Justin Thorp

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Why We Shouldn't Stop Innovating on Email

The Business Blogger's Ultimate Guide to Mastering Lead Generation

How to Launch and Grow a Business Blog From Scratch [SlideShare]

Want to Improve Your Blog's Conversion Rates? 11 Tests to Try

AdWords

When to Hire a Sales Team

One of my clients is a fast-growing, C-series advertising technology company with an exceptional executive management team, enviable customer list, …

Business Development

20 Perks to Make Your Startup More Attractive to Potential Hires

Perks play an important role for any company, whether that company is a small startup or a major league player. Aside from enticing potential new …

Startups

Caring About Employees Is Not A Talent Strategy

Almost every founder has the same mentality: talent can make or break your business. From finding the best talent to maintaining a strong culture, …

Team Building

How to Evaluate Candidates with Video Resumes

As the job market becomes more and more competitive, job candidates are looking for new and exciting ways to stand out from their competition. This …

Employment

Is Campus Recruiting Right For Your Intern Program?

A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.<p>You’ve probably heard this adage more times than you can count. But in terms of your startup or small …

Employment

5 Ways to Hire the Best Intrapreneurs

If you’re having a hard time finding the right employee for your startup, maybe you’re looking for the wrong candidates. When looking for a creative …

Startups

The 3-5 Year Gap: Finding Talent With Actual Experience

There’s no shortage of college graduates searching for jobs–some have internship and project experience, but they’re still new, and entry-level …

Employment

Remove the "I" From Startup Recruiting

There’s that moment you look up from the keyboard and say, “I could really use some help with this.” Whether you realize it or not, early-stage …

3 Important Things To Consider When Outsourcing App Development

In our tech startup ecosystem, there are coders, there are designers, and there are hustlers. If you’re coming into this world hoping to truly make …

Startups

Crowdfunding Fundamentals: Creating the Right Campaign in the Right Place

Connecting across the globe is simpler than ever before. Sometimes, all it takes is the tap of a finger. As a small business owner, that means …

Bridge Rounds vs Series A Rounds

The ways startups fund themselves are rapidly changing. In the late 90s you could get started with a little friends-and-family money and then go …

Startups

The JOBS Act Turns Communities into Shareholders

Recently, the SEC voted to propose rules for equity crowdfunding in the United States.<p>On April 10th, 2012 President Obama signed the JOBS (Jumpstart …

Small Business

Funding Tips from Renata Akhunova of FormulaVC

As an entrepreneur pitching to angel investors, you have a lot on your mind. You have to nail your pitch and anticipate their questions, all while …

Venture Capital

Jason Fried Responds to Marissa Mayer’s Remote Work Policy at Yahoo!

In February, Yahoo! decided to end its work-from-home program and bring employees back into the office by June. Being together, an internal memo …

Work from Home

8 Important Hiring Trends for 2014

With 2014 quickly approaching, it’s time to take a look at what’s in store for the future of the recruiting industry. Hiring experts are starting to …

Human Resources

Watch Out for Convertible Notes

I’ve written before about the merits of convertible equity for the startup. Recently, I heard about companies that took convertible notes as bridge …

Venture Capital

8 Startups on How They Celebrated the Holidays

Celebration is absolutely essential for startups. Whether it’s through acts or events, celebrations need to happen because they acknowledge and share …

San Francisco Bay

6 Wacky Ways To Attract Great Interns Socially

Does your company boast a top-notch internship program? If not, it may be time to toss your humdrum recruiting tactics out of the nearest window.<p>With …

Employment

9 Social Media Recruitment Mistakes

Nearly 95 percent of recruiters use or plan to use social media in their recruitment efforts. That’s practically every single recruiter. They’re …

Social Media

3 DC Tech Startups That Will Dominate In 2014

With it being that time of year again when ‘best of’ lists and predictions for the New Year get published I thought I’d take a hybrid approach in …

Databases

10 DC Startups Destined to Breakout in 2014

In case you missed it, Tech Cocktail is more region specific than ever. Atlanta, Austin, Boise, Chicago, Dallas, DC, Miami, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, …

Startups

7 Things You Should Know About The DC Design Community

DC breeds a culture of creativity. With design agencies, startups, artists and freelancers aplenty, it can be hard to navigate your way through the …

UX Design

Harper Reed: Why Diversity is Important When Building Your Startup Team [VIDEO]

While he certainly did a fine job leading President Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign, Harper Reed will tell you that there are definitely some things …

Elections