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These Are The Top Three Reasons People Quit Their Jobs

Forget work-life balance: These other factors have more of an impact on retaining employees.<p>We know that most Americans don’t like their jobs, and that’s causing plenty of people to quit (or at least start looking elsewhere).<p>A new study from Glassdoor offers a more in-depth look at exactly what …

Four 2017 Topics That Bad Leaders Will Ignore And Great Leaders Will Embrace [Infographic]

Are you ready for 2017? What will make it your best year yet?<p>Will it be tackling key goals? Finally getting those long-delayed “to do” items off your list? Or will it be taking your leadership to an entirely new level?<p>I’m hoping for the latter—and if you’re on board, I’ll be right there with you. …

NEW UNICORNS: Meet the 14 startups that grew to be worth billions in 2016

But as more money pours into startups — a prominent trend over the last few years — more startups are achieving "unicorn" status.<p>Unicorns hit a fever pitch in 2015, when 42 startups achieved billion-dollar valuations. Yet as the data shows, becoming a unicorn wasn't quite as easy in 2016.<p>For the …

Startups

Resume Beacon Is a Simple, Free, Non-Flashy Online Resume Builder

Web: A well-formatted resume isn’t too difficult to make if you have the right tools for it, but finding the tools and time is the hard part. Resume …

How To Woo Millennials To Your Small Business

Millennials have gotten some bad press over the years, particularly in relation to business matters. But don’t let it fool you. These are high-value customers you absolutely want to attract to your business.<p>The first thing to understand about millennials is that most of them aren’t kids anymore. …

5 Steps For Maximizing An Acquisition Offer For Your Company

I run a company called The Value Builder System™ where we have helped more than 24,000 business owners understand and improve the value of their companies.<p>Step 11 in our process (you can take step 1 by getting your Value Builder Score free) is called The Short List Builder, where we help you …

Check Out These Pitch Decks From Airbnb, YouTube and Other Famous Startups

Airbnb described its service as a way to “save money, make money, and share culture.” BuzzFeed billed itself as a “one stop shop for web buzz.” And …

5 New Businesses You Can Start That Prove 2016 Is the Best Time Ever for Entrepreneurs

According to a foreword for the Kauffman Foundation Growth Index by <i>Third Wave</i> author Steve Case, entrepreneurs are on the cusp of transforming rapidly-changing healthcare, education, food, and transportation sectors. And Case knows what he’s talking about: as the co-founder of AOL, he saw the …

Smart Entrepreneurs Build Startups Without Investors

In my experience as an advisor to aspiring entrepreneurs, I often encounter the myth that an initial startup requires investors. The reality is that over 80 percent of new businesses will never attract venture capital or Angel funding, according to experts, and there are many good reasons for …

Startups

Want To Set Goals Like Google? Use OKRs

Sometimes it takes time to see everything that an experience has taught you. When I left Google in 2011, I felt prepared for my adventure in the startup world. I’d learned the art of online sales, dabbled in Google’s nonprofit arm, worked on key strategic partnerships at YouTube, and even helped …

Business Development

A Roadmap To The Pitch Deck I Used To Raise $14M In Venture Capital

Last year VCs invested over $58B in companies at various stages of growth. The average check size was about $12M. So, do the math, that’s approximately 4800 companies getting funded by investors making one to two new investments each year. You don’t need to read more cliches on it taking hard work …

'Founder's Mentality' Is a Company's Best-Kept Secret, Bain Chiefs Argue

<b>“The founder’s mentality” is one of business’ “most undervalued secrets,” write Bain & Co. strategy leads Chris Zook and James Allen in their latest</b> …

4 Steps to Starting a Web Business Without Knowing Coding

<i>Eddy Lee, Ph.D, is a venture capitalist investing in Silicon Valley and Singapore. He is also a Consulting Assistant Professor at Stanford University.</i><p>So you have a great idea for a new mobile app or Web service—but you don’t know anything about coding or developing. You might have started searching …

How to Write a Resume | The Art of Manliness

“Hey Jim! Get a load of this resume…guy says he’s proficient in Word!”<p>The unemployment rate, as of this writing, is 7.9%. If you’re looking for a job …

6 Sites That Will Transform Your Brand

Everywhere I look online I see articles, videos, and blog posts about “personal branding”. It is especially relevant to me, as a recent graduate and …

Web Design

9 Workplace Trends Great Leaders Will Adopt in 2016

The work force and thus the workplace will drastically change next year. Are you ready?<p>The Millennials are now in charge! Millennials are the largest part of our work force now (by end of 2015) and thus hold an influential role in defining how the workplace will operate in 2016, says a recent PWC …

How To Start A Business With Only $100 In The Bank

Chris Guillebeau is a writer, entrepreneur, and traveler. His latest book, <i>The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future</i>, is now a New York Times bestseller. During a lifetime of self-employment and ventures ranging from online publishing to …

8 Growth Hacking Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

“Build it and they will come” is the biggest startup myth on the Internet. They will not come unless you figure out how to make them. If you are …

Growth Hacking

The Number One Startup Capital Source May Surprise You (Hint: It's Not Venture Capital)

Professional investors do not fund great ideas. Instead, they fund proven businesses. The reality is that most venture capitalists are not very venturesome. Thus, it is incumbent on entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into viable businesses before seeking venture funding.<p><b>Entrepreneurs Are Never …

Venture Capital

Entrepreneurship Will Crush Your Soul, Here's How To Deal With It

When I give talks to aspiring entrepreneurs, the first slide of my “go-to” presentation contains two photographs side-by-side. On the left is a picture of people relaxing on a yacht.<p>On the right, the image is not so rosy.<p>Can you guess which photo more accurately sums up the life of an …

What Your Resume Should Look Like in 2016

“In today’s job market, your resume needs to immediately stand out,” says Dawn Bugni, a professional resume writer in Wilmington, N.C. Attention …

Finally, average Joes can invest in (and lose money on) startups

New crowdfunding rules taking effect Monday will allow anyone to invest in startups — not just wealthy people.<p>The change overrides a longstanding …

Startups

100 noteworthy young startups — and what they tell us about tech this year

Looking at what early-stage startups are working on is not only entertaining — and sometimes concerning — it can also be a good indicator of where tech is headed.<p>Since we have data on these young ventures at my company, Startup Tracker, we have the opportunity to glimpse emergent product trends in …

Startups

13 high-paying side jobs for people in their 20s

You just graduated and accepted your first job — congrats! That probably means you'll be moving into a real, adult apartment. You'll have rent to cover, bills to pay, and furniture to buy. Oh, you'll also need a new work wardrobe — and you'll probably want to grab the occasional drink or meal at …

Employment

4 Tools That Can Help You Provide Better Tech Support to Your Customers

To keep your business thriving, you need tools that help you cater to the all-important returning customer.<p>Customers are the lifeblood of any growing company. Their return business brings reliable income and their referrals help you widen your reach. According to the Adobe Digital Index Report, 40 …

Four Nosy Questions You Shouldn't Be Afraid to Ask in Your Job Interview

If you prepare for interviews as thoroughly as I think you do, you’ve probably got a (long) list of questions to ask. But you probably also worry …

Career Development

10 Essential Websites That Will Make Your Startup Remarkable

Starting a business takes everything that you have: all your money, time, effort, and patience. Though you may have plenty of help in the form of your team and your business partners, in the beginning stages of entrepreneurship there are many tasks that need to be done that you just don’t have the …

The 9 startups that secretly run the Internet

But they can't be everywhere. And there are plenty of startups that help the web run smoothly, behind the scenes, in ways you don't even realize.<p>Here are the nine startups that keep the web running smoothly — and they're doing such a good job you don't even realize you're using them.

Startups

These 8 in-demand programming languages are the ones to have on your resume in 2016

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Tech Hub/flickrIn early 2015 Glassdoor.com made a list of the 25 highest paying in-demand jobs in the country. Of the 25 careers …

Programming