Being resilient will help you push your business through the tough times ahead. Resilience—the ability to either overcome challenges or bounce back from setbacks —is huge in the world of startups. As the CEO and cofounder of a growing company, I’ve learned that many entrepreneurs face similar challenges, such as finances and building business relationships. […]
Why not create an environment where everyone is excited to come to work every day? These days, culture is paramount for having a strong team to execute your business’ vision. Ideas are worthless on their own; without a strong team, you won’t succeed. When building a business, you want employees who deeply about the company. A big piece […]
These surprising statistics could influence how you manage your global team. In my role as co-founder and CEO at a company that helps businesses attract and retain remote talent in emerging markets, I often get asked about the future of work. Specifically, people ask me about best practices for managing diverse remote talent bases and whether […]
Whether you are an entrepreneur managing a startup, or a corporate executive with thousands of employees, it’s hard to ignore the evidence of big value from happy employees. For example, the Harvard Business Review a while back included an analysis of hundreds of studies showing an average of 31% higher productivity, 37% higher sales, with […]
Scaling a team always comes with its own challenges. Find out this successful entrepreneur, who sold his last business to a public company, builds teams.
For what I’m going to discuss today, there are a few premises that this argument is based on. First, it assumes that you know that you, your brand, or both, need social media. It also operates on the assumption that you’re familiar with this type of data found here: the data that explains how social media has helped 92% of […]
The questions in your go-to hiring book have been done. Here are four to ask instead. One of the best interview questions I’ve ever heard is: “What kind of manager do you not like to work for?” My business provides staff for events and hires event managers, so I have to conduct a lot of […]
Investing in entrepreneurs and startups is a fun but different world from investing in conventional stocks, bonds, and commodities. First of all, it’s more of an investment in people than in a business, since the startup is usually an idea barely half-baked when they need your money. Second, the risk is very high, since as […]
Thought of the next big thing? Here’s how to break it down to make it a reality. It happens to all of us: we wake up and have a first cup of coffee and a shower, and suddenly, we have an epiphany. We think it’s a real game-changer — that it will lift us out […]
You’re going to fail. That’s just a given when you’re in business. Here are some tips from Gary Vaynerchuk on how to deal with inevitable failure that comes along with startup life.
If you constantly focus on what “could” go wrong, you’ll never take your business off the ground. Do you want to start your own company but are hesitant to do so? Risk is an inherent part of life, and there will always be excuses. In the preliminary stages of each of my entrepreneurial endeavors, I encountered some form […]