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Small Business Hiring – The Basics

Small Business Hiring – The Basics

| February 13, 2013 | 2 Comments

As your small business grows hiring the right employee could be one of the most important decisions you make.  Before you start posting help wanted ads though, there are a few things you should consider. Budget First off, take a look at your budget.  It is no secret that small businesses, more specifically start-ups, have […]

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The Value of a Liberal Arts Education in Today’s Job Market

The Value of a Liberal Arts Education in Today’s Job Market

| November 5, 2012 | 2 Comments

The Great Recession of the last four years has led many students, parents, and pundits to question the value of a college education. How will paying, at times exorbitant, tuition costs possibly benefit our next generation of leaders? It’s a fair question, as prices on nearly all goods and services rise and incomes, at best, […]

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Hiring: Picking the Right Resume

Hiring: Picking the Right Resume

| October 17, 2012 | 2 Comments

If you are currently hiring for your start-up that means either two things have recently occurred; you recently lost someone or you realized you’re missing someone you need on your team. What follows these two scenarios is probably a job posting through whatever medium has proven to be useful for the company in the past. […]

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The Quick, Dirty and Complete Guide to Consultants for Your Business

The Quick, Dirty and Complete Guide to Consultants for Your Business

| August 9, 2012 | 2 Comments

Consultants (a.k.a. independent contractors) are a cornerstone of the global economy. Even though consultants seemingly carry “less” regulation vs hiring employees, make no mistake there are legal pitfalls and best practices that you should know about. Hiring Independent Contractors Who Should Really Be Employees Hiring consultants is much cheaper and easier than hiring employees. As […]

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Pros and Cons of Hiring Consultants For Your Startup

Pros and Cons of Hiring Consultants For Your Startup

| May 15, 2012 | 6 Comments

As more and more startups are finding, it is getting increasingly difficult to find and retain quality engineers. Some engineers are hopping onto the next project, which they hope might become the next Pinterest or Instagram. Some engineers are more interested in pursuing their own ventures or joining a company at a stage where they […]

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How To Hire the Best Employees For Your Young Startup

How To Hire the Best Employees For Your Young Startup

| May 10, 2012 | 3 Comments

Hiring your first staff as a young entrepreneur and business owner is crucial to determining how far you go with growing your company. You have certain challenges as a young business owner looking to hire great talent to work for you. The earlier you know of these challenges and how to overcome them the better […]

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How to Bootstrap Your Startup Using Freelancers

How to Bootstrap Your Startup Using Freelancers

| April 28, 2012 | 8 Comments

Funding is costly: A lot of startups seek funding from early stage investors too early.  Every round of funding (especially the first!) is going to dilute your precious ownership.  Accepting $20,000 from angels for 30% of your company may help in getting you off the ground but it may not be the best thing for […]

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Are Freelancers the Future of Work?

Are Freelancers the Future of Work?

| October 26, 2011 | 3 Comments

A recent article in MSN’s Business on Main discusses how small business are not hiring like they used and never will hire that way again because of freelancers. Freelancers have become an integral part of every business and provide businesses with talented help but with greatly reduced costs. It’s also easier than ever to work […]

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Intrapreneurs: The In-House Form of Entrepreneurship Every Small Business Needs

Intrapreneurs: The In-House Form of Entrepreneurship Every Small Business Needs

| June 1, 2011 | 4 Comments

Who Else Wants a little-known, hands-on successful, profit-growing Strategy? THE SECRET?  It’s all about Intrapreneurs. The tale of how your employees may be greater assets than even your best selling product or service.  They are the HIDDEN SECRET that most business owners don’t or can’t unlock in their business. Think back to when you hired […]

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Hiring the Right People Without Going Broke

Hiring the Right People Without Going Broke

| May 22, 2011 | 3 Comments

The average startup faces a number of challenges in the effort to grow into a sustainable enterprise. The average CEO finds him or herself making colossal decisions on a daily basis during the first few years of business. One of those key decisions revolves around people. A study of the most successful enterprises reveals the […]

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