Founders Interview: Flash Pack

The Startup Magazine

As part of The Startup Magazine founders interviews, we sat down with Lee Thompson and Radha Vyas, the co-founders of Flash Pack , a lifestyle travel company specialising in adventure trips for solo travelers in their 30’s – 40’s. . Flash Pack co-founders Radha Vyas & Lee Thompson.

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Pros And Cons Of Hiring Fresh Grads

YoungUpstarts

There are many different philosophies around how to effectively hire employees and who to hire. Richard Branson of the Virgin Group believes in the idea of hiring more for personality rather than skill or experience. To hire or not to hire?

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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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Purposeful Hiring For Startups

The Startup Magazine

For a person with no HR experience, it can be intimidating knowing who to hire. Here are three hiring tips anyone can apply. Hiring with purpose. Another aspect of purposeful hiring is attaining employees the company needs.

How To Hire Great Employees

YoungUpstarts

by Ross Kimbarovsky, founder of crowdSPRING. Look for these habits when you interview and make hiring decisions. Don’t hire people at any position if you don’t believe they can be decisive. Ross Kimbarovsky is founder and CEO at crowdSPRING and Startup Foundry.

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3 tips to turbo-charge your hiring

Version One Ventures

Hiring is key to the success of any business, but it can especially critical for startups. Most founders appreciate the importance of making good hires; however, when a startup is scaling rapidly, process often gets left behind. If you don’t take the time to define the job upfront, it’s going to be really hard to hire against a need. During the early stages, you are trying to hire athletes, not specialists. At later stages, you start hiring for specialists.

Founder Interview: Sales Leads Platform AssuredLeads

The Startup Magazine

As part of The Startup Magazine founder interview series , we talked with Travis Batiza, the founder of AssuredLeads, a sales and marketing platform serving the insurance industry. Hiring?

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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Founder Interview: Todd Warren with Family Law Insights

The Startup Magazine

Hiring? We are very selective in terms of the attorneys and staff that we hire to make sure that each newly hired person fits in with the culture we have tried to establish as a law firm. Many lawyers are entrepreneurs.

Are You Hiring Candidates With High Integrity?

YoungUpstarts

by Nick Murphy, career expert and founder of The Job Lab Podcast. What should you look for if you want to hire people with high integrity? The Buffett Hiring Philosophy. So, how do you know if you are hiring people with high integrity? Why shouldn’t I hire you?

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Five Recruiting Metrics Every Founder Should Track

View from Seed

Ask a founder of a growing startup what they need most, and you’ll often get an answer along the lines of, “We need great people, and we need them fast.”. Founders furiously work their networks, post open positions on every reasonable-looking job board, and hope to quickly start hiring.

Introducing Our New Talent Advisor & Hiring Bootcamp

View from Seed

At the seed stage, hiring great people is one of the most important things to get right. I saw this first-hand at Blue Apron — I had to hire 30+ people across a ton of different functions in just under two years. At Blue Apron, she is responsible for Technology, Corporate, and three Fulfillment Centers across the country, and she’s had extensive experience developing strategic hiring plans for organizations during times of hyper-growth.

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Startups Looking to Hire CU Students?

Feld Thoughts

Dear Founders and Friends, As students at CU Boulder, we have noticed that there are many startups that would love hire more interns and full time employees from the university, and lots of students would love to work at a startup. We have created a simple form to get a better idea of the positions available for students at startups that we would greatly appreciate if you could fill out: I’d like to hire some CU Students! Go sign up to hire some CU Students !

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Female Founder Interview: Gabriela Rodil, Consultant and Latina Leader

The Startup Magazine

As part of The Startup Magazine Female Founder Series, we interviewed Ms. Hiring? As you have a history of building early stage companies, what is the most important thing you tell startup founders? Gabriela Rodil.

How To Hire Your First Employee

YoungUpstarts

by Anand Srinivasan, founder of LeadJoint.com . This is not a bad thing per se and could be an indication of more solopreneurs finding enough success to grow their business into something larger by hiring people to work for them.

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Book: The Founder’s Dilemmas

Feld Thoughts

The Founder’s Dilemmas by Noam Wasserman is another book that belongs on every entrepreneur’s bookshelf. The Founder’s Dilemmas was the first. I get asked endless questions about founder dynamics, solo founders, optimal number of founders, equity allocations between founders, roles of founders, alignment between founders, and investor – founder relationships. Books hbs noam wasserman the founder's dilemmas

13 Ways to Ensure You Always Hire the Right Person

Up and Running

Here at Palo Alto Software , we take hiring pretty seriously. I should know—we just wrapped up a lengthy hiring process within the marketing department. To that end, I reached out to the Young Entrepreneur Council , to ask for their advice on how to avoid hiring the wrong person.

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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. Their responses ranged from practical tips on hiring to what to look for in a first employee. See Also: Is It Time to Hire an Employee? Hire for your weaknesses.

8 Scientific Steps For Hiring The Best Salesperson

YoungUpstarts

by Eliot Burdett, co-founder and CEO of Peak Sales Recruiting. While the science and data debate persists among salespeople, with each side having valid points, the issue becomes clearer when discussing the best practices of hiring of a salesperson. Hire based on score, not feel.

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Female Founder Interview: Gabriela Rodil, Consultant and Latina Leader

The Startup Magazine

As part of The Startup Magazine Female Founder Series, we interviewed Ms. Hiring? As you have a history of building early stage companies, what is the most important thing you tell startup founders? Gabriela Rodil.

Founder Interview: Jeff Kubas from Vertex Resource Group

The Startup Magazine

As part of The Startup Magazine Founder Interview Series , we talked to Mr. Jeff Kubas. Jeff is the Founder and CEO of Vertex Resource Group. Hiring? TSM: As you have a history of building early stage companies, what is the most important thing you tell startup founders?

The Importance Of A Structured Hiring Plan

YoungUpstarts

An effective hiring plan and process is important to the infrastructure of any company. Many companies make the mistake of hiring under certain limitations such as time constraints or for new projects. To start, hiring is a difficult process. Include Others In the 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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Some Quick Things Every Founder Should Know

Both Sides of the Table

You get to have interesting conversations with founders and review business plans and then see how these businesses evolve over the years. " Revenue doesn't pay your bills, GM does  —  @msuster 2/ Founders obsess with revenue as a vanity metric.

10 Steps To Finding The Right Startup Co-Founder

Startup Professionals Musings

Of course, they can outsource part of the work or hire employees, but that approach means more time and money to manage the work, which they don’t have. The right answer is to find a co-founder with complementary skills. Network to find co-founders just as you network to find investors.

3 Secrets For Hiring On Wall Street Versus Silicon Valley

YoungUpstarts

by Eliot Burdett, co-founder and CEO of Peak Sales Recruiting. Effective recruiters hiring in San Francisco, therefore, should not simply call on prospective candidates and spit out an exhausting list of job requirements.

3 Tips For Hiring Managers On How To Recruit Veterans

YoungUpstarts

by Justin Constantine , founder of The Constantine Group. It’s great that so many businesses are saying they want to hire veterans. Here are three tips for hiring managers looking to recruit veterans: 1. Corporate America has hiring managers ; the military has recruiters.

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5 Tips That Will Help You Hire The Right People For Your Startup

YoungUpstarts

by Aymeric Gaurat-Apelli, founder of Weekplan. It is thus crucial that you streamline your recruiting and hiring system, before you can hire and reap positive results from great employees. Include your existing employees in the hiring process.

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Startup Founders’ Favorite Interview Questions to Judge Early Team Fit

View from Seed

At seed-stage startups, especially companies with well-networked founders and investors, finding applicants who can do a job on paper is not overly difficult. Here’s what we learned… Hire a Missionary. Ben Rubin , Co-founder & CEO, 10% Happier.

Understand learning profiles before hiring

Version One Ventures

The takeaway for founders and hiring managers. So, what’s the implication for founders and hiring managers? Here are a few hiring examples to consider: Case 1: Over-optimizing for sheer intelligence. News hiring learning profiles startups

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

YoungUpstarts

By Ali Behnam, co-founder of Riviera Partners. 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.

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How To Get Hired At A Startup Without Experience

YoungUpstarts

Look out if they have received funding: Seed funding – means they are just starting out = less people in the company = higher likelihood of working closely with the founder. You can edit your profile to make it impeccable and strike a direct conversation with the hiring manager.

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3 Critical Questions To Consider Before Hiring Your First Salesperson

YoungUpstarts

by Jonathan Whistman, author of “ The Sales Boss: The Real Secret to Hiring, Training and Managing a Sales Team “ Most of get into a particular business because we love whatever the idea or market is that we’ve decided to pursue. Do you have the finances to hire a salesperson?

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8 Keys To Attracting The Right Technical Co-Founder

Startup Professionals Musings

That means every entrepreneur needs to learn how to attract, hire, and manage technical people for their team. Start with existing co-founders, extend the request to advisors and investors, and finally to existing team members. entrepreneur recruiting startup technical co-founder

The What & Why of Hiring a Great Startup COO

View from Seed

This is a guest post from Stephano Kim , former co-founder of Web 1.0 Many startup CEOs hire COOs or launch companies with a co-founder carrying the title. When should founders hire one? Founders seek COOs for many reasons. As with all hires, it depends.

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Why Founders Should Know How to Code

Steve Blank

I was driving home from the BIO conference in San Diego last month and had lots of time for a phone call with Dave, an ex student and now a founder who wanted to update me on his Customer Discovery progress. His inability to attract a co-founder who could code was a troubling sign.

Want A Better Startup? Hire Diverse Interns.

YoungUpstarts

by Nathan Parcells , co-founder and CMO of InternMatch. To stick with your level of growth, you hire like-minded professionals who will readily snap into your company culture, both personally and professionally. Hiring internationally is clearly not the same as hiring domestically.

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A founder’s advice on hiring a VP of Sales

Version One Ventures

One of the best parts about having a strong portfolio filled with smart people is the wise advice that founders share with each other. In this case, one of V1’s portfolio companies has been looking to hire a VP of Sales and I asked Jon Zimmerman ( @jpzimmerman ), CEO of Front Desk , to share his experiences and insight on the matter. If you have a repeatable sales process and just need someone who can scale transactional sales, this is the level you are hiring.

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How To Find the Right Co-Founders?

Steve Blank

How do you figure out what’s the right mix of skills for the co-founders of your startup? “After reading your post on Why Founders Should Know How to Code it looks like web/mobile startups have it easy. Trying to figure out what the right set of co-founders isn’t so clear.

Build On-Demand Teams Instead of Hiring Employees

Startup Professionals Musings

With the pace of change ever escalating, entrepreneurs today can’t afford to acquire talent through traditional hiring alone, and need to revise the perception that “talent” is only full-time employees. Conventional hiring strategies usually follow a vanilla approach to talent acquisition.

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The ultimate, way too extensive guide to hiring the perfect co-founder

The Next Web

If you’re reading this, you probably know that finding a co-founder can be tricky business. Some entrepreneurs are lucky enough to start their company with somebody they knew beforehand.

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

YoungUpstarts

by Reuben Yonatan, founder and CEO of GetVoIP and GetCRM. 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.

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