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Handson Bay Area nonprofit

April 26, 2016

How One Nonprofit Drives Hands-On Volunteers With Hands-Off HR

The San Francisco Bay Area is home to an abundance of volunteer opportunities, but logistics often keep would-be do-gooders from taking the time to pitch in. HandsOn Bay Area has been connecting people to volunteer opportunities and strengthening local communities since the late 1980s. In 2015, HandsOn Bay Area worked with over 16,000 volunteers to […]

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BioPoint

April 12, 2016

How BioPoint Helps Biotech Companies Overcome Staffing Challenges

Most consumers don’t think about it, but it takes more than 10 years and $2.6 billion to develop a pharmaceutical drug. If that sounds like a lot of time and money, consider this: less than 12% of drugs entering clinical trials actually make it to market. As of 2015, there are 7,000 medicines in development […]

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BEI Net.works

April 6, 2016

How BEI Makes Time for Its Two Missions: Service and Diversity

With technology constantly changing, how can businesses stay relevant? One answer is to hire a skilled technology partner—an experienced team to manage the very backbone of technology: the network. Founded in 1991 by network engineer Kris Bruno, BEI Net.works focuses on providing full service and staying ahead of the curve. Businesses both big and small—from […]

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Edify music education

March 29, 2016

How Edify is Changing The Way That Kids Learn Music

What if every child had the opportunity to make music? It’s a sound mission: after all, music education has been shown to improve academic skills, cultivate social behaviors, boost self esteem, and teach discipline and patience. Children who undergo musical training also have better verbal memory, second language pronunciation accuracy, reading ability and executive functions. […]

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DIY entrepreneur Brooklyn Tweed

March 22, 2016

Balancing DIY & SOS: A Modern Tale of an All-American Business

Brooklyn Tweed is on a mission to change the way you think about knitting. Yes, knitting. The Portland-based small business makes 100% breed-specific, all-American yarn on a large scale, along with fashionably hip patterns for women and men. Ten years ago, it was rare to find wool yarn sourced and produced within the U.S. Wishing […]

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Robust RIA

March 10, 2016

Time is Money: How This Early Stage Startup Found More Time to Focus on Product

Robust RIA has a clear mission within a complex industry: they make institutional quality investment advice and management available to individuals and foundations. Simply put, the NJ-based startup gives independent advisers more time to spend with their clients by handling trading, technology, and administration. But where can they carve out more time? Like most small business […]

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