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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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…

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,…

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…

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…

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….

Tips & How To’s

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…

Tips & How To’s

5 Ways to Cut IT Costs Without Impacting Performance

By | Oct 14, 2017 at 10:30 am

Most decision makers at companies large and small are placing an increased emphasis on IT these days. Unfortunately, with this enhanced focus often comes rising costs, something smaller companies have trouble managing. But what if someone told you that you could cut IT costs…

Productivity

Boulder

The Early-Stage Startup Playbook for SaaS Productivity Products

By | Oct 13, 2017 at 12:20 pm

When you’re just starting out, knowing what tools work the best for all the different current or future needs will save you time. Here’s our list of tools that can help you Do More Faster. Warning, the article is long but detailed with reviews…

Dev & Design

You Won’t Succeed Until You Understand Both the Product and Customer

By | Oct 13, 2017 at 9:20 am

You can improve on your product by identifying your future customers and going out to get their authentic reactions. In order to be a successful entrepreneur with a groundbreaking product or service, the best thing you can do is leave your office. I know…

HR and Recruiting

9 Traits of a Rockstar Part-Time CFO

By | Oct 12, 2017 at 5:00 pm

When you are taking on funding or expanding your businesses, and looking to add a CFO, but may only need one part-time, what are the traits that you need to focus on. We asked nine entrepreneurs what they look for in a part-time CFO?…

Tips & How To’s

6 Two-Word Tips for Communicating Better With Your Employees

By | Oct 12, 2017 at 3:50 pm

The only constant when it comes to running a business is that eventually, you’re going to encounter problems. While many of these problems will be product or customer based, more often than not they’ll be rooted in how you manage your employees. Whether you’re…

Tips & How To’s

9 Warning Signs That a Deal Is Going South

By | Oct 12, 2017 at 11:30 am

Negotiating a deal is an art form in itself and knowing red flags when a deal is going south can save you a ton of headaches and stress. We asked nine entrepreneurs: what is one warning sign that a deal with a partner or…