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San Francisco

How to Build a Charitable Culture at Your Startup

By | May 25, 2017 at 11:20 am

Volunteering can bring immeasurable joy to you and your team. It may be difficult to imagine that in addition to running a business, you could find time to volunteer, but it’s possible. With the potential for a greater happiness quotient, it made sense to me…

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Los Angeles

Respect is the Foundation of Client and Employee Relationships

By | May 24, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Building a good relationship with your clients and employees comes down to respecting and trusting each other over the long haul. We talked with Gabriel Richards, Founder and CEO of Endertech, about putting love and respect as core values and the positive outcomes he’s gain…

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Portland, Maine

Giovani Twigge of IDEXX Laboratories on Company Culture

By | May 22, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Walk along the streets of Portland, Maine and you’ll find everything festivals and sports to historic museums and local companies. If you happen to walk into the Maine College of Art (MECA) this June 19-23, you’ll be treated to Maine Startup & Create Week (MSCW), where there’s…

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Fusion PR CEO Jordan Chanofsky Has 4 Reasons Telecommuting Works

By | May 8, 2017 at 4:30 pm

98 percent of remote workers find working from home enhances their productivity. That’s not just a self-reporting error, either: One Stanford study indicated that the enhanced productivity can be measurably tracked, saying: “What they discovered at the end of that period was that overall…

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5 Classic Inbox Personalities and How to Respond to Them

By | May 1, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Everyone has a tendency to misread client emails. The tones we hear in our heads can dictate our responses, which can easily hinder working relationships and impact the success of a project. Unfortunately, we can’t pick what personalities land in our inbox. But we can try…

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Increase Employee Productivity With These 5 Fun Office Hacks

By | Apr 23, 2017 at 2:30 pm

You can achieve a simultaneously productive and relaxed environment by giving your employees what they want. An office that is simultaneously relaxed and productive? How does that work? In the corporate world, we’ve long been conditioned to believe that a good work ethic is…

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How to Successfully Manage a Millennial Corporate Culture

By | Apr 11, 2017 at 10:30 am

By 2020, millennials will constitute roughly 50 percent of the global workforce. Just like the emergence of any other generation, companies will have to deal with a new set of challenges and create a different working environment and culture for their talents. Today, Millennials are inevitably…

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3 Ways to Make Your Culture More Like Google’s

By | Apr 10, 2017 at 10:30 am

Google is known for its open, engaging company culture. They’ve implemented plenty of methods that have led to its enormous success, but there’s no doubt that a lot of its victories can be attributed to its team and work environment. It’s no coincidence that Google/Alphabet is the number one…

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5 Things to Remember While Working With Someone You Hate

By | Mar 29, 2017 at 3:30 pm

People say it all the time: hate is a strong word. Unfortunately, the chances of getting along with everyone you work with are equivalent to those of winning the lottery at the exact same moment you’ve been hit by lightning. There are always going to be people…

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Why Maintaining Your Startup Culture Will Be Key to Rapid Growth

By | Mar 29, 2017 at 9:15 am

Growth inevitably brings changes — some welcomed and some not. And while adaptability is a must in business, there are some changes that, if not managed appropriately, can send a growing company into a tailspin. One of the areas that businesses must remain vigilant…

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4 Tips to Help Your Company Culture Attract Top Candidates

By | Mar 22, 2017 at 8:30 pm

As startup owners, my managing partner Andrew Fayad and I know too well the Catch-22 that can affect small companies. To excel, startups need powerful hires who are experienced and innovative, but it’s hard to entice executive-level professionals to swap name-brand careers for something…

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The Secret to Building a Healthy Audience? Act Like You’re Dating Them.

By | Mar 14, 2017 at 12:50 pm

In 2017, the concept of trust is more important than ever. Countries around the world, from France to the U.S. to South Korea, are increasingly politically polarized. Online, communities rally together, muting or bullying those who don’t agree. Those who can build trust among their followers…

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4 Proven Strategies for Hiring a Diverse Team

By | Feb 3, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Culture can be a tricky thing: Those who don’t fit into a culture are implicitly or explicitly encouraged to move on, but the end result can be a stagnation. The ideal culture should be one that is free to evolve and include others without losing…

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8 Things You Can Do Today to Grow Your Company Culture

By | Jan 22, 2017 at 10:30 am

Company culture is a vital part of any successful business model, because happy employees equal happy clients. In today’s competitive global marketplace, maintaining a thriving (and happy) office environment often gets pushed to the bottom of a CEO’s to-do list.   When I launched STRV,…