What your startup should know before hiring interns

Thinking about adding interns to your startup staff? Oftentimes, this is a great idea. Interns can bring fresh, new ideas and a unique perspective to your startup. They are usually inexpensive, and very often they're young and flexible. You'll find they're willing to learn many different aspects of your business and pitch in where they're most needed. As an added bonus, if they really work out, you can add them to your staff permanently. Yet, there are some important guidelines to follow when do...

Are your skills future ready?

Recent studies indicate that 20-35% of today's jobs will be eliminated by automation within the next 3-5 years. To determine your relevance in the future, consider: ​ Are the daily or weekly tasks in your job repetitive and predictable? How do you make decisions – based on analysis of historical patterns or through consideration of many factors requiring judgement and human intuition? What is your role in delivering a positive customer experience? How successful are you in empowering and inspiri...

How startups can form partnerships with larger companies

According to a study , corporations are quite eager to work with startups, with nearly 67% saying they are happy to work with early stage startups and another 23% seeing partnerships as critical. This study is quite significant as the trend towards startup/corporation partnerships is looking good. This is where you might be asking how startups can form partnerships with larger companies and how this makes good business sense. Partnering with an established company helps you gain stability, but i...

How To Become A Better Networker

While networking isn't everyone's idea of fun, in this day and age it's a necessary skill if you're wanting to build contacts and advance in your field. There is great value in improving and honing your networking skills and you have the opportunity to do this every time you meet or are introduced to somebody. Becoming a better networker is one way to find more success in your life and here are some ways to do it. Network With Your Current Contacts Networking isn't always about forming new relat...

Why influencer marketing can be just what your startup needs

According to Marketing Schools , influencer marketing is when you market your products and services to people who have sway or influence over the things other people buy. With influencer marketing, the focus is placed on influential people instead of the target market. When you employ this strategy, it's your goal to identify the people who have influence over buyers and then organize your marketing strategy around them. So, does this mean that influencers are only famous people? No, not necessa...

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