Things to consider before transitioning from founder to CEO

You've thrown everything you have into your startup. You've been the one in charge from the start, making things happen, and gradually leading your startup to growth.In the beginning, you probably had your hand in a little bit of everything – you were product developer, human resources manager, marketer, fundraiser, and several other jobs in-between.At some point during this time and now, you might be thinking about transitioning your role into something more specific.In this article, we look at...

5 tips for building a successful management team

Scaling your startup in the right way and with the right people is certainly key to your success.When you begin building a startup team, it's about finding people with the right skills. But you also want to find people who will work well together and complement one another.You have the unique opportunity of creating your team from the ground up. You get to choose the skillsets, the personalities, and the right mix of people who can work as a true team, collaborating to scale your startup.To help...

The real answer to fight burnout in the workplace

Job burnout isn't just an expression anymore, it's now officially a medical disorder.Last May, the World Health Organization classified job burnout as "a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed." To sum up, it's a state that can lead to fatigue, low productivity, and even anxiety and depression.The term 'burnout' goes back to 1974, when psychologist Herbert Freudenberger used it in a paper to describe his colleagues at a free heal...

5 ways to increase talent diversity as you grow your startup

According to a study by McKinsey, companies with more diverse workforces perform better financially. Companies with a diverse talent base are also more productive and have employees that show more initiative.As you grow your startup and continue the hiring process, diversity will be important to your hiring strategy.Increasing diversity and inclusion at your startup takes a commitment from the top down and the bottom up, and it has to start with you.If you're ready to make the commitment to incr...

Why your startup needs a social media policy and how to write one

You may think because you are a startup in its early stages that you don't need a social media policy, but this isn't so.In fact, your startup benefits greatly from a social media policy whether you're outsourcing this marketing or doing it in-house.In this article, we look at why your startup needs a social media policy and how to write one.Why you need a policySocial media is vital to the success of your online marketing. In fact, social media can make or break your startup, especially if it's...

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