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13 Productivity Tools Entrepreneurs Use to Improve Workflow

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Developing a business workflow is key for leaders to help maintain productivity with their employees. Also, if an employee leaves, it’s important to know where he/she left off and train the next employee efficiently. We asked 13 YEC entrepreneurs what tool they would recommend…

4 Ways to Integrate Philanthropic Efforts Into Your Company Culture

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Philanthropic work is dynamic; it radiates good in many directions and benefits everyone involved in a holistic way. For example, kids who have been mentored are 130 percent more likely to hold leadership positions later in life. This is why, long before starting a…

9 Strategies for Operating Your Business During the Holidays

5 Ways to Prepare Your Online Business for Holiday Rush

The holidays are a stressful time for everyone. However, startup founders are pressed even more, as their business could take a serious hit considering the chaotic time of year. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to make sure nothing goes awry….

Marketing on Too Many Platforms Can Lead to a Lack of Focus

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When you’re trying to get your brand or product out there, it’s easy to use the spray and pray marketing method and see what sticks, but that’s not always the best approach to get the biggest ROI for your time and effort. We talked…

6 Ways to Improve Your App Development Timeline

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Entrepreneurs that develop mobile apps are very familiar with the constant struggle between speed and quality. In mobile app development, the infamously longer development cycles compared to traditional web applications, are problematic for developers and entrepreneurs alike. Being the first-to-market can be the difference…

4 Problems With Working Remotely and How to Fix Them

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Working remotely has become the hottest new trends in the business world today. Whether your a new startup or an established corporation, having employees work from home is cost effective, promotes work life balance, and is overall just a really great idea. However, there…

9 Tips for Finding Office Space for Your Growing Startup

Your startup is busting at the seams and it’s time to find office space to keep up with your employee growth. When you’re starting to consider locations and type of workspace, make sure to consider this advice before signing on the dotted line. We…

How Pairing Employees With Mentors Can Improve Company Culture

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Building a strong culture where employees feel they are heard, included and valued can reduce a company’s turnover. We talked with Drew Johnson, CEO and founder of App Partner, about his employee management strategy, company culture experience, and how he retains employees. Here’s his advice to…

7 Ways to Determine If Your Product Needs a Patent

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Developing an intellectual property plan can be key to preventing mistakes that could impact future valuation of your company. But when is it the right time to get a patent on your product? We asked 7 entrepreneurs how they knew when/if a patent is…

The Last Thing Founders Want to Deal With Is Turnover

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When you’re starting out, founders where many hats, but a you start to grow, it’s important to bring on talent with the skills you need and start delegating. We talked with Chris Gronkowski, former NFL player turned entrepreneur and owner of the Ice Shaker and Everything…

3 Crowdfunding Myths to Understand Before Launching Your Next Campaign

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 Successful crowdfunding campaigns yield a lot of capital, even more attention, and the confidence you need to get started in entrepreneurship. While you might think that good luck is a big driver in these campaigns, the key to success is hard work and preparation….

3 Tips for Taking a Timeless Professional Headshot

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The business world is a lot like show business. You need to always ben on your game, you need to impress the right people, and, perhaps most importantly, you need a lot of money. Fortunately, the success rate is a lot higher in the…

5 Risks Founders Take While Building a Business

Taking risks with your business can feel like jumping in the deep ocean with both feet at times, but it has to be done to succeed. We asked 5 entrepreneurs what’s the craziest business risk you have ever taken and why. Quitting to Going All…

How to Maintain Productivity in an Open-Concept Office

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An open office layout encourages camaraderie and collaboration. However, to some, it can be a bit of a productivity drain. Luckily, productivity doesn’t have to suffer if you take the right steps to focus. When it comes to work environment, there was only ever one option…

Effective Networking Starts With Empathy

The better you understand someone, the more you will be able to relate to them in all areas of life. This is just some advice from Alejandro Rioja, CEO of Flux Ventures. We asked him about building relationships and advice for founders needing to expand…

9 Solutions to Improve Your Company’s Data Security

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It’s not just the big companies that need to worry about security measures, small businesses, startups, even freelancers,  are becoming more concerned about protecting one’s data. We asked 9 entrepreneurs what their favorite tool or solution they used to quickly improve their company’s data…

11 Browser Extensions to Improve Your Team’s Workflow

When you’re trying to find the tools to make sure your team is fully productive, then these browser extensions can help keep everyone on track. We asked 11 entrepreneurs what their favorite browser extension and why.   LastPass It’s the best extension that I have…