Tips & How To’s

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…

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Dallas

5 Ways Veteran Entrepreneurs Can Turn Military Skills into Business Savvy

By | Apr 5, 2017 at 12:50 pm

About 200,000 people transition out of military service annually, and according to the Institute for Veterans and Military Families, close to half find that their main challenge is adapting to civilian culture. U.S. veterans seeking to get into business for themselves have a support network from…

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Dallas

How to Successfully Exit Your Startup, Tips from Dallas Entrepreneurs

By | Apr 4, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Success doesn’t happen overnight in the business world. Every day, founders hit the grindstone and stay lean to build businesses that someone else wants to buy. At Dallas Startup Week powered by Chase for Business, five entrepreneurs shared their stories about exiting their companies as a…

Marketing

5 Market Research Tips Every Startup Should Know

By | Apr 3, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Market research is imperative to the success of any business. According to studies, some of the top reasons why startups fail include the lack of planning, the absence of supplier knowledge, and issues with pricing. Regardless of your niche, the chances of these occurring…

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A Road Map to Evidence-Based Startup Success

By | Apr 3, 2017 at 10:30 am

Evidence is vital for a startup to keep growing. Startups are regularly making enterprise-level sales at every stage of the cycle, from initial conversations with potential prospects to account growth, and without a little information, the wrong decision is only a meeting away. The primary…

Productivity

How Going Green Made Me a Better Entrepreneur

By | Apr 2, 2017 at 2:30 pm

For years, going green was just another bucket list item that always got pushed off for another day. Eco-consciousness was always viewed as something I could achieve later in life, when I had more time. Because, if I’m being honest, the idea of shifting all…

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10 Easy Ways to Start Establishing Your Personal Brand

By | Apr 1, 2017 at 2:30 pm

If you’re in a situation where your name is only associated with your company’s brand, it might be a good time to to build a separate personal brand by improving your online presence. A strong personal brand will help open many doors for you. When…

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3 Must-Have Features for Business Websites In 2017

By | Mar 31, 2017 at 12:50 pm

In the year 2017, having a company website is pretty much a given. But with competition heating up in the business world, good websites are no longer cutting it; you need a great one to draw the right attention. Particularly if you want to attract…

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5 Tips for a Trouble-Free Cloud Migration

By | Mar 31, 2017 at 10:30 am

If you’re considering migrating to the cloud, you’re not alone. According to a recent survey, companies run 79 percent of their workloads in the cloud. It’s easy to see why: in a cloud environment, you benefit from redundancies that bring you as close as…

Culture

5 Things to Remember While Working With Someone You Hate

By | Mar 29, 2017 at 3:30 pm

People say it all the time: hate is a strong word. Unfortunately, the chances of getting along with everyone you work with are equivalent to those of winning the lottery at the exact same moment you’ve been hit by lightning. There are always going to be people…

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5 Ways Slow Load Times Are Ruining Your Online Business

By | Mar 29, 2017 at 10:30 am

Every business knows that they need a strong online presence to thrive in 2017. Unfortunately, founders often ignore some of the most important factors when trying to improve their standing. They invest heavily in aesthetics, but don’t pay nearly enough attention to website loading times….

Culture

Why Maintaining Your Startup Culture Will Be Key to Rapid Growth

By | Mar 29, 2017 at 9:15 am

Growth inevitably brings changes — some welcomed and some not. And while adaptability is a must in business, there are some changes that, if not managed appropriately, can send a growing company into a tailspin. One of the areas that businesses must remain vigilant…

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Forget Vanity Metrics: The Numbers You Should Really Be Focusing On

By | Mar 28, 2017 at 2:20 pm

When you first release an app, the number one thing people will ask you is how many downloads it’s gotten. It’s a reasonable question — on the surface, downloads seem like an excellent metric to gauge people’s interest in your product and its continued…

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How Is Your Business Supporting Your Customers?

By | Mar 28, 2017 at 10:30 am

For much of the 20th century, businesses were focused on extracting resources, creating products, and providing services that simply met the needs of their customer. And yet, as they focused on what the customer was purchasing, very little emphasis was put towards how customers…

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How to Take Your Business to Greater Heights in the Mobile Age

By | Mar 27, 2017 at 7:00 pm

In recent years, users’ technological preferences have changed. They’ve switched from desktops to smartphones for their internet usage, and companies that understood this shift took necessary actions to keep the user experience intact, while others lost their rankings and vanished from the market. This Mobile…

HR and Recruiting

4 Tips to Attracting Talent With Company Culture

By | Mar 27, 2017 at 2:20 pm

When interviewing potential candidates, being transparent with one’s culture can help everyone decide if it’s going to be a good fit for all. Kate Catlin of Flock sat down with a group of women at Galvanize to ask them how might companies be more…