Nine Ways First-Time Entrepreneurs Can Accidentally Block Their Own Success

Becoming an entrepreneur is an exciting adventure. With that first-time excitement also come a lot of lessons to learn. One thing new entrepreneurs struggle with is wanting to be in tight control of every detail in order to try and get every single

Will a New Hire Work Out? 6 Signs to Watch For

Welcome to Recruiter Q&A, where we pose employment-related questions to the experts and share their answers! Today’s Question: After 90 days, you should have a good idea whether a new employee will work out. What is the top trait you look for in new

Six Things To Know Before You Make Your First Hire

Hiring an initial team member is a milestone for any business, but it is especially critical for solopreneurs or two-person teams: The new hire is going to take on a significant portion of the brand work. Even when roles are

Pay Yourself Or Reinvest In Your Company? Six Tips For Entrepreneurs

In the beginning, an entrepreneur’s focus may be more on investing into the business instead of into their own bank account. Yet, as a fledgling startup grows into a successful business, things change. After a few years, the business may

11 Communication And Speaking Skills That Will Boost Your Reputation As A Leader

Sometimes, it’s the small things that make the difference between an average leader and a great leader. Nowhere is this more evident than in communication. The traits and skills we display when we speak one-on-one or to a group—body language,

Six Important Qualities Startup Hires Need To Have In Order To Succeed

Many people assume that working for a startup is just the same as working for any other company. However, startups operate much differently than bigger, established companies. Whether it’s requiring employees to hold more than one role, be able to

Don’t Forget These Five Essential Elements In Your Next Press Release

When your business does something newsworthy, writing and distributing a press release is an excellent option for spreading the word. However, journalists don’t solely rely on the newswire for story leads. They receive a constant stream of emails, phone calls

5 Ways to Thoroughly Vet Candidates Without Being Too Stringent

Welcome to Recruiter Q&A, where we pose employment-related questions to the experts and share their answers! Today’s Question: What is the best way to weed out unqualified candidates without being so stringent that you lose out on talented people who don’t check every box?

Survival Of The Fittest: How To Overcome Common Startup Problems

Creating a company that is not only going to survive but thrive is difficult. However, with a certain combination of elements, strong willpower and the right information, you can create a business that will stand the test of time. Lack

Eight Traits To Value When Looking For The Right Co-Founder

When you are first starting out as a founder of a company, you may be caught off guard by some of the problems that can arise within a business, especially a new one. You may also discover that while you