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Austin

Bishop Paul Tighe Talks About the Vatican’s Relationship with Digital Culture – Interview

By | Mar 16, 2017 at 4:30 pm

A lot of people might be surprised to hear about the Vatican taking a vested interested in technology, especially social media. In fact, this cultural crossover became headline news when it was announced the Vatican would be participating in SXSW 2017. Bishop Paul Tighe, the…

Culture

The Secret to Building a Healthy Audience? Act Like You’re Dating Them.

By | Mar 14, 2017 at 12:50 pm

In 2017, the concept of trust is more important than ever. Countries around the world, from France to the U.S. to South Korea, are increasingly politically polarized. Online, communities rally together, muting or bullying those who don’t agree. Those who can build trust among their followers…

Tips & How To’s

5 Simple Lessons to Keep in Mind on Your Entrepreneurial Journey

By | Mar 23, 2017 at 8:30 pm

You learn a lot of lessons in the entrepreneurial trenches. Whether it’s a stunning success or a miserable failure, these lessons can help you grow your company — and grow as an individual. Anyone who has ever started a company understands the extreme ups and downs,…

Culture

4 Tips to Help Your Company Culture Attract Top Candidates

By | Mar 22, 2017 at 8:30 pm

As startup owners, my managing partner Andrew Fayad and I know too well the Catch-22 that can affect small companies. To excel, startups need powerful hires who are experienced and innovative, but it’s hard to entice executive-level professionals to swap name-brand careers for something…

Opinion/Analysis

Consolidation of Tech Is Hurting the Industry, But Delocations Might Help

By | Mar 22, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Startup Genome‘s recent 150-page report, the Global Startup Ecosystem Report and Ranking 2017, incorporates research from 10,000 startups and 300 partner companies. It also highlights a major concern in the tech and startup world: Geographic centralization which is leading to increasing inequality. What the report doesn’t give…

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Startup

7 Secrets to Help Your Startup Thrive in Spite of Strong Competition

By | Mar 7, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Starting a business has never been easier or more competitive. With a strong digital marketplace, entrepreneurship has become accessible to many different people who previously would have struggled to get a business off the ground. So how do you make your startup stand out…

Business

The 8 Secrets Startups Need to Attract Impressive Clients

By | Feb 27, 2017 at 11:20 am

Small businesses usually start from a personal dream combined with a great idea. That’s great, but the reality is the stakes are very high — the success of a startup actually depends on its clients. They are the ones bringing in the money and paying…

Diversity

Tampa

3 Ways to Develop a Diverse Culture for Your Startup

By | Feb 23, 2017 at 11:20 am

Back in 2016, Techstars and Chase for Business teamed up to commission a survey covering 680 startup founders. The topic was the challenges faced by those building a diverse and inclusive company. On top of the report detailing their findings, Techstars and Chase for Business ran a…

Business

Your 4-Step Guide to Starting a Business Culture

By | Feb 16, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Setting a culture is always a goal for any business owner and making sure that all of the pieces with the office fit right into that culture that he or she is trying to build. People who do not fit into that culture should…

Diversity

8 Great Ways To Celebrate Black History Month

By | Feb 15, 2017 at 12:50 pm

During the month of February, elementary schools around the country will celebrate Black History Month and learn about Dr. Martin Luther King, who led a nonviolent movement to achieve legal equality for African-Americans in the United States. Perhaps more importantly, they’ll listen to his “I Had…

Ecosystems

London

5 Cultural Differences to Consider When Doing Business in the UK

By | Feb 14, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Despite our notable history, it turns out the UK and the US are actually quite different. While we share a common language and a common heritage, the differences in business culture are enough to derail a good idea. This is something that is often overlooked, especially in…

Tips & How To’s

3 Effective Ways to Handle an Internal Disagreement

By | Feb 8, 2017 at 10:30 am

Disagreements are bound to happen at work. There isn’t really anything you can do about that. However, the way leaders handle these kinds of problematic situations can effect company morale, open lines of communication, and even improve productivity. We asked three entrepreneurs how they handled the…

Coworking spaces

What Makes Coworking Spaces Attractive for Startups

By | Feb 6, 2017 at 10:30 am

When coworking spaces first came on the scene, they met some very basic needs for entrepreneurs and their teams. They provided another option for those who could not afford to independently lease or purchase office space under typically long term contracts. These hive-like spaces…

Culture

4 Proven Strategies for Hiring a Diverse Team

By | Feb 3, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Culture can be a tricky thing: Those who don’t fit into a culture are implicitly or explicitly encouraged to move on, but the end result can be a stagnation. The ideal culture should be one that is free to evolve and include others without losing…

Tips & How To’s

4 Things Your Startup Team Must Know Before Going Global

By | Jan 28, 2017 at 12:45 pm

So your company is doing really well in the US and you want to expand. You’ve heard the international markets can be incredibly lucrative and you want to give it a try. That’s all well and good, but if you don’t know what you’re…

Jobs/HR/Recruiting

5 Entrepreneurs Share Advice on Building Teams

By | Jan 27, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Building the right teams can make or break a startup and finding the right people to fit the company culture is a priority as well. After all, if you don’t have a qualified team of motivated employees to develop, sell, market, and eventually bask…

Culture

8 Things You Can Do Today to Grow Your Company Culture

By | Jan 22, 2017 at 10:30 am

Company culture is a vital part of any successful business model, because happy employees equal happy clients. In today’s competitive global marketplace, maintaining a thriving (and happy) office environment often gets pushed to the bottom of a CEO’s to-do list.   When I launched STRV,…