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hiring top talent
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HR Experts and Business Leaders Share Their #1 Tip for Hiring Top Talent

As you’ve probably encountered firsthand, hiring the right people can feel like an uphill battle. In fact, research from Glassdoor indicates that 76% of hiring decision makers say that attracting quality candidates is their number one challenge. While sourcing top talent can be challenging, there are certain things you can do to increase your success...
gig economy
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How the Gig Economy is Transforming Entrepreneurship

Think about the last time you trekked across town, ordered food or looked for a place to stay in a new city. The common thread linking all three experiences is that, chances are, you used an app that relies on workers in the gig economy. The gig economy isn’t just limited to the service and...
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4 Questions Every Entrepreneur Must Ask Themselves

Time is the most important asset you have. Unlike money, once you’ve spent it, you can’t get it back, and how you spend it is important. They say time is money, but time is your dream. When you’re running a startup, you’re in the dream business. And every minute you can spend on your dream...
Professional Employer Organization
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How a Professional Employer Organization Can Help Your Startup

Starting a business is no easy task. The range of possibilities for new opportunities in today’s modern world is staggering, particularly with the presence of consistently evolving technology. Small business owners are constantly under pressure to achieve short term goals as well as attract and retain valuable team members to grow efficiently and make their...
testing new hires
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The Case for Testing Your Company’s Potential New Hires

The following is adapted from “Fireproof” by Mike Morse Not many people enjoy taking tests when applying for a new job. They aren’t used to it, and assessments, whether for IQ, behavioral tendencies, cognitive skills, or more, are time consuming and stressful. On the other side, many firms avoid giving tests to potential new hires for...
startupnation business beat
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WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Virtual Internships (Episode 34)

On this morning's WJR Business Beat, Jeff discusses the value of internships for small businesses, and how these internship programs are shifting amid COVID-19. According to Handshake, an early career network, as much as 30 percent of all these planned internships have already been canceled. That's where virtual internships come in. Six percent of students polled...
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How to Start the Recruiting Process for Successful Hires

You’re ready to begin the hiring process and add team members to your startup. Congratulations! But where do you start? The answer to that question is critically important. Hiring the wrong team is a top reason startups fail (only lack of market need and running out of cash outrank it). The following tips can help...
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7 Tips for Writing a Strong Job Description on LinkedIn

Crafting a job description that attracts quality candidates is tricky. That’s why we analyzed the way millions of job seekers interact with job posts on LinkedIn and provided seven powerful tactics to help you write stronger job descriptions. POST A JOB: Get $50 off when you post your first job on LinkedIn Tip 1: Keep...
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How to Make Your Startup Sustainable Over Time When Hiring

One of the many challenges entrepreneurs experience when starting a new business is building their first team. It can seem overwhelming at first, but upon understanding that a C-Suite lineup of executive-level managers is not necessary at the validation stage, the stress dissipates. At the beginning of a company’s journey, workers are needed more than...
social media
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Should Your Startup Hire a Full-Time or Part-Time Social Media Employee?

Entrepreneurs are notorious for wearing many hats during the early days of their startup's business. One of these hats often includes social media manager. Typical daily duties associated with maintaining a social media presence include content creation, content management (i.e. editorial calendars, scheduling tools, paid promotions), engagement strategies, and determining and measuring relevant KPIs. Running...
outside help
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5 Signs it’s Time for Your Business to Hire Outside Help

As an entrepreneur with fire in your belly, you have no problem starting and running the core of your business yourself. However, as time goes on, you begin to wonder if you could benefit from hiring a helping hand. You may need start to seek outside advice, skills or strategies that currently don’t exist within...
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8 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Outsourcing

Outsourcing can save a lot of time and money, but hiring outside experts for the wrong tasks can also negatively impact your business. Here’s how eight business leaders and advisors in The Oracles decide what to outsource and what to keep in-house. Consider how your needs will evolve By outsourcing, entrepreneurs can operate in ways that used...
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Choose Wisely: Your Team Can Make or Break Your Startup

There are a number of reasons that businesses don't succeed. Almost a quarter of startups (23 percent) fail because they didn’t have the right team. Thus, building and surrounding yourself with the right team is one of the foremost priorities you have as an entrepreneur. When DashThis was starting out in 2011, it was just our...
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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...
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Bootstrapping 201: How to Save Money on Basic Business Necessities

When it comes to starting a business, we don’t hear as much in the media about bootstrapping. After all, venture capital is more interesting, right? That’s where unicorns get created. That’s where sales might increase 1,000 percent in a quarter. In the entirety of 2017, there were about 11,000 total VC investments made worldwide, according...
gig economy
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Flexibility and the Gig Economy

The gig economy is no longer about getting paid for small tasks on the weekend in addition to your full-time job. Aspiring entrepreneurs are getting creative by starting businesses from these side gigs, and freelancing and contract workers are the future of the economy. By 2020, gig workers will comprise half of the workforce, and...
Core team
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Find Your Core Team Through Solid Employer Branding

In today's business landscape, digital presence is everything. But let's face it: a lot of us still don't know what we're doing. Marketing and recruiting trends are changing more rapidly than ever before, and this marks the need for a shift in employer branding. It's crucial to know what to examine and tweak to ensure your brand is represented...
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Does integrity ever NOT matter when hiring (good) employees?

If we're honest with ourselves, I think the answer to that question has to be ... Apparently - all the time! Lila Cherri was on StartupNation Radio this weekend. She is also highlighted in a key move article on with the article title of “Building a Business With Integrity”. Here's a quote from that...
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Happy Halloween

Once, I had to hire five people in two weeks. The first day, I interviewed about ten people. By the end of the day, I couldn't remember which was which, or who said what. So on Day 2, I had a plan. I asked each person when the last time they dressed up for Halloween...