Announcing NextView Operator Guilds

View from Seed

And they tell us over and over again that they just care about four things: Hiring and developing a great team. We’re calling them NextView Operator Guilds. . Here is who will be joining the NextView Operator Guilds (for full bios, click the link in their name): Product Guild.

4 Ways To Improve Your Business Operations

YoungUpstarts

If you run a small business or large company, there are several ways that you can improve your operations. Here are some of the best ways to improve your business operations. Hire Independent Contractors. Others business advice business operations

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. Put in other words: A business OS is how we consistently and clearly communicate, hire, make decisions, etc.

Smart Hiring Practices For Any Startup

YoungUpstarts

While it’s true that you’re always taking risks when bringing new employees aboard, adopting certain hiring practices can prove invaluable in minimizing major problems. However, this isn’t to say that you should overlook a prospective hire’s personality entirely.

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Recruitment Process Steps: What To Include To Hire Top Talents

YoungUpstarts

Your enterprise will only succeed if the people behind its operations are collectively working towards the realization of your goals. A poor recruiting process can cost your reputation, your top candidates, an increase in cost-per-hire, and a high turnover rate.

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Start Your Business: From Truck Driver to Owner-Operator

The Startup Magazine

There are few workers out there who don’t dream of a day when they could go into business for themselves, doing the same work they already love–but as an owner-operator. Business management is just one area of concern for owner-operator trucking companies.

Managing The Operations Of Your Startup

YoungUpstarts

Your success or failure will not rely upon the historical data and industry statistics, but from how well you manage daily operations. Here are five tips for assuming better command over your startup operations: Consolidate and Negotiate. Be Involved in Training and Hiring.

Further Thoughts on Startup Operations

Both Sides of the Table

“I need somebody to run operations.&# I never said you shouldn’t have a VP of Operations. I think people understand this title to mean more somebody who handles operational issues rather than somebody who is more like a “chief of staff&# as a COO often is.

A Guide to Crafting Your LLC Operating Agreement

Up and Running

An operating agreement is the document that sets the rules for your LLC. In this article, we’ll talk about how to create your own LLC operating agreement, what you should include, and where you’ll need to keep it when you’ve made one. Should I have an operating agreement for my LLC?

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How Great, Operationally-Focused CFO’s Can Transform Your Business

Both Sides of the Table

For a well-funded seed company I have controversially recommended hiring a great office manager that doubles as an administrative assistant. One area I’ve had much discussion with the companies in which I’ve invested in is bringing on board an operationally focused CFO. This happens because many CEOs are passionate, market-driven people who are constantly trying to launch new products, win contracts, get press, hire staff and woo VCs. Hire a great CFO.

Tackling The Talent Gap: Best Practices For Uncovering New Hires

YoungUpstarts

by Kristy Campbell, Chief Operating Officer at Rev1 Ventures. 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.

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6 Ways For Startups To Reduce Operating Costs

YoungUpstarts

Here are a few ways for startups to reduce operating costs so they can function more efficiently, and make every dollar count: 1. The cost to physically operate a business can turn into a major financial burden for startups. Hire Freelancers and Contract Employees.

4 Operational Features Every Online Business Should Work To Improve Upon

YoungUpstarts

Regardless of the industry a company operates in, there are certain practices and processes that need to be optimised in order to facilitate ideal business outcomes. Should you hire any employees to help with the workload, or should you focus on training your existing workforce?

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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Debunking The Biggest Myths Of Hiring: Four Faulty Beliefs That Could Be Hindering Your Company’s Selection Process 

YoungUpstarts

by Scott Wintrip, author of “ High Velocity Hiring: How to Hire Top Talent in an Instant “ There’s a shortage of skilled workers across all industries in the country. Hiring delays indicate a problem with your selection process, not a talent flow issue.

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Are You Ready To Hire Employees? 8 Things To Have In Place First

YoungUpstarts

As a new business owner, you’re likely excited to start hiring people; not only is it a symbolic action that proves your business is really developing, it will also arm you with the staff members you need to carry out projects in pursuit of your goals. What You Need Before Hiring.

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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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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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3 Inefficient Operations To Clean Up In Preparation For A 2014 Boom

YoungUpstarts

Leaders often put off hiring for these positions because mid-tier managers can be disruptive, and it takes time to integrate them. Operations can very quickly get stretched or divided, and if a senior manager leaves, there’s no one left to fill the void. by Tim Edwards , CEO of NSR.

15 Steps to Hiring Employees

Up and Running

If you’re ready to hire your first employee, you might be feeling a little overwhelmed. Before you hire your first employee, you’ll need to set up your EIN, or Employer Identification Number. See Also: Is It Time to Hire an Employee? Interview and hire.

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How To Hire A Lawyer For Your Business

YoungUpstarts

But with so many different law firms out there, knowing how to choose the right one can mean the difference between protecting your company’s assets and making a huge mistake that endangers the survival of your operations. Five Tips for Hiring a Business Attorney.

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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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How To Get Hired At A Startup Without Experience

YoungUpstarts

You can edit your profile to make it impeccable and strike a direct conversation with the hiring manager. It is invaluable as it shows your hiring manager your way of thinking. I got hired mainly because of this reason.

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Oblong is Hiring

Feld Thoughts

Fortunately they are driving hard toward that and we expect a Q3 product release that will start bringing Oblong’s g-speak spatial operating environment to the masses. Jason and I were at an Oblong board meeting last week and spent the entire day at the company.

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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? For most of my career, I’ve served startups and early-stage companies as an operating executive or advisor. So Should You Hire a COO at Your Startup?

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Tips On Hiring For Small Business Owners

YoungUpstarts

A Hire Mind. Before you begin accepting resumes and scheduling interviews, it is important to establish some requisites about what you’re looking for in a new hire. The lesson here is to know the demographic of who you’re hiring, and recruit them there.

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Want A Better Startup? Hire Diverse Interns.

YoungUpstarts

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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What To Look For In A Reputable Crane Hire Company

YoungUpstarts

What I’m saying here is that when you’re choosing a crane hire company, it pays to be vigilant and very thorough in your choosing – even if you’re only building a four story building as opposed to a huge, almost-a-kilometre-high building. Others building and construction industry crane hire

3 Considerations Before Deciding To Hire Or Outsource

YoungUpstarts

If you’re reaching the point where there just aren’t enough hours in the day, should you hire some employees and create an in-house team, or outsource as many roles as possible as you work to get your business to scale? Professionalisms business growth hiring Hunter Hoffman outsourcing

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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. There will be disappointments during your hiring process, but that just comes with the territory.

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Knowing When To Hire An Accountant

YoungUpstarts

by Jay Connelly, Operations Executive at IASeminars. If these daily responsibilities include bookkeeping, which you’d rather delegate to someone else, hiring an accountant could be the solution to your unwieldy workload.

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How To Find, Vet And Hire A Software Consultant

YFS Magazine

Grow Operations software consultant software engineer technologyIf you are running a business, chances are you will need the services of a software consultant at some point.

Best Buy Selects San Marcos for E-Commerce Sales Operation

SiliconHills

Best Buy has selected San Marcos as the location for its e-commerce sales operation with plans to hire 25 employees. “We’re pleased to have reached an agreement to bring this e-commerce sales operation to the City of San Marcos and Hays County,” Best Buy spokesman Shane […] The post Best Buy Selects San Marcos for E-Commerce Sales Operation appeared first on SiliconHills.

French Startup Speachme Launches U.S. Operations in Austin

SiliconHills

operations, based in Austin. The company is also hiring 10 […] The post French Startup Speachme Launches U.S. Operations in Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. Speachme, a two year old educational technology company, announced Tuesday the launch of its U.S. The French company makes a peer-to-peer knowledge transfer platform used by global brands such as Tesla, Airbus, PwC, Nissan and Coca-Cola. It was founded in 2012 and has 41 employees.

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". I exclaimed, "You'll be the most valuable hire a growth stage company could ever make." Here's why: You need to hire, train and make productive a lot of new salespeople - fast.

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. Just take these factors into consideration before you move forward with the hiring process: 1. Did you hire him or her for the right reasons? This could have been avoided if he hired the nephew for the right reasons.

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5 Online Apps To Manage Freelancers And Outsourced Teams

YFS Magazine

Back Office Grow back office business apps business operations hiring freelancers Operations outsourcing productivity workflow management

How To Hire A Virtual Assistant To Grow Your Business

YoungUpstarts

by Saqib Ayaz, co-founder of Hire an Assistant. A person who assists a professional/entrepreneur in carrying out his business’ operations without being present at the office is known as a virtual assistant. How to Hire a Virtual Assistant to Grow Your Business?

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JSV is hiring.

A Crowded Space

SaaS or Marketplace operating experience is a must * Former founding experience is great * Proven record as angel investor or other is a plus * Extremely high EQ * Demonstrably strong network * Exceptional understanding of key company metrics * Exceptional writing and speaking ability is a bonus Primary focus will be on sourcing new deals. We love businesses that are off the beaten path, tackling large markets, and focused on exceptional operations and making customers very happy.

Advantages Of Hiring An Accountant For Your Startup

The Startup Magazine

Also, it is extremely important to have good financial management and you will need to hire an experienced and qualified accountant. This is one of the most important hires you will have to make as the owner of a small business.

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CU Deming Center of Entrepreneurship Is Hiring A New Director

Feld Thoughts

The Deming Center for Entrepreneurship at CU is looking to hire a new Director. This person will also be responsible for the overall brand of the center as well as its operational and financial oversight. The post CU Deming Center of Entrepreneurship Is Hiring A New Director appeared first on Feld Thoughts.

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Ordoro Helps Online Retailers Get to the Next Level by Streamlining Backend Operations

SiliconHills

By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News Maybe Ordoro is taking the “Hire slow, fire fast” adage too literally. And they’d rather […] The post Ordoro Helps Online Retailers Get to the Next Level by Streamlining Backend Operations appeared first on SiliconHills.

NextView is Hiring for a New Position: Venture Associate – Platform and Network

View from Seed

Also, anyone who might be interested in bringing on an early marketing leader should definitely do whatever they can to try to hire her. . Our approach to hiring has always been to focus on finding the best athlete that is a great fit with our ethos vs. having a very narrow spec. Self-directed individual who is good operating with limited structure. The post NextView is Hiring for a New Position: Venture Associate – Platform and Network appeared first on NextView Ventures.