Productivity

This Freelancer Tool Will Make Your Admin Tasks Suck Less

By | Oct 18, 2017 at 12:20 pm

The gig economy is expected to earn and estimated $1 trillion in 2016, and by 2020 between 43 to 50 percent of the economy could be freelancers, according to various reports. What that means for you is that if you are already your own…

Inspiration

San Francisco

Stuck Working in the Corporate World? Here’s How to Win Back Your Freedom

By | Oct 18, 2017 at 11:30 am

Very few people want to be trapped in a corporate job where you feel like you’re just putting in your time and doing what you’re told. Some people think the only way to escape this feeling is to become an entrepreneur and become your…

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Jobs

36 Percent of the U.S. Workforce Freelanced in the Last Year. Here’s Why That Matters.

By | Oct 18, 2017 at 10:50 am

The most comprehensive study of the independent workforce just landed for the year, bringing with it a couple of important data points about the continued rise of freelancing in the U.S. Not only are 36 percent of the U.S. workforce clocking freelance hours, but…

HR and Recruiting

7 HR Mistakes That Will Make Your Employees Consider Quitting

By | Oct 18, 2017 at 9:20 am

There’s no denying that HR departments get a bad wrap. Whether it’s Toby on The Office or just your everyday workplace complaints, these employees have dedicated their time to making sure the office runs smoothly. Unfortunately, this kind of job can lead to a lot…

Interviews

Why Founders Should Avoid Trying to Be a Know-It-All

By | Oct 18, 2017 at 7:15 am

If you have a teenager in the house, chances are they think they know everything. This can also happen with founders assuming they know everything about building a business. We asked Hugh Weber, a researcher, network theorist, storyteller, community organizer, design advocate and small…

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Blogging

How to Create Content for Shrinking Attention Spans

By | Oct 17, 2017 at 8:30 am

Do I have your attention? Good. The idea that our attention spans are increasingly shrinking is one we hear all the time. Blame it on the mobile revolution. There is so much content to consume online, along with so many interruptions during the day,…

Inspiration

Scale Your Business By Focusing on the Right Things

By | Oct 17, 2017 at 7:15 am

Anyone can have a great idea. Turning that idea into a profitable business is the tough part. To find out how some of the brightest CEOs and founders today are scaling their ideas and making millions in profits annually, I turned to some of…

Tips & How To’s

Here’s Some Actionable Advice for Starting a Successful Startup

By | Oct 16, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Steve Jobs once said, “Apple still operates like a startup.” He meant that you don’t need a large staff when it comes to your creative team. You just need one person that’s in charge of different aspects of your business who can do one thing…

Inspiration

The Value in a Community Is a Shared Sense of Destiny

By | Oct 16, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Building a community is more than a few events, it takes people working together and sharing a sense of destiny. We talked with Hugh Weber founder of OTA, a for-purpose organization focused on sparking transformation through creative connections and collisions in the Midwest, about his experiences…

Coworking spaces

Philadelphia

Benjamin’s Desk and 1776 Are Merging

By | Oct 16, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Philadelphia-based coworking network Benjamin’s Desk and DC-based incubator 1776 have officially announced their merger. And yes, both of their names are references to the American Revolution, thanks for noticing. The goal of the merge: To create a combined network that can rocket them to the…

Tips & How To’s

6 Tips for Affordably Bringing Your Product to Market

By | Oct 16, 2017 at 11:30 am

So you have a great idea for a new product, but you don’t have the money or skills necessary to realize your dream. A lack of money and experience can be an overwhelming obstacle for new entrepreneurs. Fortunately there are ways to push through these…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Study: 1 in 3 Tech Employees Self-Identify as Workaholics

By | Oct 16, 2017 at 10:50 am

Possibly the biggest socially acceptable item to complain about at your job is just how hard you’re working. But working too hard takes a toll: Workaholics are about three times more likely to be depressed or anxious. I have to wonder: How many people…

HR and Recruiting

New Jersey

Why Companies Should Invest in an Internal Marketing Team

By | Oct 16, 2017 at 9:20 am

Businesses spend thousands (sometimes tens of thousands) of dollars to market themselves by looking to outside avenues like social media, ad platforms, email marketing and search engine optimization. A far more effective investment is creating a well-equipped internal marketing team — a team of satisfied,…

Productivity

Effective Project Management Starts With Asking Why

By | Oct 16, 2017 at 8:30 am

It’s no secret that product managers have a very difficult job. They are in a position of having to lead, but frequently must do so through influence instead of authority. To navigate the difficulty of their management position while being effective leaders, product managers…

Tips & How To’s

5 Easiest Ways to Gain Your Customers’ Trust

By | Oct 15, 2017 at 2:30 pm

In a world full of cyber attacks and data breaches, customer trust is more valuable than ever. Unfortunately, customers of today have trouble trusting companies that don’t follow a certain set of guidelines. Fortunately, we’ve got a few of them for you right here….

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14 Low Cost File-Sharing Services That Your Whole Team Can Use

By | Oct 14, 2017 at 2:30 pm

The days of filing cabinets and fax machines over. With most business practices being performed through the cloud, the world is more connected than ever. However, if you want to make sure your information is safe and sound, setting up a file-sharing service is…

HR and Recruiting

Hiring Is Your Single Most Important Skill as a Founder

By | Oct 14, 2017 at 12:45 pm

The longer I’m involved in Codeship (the company I co-founded), the more other founders I mentor, the more I’m convinced that people and a great team is the lifeblood of a fast growing startup. I would even go so far as to say that people are…