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Why Hiring Non-Tech People for Technical Positions Can Work

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Finding the perfect candidate for any job is never easy. When it comes to finding qualified candidates for technical positions, the task is often made more difficult by a growing talent shortage. According to a 2013 survey by ManpowerGroup, 39 percent of employers report difficulties finding qualified candidates for their open positions, with IT jobs listed at… Read more »



Australia’s Local Startup Scene Is Facing Challenges

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Cuts in Australia’s 2014-15 federal budget are making things look bleak for Australia’s local startup companies, who depend on funding from companies like Commercialisation Australia, which in the past has provided more than AU$200 million in startup funding but is now one of eight programs being cut from the budget. The Innovation Investment Fund, which connected… Read more »


How to Create a Culture of Innovation

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Almost all startups start with an innovative product or new approach to the market; that’s part of the nature of having a startup. Very few and usually the least successful ones go with the “me too” approach. The real challenge is not how to start creative, but how to maintain a culture of innovation when… Read more »


Build Your Talent Network with TalentCircles

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There’s no doubt that finding top talent isn’t easy. Especially when 40 percent of employers around the world have difficulty finding talent to fill their positions, recruiting the high-quality candidates can be challenging. With TalentCircles, the stress of finding the best talent is eliminated. TalentCircles is a cloud-based platform that allows employers to build, brand,… Read more »


How to Help Remote Freelancers Make a Living With Your Product

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With the entrance of a new, young, workforce that grew up on the Internet, a growing number of “accidental” freelancers launching their own businesses, and the increased accessibility of a global 24/7/365 connected world, the remote freelance market is booming. Although the majority of freelancers are located in North America, there is a huge market for… Read more »


How to Build a SaaS with International Appeal

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It’s a great time to be a developer in the software as a service (SaaS) marketplace. Not only are SaaS platforms gaining ample traction in the B2B sector, but also they have the potential to make businesses shine on a global scale. According to Gartner, the SaaS marketplace will top $22 billion through 2015. In addition,… Read more »


Benefits of Telecommuting for People with Disabilities

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The year 2012 saw a surge in telecommuting practices when a U.S. district in Michigan court acknowledged that employers should be able to judge whether or not it is acceptable for employees to work from home. This year, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled in favor of the EEOC, which charged… Read more »


Amazon Fire Phone: Everything You Need to Know

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After a lot of rumors, Amazon finally launched its first smartphone: the Amazon Fire Phone. The phone was released at an event in Seattle on June 18. It’s a futuristic phone equipped with 3D Dynamic Display and Firefly. Amazon Fire Phone price and release date The price for the 32 GB version is $199.99 and for 64… Read more »


Open the Bidding! Crowdsourcing Logo Design for Startups

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If you’re having difficulty conjuring up a logo for your business, crowdsourcing is the solution. An impressive logo allows you to communicate instantly with your target customer base. By crowdsourcing a logo design, you can take advantage of the newest trends and concepts in creating brand identities. Finding the right designer is easy with crowdsourcing,… Read more »



Seven Tips to Build and Maintain a Successful Startup Brand

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Best friends: reliable, intuitive individuals with personalities that click perfectly. The same feelings often apply to favorite brands because the genius innovators behind them get into consumers’ heads, figure out what they really need and offer a clear, easy-to-use solution to the problem at hand. Thanks to this strategy, consumers trust solid brands and are eager… Read more »


How Youth Organizations Influence on Leadership Development

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International youth organizations are currently running with a clean slate, which is more than can be said for the boy scouts of America or some religious groups. Most international youth organizations have a positive effect on children and, at worst, have no effect on the children, which is better than a negative effect. So, do… Read more »




Find Your Company’s Sales SweetSpot with This B2B Intelligence App

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If you run a startup, then you know that the all-hands-on-deck approach to business often requires your entire team to be salespeople. Most likely, you need people who can wear multiple hats, switching from development to marketing seamlessly, so you can keep your startup lean and mean. Last week, Xtra IQ Inc. launched SweetSpot, the… Read more »