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innovative
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The 4 Elements Necessary for Building Innovative Teams

In order to gain traction, earn revenue and turn a brand into a sustainable business, entrepreneurs must innovate. And in order to understand how to build innovative teams, it is important to first understand what innovation means. Innovation is the ability for teams or groups to collaborate around a product or service to create value through...
recruitment bias
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Tackle Recruitment Bias to Hire the Best Team

Recruitment bias can taint your judgment – and that of those around you – when it comes to hiring. As humans, we tend to make fast and spontaneous decisions every day without even paying attention to the process. Early childhood memories, community, education, socialization, and media are just a few aspects that influence our decision-making....
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Post-COVID-19 Recruiting Trends: What’s Changing About How We Hire

A lot is changing about how we work as we emerge from the coronavirus pandemic, but what about how companies hire? COVID-19 has shifted priorities for many workers who had to juggle them this last year or who had a taste of a different lifestyle. This means how companies recruit has to change to keep...
minority-owned business
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Why Investing in Minority-Owned Startups is Key to Unlocking Innovation

Despite being a critical force in the future of the U.S. economy, people of color are disproportionately hurt by lack of access to capital. While diversity and inclusion initiatives are en vogue in Silicon Valley, the reality is that access to funding remains a tightly-guarded gateway to success — and venture capitalists today are missing...
innovation
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4 Startup Myths That Hold Innovation Back (and How to Overcome Them)

We live in a world with a stereotypical representation of what a startup founder looks like, so it's no wonder that a large portion of the population feels underrepresented. According to the EEOC, 83 percent of tech executives are white. A Gender Gap Grader study shows that women represent 9 percent of developers in the startup...
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A Practical Guide to Diversity for Startups and Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs are rightly focused on building the next billion-dollar business. With so many startup success stories and technological advancements these days, anything is possible. However, as an increasing body of research demonstrates, there is another often forgotten factor that drives startup success: diversity and inclusion. McKinsey, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch and the Peterson Institute for...
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How Your Startup Can Implement Effective Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Practices

Much of the dialogue about diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) plans in the media has been focused on established businesses that frankly have the ability to reengineer current strategies, integrate DEI communication into current communication plans, and leverage their organization’s leadership to focus and drive initiatives. Startups and entrepreneurial businesses, however, are most likely starting...
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4 Ways You Can Embrace Diversity Within Your Startup or Small Business

As our society evolves, the need for more inclusive operations in business and in our daily lives becomes more and more apparent. While businesses are afforded the opportunity to play a role in supporting minority communities and promoting inclusivity in society at large, embracing diversity provides considerable benefits to you as a startup, or as...
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A Statement on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion from StartupNation

Inclusion has always been a central and underlying value at StartupNation, and we strongly believe that diversity is what makes our world so remarkable. Diversity is the heart and soul of innovation and entrepreneurial thinking; it’s what our country was built on, and what makes us thrive. Small businesses are such an important part of...
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3 Ways Technology Can Revive Your Recruiting and Hiring Strategy

Thankfully, gone are the days of employers sifting through stacks of paper resumes to find the best candidates out there. With just the click of a button, recruiters can search for candidates nationwide and narrow down the applicant pool to specific hiring qualifications. While finding candidates may be easier than ever before, today’s personnel have...
funding
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What Diverse Founders Must Do to Combat Funding Bias

It is no secret that the funding world has a diversity issue. As an industry, a recent analysis found that 70 percent of the venture capital industry is white. The study also noted that just 3 percent of venture capitalists are black, while merely one percent are Latinx. Further, about three-quarters of U.S. venture capital...
innovation
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4 Steps to a Culture of Business Innovation

"If you have always done it that way, it is probably wrong." - Charles Kettering As profound shifts take place in the modern workplace, entrepreneurs are finally recognizing that the traditional way isn't always the best way. Rather than employees who put their heads down and step in line, entrepreneurs now seek bold innovators to...
generation z
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How to Prepare Your Startup for Marketing to Generation Z

Here’s a fun question: How many eyes does it take to use a smartphone, TV, laptop, desktop and tablet all at the same time? Don’t ask me how, but for Generation Z, it only takes two. That’s right. Gen Zers, born between 1995 and 2014, typically have their eyes on five screens at once. As...
Diversity
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The Importance of Prioritizing Diversity at Work

It is no secret that Silicon Valley has a workplace diversity problem. While this negative fact continues to trend, there is evidence that tech companies headquartered outside of the Bay Area are quietly showing them up by making remarkable strides in hiring and retaining women and minority employees. Smart companies make diversity a priority, because...