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Phoenix

3 Interviewing Techniques for Finding Conscious Leaders

By | Nov 15, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Hiring is one of the most complex—and crucial—elements of running a business, and that only becomes more evident as companies grow. After all, the best employers are looking for talented individuals who can not only execute day-to-day tasks and bring new ideas and strategic…

Marketing & Social Media

5 Building Blocks to Develop a Compelling Story

By | Nov 13, 2017 at 8:30 am

At the core of it’s effectiveness, storytelling is how people learn about the world. Author of the Happiness Hypothesis, Jonathan Haidt, PhD and NY Times bestseller, explains that the “human mind is a story processor, not a logic processor.” Features and functions relate more…

Reports & Rankings

10 Fastest Growing Tech Companies in the US

By | Nov 9, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Every entrepreneur knows that if you’re not growing, you’re dying. It’s not enough for companies to remain stagnant in the business world, as new and innovative ideas are popping up every day ready to dethrone even the most solidified of unicorns. In fact, you’ve…

Inspiration

Scale Your Business By Focusing on the Right Things

By | Oct 17, 2017 at 7:15 am

Anyone can have a great idea. Turning that idea into a profitable business is the tough part. To find out how some of the brightest CEOs and founders today are scaling their ideas and making millions in profits annually, I turned to some of…

Business

7 Signs That Your Business Is Headed For a Growth Spurt

By | Oct 16, 2017 at 7:15 am

The hustle-and-bustle of daily tasks make it difficult for entrepreneurs to take a step back and answer one vital question – is my business really growing? Here’s 7 things that can give you an indication that you’re going in the right direction – up. …

Events

Seattle

How to Grow a Diverse Business in Saturated Markets

By | Oct 5, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Growing a business is hard enough as it is. Between investor meetings, marketing campaigns, and sales initiatives, it can be too much for some. To make matters even more complex, trying to build a diverse company, which you should absolutely do, presents a number…

Reports & Rankings

India

10 Fastest Growing Economies in the World

By | Aug 28, 2017 at 10:50 am

As an entrepreneur, the prospect of starting up internationally can be a pretty scary one. In addition to not knowing the language or the social expectations of a business owner, a foreign economy can be a fickle, confusing thing to get a handle on….

Co-working Spaces

Why Early-Stage Startups Usually Go for Service Offices

By | Aug 17, 2017 at 6:30 pm

The words ‘virtual,’ ‘remote,’ and ‘mobile’ are becoming increasingly common within the business world. They are part of a fast-moving transition, an evolution of what we consider to be the modern office. Entrepreneurs, start-ups, and small companies are eschewing long term leases and fixed…

Business

Denver

SaaS Companies Need to Eventually Consider An Enterprise Approach

By | Aug 3, 2017 at 6:30 pm

When you’re just starting out as a SaaS company, every little thing you do matters. You’ll pursue deals that you wouldn’t even consider a few years down the line, and you’ll do absolutely everything you can to cater to the few customers you have….

Opinion/Analysis

San Francisco

For Some Startups, Skipping VC Money Preserves What Really Matters

By | Jul 27, 2017 at 10:50 am

Plenty of startups will tell you that bigger equals better. It’s easy to get into an IPO-measuring contest. That’s why we care about unicorns, and after they got old, decacorns. No even blinks when they hear 2017 venture activity has already passed up $21.78…

FinTech

NYC

Fintech Startups Partnering With Banks Could Be a Good Thing

By | Jul 7, 2017 at 5:00 pm

The surge in fintech startups isn’t just an anomaly — it’s becoming a trend. Between 2015 and 2016, research by KPMG found challenger banks saw a 32 percent spike in lending compared with a 5 percent drop for incumbents. Where is this increase coming…

Tips & How To’s

5 Tools Startups Need As They Scale

By | Jun 9, 2017 at 7:15 am

The startup stack is a set of around 200 cloud-based tools that startups use to start and scale. It is the result of a joint survey that Tech City UK and Stripe conducted in 2016. The research also gleaned some insights into how startups…

Productivity

Top 7 Affordable Analytics Tools to Hack Your Startup’s Growth

By | May 26, 2017 at 9:15 am

In entrepreneurship, there’s no such thing as overnight success. You can plan every detail of your startup’s launch, but you can never fully prepare for unexpected roadblocks to growth. You can only embrace these ongoing challenges and accept them as stepping stones. Once upon…

Social Media

San Francisco

The New Scaling Strategy: Go Small Instead of Large

By | May 17, 2017 at 11:20 am

Today, in counterintuitive advice: It turns out that the best way to grow a large social audience in 2017 is to aim for a niche audience. How do you get large by aiming small? This article looks as how the process works, and why it’s…

HR and Recruiting

Don’t Get Tricked Into Employing an Average Sales Team

By | May 15, 2017 at 9:15 am

There isn’t a job out there that’s tougher and more important for executives than finding, retaining, and growing top talent. Even with a lot on his plate, Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric, focused primarily on acquiring talent for the rapidly growing company….

B2B

Phoenix

Is Your Startup Really a Small Business in Disguise?

By | May 10, 2017 at 7:00 pm

As the digital economy progresses, the lines between startups and successful small businesses are starting to blur. To be sure, you wouldn’t confuse a law firm in Kansas City with a venture-funded Silicon Valley software startup of the same size. But neither one of…

Opinion/Analysis

For Any New Startup, 2017 Is the Year of Audience

By | Apr 27, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Audience has always been important to a new startup. After all, a product or service can be amazing, but it’s useless with an audience to beta-test it and get the word out. Pivoting is great, but you need an audience in order to do…