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Tips & How To’s

9 Systems That Can Help Improve Communications With Remote Staff

By | Jun 26, 2017 at 9:20 am

Numerous companies have staff working from remote locations. Some are freelancers, hired to work on specific projects or tasks. And some are full-time employees working from home, either on an occasional or permanent, basis. Keeping everyone on task and connected is difficult, especially with…

Tips & How To’s

12 Smart Uses of Tech That Can Save You Time

By | Jun 24, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Sections of the day are lost, either to handling minutia that never seems to end or from brain breaks that end up eating hours instead of minutes. Fortunately, there are a number of technological tools and tricks that can help stem the tide, ranging…

Productivity

How Team Building Activities Can Enhance Productivity

By | Jun 24, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Team building can be remarkably productive for your employees. Once you know how much it positively affects your team, you’d always be looking for new activities. It is even better to do any of the team building activities once in a month to keep…

Entrepreneur

Slow to Hire, Quick to Fire: An Entrepreneur Adage

By | Jun 18, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Take advice from many different sources of inspiration: business mentors, customers, colleagues, and even books and songs. But if you ask any entrepreneur, they’ll tell you that a great team can do wonders in a business. But you need to build your team the…

Tips & How To’s

7 Practices That Drive Away Talented Employees

By | Jun 14, 2017 at 11:30 am

Ask any entrepreneur in the world and they’ll tell you that the key to success is a good team. If you can’t hire, train, and delegate work to qualified employees, your good idea isn’t going to get passed the development stage. However, once you’ve…

Tips & How To’s

12 Leadership Tips to Build a Cohesive Team

By | Jun 13, 2017 at 7:15 am

Leadership qualities are important to gain if you want to find success in the business world. While this is easy to understand, it is sometimes frustrating knowing where to turn for leadership advice.  Here’s a list of leadership qualities that can help you have…

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…

Marketing

Boulder

How to Tailor Your Mailing Lists to Get Noticed by Investors

By | Jun 5, 2017 at 7:15 am

Mailing lists can be a simple yet powerful tool to keep people up to date on your progress. The advantage of having several mailing lists is that you can tailor your information with the right audience. Here’s some tips on how to carve up…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Austin

Matt Naylor of Flow Nonfiction on Trusting Your Gut

By | Jun 2, 2017 at 7:15 am

We talked with Matt Naylor, cofounder and executive creative director at Flow Nonfiction about developing your own opinion, trusting your gut and lessons learned while building a business. Who influenced your life and helped shape who you are today? I had a philosophy teacher in…

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…

Productivity

How to Elevate Your Entire Sales Team and Find the Bright Spots

By | May 21, 2017 at 10:30 am

Sales teams often mimic the bell curves we remember so dearly from our days of high school. A small number of people stand above the rest, some lag behind, and the majority lie somewhere near the median. Unlike high school, however, the folks on the…

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….

Healthy Entrepreneur

San Francisco

Athletepreneur: Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

By | May 8, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Becoming an entrepreneur is akin to those who seek thrills or who typically seek new challenges. They take on new projects, push their mental and physical limits, and along the journey discover meaningful solutions. However, in many cases these journeys are not traveled entirely…

Tips & How To’s

Work-Life Balance Is More Important Than Salary [Infographic]

By | Apr 21, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Despite its status as one of the most famous rambling of a psychotic killer, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy,” is an important mantra to live by, especially when working at a startup. Burning the midnight oil and foregoing sleep for…

Healthy Entrepreneur

5 Ways to Maintain Positive Momentum at Work

By | Apr 18, 2017 at 11:20 am

Capitalizing on positive momentum at work takes a conscious effort, day in and day out. You need to make sure your team is feeling it before getting all your work done. However, it can be hard to maintain that positive momentum without a few…

Tips & How To’s

Ditch the ‘Us Versus Them’ Mentality and Unify Your Team

By | Apr 17, 2017 at 9:15 am

A couple of years ago, my company hired a communications expert to host a company-wide workshop. About a month after the workshop, she returned to provide a debriefing on the event. Curious, I asked her, “What did you think?” Her response surprised me. “I was…

Culture

How to Successfully Manage a Millennial Corporate Culture

By | Apr 11, 2017 at 10:30 am

By 2020, millennials will constitute roughly 50 percent of the global workforce. Just like the emergence of any other generation, companies will have to deal with a new set of challenges and create a different working environment and culture for their talents. Today, Millennials are inevitably…