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startup lessons learned
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4 Startup Lessons This Entrepreneur Learned From Playing Semi-Pro Volleyball

As a startup co-founder, I’m constantly looking for lessons that will help me be a better leader, partner and innovator. Sometimes those lessons come from surprising places. I’ve been playing semi-professional volleyball with my co-founder at Routefusion, Richard Scappaticci, for three years. It’s a great way to blow off steam after a day of programming...
sarah_goody startup success
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This Young Entrepreneur Shares Her 4 Tips for Startup Success

What do you think of when you hear the word “entrepreneur”? When most people think of an entrepreneur, they imagine a twenty-something young adult, straight out of college, working tirelessly in a basement on an exciting new business idea that will change the world and make them rich and famous. Or at least that’s what...
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...
teams
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How to Build Great Teams Within Your Startup

A company’s greatest assets are its people, and for startups in particular, it’s the people who make a real difference. Without question, it’s in working well as a team that creates the biggest impact. Academics Martine Haas and Mark Mortensen have spent over 15 years studying teams and groups of employees, conducting more than 300...
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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...
AppSumo
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President of AppSumo on How You Can Build a Ride or Die Startup Team

Are you struggling to jumpstart your startup's motivation and revenue? Join Ayman Al-Abdullah, AppSumo president, as he shares his inspirational business story in this exclusive interview with Leveling Up, an entrepreneur interview show hosted by Single Grain CEO, Eric Siu. Ayman reveals how bringing culture to AppSumo strengthened the business’ management system, overall workflow and...
creative partnerships
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Creative Partnerships: Providing Connection, Support and Community

The following is excerpted from "An Audience of One: Reclaiming Creativity for Its Own Sake" by Srinivas Rao, published on August 7, 2018 by Portfolio, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House, LLC. Copyright © 2018 by Srinivas Rao. Creative partners: two-person teams One of the great myths of creativity is...
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Successful Hiring Must Prioritize Traits That Can’t Be Taught

How many times have you hired someone who checked all the boxes, interviewed well, seemed to have potential for a bright career, but turned out to be an unsuccessful hire? We all have, even with great HR teams in tow. Hiring that produces fit and fulfillment for the employee also produces loyalty, strong productivity and...
Team dynamics
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Improving Team Dynamics in the Workplace

An organization’s success is linked to specific team dynamics in the workplace. If employees are unable to communicate effectively, for example, performance will suffer. This can add to problems like low employee engagement and high rates of interpersonal conflict and turnover. Managers and business leaders can improve productivity and culture by being aware of the factors that...
Annual startup goals
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How to Set Annual Business Goals Your Startup Can Achieve

Goals are important, but they can also be detrimental to your business if you aren’t careful with them. As with any venture, you want to set yourself up for success when it comes to annual business goals. Successful goal-setting is all about finding a sweet spot of reachability where you are challenged but not overwhelmed....
Thinking Inside the Box
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Making a Case for Thinking Inside the Box

Oh... the box. That "thing" we do. That "widget" we promote. That "idea" we present. Every company, every brand, every piece of media fits in a box. The shape, size, color, texture, smell (etc.) of the box changes, but there is indeed a box for each of us. That's commerce. That's how we define and distribute...
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Even a home based business needs a team

I was watching the Detroit Pistons defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 7th & final game of their NBA 2nd round series Sunday afternoon and I started thinking of entrepreneurship. (This is not unusual, as I think about entrepreneurs, the businesses they start & the lives they lead all day long) Here's a bit of...
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A day in the life of StartupNation’s chief community officer

Want to know what happens behind the scenes here at StartupNation? Let me tell you what's in store for me today, a fairly typical day although no two days are the same. My cell phone alarm buzzes at 6am and within 10 minutes I've connected to the StartupNation server to check email and review what's...