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5 Ways To Minimize Employee Negativity In Your Office

Startup Professionals Musings

Throughout my career in small companies and large, I’ve always been appalled by the number of people who have a negative attitude or complain all the time.

UnLearning to Lead Part II: How to Get the Best Out of Everyone

Grasshopper Herder

A successful leader makes sure their teammates are capable in their position and clear on their mission. The post UnLearning to Lead Part II: How to Get the Best Out of Everyone appeared first on Lean Startup Teamwork & Leadership Retrospective teams

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Design Product with Consumer Privacy in Mind


Why can’t products be designed with consumer privacy in mind? A recent controversy surrounding FaceApp collecting its users’ images has brought to light several data privacy issues.

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“Best Practices” for Link Building Don’t Work. This Does.


Five years ago, I was trying to build links—and failing. In fact, I was failing so hard that I had to work without getting paid while building only a couple of links a month. . My team and I followed the “best practices” for link building, starting with our content.

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8 Tips To Building Your Brand


Understanding how to brand yourself and your business is an important part of finding success as an entrepreneur. By establishing your brand’s presence, you will be able to demonstrate your business’ core values and aesthetic to both future and present consumers.

The “Boom” hiring playbook

Version One Ventures

Boom is one of the most ambitious start-ups I know – their mission is to develop supersonic planes and make the world more accessible. As you can imagine, you need incredibly talented people to achieve this goal.

VPN Usage For Geospecific Marketing


Marketing has over the years relied more and more on segmentation. This discipline involves putting individuals into different groups of similarities, and then marketing towards the specific group.

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Background Checks In The Business World


In this day and age, background checks are a concept that is familiar to many people. Basically, it is the process of looking up relevant information about a person with the goal of getting a better understanding of the person and who they are.

8 Reasons Having a Business Plan Is Important for Small Businesses

Up and Running

Do you really need a business plan? Is it worth the investment of time and resources? Can’t you just wing it and skip the whole planning process? Good questions. Here’s everything you need to know. It’s essential if you’re seeking a loan or investment.

How To Prepare For GMAT If You’re A Busy Professional


So, you’ve decided to take the GMAT. While the prospect of having this test aced might seem exciting, you’re probably stressed at the moment, considering it involves studying and preparation.

What All Businesses Need to Know About Website Design

Duct Tape Marketing

What All Businesses Need to Know About Website Design written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with Chris Martinez. Podcast Transcript. Today on the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I sit down with Chris Martinez, the CEO and co-founder of

Some Differences Between Chapter 7 And Chapter 13 Bankruptcy


Most people have heard about bankruptcy and know it’s not something they particularly want to experience. Not everyone, however, understands exactly what goes into filing for bankruptcy, and what it means for you as a consumer.

Transcript of What All Businesses Need to Know About Website Design

Duct Tape Marketing

Transcript of What All Businesses Need to Know About Website Design written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Back to Podcast. Transcript. John Jantsch: Hello. Welcome to another episode of the Duct Tape Marketing podcast. This is John Jantsch and my guest today is Chris Martinez.

How To Balance Striking And Affordable Even In Prime Business Locations


When you are a looking for an office space, you want it to be in the heart of your city. However, that’s where your competition is going to be, and most likely a number of office spaces that look exactly like your own. But fear not, your business location does not need to look generic and dull.

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Austin-based Eterneva Lands an Investment from Billionaire Mark Cuban on Shark Tank


Diamonds are made from carbon and people are made up of carbon, so why not make diamonds out of people? That’s the bright idea behind Eterneva. And it landed the Austin-based startup a $600,000 investment from Billionaire Mark Cuban on Shark Tank, which aired last Sunday.

Is Google Letting Women In Business Down?


by Steve Carpenter, Business Development Director at Creditsafe. The modern workplace is one where men and women are valued for their contribution, regardless of gender.

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NNTR (No Need To Respond)

Eric Friedman

I am a big fan of the no update, update. A simple way to let someone know you are “on it” but with no material change. I was recently talking to a company I advise that is awaiting a big answer from a potential partner. I have a good relationship with them and to keep things top of mind I sent them what I call a NNTR message.

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5 Hot Tech Careers To Consider


With the rapid expansion of technology comes a high demand for people who are skilled in working with it. Every industry has job opportunities for tech enthusiasts because of the digital age we live in.

Reset is Helping Austin Restaurants Monetize Their Space During the Day for Events and Coworking


When Christine Ziegler needed a place for 35 employees to meet off the BigCommerce campus, she turned to Reset. Reset offered up a few venues and Ziegler picked the Tillery Kitchen and Bar at 3201 E. Cesar Chavez.

Workplace Wellness Tips To Keep Your Staff Healthy


Increased callouts, higher health insurance rates, minimal staff, low morale, and declining productivity. That’s what you get when you don’t implement wellness strategies within your small business. Your staff is essential to the success of your business.

Social Media Best Practices for Your Nonprofit

Board Effect

Social media outlets are a popular way to promote nonprofit organizations. Social media platforms are easy to use and there are plenty of platforms to choose from. What’s even better is that they provide a free or inexpensive way to spread the word about the great work that your nonprofit is doing.

5 Signs Entrepreneurship Is Not For You


by Angela Civitella, founder of INTINDE. Does being an entrepreneur sounds so sexy to you? Saying you are an entrepreneur makes you sound like you know exactly what you’re doing, right? Of course, it does.

From the Ground Up Interview – The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur

Duct Tape Marketing

From the Ground Up Interview – The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing expert and author John Jantsch sat down with Jordan Stella of UpCity for an interview in their From the Ground Up series. Jantsch discussed his own entrepreneurial roots and how that relates to his latest book, The Sel f-Reliant Entrepreneur , due out on October 22, 2019.

Small Businesses And Cryptocurrency – What Are The Benefits?

The Startup Magazine

When cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin hit the mainstream several years ago, they, along with blockchain technology, immediately created a ripple of interest when it came to small businesses.

The 3 Biggest Threats Facing Modern Businesses

Women Entrepreneurs Can

Throughout history, businesses have had to deal with threats that have the potential to disrupt their operations or – in the worst-case scenarios – make it almost impossible for the business to continue operating.

Ten Essential Kitchen Items Every Startup Office Needs

The Startup Magazine

Office kitchens require the necessary tools in order to maintain a professional and comfortable atmosphere for their employees. Without a good office kitchen, employees may not be inspired to work as well, especially when you’re a startup trying to attract hip, young talent.

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Working 9-5, What A Way (Not) To Make A Living

Women Entrepreneurs Can

It wasn’t long ago that the 9-5 was an unquestioned work schedule for both employers and employees. Business owners didn’t even have cause to wonder whether it was the best model, and most employees probably would’ve been disgruntled in the face of change.

The Five Ways AI Can Accelerate Your Business

The Startup Magazine

Do you want to be part of the future? You need what artificial intelligence offers if you want to bring your business to the 21st century. There are five ways that your brand is going to benefit from using artificial intelligence (AI) listed below. Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay.

Solutions For A Productive & Efficient Business

Women Entrepreneurs Can

Trying to run a successful business is the modern world is a constant challenge. There are so many things to consider on the road success that everyday life can be a challenge. There are, however, certain things that can be implemented that can benefit the business on many different levels.

Checking In With The Market And Rorschach Tests


Hi everyone. I’m at an offsite down in southern California. Yesterday, I briefly tweeted something that was on my mind (during a break at the offsite) just to get it out of my head. I didn’t check Twitter for hours after that, and then got a private message that went something like, “Hey, man, you may want to blog about a topic like this rather than tweeting it.” ” Whoops!

6 Reasons Why Personality and Behavior Assessments Will Redefine Human Capital Management

Women Entrepreneurs Can

Personality assessments and behavioral analysis are set to change the way organizations hire, promote, or train their employees.

Content Marketing Strategies for Small Business

crowdSPRING Blog

If your business is like most small businesses, you’re struggling to find a good strategy that will help you reach customers and prospective customers on social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Pinterest.

Tenfold Raises $7.5 Million in Additional Funding


Tenfold, one of Silicon Hills News’ 25 hottest Austin startups to watch in 2019, recently announced it has raised $7.5 million in additional funding.

Who is building the Renaissance Technologies of Private Markets?

David Teten

The AIR Summit (“Alpha Innovation Required”) just posted the video and slides from my keynote on, “Who is building the Renaissance Technologies of Private Markets?” ” I wrote a detailed paper on this here. If this was helpful to you, please sign up for my newsletter. The post Who is building the Renaissance Technologies of Private Markets? appeared first on David Teten. Fund Management Investment Management New York PEVCTech Private Equity Venture Capital

Thoughts on Organic Deal Flow

View from Seed

The best kind of traffic to a web based business is organic traffic. It’s the best because it’s free, and usually means you are doing a lot of other things right that is driving folks to come to you directly or via word or mouth. Similarly, the best kind of deal flow for a VC is organic deal flow. I tend to think of this as a spectrum. On the more organic side is when the founder and investor have a pre-existing relationship.

It’s not easy to have a moral compass for your company…wait, no actually it’s incredibly easy

Jeff Hilimire

This week I’m at the Conscious Company 2019 CEO Summit in Austin, Texas. Every leader here believes that business should be a force for good in the world. I dig it :). When you boil it down, however, I believe that being a company with a heart – having a moral compass for your company – is a lot easier than people make it out to be. Let’s start with this: treat people the way you want to be treated. Why does it have to be any more difficult than that?

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