanize to discuss all things product management and what they…

Tips & How To’s

Ditch the ‘Us Versus Them’ Mentality and Unify Your Team

By | Apr 17, 2017 at 9:15 am

A couple of years ago, my company hired a communications expert to host a company-wide workshop. About a month after the workshop, she returned to provide a debriefing on the event. Curious, I asked her, “What did you think?” Her response surprised me. “I was…

Tips & How To’s

How Music Can Make You a More Creative Entrepreneur?

By | Apr 13, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Being an entrepreneur isn’t easy. There are many challenges you have to face, from social pressure to financial issues. Above all these, however, lies the problem of creativity and productivity. In the entire course of time as an entrepreneur, you need to stay as…

Tips & How To’s

5 Benefits of Signing Important Documents Online

By | Apr 13, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Running a business is hard. Between building a team, raising capital, and managing the day-to-day, entrepreneurs can easily get bogged down by the gritty details of a startup founder’s life. With busy schedules and hectic calendars, finding the smallest productivity hacks can go a…

Marketing

5 Helpful Tips To Keep Your Readers Engaged

By | Apr 13, 2017 at 12:50 pm

As we’ve entered into a whole new era of fast and accessible information, the media platforms we use to consume news have been inundated with a ton of articles. Literally thousands a day. It’s gotten to the point where we couldn’t even keep up with…

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Tips & How To’s

Millennials: Your Dream Job Is a Solid Portfolio Away

By | Apr 12, 2017 at 11:20 am

When hiring for both non-technical and technical positions, companies are searching for all-star talent who take initiative, work as a team, and provides exceptional value to the organization.  However, when you’re applying to a job, your resumé just becomes a piece of paper: a…

Productivity

4 Things to Consider Before Renting an Office for Your Startup

By | Apr 11, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Moving your startup operations to a physical office can be exciting. After all, it’s an important milestone that will enable you to attract foot traffic, escape the distractions at home, and get closer with your team. But without a strategic approach, it may lead…

Funding

The 5 Things to Know About Raising Seed Funding

By | Apr 11, 2017 at 4:30 pm

So you have an idea and now you need some financial support to get the ball rolling. At this point, seed capital can be helpful. Although the seed round is usually smaller and can come from many funding options (friends, family, incubators, angels, VCs),…

Culture

How to Successfully Manage a Millennial Corporate Culture

By | Apr 11, 2017 at 10:30 am

By 2020, millennials will constitute roughly 50 percent of the global workforce. Just like the emergence of any other generation, companies will have to deal with a new set of challenges and create a different working environment and culture for their talents. Today, Millennials are inevitably…

Marketing

5 Unique Ways to Retain Your Existing Customers

By | Apr 10, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Many businesses focus on reaching a new audience. While it’s always a good idea to invest your time and energy on increasing your reach, this shouldn’t be the only focus.  You should also prioritize keeping the customers you already have. This is crucial because…

Marketing

6 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Leverage Digital Marketing

By | Apr 10, 2017 at 2:20 pm

The marketing world is constantly in flux. If you can’t keep up with the trends, you’re going to have trouble keeping up with your competition. Whether it’s social media or on-going campaigns, you need to make an effort if you want to see results. We asked…

Culture

3 Ways to Make Your Culture More Like Google’s

By | Apr 10, 2017 at 10:30 am

Google is known for its open, engaging company culture. They’ve implemented plenty of methods that have led to its enormous success, but there’s no doubt that a lot of its victories can be attributed to its team and work environment. It’s no coincidence that Google/Alphabet is the number one…

Finance

The Top 4 Tips for Starting Your Own Business on a Budget

By | Apr 10, 2017 at 9:15 am

Setting up a new business is always challenging, no matter how much money you have. When you are on a budget, it is even more demanding. That’s why it is important to be careful to ensure you set the right stage for your new…

Tips & How To’s

5 Simple Ways to Get Feedback in the Initial Stages of Your Business

By | Apr 9, 2017 at 10:30 am

You can’t be successful in the startup world on your own. Getting help is part of the process, and if you don’t see that, you’re in a lot more trouble than you might think. Don’t turn your head on genuine feedback, no matter where…

Marketing

The Quality of Your Brand’s Press Exposure

By | Apr 7, 2017 at 8:30 pm

The popular adage of “All press is good press” is a myth. Media matters. Although constantly evolving in form, media is one of the most powerful mediums shaping public opinion and consciousness. Fortunately, the complexity of media’s impact and where your brand should be are…

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3 Valuable Business Lessons Learned From Working in a Bookstore

By | Apr 6, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Believe it or not, some of the most powerful business lessons I learned were from working at a store that could barely keep its lights on. It was a small, independent bookstore in my hometown that, sadly, doesn’t exist anymore — but it was…

HR and Recruiting

What’s New in the Software Development Industry in 2017

By | Apr 6, 2017 at 11:20 am

Software developing company Coding Sans has just released a 2017 report, the State of Software Development, in order to take a look at the trends, challenges and tactics that the modern software developer is facing today. Here’s a quick summation of key points from the report, which…