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Companies outside of Silicon Valley need to rethink how they hire and train tech talent:




How To Increase Angel Funding For Women Entrepreneurs :


Funding is a challenge for early stage companies. It is especially difficult for female founders seeking equity financing. Men receive 9 times more equity financing for their companies than women, according ...


How Companies Can Instill Mindfulness:


The benefits of mindfulness are both clear and proven. Mindfulness is a centuries-old idea that has been reinvented to address the challenges of our digital age. In essence, mindfulness describes ...


Podcast: How Big Data Can Make a Big Difference in HR:


Big data has become a necessity for many businesses, but some human resources managers don't rely on it because they see their role as something different: connecting to the employees and the company. ...


9 key mistakes organizations make when analyzing data:


Unfortunately, the accessibility and ubiquity of data has led to an increased number of amateur mistakes made in analyzing it--so if you want to improve your own analytic abilities and guard against these ...


Pioneer Square Labs raises $80 million to invest in Northwest startups :


Seattle startup studio Pioneer Square Labs https://www.psl.com/ has raised $80 million to invest in tech companies throughout the Pacific Northwest, and not just companies that spin out of its own ...


Co-working: The new way to work - CBS Sunday Morning News:


If you want a glimpse of professional paradise, or at least one vision of it, look no further than WeWork. Co-founder Adam Neumann presides over an empire of offices designed to encourage interaction ...


Linking talent to value:


Getting the best people into the most important roles does not happen by chance; it requires a disciplined look at where the organization really creates value and how top talent contributes. By Mike ...


How Two Brothers Turned Seven Lines of Code Into a $9.2 Billion Startup:




4 Questions Every Great Leader Should Be Able to Answer:


By documenting what they expect from employees--and what employees can expect from them--CEOs diminish confusion and create a culture of continuous improvement. By Leigh Buchanan Editor-at-large, ...


Introducing C2M beta, Blackfoot's Open Innovation Lab in Missoula, Montana:


New initiative to support and connect Montana-based tech companies announced. Blackfoot, the owner and operator of the region's largest multi-gigabit network, announced the launch of its new open ...


Prior Salary Can't Justify Gender Wage Gap, En Banc Ninth Circuit Says:


"To hold otherwise--to allow employers to capitalize on the persistence of the wage gap and perpetuate that gap ad infinitum--would be contrary to the text and history of the Equal Pay Act," Judge Stephen ...


Would you like to see your products available on Amazon? :




7 Ways To Sell Yourself In Written Business Messages:


Even in this age of videos and text messages, the quickest way to kill your startup dream with investors, business partners, or even customers, is embarrassingly poor writing. Being very visible in the ...


CBS News Video - Companies tap into a pool of unique candidates: Workers with autism:


It's World Autism Awareness day, and it turns out more employers are become aware that they should be giving adults with autism a chance. CBS News national correspondent Lee Cowan explains ...


Barbara Corcoran Says This 1 Unexpected Thing Makes a Business Partnership Successful:




10 Tips for Bootstrapping a Startup with No Venture Capital Funding:


For many small businesses, getting funded is the biggest barrier. There are lots of methods to choose from for small businesses without seeking venture funding. Small Business Trends spoke with Nevin ...


US Small Business Administration Publishes Report on Small Business Equity Crowdfunding under Reg CF:


The US Small Business Administration (SBA), Office of Advocacy, is out with a report reviewing the status of small business crowdfunding. According to the SBA, equity crowdfunding was particularly popular ...


How to qualify for venture capitalist investment:


We unpack some strategies that will help entrepreneurs attract venture capitalist investment By Aurelia Mbokazi http://www.destinyconnect.com/2018/03/29/qualify-venture-capitalist-investment/ *** Montana ...


Google Increased New Employee Productivity by 25 Percent With 1 Email. Here's What You Need to Know:




Podcast - The Workplace Culture Chasm: Why So Many Get It Wrong:


One of the biggest challenges in the business world today is developing a collaborative and productive workplace culture that can than boost performance. Organizations are beginning to discover ...


What You Need to Know to Get the Most Out of a Coworking Space:




6 Strategies To Raise Employee Happiness And Loyalty:


Whether you are an entrepreneur managing a startup, or a corporate executive with thousands of employees, it's hard to ignore the evidence of big value from happy employees. According to a recent study ...


How to Figure Out What Your Time Is Worth:




Podcast - How to Pitch Your Startup to a Venture Capitalist:


Jenny Lefcourt is general partner at Freestyle Capital, a venture capital firm that specializes in seed and early-stage investments. She knows what it takes to be an entrepreneur because she's been there. ...


Is Your Startup Pitch Venture Ready?:


How do investors evaluate your startup company? Let me take some of the mystery out of the process and tell you one approach. It's not the only approach and different investors will put different weighting ...


1 Thing Every Entrepreneur Needs More Than a Mentor:




Are You a Toxic Boss? Google's Management Study Will Tell You:




Three ways that small business recruitment is changing :




Elon Musk to SXSW: Rockets and electric cars "dumbest" possible business ventures:


Elon Musk seems to have never met a business idea he didn't like, the wackier the better. Send rockets to Mars? He's in! Drill tunnels under major cities? Give him a shovel. Build a mass-market electric ...

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