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Meet a Product Manager With These 5 Traits? Hire Her on the Spot

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / January 31, 2019
Hire the Best Product Manager

If you’re not a product manager, you might wonder why the role is sometimes called the “product CEO” or even the “second CEO.” Don’t those terms also describe the head of engineering? What about the CTO? Unlike the typical CTO or lead engineer, product managers touch every area of the business. They’re responsible for the product’s progress, of course, but they also coordinate with marketing, sales, procurement, and…

Your Recipe for Business Success: Workplace Culture

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / November 27, 2014

Think of entrepreneurial success as a recipe: half cup of vision, half cup of profit resources, and a gallon of customer relationship building. But there’s one thing missing to these ingredients. For true long-term entrepreneurial success, you have to first turn to your workplace’s culture. It’s easy to forget the importance of building an engaging and collaborative work environment. With bottom lines to think about, business owners often…

All You Need To Know About Hiring For A Startup

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / November 6, 2014

When people start offering hiring advice or social media tips, I typically cringe. What comes next is inevitably a flood of jargon completely devoid of actionable advice. In the last 3 months, I’ve spent a good deal of time on these subjects. I’ve spoken to everybody from CEOs who have sold their companies billions to hiring managers of failed companies. I’ve learned a lot and have tried to…

How to Hire Your Next ‘Perfect Attitude’ Employee

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / June 19, 2014

Hiring the right people is one of the most important parts of running a business. Think about it: Employees shoulder a lot of the responsibility for the success of their employers, so it pays to find someone who fits the bill from the very start. But many companies just can’t seem to do it, with 46 percent of new hires “failing” within 18 months of landing a job.…

Achieving Growth without the Headaches of Hiring

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / February 20, 2014

Whether you’re a cash-strapped entrepreneur or a Fortune 500 leader with a bevy of resources, attracting and hiring employees to run important aspects of your business can be a headache. One wrong hire, and all that time and money you spent on recruitment and training go straight down the drain. However, with a little creative planning and research, you can find quality employees without the frustration or crushing…

Letting Go of ‘Good Enough’

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / February 11, 2014

  Almost every business leader has a mental list of big, bold changes he wants to make. Unfortunately, more times than not, nothing seems to change. We get too caught up in everyone’s urgent requests and put off the ambitious decisions. We don’t have a manager to force us to take action, so that big change just stays uncrossed on our mental to-do list. It’s time to bring…

A Document and 5 Questions That Will Transform How You Grow Your Company

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Finding Customers Personal Branding Startup Advice / January 9, 2014

Hiring new people can be a daunting process for small companies. Just one new hire can affect a startup’s culture and success, yet many don’t realize this process should begin long before you even post a job opening. I’ve spent a long time developing the best way to identify whether a candidate is a good fit for our company and ultimately realized one thing: To identify the right…

You Need to Identify a Potential Employer’s Pain Point

by / ⠀Career Advice / September 8, 2013

Organizations hire new employees because they have to satisfy essential demands. They need something they currently don’t have. You are the potential solution to their problem. As you explore job opportunities and snag interviews, don’t overlook the advantages you can gain from getting a solid grasp on a company’s pain points. The more you understand your potential employers’ needs, the easier it is to claim your role in…

Why We Don’t Hire Rock Stars

by / ⠀Startup Advice / April 8, 2013

My company doesn’t hire rock stars, and neither should yours. Think about it: Rock stars are notorious for drinking, partying, and staying out all night. They’re not known for being responsible or particularly hard-working. Is that really the kind of employee you want to work with? I’m sick of the job descriptions that state that the companies in question only hire rock stars. If you’re not a music…

Should You Look into a Potential Candidate’s Social Media Before Hiring?

by / ⠀Startup Advice / March 2, 2013

When looking at a candidate for hire, there are more tools available now than ever before for determining if that candidate might be a right fit. With a myriad of social media sites with which candidates engage regularly, from LinkedIn to Facebook to Twitter, there is a lot you can learn about your future hire even prior to an interview. In fact, according to an article on Monster.com,…

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