HR and Recruiting

Chicago

13 Traits Startup Sales Executives Need to Be Successful

By | Jul 21, 2017 at 5:00 pm

When it’s time to build a sales team, there are traits you need to look for in your employees. Selling a product isn’t just about closing the deal, it’s about building relationships for your startup along the way. We asked 13 entrepreneurs what they…

Culture

Study: One Bad Text Could Seriously Impact Your Career

By | Jul 21, 2017 at 9:20 am

As instant messaging, texting, and other forms of digital communication have become the norm, the casual use of emojis, abbreviations and generally unprofessional language has permeated everyday life. Whether its an “lol” thrown at the end of every other sentence or the poop emoji,…

Finance

San Francisco

The Basics of Equity Crowdfunding

By | Jul 21, 2017 at 8:30 am

Just over six months ago, we launched equity crowdfunding on Indiegogo. Through our joint venture with MicroVentures, First Democracy VC, anyone can invest in startups and innovative companies for potential financial returns. Since November 2016, we’ve launched 14 offerings, raising nearly $5M from more…

Culture

How to Create the Right Culture for Your Startup

By | Jul 20, 2017 at 5:00 pm

While in the shaping phase of a startup, founders often forget about building an organizational culture. But the sooner you start, the better. What founders do not realize is that a culture will form one way or another – the one they want, or…

HR and Recruiting

Arlington

Why Millennials Will Move for the Perfect Job

By | Jul 20, 2017 at 3:50 pm

The millennial is elusive. For one thing, they’re just a collection of people who are roughly the same age, even though the category of “humans born in the 80s and 90s” covers a mass of different life experiences. On top of that, plenty of misguided…

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Tips & How To’s

Boulder

8 Things Founders Need to Know About Equity Crowdfunding

By | Jul 20, 2017 at 8:30 am

Since President Obama passed the JOBS act in 2012, we’ve been witnessing the beginning of a new movement in the U.S. – one that empowers entrepreneurs to raise money from almost anyone, anywhere. It’s a movement that removes the barriers to fundraising so that…

Culture

New York

How You Can Be a More Effective Team Member

By | Jul 19, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Many of us enjoyed watching extraordinary teammates in action at the Rio Summer Olympics. These teammates worked as one to complete swimming relays, toss balls into baskets and over nets, and propel boats forward. Their trust and respect for each other was so great that…

Tips & How To’s

Denver

A Simple Guide to a Great Startup Pitch

By | Jul 19, 2017 at 8:30 am

Pitching. It’s as much a part of startup life as building products and acquiring customers. If you can’t successfully pitch your company, you likely can’t raise money or sell to prospects either. The point is, it’s critical to get your pitch right. But crafting…

Productivity

San Diego

How to Reduce Spending on Enterprise Software Integration

By | Jul 19, 2017 at 7:15 am

In the past decade, there have been countless failures, including Nike’s woes include $100 million in sales lost due to unforeseen complications with its supply chain software and the U.S. Air Force pulling the plug on an enterprise software project after spending $1 billion….

Marketing

NYC

Quality Content Is the Most Important SEO Ranking Factor

By | Jul 18, 2017 at 5:00 pm

By now, every website owner is aware that Google penalizes sites that use old-fashioned SEO techniques such as keyword stuffing. The search engine giant also continuously improves their RankBrain algorithm to help deliver the right results for each user’s query. This has had the…

Culture

Micromanagement is Driving Your Employees Crazy, Stop it

By | Jul 17, 2017 at 9:20 am

If you know how to manage your employees correctly, there should be little they can’t do. In my experience, managers either walk on eggshells to ensure they don’t micromanage, or they’re oblivious to the fact that they’re micromanaging. For those who are aware of…

Tips & How To’s

3 Realistic Ways to Achieve the Goals You Set for Yourself

By | Jul 17, 2017 at 7:15 am

How many times have you set goals and couldn’t follow through? Maybe you wanted to bring your product to a new market or build out your marketing team in a certain amount of time and just couldn’t pull it off. Whatever the case may…

Marketing

5 Creativity Tools to Boost Content Marketing for Startups

By | Jul 15, 2017 at 10:30 am

Not all content marketing tools are created equal. So when you’re deciding to employ one at your company, you need to make sure to focus on the essentials to avoid getting overwhelmed. Fortunately, that’s exactly what we’ve done for you. These gems are a…

Tips & How To’s

New York

How to Boost Profits Thrоugh Upscaling and Сrоѕѕ-Ѕеllіng

By | Jul 13, 2017 at 6:30 pm

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