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Hiring Developers Before Product/Market Fit?


Using my StartupRoar as a radar, I came across a great post by Gabriel Weinberg Do you really need a full-time hire for that? Far from it.

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”.

How to Hire Your First Employee

Up and Running

Before you get there, however, you have to actually complete the interviewing, hiring, and onboarding process. Hire for your weaknesses.

Hire a VP Finance Sooner Rather Than Later

Feld Thoughts

If you don’t have a VP Finance on your team reporting to you, do yourself, your team, and your investors a favor and go hire one right now. At Feld Technologies, our fourth employee (hired in 1989) did all of our accounting. The post Hire a VP Finance Sooner Rather Than Later appeared first on Feld Thoughts.

Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring Virtual Assistants

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Hiring a virtual assistant is easy, but some startups tend to make mistakes that affect the pace at which they are growing.

The What & Why of Hiring a Great Startup COO

View from Seed

Many startup CEOs hire COOs or launch companies with a co-founder carrying the title. When should founders hire one? Should I learn them?

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The Psychology of Hiring Great People

crowdSPRING Blog

Each person we hire contributes to not only the development of the product, but also to the productivity of the team and overall company culture.

5 Ways To Boost Productivity And Minimize Negativity

Startup Professionals Musings

No startup can afford that huge cost in emotional capital, as well as productivity! Use the hiring process effectively. Don’t hire them.

7 Traits That Define Work Productivity Superstars

Startup Professionals Musings

That's why recognizing, hiring and retaining the most productive people is “job one” for every leader in every business.

Hiring The First Batch Of Employees For Your Startup


One of the first things that you need to do is hire your first batch of employees. But if you’ve never hired people before, it can be daunting.

Learn From The Mistakes Of Others – Hire The Right People.


It’s not enough to launch a startup that offers a new product or service that shakes up the market. Cost of Hiring Bad Employees.

How do I figure out who my next important hire should be?

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

The question is: How do you decide what role is most important to hire for? If I hire someone to do X, I’ll have time for Y and Z.

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3 Critical Questions To Consider Before Hiring Your First Salesperson


When you are a young company the choice of whom to hire as your first salesperson and when to hire them is critical.

Is This Ex-Googler’s Pre-Product Approach the Fast Track to Product-Market Fit?

View from Seed

Having The Right It is essential for the following reason: Most new products and innovations fail in the market. AS: I get that question a lot.

Hire Different!

John O'Farrell

Every aspiring CEO has heard of David Ogilvy’s famous admonition , usually paraphrased as “Hire people smarter than yourself” or words to that effect.  In my case, following that good advice has not been hard.  Time to step up:  Hiring the VP of Sales. Virtually all of your early hires will have been engineers or developers. 

10 Ways To Kill A Growing Business With Bad Hires


Every startup with any traction quickly reaches a point where they need to hire employees to grow the business. Look for job knowledge first.

Training is Product Management

The Product Guy

Recently, I had the unique pleasure of being interviewed on the product management podcast, This is Product Management. How can product managers find the right resources for themselves? Jeremy Horn The Product Guy Filed under: product management Tagged: mentor , prodmgmt , product management , tpm. Enjoy!

A Holistic View of Products and Product Management

Instigator Blog

My definition of “product” is broader than most. think of product as everything and anything a company outputs that touches customers. Your product isn’t just the physical item you deliver to customers, or the software that your customers use. Product = Customer Experience. It includes your brand.

10 Ways To Kill A Growing Business With Bad Hires

Startup Professionals Musings

Every startup with any traction quickly reaches a point where they need to hire employees to grow the business. Look for job knowledge first.

Hiring Writers at Your Startup? Scrap Your Usual Approach

View from Seed

The best writer I ever hired at a startup wasn’t a former journalist. Why We All Usually Botch This Hire. Nothing at all.

4 Extreme Hiring Tactics

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Bad hiring has a nasty ripple effect. It can cost a company time and money, and kill morale and productivity. Vote Early; Vote Often.

What job are users hiring your product to perform?

Chris Dixon

One of Clay Christensen’s favorite concepts is that instead of dividing your customers into segments and asking which features each segment would like, you should think about what “job” the customers are “hiring” you product to perform. Sometimes products that might appear similar (e.g. startups

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.

A Growing Startup Should Only Hire Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

Then they are surprised to see productivity and creativity take a big dip. business growth Jennifer Prosek startups hire entrepreneurs

[Infographic] The Financial Cost Of A Bad Hire


The best recruiters know this fact: always hire the best talent one can afford. Infographic credit: ].

The Value of Hiring a Ghost Blogger

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

It can be costly to hire dedicated staff for this role, and can take time away from other business priorities. This makes sense.

The Most Overlooked Hiring Factor

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

but depending on the job, when you''re selecting the right person to hire or promote, one attribute is more important than the others.

Hiring Your First Engineer: A Technical Entrepreneur’s Take

View from Seed

You need to bring in the right people to build your product. This idea of flexible generalists hired early leads to another question: How do you then vet potential hires? Now, not even Nostradamus can predict each twist and turn your product might take, but don’t you want to be in the best position to navigate? .

The Product Jobs

The Product Guy

I believe in a growing and vibrant product person community. It is out of this endeavor a new product idea was sparked. Thanks.

Startup Hiring: The 10% Solution

Startup Hiring: The 10% Solution. Need $25,000 for product development? ReadWriteStart. ReadWriteWeb. Channels. ReadWriteStart. Archives.

10 Entrepreneur Quotes Leading to Hiring Mistakes

Startup Professionals Musings

Every startup with any traction quickly reaches a point where they need to hire employees to grow the business. Look for job knowledge first.

5 Mistakes Founders Make When Hiring Their First Salesperson


You’re anxious to see if your product flies off the shelf. It’s time to make that first sales hire. Mistake #1: Hiring a senior leader.

How to Hire Awesome Employees

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Almost half of new hires fail within 18 months. Research shows that approximately 46 percent of new hires fail within the first 18 months.

7 Things You Need to Know to Hire Productive & Innovative Designers

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

5 Ways to Get Your Money's Worth from Designers & 2 Ways That Will Cost You

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Killing Products, Finding Product People & May Visions!

The Product Guy

To Kill a Product from the challenges of pulling the trigger to inside Google. Jeremy Horn The Product Guy. Enjoy! contact me.

Startup Lessons Learned: Hiring

Venture Chronicles

What makes a good executive hire? Companies Entrepreneurship Get Satisfaction entrepreneurship hiring management Startups Stay tuned.

The Product Jobs [Update]

The Product Guy

It can be hard to find a product job, harder to find the right product person. I get it. The Product Jobs is FREE for all! Thanks.

3 Tips to Identify Highly-Productive People When You Hire

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Leadership advisor Anese Cavanaugh explains how to sift through the crowd and find the most productive job candidates for your company

10 Personal Productivity Mantras For Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

The real solution is better productivity and less procrastination, to put you back in control of your business. Rest makes you more productive.

Startup Mantra: Hire Fast, Fire Fast

Both Sides of the Table

There is an old management adage that says, “Hire slowly, fire fast.” Hire Slowly? Only Hire A+ People. 3. Hiring at a Startup.

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