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13 Tips for a Better e-Conference

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As technology continues to advance, it is becoming increasingly common for businesses to conduct some, if not most, of their meetings online. Whether it is to connect with people in the same building, across town, or even in another country, web conferencing is a useful concept for many businesses. Here are some tips to help… Read more »




How to Really Recruit a Diverse Workforce [INFOGRAPHIC]

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You may have wondered how great organizations recruit and retain amazing employees. Do they hire from the same alma mater? Do employees have similar skillsets and backgrounds? Do they think, act, and accomplish goals similarly? Actually, it’s the opposite. Diverse teams have varying experiences, learning styles, and success stories, all of which can contribute to… Read more »



4 Ways You Can Turn Your Startup’s Employees Into Recruiters

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Why spend all your time and money trying to find startup talent when you can use your own employees as recruiters? The most desirable candidates aren’t scouring job boards — they’re usually hired through a connection that recommends them. In fact, an infographic at Undercover Recruiter explains that, while only 7 percent of applicants come… Read more »



How to Operate a Startup in 3 Time Zones

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We live in a globalized world. Working in London, having a team in Sydney, or talking to prospective clients in Tokyo isn’t unusual. Many companies operate overseas, particularly due to the fact that more than 70 percent of the world’s purchasing power is located outside the US. While many big-name companies have offices overseas, can… Read more »


Why It’s So Important to Keep Your Customers Happy

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Keeping customers happy is your biggest asset as a business. If you’re not yet sold on the idea, consider that a 2 percent increase in customer retention has the same effect as decreasing costs by 10 percent. Not only that, but it costs over six times more to get a new customer than it does to keep one. Clearly,… Read more »


Good.Co is Creating Happier Employees By Solving the Culture Fit Problem [VIDEO]

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The video below is part of an interview series we did at SXSW 2014. Our SXSW Startup Celebration was sponsored by .CO, CEA, Revolution and LivingSocial. We thank them for their support! According to Jonathan Wylie, 77 percent of Americans are disengaged at work. This isn’t to say that they’re necessarily bad at their jobs, they’re merely feeling, you know,… Read more »


Is Your Startup Future Looking Bleak? It Might Be Time to Pivot

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When the app I’d spent a lot of time and energy developing didn’t take off, I felt like I’d reached a standstill. DailyFeats encouraged users to make positive changes, like eating healthy, volunteering, or spending time with family. Although my team had partnered with insurance companies like Cigna and brands like Walgreens to offer rewards,… Read more »


Ultra Music Festival Survival Apps

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Miami, Ultra Music Festival is upon us and there is no escaping the annual musical festivity. For some, the time has come to grab their dancing shoes and go on a 72-hour dance-infused trip like no other. For others, it’s a nightmare to avoid at all cost. If you’re an Ultra fan, you know that… Read more »



3 Job Candidates You Should Stay Away From

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Every company, no matter the industry, is going to be plagued with less-than-stellar applicants when trying to fill a job opening. The same rings true for startups. As cited in Economic and Workforce Development: New Realities for a New Millennium, 60 percent of new jobs being created will require skills held by only 20 percent… Read more »


“Hope is Not a Strategy” Q&A with Peter Shanley

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If you are part of a startup, you probably consider Eric Ries’ Lean Startup your startup bible and its scientific principles, startup commandments. Principles of the Lean Startup include: Entrepreneurs are everywhere Entrepreneurship is management Validated Learning Innovation Accounting Build Measure Learn We caught up with Lean Startup proponent Peter Shanley, principle of Neo, a… Read more »


5 Key Scheduling Tips for Managers

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Managing a business and employees who come with it can be an exhilarating adventure, full of rewarding and enriching experiences. However, it’s not an easy task that anyone can just pick up overnight. To help you lessen your management burden and assist you in managing your staff, here’s a compilation of five top management tips… Read more »