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July 31, 2018
Still cold calling? 7 alternative tactics to find qualified leads

Some people will have you think that cold calling is dead. Killed by the digital age and social media. We, however, believe cold calling is still very much alive – but the nature of cold calling has [...]

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July 24, 2018
5 (more) ways young companies can increase collaboration

You have a team of talented, collaborative people. You rely on creative solutions and new ideas to grow your business and develop your product. But teamwork doesn’t just happen by magic. It has to be [...]

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July 19, 2018
5 easy ways young companies can boost teamwork

Teams are built piece by piece. Care should always be taken to find people who will fit into the culture of the workplace, but skills are often the overriding concern. You need to hire the best [...]

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July 17, 2018
How to find your brand voice and hit the right tone

I’m going to get right to it: your brand voice is the single most important aspect of your communications. Get it right and minor mistakes will slip by unnoticed. Get it wrong and it won’t matter if [...]

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July 13, 2018
How your business just needs that little bit of luck

Happy Friday 13th! For some today is the ultimate unlucky day. While for others it’s just another Friday – a coincidence of the calendar not even worth thinking about. But, superstition aside, the [...]

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July 10, 2018
A startup story: rejected by the Chrome Extension Store

Let me tell you a startup story, from way back when we first set out to launch a Chrome extension.With a team of top-notch developers, we figured it would be no trouble building one of our own. And [...]

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July 6, 2018
5 Instagram accounts we wish we were running

Let’s face it, we’re all on Instagram now. The app just hit 1 billion monthly active users, and it’s incredibly addictive. Every ‘grammer will find themselves in a seemingly limitless frenzy of [...]

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July 3, 2018
How to hire the right people and boss recruitment

23% of startups fail because the team of employees didn’t have the skills to meet expectations. Building a successful startup is tough enough without being hamstrung by a team that can’t execute (or [...]

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June 29, 2018
How to create a strong visual brand

Branding can get a bad reputation. But I’m telling you, don’t listen to the haters.They’ll have you believe it’s bullsh*t when in fact your visual brand is what sets you apart from your competitors [...]

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