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Checklist To Find The Startup Partner Of Your Dreams

Startup Professionals Musings

As an advisor to startups, I often get asked what to look for in an ideal co-founder or business partner. Able to help, rather than be a helper.

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A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

There’s already a lot of great advice about hiring at little startups. You have to hire someone comfy with the bedlam of startup life.

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10 Key Traits Of An Ideal Entrepreneur Partner


The feedback was good, but some readers asked me to be a bit more specific on attributes that might indicate an ideal startup partner.

Announcing Upfront Ventures’ Newest Partner — Kobie Fuller

Both Sides of the Table

Today, I’m super proud to announce that we’ve just added another talented partner at Upfront and a great person to boot. Why Kobie?

How To Hire Your First Employee


Hiring employees can be time consuming and an expensive process. Your first employee is in many ways a partner in your business.

Hire a VP Finance Sooner Rather Than Later

Feld Thoughts

If you don’t have a VP Finance on your team reporting to you, do yourself, your team, and your investors a favor and go hire one right now. At Feld Technologies, our fourth employee (hired in 1989) did all of our accounting. At that point, we hired a woman named Stephanie Wallace to be our Controller. This is not a CFO.

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? Should I learn them?

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


By Ali Behnam, co-founder of Riviera Partners. This results in a “watered down” hire. Be Humble. Sell the Dream.

Hiring Rockstars

Scott Weiss

For all the talk about how hard it is to hire in the Valley, first-league companies can literally have their pick of the best people in the world at every function. One of the biggest mistakes I made as a CEO was not hiring these rockstars as soon as it was obvious we had been promoted. HiringIt helps to know what to aim for.

How to hire the right agency partner

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Avoid hiring the wrong partner. Six core areas every agency should be evaluated against in the RFP process

Should You Hook Up With A Partner Or Stay Single?


One of the most important decisions every business owner have to deal with during the initial stages is whether to find a business partner or not.

Hire Different!

John O'Farrell

Every aspiring CEO has heard of David Ogilvy’s famous admonition , usually paraphrased as “Hire people smarter than yourself” or words to that effect. Time to step up: Hiring the VP of Sales. Virtually all of your early hires will have been engineers or developers. Now you’ve got a product, it’s time to hire a VP of Sales.

3 Critical Questions To Consider Before Hiring Your First Salesperson


When you are a young company the choice of whom to hire as your first salesperson and when to hire them is critical.

Ten Steps in Choosing the Right Startup Partner

Startup Professionals Musings

Even experienced entrepreneurs need a partner to strengthen their position. The question is how to find that elusive perfect-fit partner.

Non-Technical Entrepreneurs Need the Right Partner

Startup Professionals Musings

Finding that person is not a hiring challenge, since neither of you really get paid until you both succeed. Marty Zwilling.

Hiring Writers at Your Startup? Scrap Your Usual Approach

View from Seed

The best writer I ever hired at a startup wasn’t a former journalist. Why We All Usually Botch This Hire. Nothing at all.

10 Partner Qualities to Test Before Sharing Equity

Startup Professionals Musings

The feedback was good, but some readers asked me to be a bit more specific on attributes that might indicate an ideal startup partner.

The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Selecting a Venture Partner (And Avoiding Killing Your Business)

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Your VC updates partners every Monday. Do other partners in the firm fit your culture? This is your partner. This is a good thing.

9 Key Things Successful Business Partners Always Do

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Finding the right business partners. Here are nine proven best practices for business partners: 1. Here''s what you can learn from them.

How to Convince a Big Brand to Partner With You

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The only thing you need is a big brand to notice you, realize the brilliance of your startup , and sign on the dotted line as a partner.

[Infographic] The Financial Cost Of A Bad Hire


The best recruiters know this fact: always hire the best talent one can afford. Infographic credit: ].

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5 Mistakes Founders Make When Hiring Their First Salesperson


It’s time to make that first sales hire. At HubSpot , I hired over 200 salespeople. Mistake #1: Hiring a senior leader. I agree.

Startup Mantra: Hire Fast, Fire Fast

Both Sides of the Table

There is an old management adage that says, “Hire slowly, fire fast.” Hire Slowly? Only Hire A+ People. Hiring at a Startup.

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No Hires Are Better Than Bad Hires

Babbling VC

You've heard the clichéd statement made a million times: "A players hire A players. B players hire C players!" I couldn't agree with this more but want to make a point that actually addresses a problem before hiring even starts. In the current market, hiring has become increasingly difficult. Don't believe it.

The Language Of Hiring: Choosing The Right Words To Find The Best Tech Employees


by Alaina Percival, Marketing Manager for Riviera Partners and CEO of Women Who Code.

Zilliant Hires VP and Launches Channel Partner Program


Zilliant, based in Austin, announced Tuesday that is has hired Steve Hale as vice president of its newly launched worldwide channel sales. Its channel partners will sell Zilliant data science solutions. We’re very excited […] The post Zilliant Hires VP and Launches Channel Partner Program appeared first on SiliconHills.

Before Hiring an eCommerce Development Partner, Critically Evaluate Their 3 P's

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Before you hire your next development partner, make sure you've taken the time to critically evaluate these 3 components

How to find an international MD for your startup

VC Cafe

It’s no secret that the London startup ecosystem is booming. A friend was asking for advice on how [.]. [[ This is a content summary only.

Do Yourself a Favor: Hire Nice People

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

That''s why he hires the nice guy every time. I made a concerted effort to hire people who are going to play nice. But that was then.

10 Winning Steps for Finding a Job or a Partner

Startup Professionals Musings

If you are not starting one yourself, the next best thing is joining one as a partner, or as an early employee. According to Ford R.

5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Hiring A Marketing Communications Agency


And this is where as a business owner, you should consider hiring a marketing communications agency. They are your partners. Gif via.

The art of hiring a data scientist

Version One Ventures

Since then, over 400 Insight alumni have been hired as data scientists or data engineers at top tier companies like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Airbnb, and Google. Keep in mind, I won’t share all of Insight’s secret sauce, but will hopefully provide enough high level lessons and principles that you can apply to your own hiring process.

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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.

Want A Better Startup? Hire Diverse Interns.


Hiring internationally is clearly not the same as hiring domestically. by Nathan Parcells , co-founder and CMO of InternMatch.

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 Partner in China in 2013

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Then there are the more common stories of American businesses contracting with Chinese companies, only to get shoddy products or unresponsive partners.

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A Resource Guide: Hiring For Growth

For Entrepreneurs

At Matrix Partners, we’ve collectively hired many people by starting our own companies and as investors, and written lots of advice for startup founders. We’ve put together the following articles into a comprehensive resource guide for you to reference as you navigate through the stages of your hiring process.

The One Trait That Guarantees a Good Hire

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

We don''t hire often, so it''s a unique opportunity for someone--and for us as a company. This quality has never let me down. It''s effort.

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Design Staff ? Hiring a designer: hunting the unicorn

Design Staff

Hiring a designer: hunting the unicorn. Braden Kowitz / Design Partner, Google Ventures. Design Staff. Photo by Emre Ayaroglu. games).

Hire More Help and Fewer Helpers for Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

If you are looking for a potential business partner, count on building a relationship over several months, before you really know the person.