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collaboration
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4 Ways to Promote Team Collaboration and Inspire Innovation Within Your Startup

What do all startups that drive growth by embracing strategic thinking, inspiring creativity and supporting talent have in common? Team collaboration. Market competition is thick. Startups that embrace inventiveness and creativity rise, and such innovation happens when leadership and teams unify in pursuit of a shared vision within a culture that highly values collaboration. Here are...
digital tools
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13 Digital Tools Every New Business Needs

Modern startups run on digital tools. From communicating with customers, collaborating internally or protecting their assets, entrepreneurs should know that there’s a digital platform or service for everything. The truth is, those that don’t embrace technology risk being left behind, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to stay afloat, entrepreneurs must start off strong...
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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...
mobile messaging
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How to Harness the Power of Mobile Messaging for Your Business

We use mobile messaging apps daily, in both our professional and personal lives. Thus, it’s understandable that many startups are using them for work during these unprecedented times. But how can startups harness the power of messaging apps when it comes to business? Messaging apps can provide many benefits to your company’s communications strategy. Some...
working from home
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5 Tips for Effectively Working from Home

While we are in the midst of the global COVID-19 crisis, working from home has become the new normal for so many of us. For some, this can be a brand-new reality, and it can be difficult to focus on work in an environment that is usually associated with leisure. Starting your workday in your...
working remotely
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How to Stay Connected While Working Remotely

The rapid development of technology has birthed many opportunities for entrepreneurs, including the ability to collaborate remotely or engage with co-workers in satellite offices seamlessly. While there are many benefits to this new way of working, the lack of direct interaction can sometimes lead to miscommunication — a potential catalyst for larger problems down the road....
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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...
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Why Leadership is Crucial to Your Remote Team’s Success

Many people think of a remote entrepreneur as someone relaxing at home in their PJs or sipping margaritas on the beach while occasionally checking in with their employees. Of course, this is inaccurate. Not being face-to-face with your colleagues every day does not mean you should simply pretend that they don't exist. Being at the...
digital nomads
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Digital Nomads: How to Work From Anywhere in the World

One of my true joys as an entrepreneur is having the ability to run my company from anywhere in the world. I’m also a travel blogger, so I find myself exploring ruins in Sardinia, wine tasting on California’s Central Coast, or eating my way through France several times a year. I can’t afford to completely...
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20 Free Tools to Jumpstart Your New Business in 2019

It's difficult to get your business off the ground when startup costs appear to be at an all time high. While this is true to a certain degree, there are ways entrepreneurs can work around some of these costs. One such way is by taking advantage of free business software whenever possible. Here, we’re going...
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5 Visual Website Upgrades For Your Startup to Implement in 2019

Perhaps this is the year you finally start your business. On the other hand, maybe you’re an established startup that has had the same website for the past few years with little to no updates. If that's the case, it's likely that you are way past due for an upgrade. Bad web design can sabotage everything...
cloud communication
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How to Choose the Right Cloud Communication Software

It’s no secret that communication is critical for business success. In fact, it’s for this very reason that more and more companies are turning to cloud communication tools as a way to better meet the needs of modern employees and customers. Cloud communication tools like email, instant messaging, VoIP and WebRTC services ultimately offer a number of benefits...
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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,...
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How to Keep Your Virtual Team Engaged

There’s no doubt the world of work is changing. The internet, the cloud and apps have successfully untethered work from the office. You can run your business from anywhere, which minimizes startup costs and creates a culture of flexibility. Your lean startup has the potential to thrive as you channel the savings into marketing and...
chatbot
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The Best Platforms for Building a Chatbot

It’s a chatbot world and we’re just living in it — but we prefer it like that! Chatbots 101, an infographic created by Oracle.com in 2017, revealed that 65 percent of consumers prefer to contact businesses through messaging apps. These stats are encouraging businesses of all sizes to follow customers onto messaging platforms where they...
chatbot
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4 Benefits Chatbot Technology Can Provide Your Startup

Chatbot: Hello! How may I assist you today? Customer: Is this app available on iPhone 7? Chatbot: Yes, the app is available on all iOs and Android platforms. It is quite possible that you have engaged in an interaction similar to the above example in the past few months. If so, you have already experienced...
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4 Tips For Managing a Global Startup Team

Technology has made it easier for organizations to operate with team members scattered across the world. As global teams become the norm, leaders need to know how to manage and collaborate with team members that may be working in other countries or time zones. Here are a few tips for managing a global team. Be...
remote staff
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3 Management Strategies for Building a Reliable Remote Staff

According to a Gallup survey released in early 2017, remote work has consistently been on the rise since 2012. Forty three percent of employed Americans surveyed said they worked remotely in 2016. The polling agency noted that telecommuting opportunities also play a significant role in whether an employee takes or leaves a job. Flexible scheduling...
internal communications
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How to Develop an Internal Communications Plan to Avoid Pitfalls

Internal communication is one of the biggest challenges facing startups today. Between department silos, lack of accountability, data dumps and channel overload, it’s not surprising that communication gaps arise within departments. Fortunately, a strategic internal communications plan can help you avoid some of the common pitfalls. Why you need to create an internal communications plan Every...