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ShopWorn_LITA
#NYCTech - When thinking of what condition to buy an item, we generally think of new or used. While this is almost always a correct assumption, there is now a third category; shopworn items. Taking advantage of display items at luxury stores,...
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Tech - With a couple of notable exceptions, all of our clients can all be characterized as “small- and-medium-sized businesses.” We ourselves are a small business. For the most part, their needs and expectations match up with our skills...
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Advice - A common pain of startups after an exhilarating first surge of early adopters is a long and frustrating plateau of slow growth, where it seems like nothing will get your business to profitability. Too many entrepreneurs do not know...
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#NYCTech - When you need temporary staff most companies in the hospitality space hire the first semi-qualified worker that applies. While there are plenty of tools to help you fill in an empty space, there is no service better than JitJatJo at...
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Advice - When building a business or product offering, it is comparable to building a house.  First you lay the foundation, then the rough carpentry, roofing, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, drywall, flooring and finishings, in that order.  God...
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Advice - Talent is only one part of what makes a great developer.Over the last decade, I’ve hired more developers than I can count. Naturally, I’ve made plenty of mistakes: I started out hiring the smartest, most experienced people I...
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#NYCTech - Much has been said and written about the lack of women in the tech sector, be it as investors (or associates), founders, or in management positions at major companies. Is the problem the old boys network – or that success in...
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Tech - After the recent “Google vs. SEO” case, what can business owners learn about their long-term SEO strategies?It’s no secret that 2016 saw its fair share of newsworthy drama. But one story you might have missed was a...
Joshua Siegel
#NYCTech - Welcome back to Inside the Mind of an NYC VC, a new series at AlleyWatch in which we speak with New York City-based Venture Capitalists. In this hot seat this time is Joshua Siegel, General Partner at Rubicon Venture Capital, a NYC...
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Management - Almost every employee or team member can remember that one special boss in their career who was the role model of a leader, always commanded respect and was able to get the most voluntarily from everyone all the time. Every...
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Advice - You’ve got a startup idea, a plan of action and the capital to start out. All you need now are a few employees to help you keep everything going. So you read a few resumes and schedule a couple of interviews. But once you’ve met...
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#NYCTech - As New Yorkers, we are constantly meeting interesting people, yet don’t have a simple way of connecting with them. Social Media is great once you have already connected with someone, but making that initial connection is a hassle...
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Advice - We are all in a rush these days. As founders, we want to literally do more faster all the time. As we rush, and get a lot done, sometimes we don’t do things right.  We forego quality in exchange for speed and quantity. Yet it...
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#NYCTech - Gender equality has been at the forefront when discussing inclusion in the workplace. NYC startup, Fairygodboss provides prospective employees the inside scoop on how prospective employers value diversity. It's a marketplace for...
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Advice - Most entrepreneurs are too stubborn to seek a mentor for guidance: They have so much confidence in themselves and their ideas that they don’t see the need to ask anyone for advice. The best entrepreneurs, however, actually claim...
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Advice - It does not matter whether you built your first computer when you were 6 or you still think Java is just about coffee. At some point, most founders need to hire an app developer. When that day comes, how will you know you are hiring...
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#NYCTech - Much has been said and written about the lack of women in the tech sector, be it as investors (or associates), founders, or in management positions at major companies. Is the problem the old boys network – or that success in...

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