Running Your Business Like a Successful Software Project

By | Sep 17, 2015 at 10:00 pm

Software development was once considered a long and tedious task. But agile methodologies such as Scrum changed the way that software development teams work, making the process more efficient, transparent, and collaborative. There are agile approaches to business that can produce the same benefits…


Why Time Tracking Is Essential for Web Developers

By | Sep 17, 2015 at 2:00 pm

We are all used to the saying “time is money.” And nevertheless, many of us have a hard time both adopting this viewpoint to our daily lives and having others see that our time is indeed precious. Web developers, coders, and programmers constitute one of…

Tips & How To’s

Speaking the right social media lingo

By | Sep 16, 2015 at 10:00 pm

Think of the different ways you communicate with people when you speak to them: How you chat to a group of friends over dinner is different than how you speak during a business meeting. You change the way you speak and behave, depending on…

Tips & How To’s

5 Simple Ways to Overcome Your Impostor Syndrome

By | Sep 16, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Emilie Elice-Label is the Founder and CEO of San Francisco based mobile real estate startup Frontdoor. While building her previous project she found herself questioning her own role and input: “What do you think you’re doing? You’re slowing the company down. “Everyone is moving forward why can’t…

HR and Recruiting

Should You Hire for Culture Fit or Talent?

By | Sep 15, 2015 at 5:07 pm

When hiring your core team, do you choose talent over culture fit, or attitude over talent? This is probably one of the most pressing questions many companies today are struggling with, especially startups. When your company is just starting up, it is essential to hire candidates who believe…



3 Crucial Technologies to Boost Workplace Productivity

By | Sep 15, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Apart from traditional workplace management methods, modern HR professionals need to be savvy with the latest tech trends in order to come up with profitable and up-to-date ways to boost workplace productivity. The rapid influx of technology has led to the development of a…


Are you Helping to Waste $37 Billion?

By | Sep 15, 2015 at 11:00 am

There is a problem with a project? Have a meeting. We need to brainstorm new ideas? Meeting. We need to give feedback for employees? 1 on 1 meetings with everyone. We need to decide what brand of coffee should be in the office? That’s right,…


8 Tips for Successful (and Quick) Meetings [INFOGRAPHIC]

By | Sep 15, 2015 at 9:00 am

At the core of every successful company are productive and effective team meetings. There are likely very few people in the world who love meetings, but successful meetings are a necessity for business. How are team members supposed to collaborate, brainstorm, make group decisions, or build a…


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My Date With Diversity at the Tech Inclusion Conference

By | Sep 14, 2015 at 8:00 pm

At the beginning of July Wayne Sutton, General Partner at BUILDUP VC, reached out to me about a side project he had been working on for a while: Anonymously Ask a Black Person. I had the privilege to get Sutton on the phone and dig…

Tips & How To’s

3 Common Email Marketing Mistakes to Avoid

By | Sep 14, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Do you want to gain your customers’ full attention at the ideal time to make the most sales? That’s the exact power of email marketing – the one channel that brings the most consistent ROI in today’s online marketing world. Yet at the end of…

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Key Don’ts for Startup Founders Seeking Investment

By | Sep 12, 2015 at 10:00 am

The more I think about my reasons for investing, I find it often comes down to my reasons for not investing. Many founders I meet, through one action or the other, set off one of my tics that makes me check out and pass…


How to Make Sure You Properly Use Your Marketing Budget

By | Sep 12, 2015 at 8:00 am

A marketing budget is not as easy to deal with as you may believe. That is mainly because of the fact that most of the plans created do not include all the variables that are necessary. Unfortunately, many of the marketing campaigns that are…

Tips & How To’s

How to Design a Successful Kickstarter Campaign

By | Sep 11, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Kickstarter is a website that allows inventors, business owners, and freelance creators from around the world to turn their projects into a reality. This is accomplished by allowing people with ideas of all kinds to pledge money to see the goal to its end,…

Tips & How To’s

An Off-Page SEO Guide to Improve Your Website Link Profile [Infographic]

By | Sep 11, 2015 at 8:00 am

Ever since the inception of Google’s Panda and Penguin algorithms, the discussion on off-page SEO practices is now about trust, authority, and relevancy, which gives good quality information to the user. There are several factors that determine how healthy your link profile is and…

HR and Recruiting

4 Essential Questions To Ask Startup Candidates

By | Sep 8, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Hiring a dedicated team is one of the toughest, yet rewarding experiences you’ll have to deal with as a startup owner. Unless you are superhuman, you need a winning team to help you run and expand your business. By asking selected candidates the following 4…

Tips & How To’s

3 Steps To Launch Your First E-Commerce Website

By | Sep 8, 2015 at 10:00 am

With online sales growing year after year, launching your own e-store may sound like a great, but complicated idea to you. Yet, it’s not such a great step to undertake when you have an exact road map to guide you through. Follow this 3…


How to Have a More Productive Day [INFOGRAPHIC]

By | Sep 8, 2015 at 9:00 am

Oh the constant quest to be more productive. We want to optimize our time to the best of our ability so that we can be efficient, effective, and successful. We’re constantly barraged with advice on how to do this–and some of it is conflicting….