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November 30, 2016

Zenefits Recognizes National Entrepreneurship Month Winners

November was National Entrepreneurship Month, a time to celebrate and honor the dreamers and risk-takers who create businesses that serve as the heart of our national economy. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), there are over six million small businesses that employ over half of the workforce and account for 2 of 3 […]

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July 31, 2016

8 Tips to a More Productive Day

Time is a resource like any other. But in today’s business environment, millions of hours go wasted — not because we’re not filling them with things to do, but because we’re doing things that aren’t necessarily driving results. If you’re not already, start thinking about budgeting your time in the same way you would budget […]

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July 26, 2016

How Benefits Can Help You Win the Talent War

My business helps companies grow by finding the right talent. We’ve worked with the majority of Atlanta’s start-ups and fastest growing companies, and one thing I’ve learned is benefits matter. Having a strong benefits offering can be big ammo when fighting for (and retaining) talent, especially in this candidate-driven environment. With healthcare costs at an […]

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July 17, 2016

Hiring for Startups: Advice from Founders and Talent Leaders

Growing a team from scratch can feel like a black hole. To shed some light on the process, we spoke with successful founders and talent leaders for their advice on everything from how to grow, to interviewing tactics and mistakes to avoid. Get a taste of their advice below, or download the entire (free!) ebook, […]

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July 12, 2016

The 7 Personality Types Every Startup Needs

When it comes to startups and small businesses, most tend to share these two characteristics:           They move fast.           They operate with few resources. Although there are many other characteristics of startups and small businesses, these two elements tend to make hiring a team challenging. After […]

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June 1, 2016

5 Brilliant Business Ideas from Hustle Con 2016

Startups face many challenges today, but it’s important to remember: “you don’t have to be a coder to be an entrepreneur.” At least not according to the folks at Hustle Con,  a networking event for “non-techies” and one I had the privilege to attend at the Paramount theater in Oakland earlier in May. The day […]

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May 25, 2016

The Back to Business Tour: Austin — Embracing Entrepreneurship, Creativity & Tools for Growth

According to the SBA, there are more than 28 million entrepreneurs serving as the economic engine of our country today. They employ half of the private sector, create two out of three net new jobs, and if our small business sector was a country, its output would rank number three above Germany and Japan. But when […]

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May 10, 2016

17 Realities of Start-up Life Entrepreneurs Need to Know About

Start-up life has been depicted in television shows like “Silicon Valley”, maligned in books like Disrupted by Dan Lyons, and misunderstood by media outlets for years. For small business owners and entrepreneurs on the front lines, these popular depictions of startup and small business life are light on facts and heavy on sensational storylines. What’s […]

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May 2, 2016

Recognizing the Big Impact of Small Business Owners

Growing up in a small town in Arkansas, I often walked to school with my older sisters.  Our journey took us down the main street, which was always a source of great interest to me with the shop owners out in front cleaning windows and preparing sidewalk bargain displays. One of those shop owners was […]

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April 26, 2016

The Worst Mistakes New Entrepreneurs Make

When you’re starting a small business, mistakes are inevitable. After all, getting a company off the ground takes a lot of hard work, hustle, and know-how. Problem is, most entrepreneurs don’t possess these skills when they’re just starting out. That means that in addition to having a great business idea, entrepreneurs must also deal with […]

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April 24, 2016

5 Refreshing TEDTalks To Rejuvenate Your Work

This time of year, themes of fresh beginnings and budding opportunities are ubiquitous. Take advantage of the seasonal shift by applying a new lens to your small business mindset with five TEDTalks to nurture new ideas for growth. 1. The Happy Secret to Better Work   During this sunny season, embrace a cheery outlook on what […]

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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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