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How surveying your employees can improve your startup

As a standard business practice, most companies survey their customers. You may have even sent surveys of your own. Businesses survey their customers to gauge customer loyalty, see how likely customers are to refer a business to family and friends, and to measure their overall satisfaction with the products and services they are using. Customer surveys provide powerful data that can help your startup improve. So, it stands to reason that asking your employees for their opinions can even further ...
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Which type of crowdfunding is best for your small business?

So you could use a little cash injection for your small business, but you're not sure you can get a traditional small business loan. Short of winning the lottery (or draining your personal savings), what options do you have for funding? Crowdfunding may be for you.  ​[Read full article on Entrepreneur]
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How startups can offer career advancement opportunities to their employees

The job market is tight, and the number of voluntary separations by employees is rising year over year. It's an employees' market, and it's more important than ever to take care of your staff. What does this mean for your startup? To be successful and retain the best employees, you want to put the professional development of your team at the forefront. The most talented workers want to enhance their skills. This is good not only for your team but for your startup. Here's how startups can offer c...
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The best funding resources for disabled entrepreneurs

 Here are a few potential resources to help ensure your disability is no longer and impediment to achieving your entrepreneurial goals.  [Read full article on Entrepreneur]
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Michelle Obama: It’s okay to not have it all


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8 tips to eradicate employee burnout

You may not think your employees are feeling overworked, but the reality is that many staff members are at risk of burnout. That's the word from a Gallup poll conducted last year, which found that 23 percent of employees felt burned out at work either "always" or "very often," while another 44 percent described themselves as being burned out "sometimes." This leaves only about a quarter of full-time employees not at risk of burnout. If you're of the mindset that staff members are replaceable if ...
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10 crucial conversations to have with your parents as an entrepreneur


Patrick Bet-David talks about 10 Conversations to Have with Parents.  
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How to help your employees feel more engaged at work

Going through the hiring process for a new startup is not only time consuming but costly. You've put forth a lot of effort to create a top notch team, and you'd like to retain them into the future. To create employee loyalty, you want to help them feel engaged with your company. In this article, we look at how to help your employees feel more engaged at work. When they're more engaged, they're more productive and more committed to your startup. Model communication One way to create an engaged wo...
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5 ways startups can encourage healthy habits for their staff

  Did you know that nearly 80% of adult Americans don't get the recommended amounts of exercise each week? This is a set up for many different types of problems. What's more, many people spend most of their day sitting in uncomfortable chairs in front of a computer. This can lead to back, wrist, neck, and hand pain. Ultimately, without a workplace wellness plan, your startup may end up with unhealthy and unhappy team members. But you can help. Let's look at five ways startups can encourage ...
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