One of the biggest challenges when running a startup is being productive while charging through the mountain of tasks ahead. Though it may seem overwhelming at first, establishing a set of routines and building some discipline is the best way to stay productive through it all.
Rather than burning out halfway through your to-do list before tiring out, these steps will help ensure that you and your team remain on task, and keep momentum going while being productive.
Continue reading “6 Key Ways To Help Startups Be More Productive”
Are you someone who has a lot of unique product ideas ready to market, but have few ways to network to discuss trends? It’s often discouraging to link up with people in the industry without having to spend a fortune attending a large product development conference. While these are still beneficial, it’s a lot more challenging to link up with influential individuals there who can advance your career.
It’s often better to network with people in your local community for quality time discussing the latest trends in product development. Plus, it’s beneficial to meet more than once so you keep the networking going.
Continue reading “Launch Announcement: Pints and Pixels Meetup With Top Product Experts”
Starting and running your own agency is a wonderful endeavor, but it’s by no means an automatic success. Even if you have all the right start-up resources, a great office location, and a strong initial team, profits and growth are not guaranteed. In fact, only a small percentage of young businesses make it passed the start-up phase no matter how good their launch may or may not have been. In order to truly succeed, you need excellent management, marketing, service, and customer satisfaction. Growth requires profits, referrals, and a stellar reputation. So how do you build a successful agency in the face of these challenges? We have ten expert tips that will set you on the right path.
Continue reading “10 Comprehensive Tips for Building a Successful Agency”
Do you find yourself constantly wanting to learn more about business? How to grow them? How to build them? How to make them thrive without you? Get capital to fund your next big idea?
As an entrepreneur, you have to be a business generalist in many ways. Not knowing a certain aspect of your business can be its peril in the early stages. Sure, you’ve got a fancy MBA and have been around the block a couple times. Unfortunately, few people truly know how to build a sales team that can drive $100 million in sales, or how to build a corporate culture that your employees can thrive in.
Continue reading “The Definitive List: Books Every Tech Entrepreneur Should Read”
Working in the creative and technical space, I get the rewarding opportunity to mentor junior designers, marketers, copywriters and developers entering the workforce. I wish I could say that colleges and universities are preparing students to effectively enter the workforce and showcase their skills to employers, but it seems like higher learning institutions are always about 2 – 5 years behind the curve of what’s happening in the marketplace. Under-preparing college grads is nothing new. Unfortunately, I faced the same challenges as did my peers.
Continue reading “8 Steps to Get Freelance Work when You’re Still a Newb”
I often get questions from startup founders that are bootstrapping or have yet to receive funding in regards to how they can find other team members that will work for equity or if I will do work for equity. This request is usually a follow-up question after complaining about my hourly rate or complaining about how expensive it is to build their company, but that’s another story for another time.
Continue reading “Being Realistic About Finding Equity Cofounders”