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Culture

Study: Don’t Feel Bad About Taking Time Off

By | Aug 15, 2017 at 10:50 am

Entrepreneurs are more than happy to go the extra mile for their company. Their drive, ambition, and disregard for their own personal well-being is what made them startup founders in the first place. However, research has shown on more than one occasion that taking…

Culture

St. Louis

Investing in Company Culture Can Help to Retain Talent

By | Aug 11, 2017 at 6:30 pm

When you’re starting out, deciding on a company culture will come from leadership first, then members of the team. These days company culture is more of a deciding factor when attracting talent.  We spoke with Alex Wolk the founder of Insite Advice about his employee management…

Gear & Gadgets

Chicago

Does Your Work Need An Office Beer Fridge?

By | Aug 6, 2017 at 7:47 pm

After a long day of hustling at your startup or employer, many people hit their local watering hole to relax, have some fun conversation, and even blow off some steam before heading home. Grabbing a drink and some downtime with coworkers has been a…

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…

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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…

Culture

San Francisco

Location Isn’t Everything When Building a Global Workforce

By | Jul 26, 2017 at 6:30 pm

One day last year, I was chatting with my dad about long-distance management. In the ’80s he was based in Japan at the largest tech company in the world: IBM. When I asked him what it was like to communicate in a multinational company…

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,…

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…

Remote work

NYC

How to Build a Creative Workplace Without Borders

By | Jul 20, 2017 at 7:15 am

In 2015 the number of US employees who had switched to remote jobs had climbed to 37 percent. And that number is only going to grow because the benefits of distributed teams to both the businesses and employees are obvious: businesses don’t have the…

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…

Diversity

50 Best Cities for Women Entrepreneurs Around the World, Ranked

By | Jul 19, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Diversity in the workplace has been proven to be good for business. Yes, your little boys club might feel comfortable, but stepping outside of it and hiring women and minorities is the best way to make sure your company is headed for success. And…

Inspiration

Denver

A Woman’s Journey from Attorney to Software Engineer

By | Jul 18, 2017 at 8:30 am

Some people are daunted by the mere thought of making a career change, even when they really want to. Successful people take that challenge as an opportunity. They summon their courage and push themselves to explore new horizons. Erika Angarita obtained a law degree…

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…

Culture

Study: Communication Is the Number One Problem For Bosses

By | Jul 11, 2017 at 9:20 am

Communication is an important aspect of almost every meaningful relationship in your life. Whether it’s a spouse, a sibling, a friend, a significant other, or even the drive-thru attendant that mumbles a lot, being able to communicate is the foundation on which a connection…

Business

Boulder

Processes Can Fail Fast if You Don’t Have the Right Team

By | Jul 10, 2017 at 10:50 am

After spending time chatting with a product designer in a large tech company in L.A. about his company and observations of product teams, it felt like the whole conversation started when he said something like this, “I am not sure how product managers become product…

Marketing

How Domain Names Can Impact Customer Engagement

By | Jul 10, 2017 at 9:20 am

When it comes to branding, picking the ultimate online name can be a challenge. If your domain name doesn’t explain what you’re offering or is hard to understand, customers will give up searching for you. We asked two founders about the process of choosing…