Danny Wong

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How to transform your startup’s culture

To retain star employees, encourage innovation and personal growth, and generally be happy, you need a transformative startup culture. Here are a few quick rules for building a better culture within your business: Be realistic, be honest over-optimism is a killer  Stop pointing out problems, instead propose solutions  Let it go make your organization less bureaucratic,...
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3 tips on how to network like a pro

It's a very clear fact these days that relationships really do matter. While it is easy to reject the idea and say you can become a self-made individual, very few people can succeed without some sort of support from others. Whether you're looking to connect with another entrepreneur or just trying to make a new...
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Three Big Startup Environments

Silicon Valley isn't the only place that has investors, mentors, and billion dollar companies. The East Coast has Boston and New York City looking to even the playing field so that startups aren't all forced to move out west if they want to grow. All of these spaces are growing together as innovation gets easier...
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Is Your Business Ready to Scale?

There are a few very important questions to ask yourself before you can grow. There's nothing worse than scaling a business and realizing that you weren't ready for it. Do I have enough team power? Your team needs to be ready for the increased amount of pressure from your stakeholders, including managing new customers and...
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3 Amazing Small Business Resources

Small businesses have it good. They get all the attention from the media because they're always fighting some incredible uphill battle against the titans of the industry like Amazon is for ecommerce. They also get tons of benefits from programs sponsored by Microsoft and other large companies looking to help small businesses get off the...
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3 Tips for Managing your Marketing Campaigns

Small business marketing is one of the harder things to do in a small business, especially when you're trying to compete against big corporations with much bigger budgets for consumers' attentions. But you still have the potential to fight back and grow your small business into an empire through smart marketing. Here are a few...
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4 Reasons to Blog as an Entrepreneur

As an entrepreneur, blogging has been one of my passions because I get to share my thoughts in sort of an open forum, allowing for others to constructively criticize me, creating intellectual dialogues and perhaps teaching me something new. Other times, I just do it to get my thoughts out on paper, as a way...
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3 Complications in Building an E-commerce Business

E-commerce is more complex than having a product and distributing it online. There’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes of any online business that sells a physical product, both on the technology end and the physical product end. Here is just a sample of complications to consider when building an e-commerce business: Having...
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Reasons Why PR Is Hard

Getting press isn't an easy task. In fact, it's one of the harder things for a business to do because it's more an art than anything. Here are a few reasons why PR isn't easy: 1. You Have to Get Creative You have to be able to artfully craft pitches that are targeted for specific...
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3 Types of E-commerce Businesses that are Winning and Why

The online shopping space continues to explode, far past that era we knew as the recession, and growing faster than traditional retail is. But here are three types of e-commerce businesses that can't stop seeing success and why they're so amazing. 1. Group Buying Sites: So, we're all familiar with GroupOn, LivingSocial and BuyWithMe by...
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How Offshoring is Effective

When we were first building our business, we really, really hated the idea of outsourcing. Why? because we had so many failed projects. We were trying to get away with murder by hiring offshore programmers at incredibly low rates, as part of a 100- or 200-hour project, to build our first fully functioning website with...
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It’s Hard to Constantly Innovate

As a small business running a generally small operation, with only a bare-bones team of 9, it's hard to squeeze innovation into the equation, when everyone's running at 110% focused strictly on their core competencies. Sure, we each get the occasional 'light bulb' idea, that seems like it will be a game-changer in our space,...
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Managing a Home Based Business and a Remote Team

As winner of StartupNation's Home-Based 100 Competition as #1 Most Innovative, I thought it would make sense for my inaugural post to be about managing a home-based business and a bit about how our home business is run remotely too. The four co-founders of Blank Label Group are now working from 4 completely different locations: Orange...