Healthy Entrepreneur

5 Ways the Internet Has Taken Over Your Life

By | Nov 29, 2017 at 7:15 am

It wasn’t too long ago that the internet was only used in as many as half of all households. That is a foreign concept to today’s modern adult. In fact, over 47 percent of the world’s population have access to the internet and Europe…

HR and Recruiting

Chicago

How an Investor Hires Talent for the Next Growth Stage

By | Nov 28, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Our team at Village Capital has worked with more than 700 entrepreneurs and we’ve seen a consistent theme: early-stage CEOs tend to treat hiring as an administrative function rather than a strategic one. Our advice: think about hiring from the lens of an investor….

Interviews

4 Resume-Boosting Tech Skills Most Likely to Land You a Job

By | Nov 28, 2017 at 9:20 am

The tech sector is seeing plenty of job openings — about one million openings are expected over the next five years — but that doesn’t mean you’ll have an easy time nailing an interview. Not only are the open positions highly localized to big tech…

Marketing

Des Moines

4 Lead Generation Strategies for Early-Stage Startups

By | Nov 28, 2017 at 7:15 am

Sales can make or break your company. It doesn’t matter if you run a business with an eight-figure top line, or you’re leading a small startup that’s just trying to close on its first few sales, lead generation is something you have to focus…

Entrepreneur

4 Effective Mentoring Opportunities for New Entrepreneurs

By | Nov 27, 2017 at 6:30 pm

A good mentor can be the difference between success and failure for most entrepreneurs. While failure can be a good teacher, it’s much easier to learn from someone that’s already been there, which a mentor can provide in spades. But what are the most…

Tips & How To’s

5 Ways to Increase Your App Store Optimization

By | Nov 27, 2017 at 5:00 pm

So, you’ve built your mobile app and it’s live on the app store of your choice. You’ve put hours and hours into this project and you’re excited that it’s over, but you’ve realized that nobody is downloading your app yet. How strange, you might…

Marketing

Why Reputation Management Should Play a Role in Your Marketing Plan

By | Nov 27, 2017 at 4:20 pm

Many startups will focus on marketing and product development, but savvy entrepreneurs and small businesses often knowing just how important reputation is as well. Regardless of size, a company that understands this early on will experience less friction with their marketing and growth when they…

Healthy Entrepreneur

7 Places Where Germs Are Hiding in Your Office

By | Nov 27, 2017 at 1:30 pm

With the rise in coworking spaces and open floor plans, there is more movement within the office and thus transferring of germs. And staying health can be more of a challenge if you don’t know where the germs are lurking. According to Unique Support…

Marketing & Social Media

Chicago

15 Favorite Companies Winning the Branding Game

By | Nov 27, 2017 at 8:30 am

When you consider your favorite products in the marketplace, branding may have a lot to do with which ones you choose to purchase. According to a report by LinkedIn, 80 percent of consumers are like to evaluate a solution from a brand they follow…

Finance

NYC

4 Quick Tips to Land the Right Investment Deal for Your Startup

By | Nov 27, 2017 at 7:15 am

For any startup, funding is crucial. While there’s loads of information on the internet on how to attract investors, not much has been said on how to ensure that the financial deal you are signing up, or the investor you are partnering with, will…

Tips & How To’s

Look for These 5 Traits Before Extending a Job Offer

By | Nov 25, 2017 at 10:30 am

When building your team, there is nothing more important than hiring someone who is not only good at what they do but is also going to mesh well with both the rest of your employees and your customers. A business is nothing without its…

Public Relations

4 Tips to Integrate PR and SEO Efforts to Expand Your Digital Reach

By | Nov 24, 2017 at 3:50 pm

In today’s digital marketing landscape, the once separate entities of search engine optimization and public relations are merging to form a new, hybrid department. As Google’s standards on quality content evolved, so too did the link-based strategies digital marketers always relied on to achieve…

Tips & How To’s

7 Creative Ways Small Businesses Can Generate Passive Income for the Holidays

By | Nov 24, 2017 at 10:45 am

Small business owners always are looking for ways to create additional income. During the holiday season, finding additional income options becomes more essential. This is the time when getting customers becomes difficult. People shop for gifts during the last quarter of the year, but…

Inspiration

Denver

Learning to Code Means Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone

By | Nov 24, 2017 at 9:30 am

This is part three of my story as I transitioned from professional to student and a full-time learner.  Four weeks have passed already. Every morning we talk about what’s “clicking,” what we need help with, the tech events we’ve gone to, and big news in the…

Marketing

Palo Alto

8 Ways to Use Visual Marketing and Increase ROI

By | Nov 23, 2017 at 10:30 am

While some content marketing tactics require more resources than others to deliver a significant return, visual content marketing is one of those areas that can be a cost-effective option for startups looking to get attention in the market. Plus, it’s one of the most…

Productivity

This Software Can Supercharge Your Remote Work Collaboration

By | Nov 22, 2017 at 9:20 am

In a recent international survey of 25,000 workers, 32 percent said they regularly work remotely. And with the gig economy showing no signs of slowing down, more tools to support remote work will need to be implemented. If you already remote work during the week…

Productivity

How to Get Employees on Board With New Technology

By | Nov 22, 2017 at 8:30 am

People just don’t like change. And when leadership wants to introduce new tools, software or ideas to help improve the workflow, not every employee is going to be jumping for joy.  Although it can be a challenge to get employees on board with new…