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How Startups Can Earn Customers’ Trust Early On

Trust is crucial for the success of your startup, perhaps even more powerful than marketing or sales. With no track record of success, many startup entrepreneurs find it challenging to compete with established companies. Even if you started your endeavor with noble intentions, prospective clients and customers will most likely have some doubt to overcome before doing business with you. In order to clearly explain to your stakeholders who you are, why they should believe you, and what you can...

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Is Your Startup Losing Hours to These Productivity Killers?

If you feel that the top people at your startup could be more productive, you are probably right. There are lots of tasks that could be automated, outsourced or delegated to less experienced people. Here are some important business tasks you need to consider.   Dealing with Mail   A study published on Inc.com found that the average employee spends more than 13 hours looking at emails each week. Across all businesses, that costs the business about $630 billion annually. A vi...

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5 Reasons You Need To Update Your Resume

Having a resume that helps you secure those important job interviews is critical to making your job search a little bit easier. Your resume serves as a marketing tool for you when you’re applying to jobs. If your resume is outdated, it is effectively working against you, instead of for you. It might seem like a waste of time to update your resume, but having a weak resume is essentially disqualifying you from future consideration. Having an updated and strong resume is the difference in ge...

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Going from Employee to Entrepreneur: What to Keep in Mind?

When entering the world of entrepreneurship, most of us believe it’s all about having an awesome business idea. Then, a plethora of unexpected problems arise and we see we were wrong. When starting your own business, you need to have a great business plan to support you, secure your funds ahead of time, and keep track of industry trends to rise above your rivals. Most importantly, entrepreneurship is an investment in the long-run and, as such, it requires lots of patience and dedication....

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Startup Culture: The Benefits and Challenges of a Remote Workforce

The digital revolution will continue to transform the way we work. It’s brought people closer together, and it’s made it far easier for businesses to understand themselves and their target audiences. And it’s also helped usher in a new era where remote and freelance work are now mainstream. And it appears this shift towards working out of the office is going to continue. There has been a 115 percent increase in the amount of people telecommuting since 2015, and 90 percent of...