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Building A Business Operating System

Feld Thoughts

Ben Huh, the founder/CEO who I adore and love working with, send out a powerful email about how he’s approaching Cheezburger’s next stage of growth, and how he’s thinking about building the business operating system. I’m kicking off the process of building the business Operating System for Cheezburger. And why?

The Secret Weapon to Scaling: Sales Operations

Seeing Both Sides

I asked her what role she was currently playing and my eyes widened when she replied, "sales operations". That's the role of sales operations.

A Guide to Crafting Your LLC Operating Agreement

Up and Running

An operating agreement is the document that sets the rules for your LLC. Should I have an operating agreement for my LLC? Why exactly?

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12 Signs You Need to Hire a Manager

Up and Running

We hired more people to help and this freed us to focus on those strategic relationships. – Andrew Thomas, SkyBell Video Doorbell.

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”.

8 Tips for Hiring and Managing Interns

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

You should consider hiring a summer intern anyway. The point of an internship is to teach someone new how the real business world operates.

15 Steps to Hiring Employees

Up and Running

If you’re ready to hire your first employee, you might be feeling a little overwhelmed. See Also: Is It Time to Hire an Employee?

How does Etsy manage development and operations?

Code as Craft

These teams are paired with a product manager and a designer, and there is some movement across teams as needed. All designers at Etsy code and product managers code at various levels, too. operations people philosophyFirst of all, I love the team and am proud of the work that they do. Everyone in the company uses IRC.

Do Windows or Mac Operating Systems Matter?

Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing

I think the bigger question is "Do Operating Systems Matter Anymore?" The choice of app determined which operating system you purchased.

4 Operational Features Every Online Business Should Work To Improve Upon


With that said, below we’ll look at four operational features that internet-based businesses should work to improve upon on an ongoing basis: 1.

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.

5 Things to Consider When Hiring Friends and Family

Up and Running

Before you go about hiring friends and family, it’s necessary to answer some tough questions as to whether or not they will contribute to your business. This isn’t to say you should automatically fear hiring (or firing) a close family member or friend. Did you hire him or her for the right reasons? Not always.

The Shocking Problems Poor Employee Management Can Cause


It’s incredible how underrated employee management is. Wrong, you need to keep tabs on your employees and ensure you manage them well.

How to Hire the Right Leadership Team for Your Startup

Up and Running

You’ll probably have limited resources —and you may have limited experience—which means it’s crucial to make each hire count. Then Lead Them.

Managing The Operations Of Your Startup


Your success or failure will not rely upon the historical data and industry statistics, but from how well you manage daily operations.

3 Considerations Before Deciding To Hire Or Outsource


Many businesses run a hybrid model mixing both in-house and outsourced operational support as they expand. Those costs don’t go away. Expertise.

The Pixar-inspired Guide to Managing a Creative Company

Up and Running

Ed Catmull shares his experience as a manager of Pixar, one of the world’s most famous creative animation studios. They aren’t evil at all.

Leadership Evolution: How to Manage Managers

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Hiring great managers isn't enough. As your business grows, if you can't manage your managers, you'll halt growth.

The Scarcest Resource at Startups is Management Bandwidth

Both Sides of the Table

I always tell teams I meet with, “The scarcest resource in your company is management bandwidth. Let me explain. Trust me. My advice?

6 Ways For Startups To Reduce Operating Costs


Here are a few ways for startups to reduce operating costs so they can function more efficiently, and make every dollar count: 1.

Startup Mantra: Hire Fast, Fire Fast

Both Sides of the Table

And so things operate on a CYA basis. The management team has to have a bias toward making decisions. Hire Slowly? Fire Fast?

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Management Debt

Ben's Blog

There also exists a less well-understood parallel concept, which I will call management debt. Like technical debt, management debt is incurred when you make an expedient, short-term management decision with an expensive, long-term consequence. No performance management or employee feedback process. Management

How Google Hires: 5 Surprising Facts

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The secret to Google''s hiring strategy? In theory, they were intended to measure potential hires'' ability to think analytically.

Why You Can’t Search for a Job From a Remote Location

Both Sides of the Table

Any hiring manager at a company who has any operational experience and common sense will never want to hire somebody remotely anyways.

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How To Manage Entrepreneurial Growth

Mike Michalowicz

Manage The Ego And You Manage Entrepreneurial Growth. Couldn’t you hire and train other people to do the work for you?” I asked.

10 Keys to Managing the Business After the Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

Entrepreneurs often have formidable technical expertise, key to developing a new product or service, but a great naïveté in management skills.

Talent or Trainability: Five Pivotal Points Often Overlooked in Hiring

Up and Running

Tweet (This is a guest post by Kenneth McCall on hiring talented employees versus hiring trainable employees — Kai). Simple, right?

Seven Essentials of an Effective Innovation Project Manager

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Outsourcing innovation project management might be the most strategic money you spend this year. See my Seven Essentials for hiring below.

9 Secrets of Highly Successful Hiring

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

I've hired hundreds of people, and fired a few too. When you're hiring, you're growing. Align your values with your hiring process.

Managers: You Can’t Get Rid of the Bad Apples Fast Enough


Academic snobs such as myself often place a lot of value on hard skills when hiring. While most people in managerial positions agree with this approach at a hiring moment, there are often different perspectives when it comes to a potential firing moment. I’m not talking here about the general “hire slow, fire fast” approach.

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First Round Capital is Hiring: Platform Experience and Operations Manager

Redeye VC

First Round Capital is an entirely new kind of venture firm built from the ground up to help the world's best entrepreneurs build better companies.


How Etsy Uses Code “Slush” to Manage Development During the Holidays

Code as Craft

Code freezes help to ensure that the system will continue to operate without disruptions,” says Robert Tekiela at CTO Insights. Hence, Slush.

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Ten Learning Steps from Entrepreneur to Manager

Startup Professionals Musings

Entrepreneurs often have formidable technical expertise, key to developing a new product or service, but a great naïveté in management skills.

Lessons Learned: Net Promoter Score: an operational tool to.

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Saturday, November 22, 2008 Net Promoter Score: an operational tool to measure customer satisfaction Ive mentioned Net Promoter Score (NPS) in a few previous posts, but havent had a chance to describe it in detail yet. In other words, we committed the one cardinal sin of community management. Yikes. for H.

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Some Entrepreneurs Never Learn to Manage Growth

Startup Professionals Musings

Entrepreneurs often have formidable technical expertise, key to developing a new product or service, but a great naïveté in management skills.

Startup Lessons: Board Management

Venture Chronicles

To recap, here is the series thus far: 1) Hiring 2) Dynamic Org Structures 3) Product First 4) Marketing.

How Uber Is Going To Hire 1,000 People This Year

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

And advice for how it should be hiring.) Those numbers--hiring between 450 and 1,450 employees--certainly make for a wide range.

What Has Changed in Sales? The Sales Manager

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Being a sales manager isn’t like that anymore. More importantly, so has the role of the sales manager. Agility is important too.

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6 Tips to Managing Client Expectations

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

This style of open dialogue helps to establish the respect necessary to ensure better project management.

The Right Management Team Transforms Chaos Into Calm

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

When it comes to creating structure, one of the most important--and challenging--issues for second-stagers is building a management team.