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Interview: CEO Ed Szofer on the Soft Skills Crisis Facing IT Today

By | Aug 3, 2017 at 11:30 am

According to a new study, 46 percent of organizations surveyed believe the skills gap within their organization has grown in scope or depth within the past two years. It’s a worse problem at larger organizations, the study explains: “IT businesses or organizations with 15…

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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…

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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…


The 8 Secrets Startups Need to Attract Impressive Clients

By | Feb 27, 2017 at 11:20 am

Small businesses usually start from a personal dream combined with a great idea. That’s great, but the reality is the stakes are very high — the success of a startup actually depends on its clients. They are the ones bringing in the money and paying…


How Talking to Your Customers Drives Innovation

By | Oct 25, 2016 at 9:00 pm

You can give customers what they really need by breaking down the barriers between them and your product team. As an entrepreneur, seeing your product gain traction for the first time is a rush. The early years of ContextMedia were some of the most…


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How to Execute Ideas as a Small Business

By | Jun 19, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Every startup begins with nothing more than an idea. But after that point, it’s all about the execution. Founders quickly learn that customers are only willing to spend money on solutions, not ideas. Investors no longer want to invest in ideas but only teams…

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5 Essentials Tools for Bootstrapped Startups

By | Apr 27, 2016 at 3:00 pm

Founding a startup today is a lot more doable than it has been over the past decade. It still isn’t cheap, though, especially if you want to build your company to compete. Sure, you can have a business website up and running with less…

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OneHive: Powerful and Simple Checklists to Make Teamwork Effective

By | Feb 11, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Whether you are a two-person organization or a firm with 10 or more employees, the key to success is good project management, which assumes clear tasks and a good checklist updated frequently. Some use complex project management software or to-do lists, while others prefer…

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5 Steps to Build a Productive and Tight-Knit Remote Team

By | Feb 5, 2016 at 5:00 pm

It is no secret: over the last decade the “geography of the workplace” has shifted dramatically. Since 2005, remote working has increased a staggering 80 percent. Also, Forrester Research’s US Telecommuting Forecast predicts that by the end of this year, 43 percent of the…


How to Build a Rockstar Startup Team

By | Feb 4, 2016 at 5:00 pm

The world today is moving at an accelerated pace straight into the technology startup industry. It’s critical for web companies to build more mobile products in order to grow their company. Neil Patel writes that 90 percent of startups fail and goes onto explain…

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What Makes a Successful Startup Strategy In Three Words

By | Oct 3, 2016 at 9:00 pm

I was recently involved in a survey on LinkedIn where a colleague posed a question: Can you give a definition of a successful strategy in three words? I took a crack at it with this answer: Idea, Team, and Execution. Here is my reasoning…


The Surprising Benefits of Traveling to Entrepreneurs

By | Nov 17, 2015 at 10:23 am

If you are a new entrepreneur, you have so much to learn, and you will literally be learning things on the fly. You need to take advantage of any and all opportunities to learn and to grow your business, and this includes travel. While…


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You Can’t Achieve a Goal You Don’t Know About

By | Mar 10, 2015 at 2:00 pm

The folks over at Workboard know that managing a team can be harder than it needs to be. It’s why they recently introduced a new component into their leadership and management productivity platform; the team rolled out a goals and metrics app that lets managers…


Connect and Be Productive: 5 Ways to Improve Teamwork

By | Oct 5, 2014 at 10:00 am

Did you know that on any given day of business it is estimated that you and your colleagues spend approximately 74 minutes attempting to contact each other? Or that you spend almost an hour looking over duplicated content and communications. These are just but…


How Technology is Making Our Work Lives More Efficient and Connected

By | Apr 12, 2014 at 10:00 am

It is hard to escape the frightening but very honest reality that many of us literally carry our entire universe inside the strangely small space of our smartphone. Our devices have everything- calendars, reminders, our favorite newspaper and the contact information of every single…


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MailTracker Co-founder’s H.O.T. Philosophy for a Great Co-founder Relationship

By | Apr 4, 2014 at 3:13 pm

Prior to starting a company, or even after having launched a startup, one of the top considerations for people is: should I find a cofounder? It’s an important issue, especially since starting and running a business certainly isn’t an easy job, and some companionship…


App Review: Unleashing Your “Creativity”

By | Nov 22, 2011 at 10:30 am

For both startups and Fortune 500 companies, innovation is one of the primary elements that determines success or failure.  Each day, hundreds of sessions take place in which people try to brainstorm new product names or features. These sessions sometimes produce very little if…