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As crowdfunding took off, serious investors noted that something was missing from the process. While savvy investors want to put money into a promising crowdfunded product like Pebble or COOLEST Cooler, they want more than an early edition of the product or a branded T-shirt for their efforts. This difference has made crowdfunding more of...
The freelancer economy is on the rise, with some experts estimating that 40 percent of the American workforce will work independently by 2020. For the many people already embracing the lifestyle, “office” means a variety of things. It could be a desk at a co-working space or a table at the local Starbucks. But in...
In my time working for and writing about startups, I’ve observed that people who deserve a raise the most are often the least likely to ask for one. It seems like every organization has that one workhorse who completes large numbers of tasks but who doesn’t seem to know their own worth. Sometimes people forget...
Everyone wants to move up the career ladder, taking on larger roles, getting more advanced titles, and definitely making that larger paycheck. However, your attitude might be the very reason that’s not happening. While you may think you are working hard and doing what is expected, you may not realize that you are exhibiting behaviors that...
Right now we’re experiencing a bit of a contraction in the tech ecosystem, as many companies announce layoffs and venture capitalists slow down their investing. In my opinion this is just a natural, appropriate reaction to a lack of strong business fundamentals among some companies and not a precursor to a major collapse of some sort....
In every office, break rooms serve as a gathering place for employees to get away from their work for a few minutes. Whether they’re getting coffee or eating lunch, workers eventually begin to see the break room as a retreat, especially if the room has been specifically designed to be warm and inviting. For employers,...
While you may think that you need to tread very carefully with what you say to your boss, you might be playing it too safe. I’ve interviewed a lot of CEOs over the years, and the majority of them tell me they like to hear often from the people who work for them. This helps...
You may have watched some those super-expensive Superbowl ads go viral over the years and lamented your own small (or nonexistent) marketing budget, knowing that kind of exposure is out of reach. Well, it may not be after all. After this year’s Superbowl, the Brewers’ Association, an industry group representing the majority of craft brewers...
Have you ever missed a deadline? If so, you aren’t alone. Even the most conscientious worker will occasionally fall behind, especially when faced with a demanding task list. When that happens, the way you react could be even more essential to your future career than whether or not you finish your assignment on time. There...
Customer service is one of those things that you just can’t ignore if you’re aiming for success and longevity for your startup. Customer service in general is important to your company, because it is often the only contact a customer has with your business. Since that first contact is so critical, you want to make...
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