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Building A Business Operating System

Feld Thoughts

Ben Huh, the founder/CEO who I adore and love working with, send out a powerful email about how he’s approaching Cheezburger’s next stage of growth, and how he’s thinking about building the business operating system. As COO & President, Scott has management responsibility for a huge area of Cheezburger. And why?

The Secret Weapon to Scaling: Sales Operations

Seeing Both Sides

asked her what role she was currently playing and my eyes widened when she replied, "sales operations". That's the role of sales operations.

A Guide to Crafting Your LLC Operating Agreement

Up and Running

An operating agreement is the document that sets the rules for your LLC. Should I have an operating agreement for my LLC? Why exactly?

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12 Signs You Need to Hire a Manager

Up and Running

We hired more people to help and this freed us to focus on those strategic relationships. –  Andrew Thomas,   SkyBell Video Doorbell. 3.

Hiring Product Managers

The Product Guy

In our a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Jon Stross, lead a conversation around “Hiring Product Manager”.

8 Tips for Hiring and Managing Interns

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

You should consider hiring a summer intern anyway. The point of an internship is to teach someone new how the real business world operates.

4 Operational Features Every Online Business Should Work To Improve Upon


With that said, below we’ll look at four operational features that internet-based businesses should work to improve upon on an ongoing basis: 1.

How does Etsy manage development and operations?

Code as Craft

These teams are paired with a product manager and a designer, and there is some movement across teams as needed.  All All designers at Etsy code and product managers code at various levels, too. Ops operations people philosophyRight now, developers are divided up into a number of small teams, usually 3-7 engineers.  These

Do Windows or Mac Operating Systems Matter?

Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing

Increasingly users are spending more time with applications that run in the browser, and rarely interact with the operating system. Not likely.

5 Things to Consider When Hiring Friends and Family

Up and Running

Before you go about hiring friends and family, it’s necessary to answer some tough questions as to whether or not they will contribute to your business. This isn’t to say you should automatically fear hiring (or firing) a close family member or friend. Did you hire him or her for the right reasons? Not always.

Hiring A Key Executive – Tips For The Hands-On CEO


The new hire process, particularly at the executive level, is a significant decision and can be quite involved. Be Humble. Sell the Dream.

How to Hire the Right Leadership Team for Your Startup

Up and Running

You’ll probably have limited resources —and you may have limited experience—which means it’s crucial to make each hire count. Then Lead Them. 5.

The Pixar-inspired Guide to Managing a Creative Company

Up and Running

In his book, Creativity, Inc. , Ed Catmull shares his experience as a manager of Pixar, one of the world’s most famous creative animation studios.

3 Considerations Before Deciding To Hire Or Outsource


Many businesses run a hybrid model mixing both in-house and outsourced operational support as they expand. Those costs don’t go away. Expertise.

Leadership Evolution: How to Manage Managers

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Hiring great managers isn't enough. As your business grows, if you can't manage your managers, you'll halt growth.

The Scarcest Resource at Startups is Management Bandwidth

Both Sides of the Table

always tell teams I meet with, “The scarcest resource in your company is management bandwidth. Let me explain. Trust me. My advice?

6 Ways For Startups To Reduce Operating Costs


Here are a few ways for startups to reduce operating costs so they can function more efficiently, and make every dollar count: 1.

Management Debt

Ben's Blog

There also exists a less well-understood parallel concept, which I will call management debt. Like technical debt, management debt is incurred when you make an expedient, short-term management decision with an expensive, long-term consequence. No performance management or employee feedback process. Management

Startup Mantra: Hire Fast, Fire Fast

Both Sides of the Table

And so things operate on a CYA basis. The management team has to have a bias toward making decisions. Hire Slowly? Outed.

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How Google Hires: 5 Surprising Facts

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The secret to Google''s hiring strategy? No one is good at hiring. Employees score their managers. Here are some highlights: 1.

How To Manage Entrepreneurial Growth

Mike Michalowicz

Manage The Ego And You Manage Entrepreneurial Growth. Couldn’t you hire and train other people to do the work for you?” I asked.

10 Keys to Managing the Business After the Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

Entrepreneurs often have formidable technical expertise, key to developing a new product or service, but a great naïveté in management skills.

Seven Essentials of an Effective Innovation Project Manager

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Outsourcing innovation project management might be the most strategic money you spend this year. See my Seven Essentials for hiring below.

9 Secrets of Highly Successful Hiring

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

I've hired hundreds of people, and fired a few too. When you're hiring, you're growing. Align your values with your hiring process.

Managers: You Can’t Get Rid of the Bad Apples Fast Enough


Academic snobs such as myself often place a lot of value on hard skills when hiring. While most people in managerial positions agree with this approach at a hiring moment, there are often different perspectives when it comes to a potential firing moment. No news here. recently had an interesting discussion with a friend about this.

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First Round Capital is Hiring: Platform Experience and Operations Manager

Redeye VC

This team includes business development, recruiting, learning and research.


Ten Learning Steps from Entrepreneur to Manager

Startup Professionals Musings

Entrepreneurs often have formidable technical expertise, key to developing a new product or service, but a great naïveté in management skills.

Talent or Trainability: Five Pivotal Points Often Overlooked in Hiring

Up and Running

Tweet (This is a guest post by Kenneth McCall on hiring talented employees versus hiring trainable employees — Kai). Simple, right?

Some Entrepreneurs Never Learn to Manage Growth

Startup Professionals Musings

Entrepreneurs often have formidable technical expertise, key to developing a new product or service, but a great naïveté in management skills.

Startup Lessons: Board Management

Venture Chronicles

Investors do not do that much to help a company operationally, despite what they may want to believe about their contribution.

Lessons Learned: Net Promoter Score: an operational tool to.

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Saturday, November 22, 2008 Net Promoter Score: an operational tool to measure customer satisfaction Ive mentioned Net Promoter Score (NPS) in a few previous posts, but havent had a chance to describe it in detail yet. In other words, we committed the one cardinal sin of community management. Yikes. for H.

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How Uber Is Going To Hire 1,000 People This Year

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

And advice for how it should be hiring.) Those numbers--hiring between 450 and 1,450 employees--certainly make for a wide range.

The Art of How Not to Manage Your Business

Up and Running

’, regardless of whether you operate an architectural firm, a waste management facility, or a cafe and especially if you’re not seeing results.

What Has Changed in Sales? The Sales Manager

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Being a sales manager isn’t like that anymore. More importantly, so has the role of the sales manager. Agility is important too.

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6 Tips to Managing Client Expectations

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

This style of open dialogue helps to establish the respect necessary to ensure better project management.

The Right Management Team Transforms Chaos Into Calm

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

When it comes to creating structure, one of the most important--and challenging--issues for second-stagers is building a management team.

How to Hire Clones of Your Very Best Performers

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Here''s an idea: Why not hire people for the work that needs doing, instead of the skills we think that work requires?

How to Manage an International Business

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Running and managing an international business is no small feat. If you are not able to handle the SEO yourself, hire a professional.

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Aarhus Engineering Hub Supports Uber's Global Operations


Denmark Is Crucial For Uber’s Infrastructure. Finding The Best Talent In The Region.

4 Ways Business Strategy Should Drive Hiring

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

In this case thinkers and builders are needed to dominate the types of people hired during start-up and rapid growth, with a shift to more improvers and producers as growth stabilizes. She then asked how business strategy impacts the hiring decision, since she sensed that this needed to be integrated with the company''s growth phase.