Productivity

5 Benefits That Prove the Importance of Having a Work Best Friend

By | Jan 25, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Even if you love your job, the minutiae of your everyday tasks can get pretty boring over time. Whether it’s filling in data sheets or making sales calls, work life can be harder when you don’t have someone to share it with. Fortunately, in most…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Tips & How To’s

Real World Marketing Ideas for Your Online Business

By | Jan 19, 2017 at 11:20 am

Owning an online business comes with a lot of advantages. For one, online businesses allow for seriously reduced overhead cost. If you don’t own or pay rent to use a physical space, you can channel that money into other parts of the business. But…

Tips & How To’s

3 Ways to Overcome Your Nerves and Be Comfortable While Networking

By | Jan 19, 2017 at 10:30 am

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. For some entrepreneurs, networking can be an anxiety-inducing obligation. Fortunately, the right mindset and a little bit of preparation can do wonders in helping you overcome…

Tips & How To’s

How to Know Who Your Competitors Really Are

By | Jan 19, 2017 at 9:15 am

In the notoriously competitive tech industry, it sometimes feels like your idea is dead before it makes it off the cocktail napkin. No matter the product, someone else always seems to get there first. About 100 million businesses launch annually. That’s three businesses per…

Tips & How To’s

4 Ways You Can Help Your Management Team Grow as Leaders

By | Jan 18, 2017 at 8:30 pm

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. A good management team can be the difference between a big Series A and a serious problem. And if you want your management team to grow…