5 Steps To Hiring Your First Employees

YoungUpstarts

Hiring your first employee is exciting and time-consuming. Still, there’s more — from legal requirements to onboarding, keep these steps in mind as you hire your first employee. Report new employee to your state’s new hire reporting agency and post required notices in the office.

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When Should A Startup Seriously Consider Hiring Freelancers?

The Startup Magazine

One of those decisions is whether or not the company should hire a freelancer. For instance, you should not hire a freelancer simply because you want a logo to be done. Freelancers are always cost-effective but this does not mean you can always afford to hire them.

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Highlights from NextView’s inaugural Hiring Bootcamp

View from Seed

Last week, we hosted our very first portfolio-only Hiring Bootcamp in NYC, led by NextView’s talent advisor Kristen Caldwell. The quest for building such hiring machine is universal across companies at various stages. Hiring & Talent Portfolio Resources

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5 Steps To Hiring Your First Employees

YoungUpstarts

Hiring your first employee is exciting and time-consuming. Still, there’s more — from legal requirements to onboarding, keep these steps in mind as you hire your first employee. Report new employee to your state’s new hire reporting agency and post required notices in the office.

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Here’s How to Build Strong Brand Relationship with Your Customers

The Startup Magazine

Setting up a business can be really difficult and attracting the customers can be even more. Attracting customers and keeping them for the long term and to create a strong customer base is what a company aspires. Learn about the needs of your customers.

When To Hire A Video Production Company

YoungUpstarts

Here are a few instances where hiring a video production company is highly recommended. If your video is highly specific, you need to hire a video company that has a proven track record in that niche and will provide you with the quality you need.

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The Customer Centricity Debate: Who Is Your Real Customer?

Brandanew

Many of us tend to believe that our businesses or brands exist to meet the needs of customers that we serve. Customers are people who use or need your products/services. The customer centricity debate wants you to put them at the heart of your work. Who is your real customer?

Developing a Hiring Strategy From Day One

Up and Running

As you imagine and plan how to grow your business from an idea into reality, it can be hard to envision the day when you will expand your team, hiring employees who will actually carry out the work and mission of the business. Outline a hiring process.

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Hiring – Easy as Pie

Steve Blank

Over the last few weeks I’ve gotten involved in hiring for two startups, a public agency and a non profit. In the last week I had four separate groups through the ranch all wanting to talk either about hiring a senior exec or a senior exec looking for a new job.

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Onboarding your first Sales Hire as an Entrepreneur

For Entrepreneurs

Stephanie has been an executive in 3 successful startups and was most recently the SVP of Sales and Customer Success at Xamarin which has since been acquired by Microsoft. Stephanie joined Xamarin as its first non-engineering hire in. Recruiting SaaS Sales Startup Help Customer Success Growth Hiring Sales and MarketingIn today’s blogpost I would like to introduce my partner for Zero to 100, Stephanie (Schatz) Friedman.

Tackling The Talent Gap: Best Practices For Uncovering New Hires

YoungUpstarts

It is harder to diversify if your first few hires are homogenous, so branch out beyond your typical hiring pool to seek out diversity of all types —race, gender, culture, and education. When you think you’ve found the right hire, do your due diligence to ensure it’s a two-way fit.

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How to Use Your Company Website to Hire Better

Up and Running

It seems that every day I hear more examples from employers about how difficult it is to hire right now. We have the lowest unemployment in 10 years, more jobs going unfilled than ever, and a record high on the amount of time it takes to hire—nearly 30 days.

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Hiring Employee #1

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

Tweet. --> It’s a big decision to make your first hire, because what you’re really deciding is whether you want to keep a lifestyle business or attempt to “cross the chasm” and maybe even get rich. You have to hire someone comfy with the bedlam of startup life.

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How To Improve Customer Service? Hiring Is Just The Start.

YoungUpstarts

by Micah Solomon , author of “ High-Tech, High-Touch Customer Service: Inspire Timeless Loyalty in the Demanding New World of Social Commerce “ If you want to improve customer service to the point that it becomes a competitive advantage, you have to hire great employees.

4 Ways AI Is Solving Seasonal Hiring Challenges

YoungUpstarts

In fact, the top four industries that hire more people in readiness for the seasonal period are retail, hospitality, tourism and media. However, volume recruitment and seasonal hiring create many challenges to the recruitment process that many organizations experience time and time again.

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5 Recruiting Hacks to Help Startups Hire Top Talent

Up and Running

First, take a few minutes to jump on Glassdoor and find out what people who work in the position you’re hiring for complain about. Type in the position you’re hiring for, clear the location. These are the “pain points” for your potential hires, coming from their own mouths.

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Six Tips To Help Businesses Fix Their Broken Hiring Processes

YoungUpstarts

by Scott Wintrip, “ High Velocity Hiring: How to Hire Top Talent in an Instant “ Everyone knows that hiring within an organization can be a stressful, confusing, and tedious process. Use a hiring team to avoid making bad hires.

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7 Steps To Meeting The New Bar Of Delighted Customers

Startup Professionals Musings

Having satisfied customers is no longer enough to keep you ahead of competitors. The bar has been raised to having “delighted” customers. Customer delight is defined as surprising the customer by exceeding his or her expectations, thus creating a positive emotional reaction.

7 Tips For Success With Today’s Demanding Customers

Startup Professionals Musings

In addition to obvious economic challenges, the emerging generation of customers is determined to radically change the rules for customer engagement. I summarize here my interpretation of his key points: Take heed of serious next generation customer expectations.

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Fast Growing Startups Focus on Customers

The Startup Magazine

At this stage of a company, all employees of the company need to proactively focus on customers and their receptivity to the offering. There are various reasons as to why fast-growing startups spend time monitoring their customer success rate. upgrade rate, gross customer churn rate.

7 Groups Of Difficult Customers Test Every Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Have you ever noticed that some of your business owner friends get all the bad customers, and yours all seem fairly reasonable? I’m always amazed that, in my role as a business advisor, bad customers somehow seem to gang up on certain businesses.

Tips On Hiring A Web Design Service

YoungUpstarts

If the firm fails to deliver, your business may fail to attract customers. Maybe you can have a chat with their previous customers. References from the past customers would let you get thorough information the capabilities that the chosen firm possesses.

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7 Strategies For Anticipating Future Customer Trends

Startup Professionals Musings

The market is changing so fast these days, and if you are not planning a solution today for tomorrow’s customers, you may be setting yourself up for failure and don’t even realize it. In addition, most advanced CRM systems will help you analyze your specific customers for directional behavior.

4 Quick Methods To Gain Customer Trust

YoungUpstarts

Customer trust is everything. An evolving customer experience is causing trust to be gained at different areas of the buyer cycle. There are dozens of channels businesses use to engage with customers. Customer support is key to earning trust.

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

YoungUpstarts

The new hire process, particularly at the executive level, is a significant decision and can be quite involved. The best hiring CEOs understand they are the ones ultimately making the decision and drive the decision-making process. This results in a “watered down” hire.

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A Growing Startup Should Only Hire Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

Every startup lucky enough to get some traction gets to the point where they decide to hire some “regular employees” for sales, marketing, and administrative tasks. What they should be doing is hiring only “entrepreneurs,” meaning people who think and act as if this is their own business.

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

YoungUpstarts

If you make common mistakes , like not hiring the right people, you’re heading for trouble. If, as Peter Drucker, the father of Management Science, pointed out, the purpose of a business is to acquire and keep a customer, your first order of business should be to hire the right people.

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Hiring an SEO Agency for your Startup

The Startup Magazine

Lack of proper SEO organization , however, can end up costing you customers in the long run. Do your research to make sure the company you hire truly has the skills you desire. You can hire for one-time services, such as new content, however.

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Is It Time to Hire an Employee?

Up and Running

It could be time to hire some help. If you own your own business and find that you simply don’t have enough time on your hands to be able to do all the things you need to do, you may be asking yourself should you hire an employee? . Should you hire a new employee?

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Hiring New Talent? Seven Ways To Spot Entrepreneurial DNA

YoungUpstarts

Be sure your new hires have entrepreneurial DNA. Identifying and hiring entrepreneurial candidates is one of the best things you can do for your bottom line, because these individuals will be self-reliant, engaged, empowered, and innovative problem solvers.

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Eliminate Hiring Mistakes And Create Your Dream Team

The Startup Magazine

It’s why hiring for sales should be taken seriously. It’s very easy to make a mistake using traditional hiring practices, because so much of a person’s true sales personality comes out over time. Sales Hiring Evaluations.

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? There’s simply too much nuance and too many options, all with varied pros and cons, to suggest a silver bullet in your hiring process.

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3 Steps To Hire Internationally For Your Business

YoungUpstarts

Using the H-1B visa system to hire a foreign worker can help you fill specialty roles at your company. It’s important to make sure to research an attorney before hiring them. Others foreign talent hiring hiring practices immigration international talent Renee Pobjecky

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5 Ways To Ensure You’re Hiring The Right Sales Rep

YoungUpstarts

Sales representatives literally represent your company and its values, so you never want to hire anyone – especially those who are customer-facing – who would take either lightly. Professionalisms hiring hiring practices human relations Reuben Yonatan sales sales team

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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. I know there is a lot of advice going around right now – especially in the bay area – that you should focus on your product, start getting customers (or users), make them deliriously happy, and not worry about the rest of stuff for a while. At Feld Technologies, our fourth employee (hired in 1989) did all of our accounting.

How To Win Key Decision Points With Today’s Customers

Startup Professionals Musings

Today’s customers are much more in control of their buying decision, as they have more choices and more information than ever before. Bloom’s classic book, “ The New Experts: Win Today's Newly Empowered Customers.” This new world is all about empowered customers.

Gig Economy 2019: Hire Top Freelancers

Transformify

Add to that the uncertainty surrounding BREXIT and the changed visa rules in the US that push the employers to hire remote workers. Hiring freelancers overseas as remote workers allows companies to tap into a global talent pool and have top talent without breaking the bank.

Why You Should Encourage Customer Reviews (And How To Do It)

YoungUpstarts

Now consumers can order a product online and have it sent to their home the same day, access streaming media in a split second and even hire someone to do their shopping for them if they don’t feel like it! In fact, a steady hand here can win back dissatisfied customers.

Smart Entrepreneurs Know Customer Buying Moments

Startup Professionals Musings

Today’s customers are much more in control of their buying decision, as they have more choices and more information than ever before. Bloom’s recent book, “ The New Experts: Win Today''s Newly Empowered Customers.” This new world is all about empowered customers.

[ADV] Benefits Of Hiring A Professional Digital Marketing Agency

YoungUpstarts

The emergence of new trends is changing the way brands, and digital marketers reach target customers. Reasons why it is advantageous to hire a digital marketing company.

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4 Customer Decision Moments And How To React To Each

Startup Professionals Musings

Today’s customers are much more in control of their buying decision, as they have more choices and more information than ever before. Bloom’s classic book, “ The New Experts: Win Today's Newly Empowered Customers.” This new world is all about empowered customers.

10 Tips To Keep Customers Coming Back Through The Doors

YoungUpstarts

Today, you need ways to keep customers coming in the door. It’s the ability to “stalk” your potential customers all over the web. The customer saw your ad on a totally unrelated web search or a website. Incentivize Customer Loyalty. Don’t do this to your customers.

6 Ways To Display Your Startup Logo To Customers

YoungUpstarts

A strong brand identity can help attract curious customers. With high levels of competition online and offline, it can be hard to get customers to notice your logo. Customers can’t pay attention to your logo if they can’t see it. Getting a logo to the customer can be a challenge.