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Culture

Study: Your Coworkers Think Your Memes Are Unprofessional

By | Jun 28, 2017 at 11:30 am

With company culture being such a vital piece of the successful startup puzzle, a little light-hearted joking in the office should be encouraged by managers and CEOs alike. After all, a little humor can go a long way in de-stressing employees and making the…

HR and Recruiting

12 Unspoken Rules of Talent Acquisition in Online Startup

By | Jun 19, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Acquiring talent can be tricky especially if your startup just launched, and it might be tempting to hire newbies and amateurs. Instead, entrepreneurs should practice unwritten rules to acquire the talent they deem necessary for building a successful startup. As such, these rules should help…

Productivity

Study: Office Jargon Is Making You Less Productive

By | Jun 19, 2017 at 11:30 am

If you feel like you don’t have the bandwidth to buckle down, think outside the box, or hit the ground running, you might need to move the goalposts and drill down your strategy going forward. The best practices include touching base with a mentor…

HR and Recruiting

Seattle

4 Ways Startups Can Structure Job Interviews to Avoid Bias

By | Jun 16, 2017 at 10:50 am

The job interview is a tricky task for any company, but it’s a sink or swim task for an early-stage startup. Keeping a company’s culture intact and healthy is essential, and when a company is just a handful of individuals, any new hire will…

Business

Everything You Need to Know About Uber Amidst the Chaos

By | Jun 13, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Uber’s been in the news a lot, and almost entirely for bad reasons. Now the company is making the biggest cultural pivot it has ever attempted, hoping to change the sexism that appears to have been at the core of its culture for years….

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Coworking spaces

5 Things to Make Your First Office Space Enjoyable for Employees

By | Jun 13, 2017 at 8:30 am

Moving your once scrappy, remote-based office into an official space is a major milestone for you, your company, and its employees. Although cost and location will likely be the most important considerations you’ll note as you shop for commercial real estate, envisioning how your…

Culture

Workplace Likability Comes From Being Genuine, Not Manipulative

By | Jun 8, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Everyone wants to be liked. Whether you’re out with your friends or in the office with your coworkers, being disliked is worse than being asked to speak in public. But what makes someone likable is not an exact science, leading people in workplaces across…

Culture

How to Build a Flexible Remote Culture for Your Startup

By | Jun 7, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Startups make the headlines not only for their innovative ideas but also for their culture. They receive awards on top of having achieved key performance indicators: happy and productive employees, a collaborative environment, and fluid communication. On the flip side, companies can get a lot…

Business

4 Forces Driving Workplace Change in 2017 and Beyond

By | Jun 7, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Workplaces are always changing, as anyone who’s seen an episode of Mad Men can attest. What’s in the future of the 2017 workspace? Well, for one thing, your workplace might not even be a single physical location anymore, thanks to the ever-more connected and…

HR and Recruiting

Phoenix

Retaining Talent at Your Startup Isn’t About the Foosball Table

By | Jun 1, 2017 at 10:50 am

Regardless of where you live, finding and retaining talent for your early-stage startup is a constant challenge. With more companies popping up within your ecosystem there is always the possibility of other startups luring your talent away with more money, perks or something other…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Boulder

The Vital Role of Community in Mental Health Support

By | May 28, 2017 at 10:30 am

The American Psychological Association has found that 65 percent of Americans cite work as a top source of stress, and over a third have a chronic problem with it as a result. Stressful environments, combined with the canned air common to the typical work cubical,…

Culture

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…

Culture

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…

Social Media

5 Steps to Building Your Startup’s Social Media Strategy

By | May 7, 2017 at 10:30 am

Sometimes the hardest part of starting a new company isn’t creating the product or service itself; it’s communicating what it is, what it does, and why people should care about it. Many startups struggle with brand identity and marketing their product or service, which…

Inspiration

San Francisco

How Life as An Immigrant Helped Me Launch a Startup

By | May 2, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Being an entrepreneur is scary, exciting, and gratifying. Entrepreneurship elicits so many emotions mixed into one. The same is true about being an immigrant. Momchil Kyurkchiev, originally from Bulgaria, is the CEO and cofounder of Leanplum, a marketing cloud built for the mobile era, with…

Tips & How To’s

Prepping For an Investor Pitch? Don’t Get Blinded by Tunnel Vision

By | Apr 28, 2017 at 7:00 pm

For a startup founder, enthusiasm is a necessary piece of the personality puzzle. You took the leap and started your business because you believe in it. Whether you’re solving a major technology problem, disrupting a stagnant industry or providing a service that will make…

Entrepreneur

5 Ways to Create a ‘FunTasktic’ Work Culture

By | Apr 25, 2017 at 5:50 pm

What makes Google, CISCO, Dell, and Starbucks some of the best places to work for? Certainly, they pay their employees well, but it’s not the only reason why young people around the world dream of working with these companies. These organizations have flourished principally for…