20 Strategies Startups for Startups to Improve Teamwork Teamwork is a vital part of any company, but even more so for startups when the work environment and culture requires all hands on deck working closely together all the time. In the end, teamwork comes down to cooperation and communication and without it, your business can certainly suffer. While the terms “teamwork” or “team building” may bring visions of company retreats practicing trust falls, in actuality building team morale, trust and productivity doesn’t have to involve pricey trips or clichéd exercises. A special thanks to our friends at Azendoo, the app...Continue Reading →
We reached out to 50 startup entrepreneurs to ask them to share their top 3 social media marketing tips. Hopefully you’ll be able to use some of the advice shared here with your own social media marketing strategies. A special thanks to howtostartablog.com, a site dedicated to helping you get your blog off the ground, for sponsoring this group interview. Create evergreen content that you can recycle and resyndicate. The SEO benefits are substantial. At the beginning, quantity matters a lot. It’s critical to establish a cadence for your readership, so that they keep coming back and they are rewarded...Continue Reading →
While we naturally think our own newsletter is one of the best tech newsletters delivered on a weekly basis (feel free to subscribe above), we are also fans of many other tech, marketing and design newsletters. What follows is a selection of our favourites. Feel free to check them out and consider subscribing for a dose of tech, design, marketing and other great content delivered to your inbox weekly. Startups & Tech Andy Croll’s Bootstrapping Newsletter – Andy selects a different topic each week and add’s his own commentary to great bootstrap focused content from around the web. SaaS Weekly by Hiten Shah –...Continue Reading →
We reached out to over 50 startups to ask them how they manage their code to hopefully pass on some useful tips you can use when managing your codebase. Heaps of great responses, so grab a coffee, sit back, and let’s geek out. A big thank you to the Raygun team for sponsoring this group interview. If you want to build better software and keep your users happy, Raygun is an amazing error tracking system for software developers. Keep your software healthy and your users happy with Raygun. Get started for FREE today . — We use git, with a...Continue Reading →
The biggest challenge is that most of the times you think that you don’t have resources. You’d like to grow your team but you don’t have resources, you’d like to get national coverage but you have no budget to do what RedBull does, you’d like more customers but… you get it. Solution: I’ve studied a lot what the most successful people do – having done interviews in TV/Events with Jeff Bezos, Steve Ballmer, Al Gore, Seth Godin, Tony Robbins and hundreds more – and I keep seeing common patterns. The solution is always the same. 1) Complaining is not a...Continue Reading →
In business, it often seems like bigger is better… but is that really the case? We’re always hearing that your business should “grow bigger” and “grow faster”. “Most fast and break things” is the common Silicon Valley advice. But is this right? Well, the answer is complicated. The answer is “it depends”. But, before we jump into some of the many benefits of not growing large, let’s first examine some things that are small and perfect just the way they are: Would you want those any bigger? I wouldn’t either. But enough (tiny)horse-play, let’s get into the real reasons and...Continue Reading →
We reached out to 80 startup founders and asked them to share their best productivity tips, tricks and hacks that you can hopefully learn from. Check out part one if you have not yet read the great tips there, and below you’ll find the remaining 40 hot tips you’ll want to test and use to increase your productivity. — When you get an urgent (but not necessarily important) email from a customer or co-worker… WAIT. Don’t jump in and solve the problem right away. Keep working on what you are working on and in a few hours I find most...Continue Reading →
Productivity Hacks For Entrepreneurs Tips from 40 Startup Founders We talked with 40 startup entrepreneurs who share their most effective productivity tips. This is what they had to say. __ Not sure if it counts as a hack, but establishing a morning routine has done more for my productivity than anything else. When I get up I immediately stretch, drink water, walk an hour while listening to Audible books, clean for 10 minutes, and then jump right into my first work session of the day. My favorite “magic pill” productivity hack is my Seiki 39″ monitor, which gives you a...Continue Reading →
Choosing a domain for your company or new website may seem straightforward at first, but with a crowded marketplace and stiff competition for common names, finding an available domain – not to mention related social media usernames – can quickly turn into a long process. Fortunately there are a slew of new tools to help you find the perfect domain name without spending forever practicing your word association skills. The sites below not only help you search for your ideal domain keyword, but find related domains, phrases, social media profiles and more in a variety of combinations. Domai.nr Go beyond...Continue Reading →
A special thanks to tilyanPristka for sponsoring the Indonesia edition of our Global Startup Report. In this week’s chapter 27 entrepreneurs share their tips and advice for successfully doing business in Indonesia. — There is a lot of bureaucracy, a lot of paperwork. Where possible get translations of the various things (laws and rules) in your native language. Don’t just get a second opinion, get 5 or 6, from whichever organization and/or department, invariably more information will be forthcoming. @Ace / Light Within Productions There are several things that entrepreneurs should pay attention to starting up a business in Indonesia,...Continue Reading →
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