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Productivity

How to Elevate Your Entire Sales Team and Find the Bright Spots

By | May 21, 2017 at 10:30 am

Sales teams often mimic the bell curves we remember so dearly from our days of high school. A small number of people stand above the rest, some lag behind, and the majority lie somewhere near the median. Unlike high school, however, the folks on the…

HR and Recruiting

Don’t Get Tricked Into Employing an Average Sales Team

By | May 15, 2017 at 9:15 am

There isn’t a job out there that’s tougher and more important for executives than finding, retaining, and growing top talent. Even with a lot on his plate, Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric, focused primarily on acquiring talent for the rapidly growing company….

Healthy Entrepreneur

San Francisco

Athletepreneur: Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

By | May 8, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Becoming an entrepreneur is akin to those who seek thrills or who typically seek new challenges. They take on new projects, push their mental and physical limits, and along the journey discover meaningful solutions. However, in many cases these journeys are not traveled entirely…

Tips & How To’s

Work-Life Balance Is More Important Than Salary [Infographic]

By | Apr 21, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Despite its status as one of the most famous rambling of a psychotic killer, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy,” is an important mantra to live by, especially when working at a startup. Burning the midnight oil and foregoing sleep for…

Healthy Entrepreneur

5 Ways to Maintain Positive Momentum at Work

By | Apr 18, 2017 at 11:20 am

Capitalizing on positive momentum at work takes a conscious effort, day in and day out. You need to make sure your team is feeling it before getting all your work done. However, it can be hard to maintain that positive momentum without a few…

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Tips & How To’s

Ditch the ‘Us Versus Them’ Mentality and Unify Your Team

By | Apr 17, 2017 at 9:15 am

A couple of years ago, my company hired a communications expert to host a company-wide workshop. About a month after the workshop, she returned to provide a debriefing on the event. Curious, I asked her, “What did you think?” Her response surprised me. “I was…

Culture

How to Successfully Manage a Millennial Corporate Culture

By | Apr 11, 2017 at 10:30 am

By 2020, millennials will constitute roughly 50 percent of the global workforce. Just like the emergence of any other generation, companies will have to deal with a new set of challenges and create a different working environment and culture for their talents. Today, Millennials are inevitably…

Healthy Entrepreneur

3 Types of Workspaces That Nurture Productivity

By | Apr 6, 2017 at 9:15 am

Whether it’s at home or at work, your office should be a place where you can collaborate and reflect. For founders  they are always at work, even when we’re not, and creating spaces where they can continue to work through the daily tasks. As the CEO…

Jobs/HR/Recruiting

5 Reasons to Hire People on Characteristics

By | Mar 29, 2017 at 2:20 pm

At any given point in time at a fast growing startup, you’re hiring across functions, levels and specific disciplines. It’s difficult to find someone who checks all the boxes across the most important skills, let alone someone who has the combination of those talents…

Tips & How To’s

How to Make Your Team Stand Out on an Accelerator Application

By | Mar 26, 2017 at 2:30 pm

When it’s time to consider entering an accelerator program, filling out the application is one thing, but standing out to grab their attention to get accepted is another. Techstars recently asked Lesa Mitchell, the managing director for Techstars Kansas City, and Ted Serbinski, managing director…

HR and Recruiting

When Building Your Team, Focus on People, Not Jobs

By | Feb 23, 2017 at 7:00 pm

When building a startup, putting strategic forethought toward product development, marketing, sales and other core functions is important. But all too often when building a team, founders wait to dedicate focused attention until they feel pain. And that pain eventually leads to a public cry for…

Communication

9 Tips for Improving How Your Team Uses Slack

By | Feb 16, 2017 at 11:20 am

When it comes to team communication, Slack has set itself apart from the rest. With enough impressive statistics to make your head spin, this internal messaging app has changed the way people do business. However, you have to admit it takes some getting used…

HR and Recruiting

How to Build a Rock Solid Team for Your Startup

By | Feb 16, 2017 at 9:15 am

For young entrepreneurs with minimal funding and maximum energy, building a team is not typically a top priority. The thinking seems simple: why not work alone to stretch out limited financial resources, while saving the team building for late in the game? Though the plan may seem…

Tips & How To’s

How Clever Sales Teams Can Save Tech Startups

By | Feb 13, 2017 at 10:30 am

Hiring a sales team that your tech startup needs to land enterprise-level clients is extremely important, yet exceptionally difficult. For most B2B startups, just one enterprise-level client can provide enough credibility and revenue to attract investors and customers, but of 112 corporations surveyed, only 23 percent…

Startup

5 Team Building Activities That Your Staff Will Actually Enjoy

By | Nov 15, 2016 at 9:15 am

Having an effective and productive startup team is important. But having a happy team makes work easier and more enjoyable for everyone. But with so many varying skills, contrasting personalities, and different responsibilities, how can you make your team more cohesive? One tried-and-true method…

Startups & Apps

OneHive: Powerful and Simple Checklists to Make Teamwork Effective

By | Feb 11, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Whether you are a two-person organization or a firm with 10 or more employees, the key to success is good project management, which assumes clear tasks and a good checklist updated frequently. Some use complex project management software or to-do lists, while others prefer…

Tips & How To’s

5 Steps to Build a Productive and Tight-Knit Remote Team

By | Feb 5, 2016 at 5:00 pm

It is no secret: over the last decade the “geography of the workplace” has shifted dramatically. Since 2005, remote working has increased a staggering 80 percent. Also, Forrester Research’s US Telecommuting Forecast predicts that by the end of this year, 43 percent of the…