Sonja Jacob

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Sonja Jacob

Sonja writes on company culture, employee engagement, and growth. With an M.A. in sociology and a background in business, she's fascinated by people, art, and social movements.

April 21, 2016

The Road Not Taken: The 6 Life Events That Made Andy Sparks An Entrepreneur

From starting a micro-brewery while still in college to becoming co-founder of Mattermark, one of Silicon Valley’s most buzzed about start-ups, Andy Sparks has had an unconventional road to success. But it was his decidedly unusual past that prepared him for the ups and downs of running a start-up today. Recently, Sparks sat down with […]

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April 20, 2016

6 Under-the-Radar Tools That Make Running A Small Business Less Painful

If you run a small business, there’s one thing you’ve probably got a lot of experience with: Having to do it all. Whether it’s managing new hire paperwork, finances, or helping teams collaborate more effectively, you’re typically the point-person for every decision– large or small–about your business. Not surprisingly, this can be (very) painful. To […]

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April 14, 2016

Working Remotely Makes Employees Happier and More Productive

Technology has changed the way we work. According to Gallup, 37% of of U.S. workers say they have telecommuted, a dramatic increase from the just 9% who reported the same back in 1995. And, as the number of remote workers increases, a new study from TinyPulse finds that employee reports of job happiness and productivity […]

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April 6, 2016

4 Secrets for Growing Your Start-up Team (That No One Ever Tells You)

Fact: Start-ups and small businesses have limited resources. For that reason, the team you hire to make your big idea a reality plays an important role in your success. But finding the right people to help your company grow can be a challenging task, especially when early-stage founders and CEOs don’t always have the experience […]

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April 1, 2016

The 17 Best Pieces of Advice for Entrepreneurs On Start-Ups and Business

Starting and running a business is anything but easy. Beyond simply developing a product or service that people actually want to buy, you’ve got to worry about things like hiring people, managing their time, growing company culture, and leading effectively. Sometimes it feels ridiculously overwhelming. The good news? There are hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs […]

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March 28, 2016

9 Productivity Tips for Entrepreneurs That Enhance Well-Being

Between people management and meetings, deadlines and random tasks, if you’re running a business, it’s safe to say you’re probably also running out of time. If you thrive in situations like this, that’s awesome. But if you don’t, you’re not alone: 87% of gen x, millennials, and baby-boomer professionals surveyed said they encountered technology and […]

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