Culture

4 Mistakes to Avoid at the Office Christmas Party

By | Dec 22, 2017 at 12:45 pm

The office Christmas party is a staple of business culture. Whether you’re a big corporation or a small startup, engaging in a little holiday cheer with your coworkers before taking some much needed time off has become the unofficial send-off for the holiday season….

Tips & How To’s

3 Tips to Remember When Managing Email Over the Holidays

By | Dec 19, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Email: the bane of a modern worker’s daily productivity. Open and respond to a dozen emails at the start of your day, and you’ll still have another one or two dozen in your inbox by the end of it. And over the holidays, when…

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Tips & How To’s

5 Smart Yet Simple Ways to Retain Your Online Customers

By | Dec 18, 2017 at 8:30 am

Conversations today have gone digital. Millennials are so used to this shift that a minute without the internet is an immediate crisis. With the advent of the internet, we can easily conduct business transactions with the click of a button, and the interest in…

Jobs

6 Ways to Get Comfortable Asking for What You Want

By | Dec 15, 2017 at 5:00 pm

It’s tough to ask for what you want — but if you never ask, you’ll never receive. As an entrepreneur, business builder and corporate ladder climber, I’ve had to get comfortable asking for what I want. It’s rarely given. The tough part is, as…

Productivity

How to Get to the Core of Unproductive Meetings

By | Dec 15, 2017 at 7:15 am

The “no-meeting day” has recently become a phenomenon of sorts. The idea is to give employees an entire work day that their company, department or team has designated 100 percent meeting-free. Companies in the technology, healthcare and business sectors have been eager to implement…

Marketing

New York

How Companies Can Plant Roots in a Community

By | Dec 14, 2017 at 8:30 am

Consumers don’t favor Whole Foods over Walmart for reasons relating to the chains’ respective sizes or ubiquity — it’s because only the former serves as a catalyst to community. The competitive difference between the homogenous corporate paradigm embodied by Walmart and the community-centered model cultivated…

Culture

How to Embed Accountability Into Your Company Culture

By | Dec 14, 2017 at 7:15 am

We all understand the importance of accountability in the business world. But like Mao Zedong so wisely observed, reading doesn’t quite prepare you to actually revolutionize your culture to incorporate accountability in a sustainable way. Here are some tools to equip you with the…

Marketing

8 Reasons Why Your Next Campaign Needs Video

By | Dec 13, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Video is fast becoming the key to successful businesses. While you still need a print campaign, you have to incorporate video into your marketing plan or you will not capture as many sales. You also have to be diverse in how you use video…

Accelerator

NYC

7 Ways to Fail When Applying to an Accelerator

By | Dec 12, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Failure is part of the startup process. And when it’s time to apply to an accelerator, making sure your company is presented in the best way on the application can significantly improve your chances. Since first launching in 2008, Dreamit has received thousands of applications –…

Podcast

Almost Half of America Uses Digital Voice Assistants Now

By | Dec 12, 2017 at 9:20 am

In the land of new media, audio might not be king yet, but it’s certainly a rising challenger to the throne. Americans listen to nearly four hours of audio a day on average, and as I reported yesterday, events like PodCon are springing up to…

Marketing

Denver

9 Effective Ways to Use Street Teams and Build Brand Awareness

By | Dec 12, 2017 at 7:15 am

Consumers are constantly bombarded with digital marketing materials, from social media ads and paid search ads to blast emails and weekly newsletters. It’s hard for brands to cut through the clutter and show value to consumers — unless they utilize the power of human…

Productivity

London

5 Ways to Improve Team Communication

By | Dec 11, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Communication within a team is vital to the successful completion of a project. Without a good foundation, team members could be reluctant to share new ideas or talk about challenges. Here are 5 ways to improve your team communication. Keep the Door Open Team…

Culture

50 Companies With Outstanding Team Cultures

By | Dec 11, 2017 at 11:30 am

A good idea and a lot of funding are key to the success of a business. However, if you don’t have a solid team to back you up, you might as well throw in the towel now, because you don’t have a chance of…

Tips & How To’s

7 Things to Consider Before Picking Your Domain Name

By | Dec 11, 2017 at 9:20 am

Your domain name is the address of your website, and it’s critical to the success of your business to follow best practices when choosing a domain name. The URL that people see when they visit your site is how visitors will refer to your…