Thu.Feb 13, 2020

3 Ways To Keep Your Workspace Active, Flexible, and Thriving

YoungUpstarts

by Joseph De Sena , founder of Spartan. No one ever completed a Spartan Race by daydreaming on his couch. Finishers make it to the end of intense obstacle courses by training, pure and simple. If they didn’t, they’d never have the stamina to push themselves beyond their comfort zones. Most workers aren’t training to be Spartans, of course. Yet they still deserve the health and wellness benefits that come from getting and staying in motion.

The Challenge of Being an Excellent Board Member

Feld Thoughts

When I started blogging in 2004, there weren’t many VC bloggers. I followed Fred Wilson and David Hornik’s lead and just started writing what was on my mind about, well, anything that was on my mind. Today, VC content pieces are everywhere. I’ve become less interested in writing this kind of stuff so my blog has evolved into whatever is on my mind, but a lot less “VC stuff.”

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The Importance Of Workplace Compliance

YoungUpstarts

Workplace compliance is a cornerstone for business growth and creates an environment where all teams within the company share accountability and, regardless of their positions, values the importance of compliance. Easier said than done, compliance in its nature can only be achieved if the business is willing to embrace a compliance-culture. Thus, here are reasons why workplace compliance is important in any business: Prevent Legal Problems.

Remote Teams: How Leaders Can Inspire From Afar

YFS Magazine

Here are a few ways leaders can inspire their remote employees from afar––even if they are scattered across the country or the globe. Lead leadership remote employees remote working

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

7 Actionable Tips From Successful Co-Working Companies And Experts

YoungUpstarts

by Graham Beck , founder of DropDesk Coworking. In recent years, the co-working landscape has dramatically shifted, especially in major cities like New York and Boston, where the tech industry’s demand for these spaces is high. The expansion of big-name brands and the steady increase of new companies setting up shop is good news for the thousands of entrepreneurs that are traveling in and out of these hubs or looking for a spot to temporarily settle in as a start-up.

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Show Your Employees They’re Loved By Becoming a Better Leader

YFS Magazine

The best leaders never stop helping employees succeed. But before you can help your team, you must first help yourself. Lead employee appreciation leadership personal development valentines day

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Best Ways Software Integration Can Help You Grow Your Business

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Nowadays, you either get on board the technological bandwagon, or you’re falling behind the competition – there is no in-between. Growth-oriented companies across the globe are increasingly integrating smart and innovative software into their processes and all relevant departments in order to boost employee productivity and satisfaction, improve the customer experience , expedite and automate processes, and simply run a more cost-effective operation.

Public Venture Funding Could Help Build Canada’s Tech Talent

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Over the last few years, Canada’s technology sector has been experiencing a renaissance. Increased venture funding has been helping to develop a robust tech ecosystem with major hubs in Vancouver, Ottawa, Montreal, and Toronto. Here’s how public venture funding can help build Canada’s tech talent.

SXSW Pitch Finalist: Deepblocks

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Deepblocks ’ leadership: CEO Olivia Ramos , CTO Jesus Cabrera , and COO Jeff Millett The Forrest Four-Cast: February 13, 2020 Is it possible to bring down the cost of optimizing housing to zero? That’s the goal of Deepblocks , one of the 50 finalists for SXSW Pitch 2020. Based in Miami, Florida, Deepblocks is an Artificial Intelligence company building a centralized global platform for analyzing real estate development.

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Warning: Contractors must really be independent!

Berkonomics

Our challenge is getting more difficult. How many of us have “hired” independent contractors over the years, a bit worried over the gray area between employee and contractor as defined by the IRS? Or separately the State of California?

Startup Essentials: Stop Overcomplicating Your Processes

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Let’s face it; we all overcomplicate things. But when you’re just starting as a new company, you can’t afford to waste time overthinking and complicating simple processes. You’ve got the gift of a clean slate. Meaning you’re not like the more prominent, older companies who have thousands of employees learning new CRM software. You’ve got you and maybe a few other people heading up your main departments.

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Spotting Inflection Points in Your Industry

Duct Tape Marketing

Spotting Inflection Points in Your Industry written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with Rita McGrath. Podcast Transcript. Today on the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I sit down with globally-recognized expert on strategy, innovation and growth Rita McGrath. McGrath is a professor at Columbia Business School and directs the popular Leading Strategic Growth and Change program.

5 Ways to Invigorate Board Meetings

Board Effect

When most people think about a board meeting, they don’t necessarily equate it with excitement, motivation, or inspiration. In fact, they’re more likely to equate it with heavy winded speeches, complicated reports, and long, boring meetings. You don’t have to leave your board with the same feelings that they’d have after leaving a rousing motivational speaker meeting, but there are some little changes that you can easily make to bring the life back into your board meetings.

The Beginnings of a Roadmap to Fix America’s Badly Broken Political System, part II

OnlyOnce

I wrote part I of this post in 2011, and I feel even more strongly about it today. I generally keep this blog away from politics (don’t we have enough of that running around?), but periodically, I find some common sense, centrist piece of information worth sharing.

Robot Love

Start Up Blog

We don’t just have a relationship with technology, we use technology to find relationships. Newspapers, video dating, website matching services and apps – and to the most direct of all – Tinder. The reason Tinder works is simple. It replicates human behaviour in the real world. The moment someone walks into a night club they look around at the faces of people and say to themselves, Yes, No, No ,Yes, No, No, No, No Yes, Yes.

The Financial Implications of a Growing Business

Women Entrepreneurs Can

If there’s one thing that many business owners tend to struggle to grasp, it’s the financial side of the business. A common thought is that some people are maths people, and some are English people in high school. If you were someone who was absolutely terrible with numbers, sitting down with your accountant can be like trying to understand how to do a Rubix cube. But it’s one of the many things that you have to work to understand over the years.

Transcript of Spotting Inflection Points in Your Industry

Duct Tape Marketing

Transcript of Spotting Inflection Points in Your Industry written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Back to Podcast. Transcript. John Jantsch: This episode of The Duct Tape Marketing Podcast is brought to you by Klaviyo. Klaviyo is a platform that helps growth-focused eCommerce brands drive more sales with super-targeted, highly relevant email, Facebook and Instagram marketing. John Jantsch: Hello and welcome to another episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast.

Manufacturing Within Your Business: Is This the Year You Start Production Yourself?

Women Entrepreneurs Can

An idea for a business can blind side you on some unsuspecting afternoon. You spot a gap in the market, you think something can be done better, or you simply notice a need for something. You develop your idea, write a business plan, and before you know it, you can class yourself as a business owner and become your own boss. But what next? Many businesses that supply products will outsource the manufacturing side of things at the beginning, but what about making it part of your business this year?

6 Big Trends Shaping Product Design in 2020

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More than ever, today’s consumers want the newest technologies. And, increasingly, they’re willing to pay more for those technologies. But, they also want products that are environmentally responsible. And they increasingly want to buy products from authentic, relatable brands that share the dominant cultural values of our time. Businesses that…. Design Design Trends Product Design

The Importance of Organization and Inventory Management

Women Entrepreneurs Can

For a lot of businesses – and especially those in retail – inventory is the most important aspect of day-to-day operations. So much time is spent on inventory: manufacturing it, ordering it, paying for it, unpacking it, collecting it, shipping it. And yet, for many companies, organizing inventory seems to fall by the wayside.

Your backup plan is the reason you’re going to fail

Jeff Hilimire

I’ve been an entrepreneur for over 20 years. I decided to start my first company in my dorm room with my college roommate, and have never looked back. Toward the end of our first year of business (our company was called NBN Designs at that point, and we built websites) we found ourselves in New Zealand pitching a company to build a massive web portal. Up until that point, our largest website project was a $250 project for my aunt in Chicago. No joke.

5 Things to Consider Before Starting a Catering Business

Women Entrepreneurs Can

If you’re thinking of starting a catering business but you’re unsure where to begin then don’t worry, you have definitely come to the right place. Whether you’ve been working in catering for a number of years or you’re new to the industry, you need to be sure you’re making the right decision when it comes to your business. Luckily, there are lots of questions you can ask yourself to ensure you’re doing exactly that.

Tips to Improve the Finances of Your Business

Women Entrepreneurs Can

Finance in business is really important to get right because it relies so on the health of your business. If you’re letting it slip, even by a few hundred dollars, it could be the difference between your head above the water and sinking. Here are some tips to keep in mind…. Streamline Work Processes. Streamlining work processes are important because too many, and it becomes a hell of a lot to manage and stay balanced. The more plates you balance, the likelier it will be to all come tumbling down.

The Dangers of Too Much Work Stress for Women

Women Entrepreneurs Can

According to an international survey of more than 13,000 people, women experience more work-related stress than men. But why is this the case, and what can we do as women to find more balance and happiness in our lives? The answer lies in understanding how the problem was created in the first place and considering a few ways to approach our workloads and lives in healthier, more fulfilling ways. Historical Changes in the Nature of Work.

5 Easy Tips to Stay Productive as a Digital Nomad

Women Entrepreneurs Can

If you’re currently traveling the world and living the digital nomad lifestyle or work from home, finding the right balance between productivity and not feeling burnt out can be difficult. Practicing good working habits and putting together a space that encourages productivity is where you want to start to make sure you start work with a recharged mind every morning.

How to Attract the Best Talent to Your Team

Women Entrepreneurs Can

In the competitive world of business in 2020, you need to make sure that you have the best chances possible of attracting the best talent for your team. There are so many amazing candidates waiting for a role at your company. With a little work and some clarity on your part, it won’t be long before you attract talent of the highest caliber. Clearly Define Each Role.