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8 Ways to Inspire a Virtual Team

Thanks to technology, the traditional workplace has become a relic of the past. We no longer need to hire qualified individuals who are in the proximity of our business. We can now tap into a global talent pool to hire the best person available for the job. The downside? Working with remote workers can be...
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5 Smart Tools All Remote Entrepreneurs Need in Order to Succeed

In the age of startups, most of us know working at home isn’t just a privilege — it’s a necessity. After all, most of the world’s biggest companies didn’t start in a board room or a sea of cubicles. Google, Apple and Amazon all got their starts in the humblest of places: the garage. It’s...
SaaS
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Why Adding SaaS is Essential to Scaling Your Service Business

All ascending companies will eventually face the choice of whether they should channel their efforts into growth or continued profitability, whether they like it or not. Some entrepreneurs welcome the challenge, while others find it hard to deviate resources from what they know already works. Regardless of personal reaction to the issue of growth, it is nonetheless...
technology
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6 Ways to Improve Your Startup’s Efficiency with Technology

Modern technology can often be a distraction in our personal lives. However, when it comes to being an entrepreneur, it can be instrumental in helping you run a more streamlined operation. Here are six tips to help you improve the efficiency and overall performance of your business with the use of technology. Integrate your systems...
Paul Jarvis Q&A
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Why You Should Make Your Startup Better Instead of Bigger

In their dogged pursuit of growth, some startups wind up growing too fast and burning out their employees or founders. Writer and designer Paul Jarvis takes a contrarian approach to business success in his new book, “Company of One: Why Staying Small is the Next Big Thing for Your Business.” Jarvis has been a company...
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A Bootstrapped Startup’s Guide to Podcasting

Even if you don't regularly listen to podcasts yourself, you’re probably familiar with the praise they’ve recently received as a marketing tool. With an estimated 73 million monthly listeners in the U.S. alone, podcasting offers today’s advertisers a new (and effective) way to reach a large number of consumers. Consider, for example, that podcast listeners...
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5 Best Practices for Startups With Virtual Teams

Running a remote startup has huge cost advantages over traditional, brick-and-mortar companies, but it also comes with a few downsides. For one, it can be challenging to get virtual teams on the same page if you are miles or continents away from each other. Without face-to-face interactions, you’ll have to contend with issues regarding collaboration,...
outsourcing
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5 Outsourcing Strategies for Startups

Startups nowadays have a lot of tools to streamline tasks. You can simplify bookkeeping with accounting software, stay on the same page with communication apps, or even automate marketing activities via email platforms. But despite the advantages that these cutting-edge tools bring to the table, no business can survive (let alone prosper) without the manpower...
remote startup team
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How to Successfully Manage a Remote Startup Team

As more employees opt to work remotely, marketing managers struggle to find ways to keep teams connected and working together digitally. Individuals want to feel as though they are part of the team but that they also have the independence to work from afar. This dynamic can prove difficult for managers who want to increase...
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Top 6 Mistakes That Virtual Startups Make and How to Learn from Them

Discussions on the failure rate of startups don’t necessarily paint a bright picture. Forbes put this number at around 90 percent, while the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics state that about 50 percent of new startups fail within five years. Another study by CB Insights shows that startups usually fail within 20 months after their last funding round. At...