5 ways startups can attract great talent in a competitive market

As the owner of a startup, you understand that money is often a challenge when it comes to hiring. This makes it extra hard to compete for the best talent, especially when the economy is hot, and the jobless rate is low. So, the question is out there, "How do you hire a top-notch team when you are competing against the big guys?" Take a look at these five ways startups can attract great talent in a competitive market. #1: Create an employer brand You are probably well-versed in how to create a b...
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11 surprising things you can negotiate

Negotiating is a skill that comes with lots of practice. Whether it's at work or in your personal life, negotiations help you create better opportunities for yourself. Most of the time, all you have to do is ask—but that can be the most difficult part. Salary is the most common thing we negotiate but there are many others out there. This infographic from Self Lender highlights 11 things you can negotiate to either save money or earn more. It even gives examples of questions to ask and things to ...
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4 financial reporting tips for startups

Running a new startup is tough. It takes long hours, lots of sweat equity, and tremendous planning. While you may have a handle on getting your startup off the ground and bringing your products or services to market, do you know what you need to do when it comes to your finances? One of the most important things you can do is prepare good financial statements. Why? It's the only way you, your board, your staff, and your investors will know where you stand. Good reporting helps you with financial...
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Great ways for young people to invest

For just about anyone under the age of 30, the thought of investing might seem completely foreign. You've just got enough money to make ends meet with rent, fuel for the car, going out with friends and university debt, right? But what if we told you that investing what's left over might be the key to breaking free of financial stress and becoming financially independent? Below we've listed a great few ways for young people to invest that don't involve a $10,000 stake in a FAANG stock. Open Term ...
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5 ways for startups to increase productivity

Ask nearly anyone, and they'll tell you they wish they had an extra hour in every day. Ask a startup entrepreneur, and they might tell you they wish they had an extra five hours in their day. So, while we might all wish for it, we aren't magical, and we'll have to do with the time we're given. The best answer to gaining time is to get more productive with your day. In this article, we look at five ways for startups to increase productivity. Do this, and you just might find that elusive extra hou...
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