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Online Project Management Software: Is it a Blessing or a Curse for Your Company?

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Swimming in a Sea of Subscription-Based Services There’s an ocean of online and subscription-based software out there trying to hook your attention. While newer companies and products bear the risk of disappearing into the murky waters of the ever-changing tech tides, the tried and true options seem almost menacing, as potential users (you and I) grapple… Read more »


How to Manage Startup Culture in a Corporate World

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There’s a poorly-kept secret in “new business” that the key to being successful is to be autonomous. This is not strictly true. The people who are able to raise a startup from nothing to something are people who can lead themselves, need barely any direction or feedback, and are able to see tasks to fruition… Read more »


Can’t Find Decent Talent? Breed Your Own!

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Nearly 40 percent of all startup managers claim finding people with the right skills is the most troubling problem facing their business. Increased incentives to work in the startup world have brought about intense competition in the hiring space. Top talent seems to be getting snatched up right out of college — so how can… Read more »


How to Leverage Diversity in Your Startup

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As our country and workforce become more diverse, smart companies are rushing to find ways to leverage this diversity to gain a competitive edge. After all, if the clients and customers you are serving come from a variety of backgrounds, shouldn’t your team as well? While diversity is studied in business schools and prioritized in… Read more »


How to Make Your Life a Little Less Hectic

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The word I hear most often from the people I work with is “overwhelmed.” People feel overwhelmed by the amount of stuff going on in their lives and the level of responsibilities laid on them. They get stressed out by having too many emails, not having enough money, and not spending enough time with their… Read more »


Bring Your Own Device and the Power of Work Environment

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There are a lot of factors that can influence an employee’s satisfaction. They range from everything to how they are treated at work to how they fit the culture of the company. This year Forbes released its own list of how to increase employee satisfaction and included things such as leadership, communication and collaboration. The… Read more »


How to Build a Startup with Fabulous Customer Support

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Before we launched our startup, my brother Gary and I were musicians who also bussed tables, waited on customers, and tended bar. You might say we paid our dues. Today, he and I are CEO and Chief of Culture of Mad Mimi, a company with about forty employees and 175,000 customers. In the early days,… Read more »



’Tis (Always) the Season for Giving: 5 Rules for Introducing Gift Cards to Your Startup

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Gift cards are easy, convenient, and beneficial — both for companies and customers. They ease the stress for customers seeking the “perfect gift,” while simultaneously bringing new people to your business and giving your brand exposure. If your startups offers the types of products or services that could be packaged into a gift card, here… Read more »


5 Tips for a Successful Startup Recruitment Process

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As a business owner, you know your employees play a crucial role in the growth of your organization, regardless of its operating size. Without a skilled team, your startup will not be able to implement its overall strategy or achieve its mission. Simply put, the growth of your startup is highly dependent on the employees you hire to fill each… Read more »



How To Fall Back In Love With Your Company

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While February is the most romantic month, you might be shocked to discover many of your employees have lost the love. No flowers or chocolates will fix your problems if your workforce has lost their career passion. A recent Gallup survey found that 70 percent of employees are no longer engaged in the office. Engaged… Read more »


The Value of a Secret: What Startups Can Learn from Silicon Valley’s Latest Obsession

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Arguably the birthplace of corporate openness and workplace diversity, Silicon Valley has recently been plagued by the whisperings of its startups’ dirty little secrets. Thanks to Secret, the app that allows for the anonymous sharing of messages to one’s networks, the startup world is recently rife with confessions and revelations – none of which can be… Read more »



8 Resources for Online Learners

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Do you want to use the Internet for something more substantial than tweeting and watching cat videos on YouTube? It would be a shame to waste all that potential without learning about the things that interest you, regardless of your age or the industry you work in. Social studies, anthropology, math, foreign languages… no problem – you… Read more »