Funding

London

How To Prepare Your Startup To Pitch Investors

By | Aug 8, 2017 at 8:30 am

For those entrepreneurs new to raising a significant amount of financing from either angel investors, venture capital firms or growth equity firms, the prospect of being examined by an outside party may seem intimidating. You need to prepare your startup to pitch investors –…

Tips & How To’s

How to Become a More Successful CEO

By | Aug 6, 2017 at 5:10 pm

Running a business is no easy feat. Between effectively managing employees, meaningfully establishing culture, and making the big scary decisions everyone hates to make, a CEO’s job is never done. Plus, with the the business world in constant flux, it can be hard to…

Legal

What Startups Need to Know About Protecting Intellectual Property

By | Aug 6, 2017 at 12:45 pm

In a startup’s early years, developing an intellectual property (IP) strategy is critical to preventing mistakes that may influence valuation and long-term viability. Easier said than done, any startup knows the need to be judicious with their resources. Thus, most startups’ IP portfolios will…

Tips & How To’s

7 Apps That Every Graphic Designer Should Download Right Now

By | Aug 6, 2017 at 10:30 am

Graphic design is an art as much as it’s a commercial line of work. With more and more people turning to graphic designing as a means of expressing themselves and making a living, it’s important to realize that designing is just one aspect of a…

Marketing

6 Strategies That Will Boost Your Marketing Return on Investment

By | Aug 5, 2017 at 2:30 pm

When you put money into your marketing department, you’re gambling on the hope that your campaign will produce a notable increase in traffic and sales. If it doesn’t, it’s a waste of money. The efficiency of your marketing return on investment is determined by…

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Marketing

Detroit

4 Things Startups Need to Remember on the Road to Success

By | Aug 4, 2017 at 6:30 pm

We’ve all heard of “foolproof ideas” and “sketches” that’ll magically kickstart your startup. How substantial are these philosophies? In the tech startup business, everyone has hit some bumps on the road to success, only to learn from the mistakes and not delve into them….

Blogging

7 Ways Your Blog Can Reach a Larger Audience

By | Aug 4, 2017 at 5:00 pm

How many times have you put your new blog out and only receive a handful of comments and shares? When this happens a bit too often, it can be disheartening. The fact is that getting your content to go viral actually takes much more…

Finance

Des Moines

The 7 Biggest Downsides to Bootstrapping and How to Overcome Them

By | Aug 3, 2017 at 8:30 am

To new entrepreneurs, bootstrapping seems both exciting and sensible, and there’s a reason it’s become so popular as a means of funding and growing a new business. The theory is simple: rather than relying on angel investments or venture capital to fund a business,…

Culture

London

7 Leadership Lessons For Running a Digital Team

By | Aug 2, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Running a busy digital startup means I’m having to juggle a lot on a daily basis. From sales and recruitment calls, to team meetings and business development. If you are a founder, then you can relate to being pulled in all directions. As a…

Culture

Houston

3 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Know Before Starting a Company

By | Aug 2, 2017 at 5:00 pm

When it comes to running a business, my best advice to any new owner, founder or executive of a company is to listen to as much advice as you can and use apply what is most relevant to your scenario. When I first started…

HR and Recruiting

London

Benefits of In-House, Outsource and Upskill Manager Talent for Startups

By | Aug 2, 2017 at 7:15 am

For early-stage startups ready to begin scaling up, one of the biggest challenges is hiring the right people. The reason is that the vast majority of startups suffer from a lack of brand recognition compared to their larger, more established tech rivals, meaning they…

HR and Recruiting

Phoenix

6 Common Mistakes Founders Make When Scaling their Businesses

By | Aug 1, 2017 at 5:00 pm

The path to scaling a business is lined with its fair share of unforeseen obstacles. For all the unknown and unpredictable challenges that exist, there are just as many easily avoidable missteps founders tend to make on the road to achieving growth. In business,…

Tips & How To’s

The Top 5 Slack Apps to Streamline Your Team Communication

By | Aug 1, 2017 at 10:50 am

Slack has taken the tech community by storm. But once the novelty has worn off, and you’re a pro at navigating everything from the slackbot to your personal favorite selection of giphy gifs, you may want to consider adding these five Slack apps from…

HR and Recruiting

Palo Alto

How Adding an HR Professional Can Help You Retain Talent

By | Aug 1, 2017 at 7:15 am

Employees are the lifeline of any business. We all know that one bad hire can damage your team and your brand. After seven years in being in business, we added a full-time human resource specialist to our team of nearly 30 people. This was…

Productivity

Los Angeles

How Snapchat Could Increase Team Production

By | Jul 31, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Being intentionally productive is something we all strive for, but often fail to achieve. After being disrupted with an email notification, an average person will need 23 minutes and 15 seconds to regain their focus again. Yet as an entrepreneur, you can rarely hide under…

Culture

How to Build an Organizational Culture in Your Startup

By | Jul 31, 2017 at 8:30 am

How do founders go from a couple of people toying with an idea, to managing a great team with values, a good rapport, and effective communication? They do it  by having what every startup founder in the world hopes for: strong culture. Recently, I set…

Tips & How To’s

How Established Business Owners Can Test Out New Ideas

By | Jul 31, 2017 at 7:15 am

A lot of established businesses need to be careful. Brand new companies can get away with anything, but if you have a reputation to uphold it can hurt you. It leaves you at a slight disadvantage, which is why we usually see startups rising…