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  • Retain
    about what millennials want most out of their workplaces it s more than just flexible hours and how employers can keep them happy and productive in their jobs See Full Story on openforum com Filed Under Entrepreneurship Tagged With Career Employers Loyal and Productive Employee Retain How to retain onto remarkable employee 20 May 2013 by Digital Curator Leave a Comment For small businesses retaining your best employees can be a challenge especially when larger corporations can offer perks you can t But what many owners don t realize is that the ability to retain employees is fundamental to the successful transition of a business regardless of whether it moves to family employees or a third party If you don t have a retention strategy it s time to take action A strong group of employees who are loyal to your company and engaged in helping it grow and thrive will help ensure success today and that the business survives the transfer to new ownership and continues to thrive into the future See Full Story on theglobeandmail com Filed Under Entrepreneurship Tagged With Business Challenge Perks Remarkable Employee Retain Email Newsletter Sign up to receive email updates and to hear

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  • Branching out: Why you shouldn’t limit your startup to just one location
    your position there s no question the choice of where to locate your HQ is an important decision for your startup The nuance these discussions usually fail to address however is that location isn t just about your headquarters Branch offices can play a huge role in facilitating a startup s expansion not only by extending its reach in sales and marketing but by tapping into a larger pool of talent and playing to the unique strengths of a particular city or region Why settle for one location if you can be in more places at once A quick survey of OpenView s portfolio of expansion stage companies shows that about three quarters have more than one office and almost half have more than two And they re starting early with many having first opened their secondary offices in the 30 to 50 employee range While I can t say this is totally representative of technology startups in general I do think geographically distributed footprints are rapidly becoming the norm See Full Story on thenextweb com Filed Under Entrepreneurship Tagged With Branch Debate Rages Entrepreneurship Location Startup Speak Your Mind Cancel reply Name Email Website Email Newsletter Sign up to

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  • Branch
    term success Regardless of your position there s no question the choice of where to locate your HQ is an important decision for your startup The nuance these discussions usually fail to address however is that location isn t just about your headquarters Branch offices can play a huge role in facilitating a startup s expansion not only by extending its reach in sales and marketing but by tapping into a larger pool of talent and playing to the unique strengths of a particular city or region Why settle for one location if you can be in more places at once A quick survey of OpenView s portfolio of expansion stage companies shows that about three quarters have more than one office and almost half have more than two And they re starting early with many having first opened their secondary offices in the 30 to 50 employee range While I can t say this is totally representative of technology startups in general I do think geographically distributed footprints are rapidly becoming the norm See Full Story on thenextweb com Filed Under Entrepreneurship Tagged With Branch Debate Rages Entrepreneurship Location Startup Email Newsletter Sign up to receive email updates and

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  • The Part of Entrepreneurship No One Wants to Talk About
    you have to fire all of your employees and close the doors on your company only to receive an email from a user who also happens to be an investor that would sweep in and save the day Phil s problem was one that many entrepreneurs run into at least once bad timing The Lehman Brother s bankruptcy filing killed Phil s multi million dollar investment opportunity and left him hanging with no money and employees to pay From the ashes of despair rose a serendipitous saving grace at the last minute allowing him to continue on Evernote s journey to success You ll never find a 9 to 5 with that level of emotional turnaround Even in the darkest moments entrepreneurs need to have the tenacity to keep pushing forward with their world changing idea This inherent skill in every entrepreneur comes at a great emotional cost on a personal level that many are afraid to address It s ok to feel the way you do about certain situations While it s really tough to find people who understand you must find at least one trusted person typically another entrepreneur to share your thoughts with The troubled thoughts on

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  • Glamor and Fame
    in bed knowing that you have to fire all of your employees and close the doors on your company only to receive an email from a user who also happens to be an investor that would sweep in and save the day Phil s problem was one that many entrepreneurs run into at least once bad timing The Lehman Brother s bankruptcy filing killed Phil s multi million dollar investment opportunity and left him hanging with no money and employees to pay From the ashes of despair rose a serendipitous saving grace at the last minute allowing him to continue on Evernote s journey to success You ll never find a 9 to 5 with that level of emotional turnaround Even in the darkest moments entrepreneurs need to have the tenacity to keep pushing forward with their world changing idea This inherent skill in every entrepreneur comes at a great emotional cost on a personal level that many are afraid to address It s ok to feel the way you do about certain situations While it s really tough to find people who understand you must find at least one trusted person typically another entrepreneur to share your thoughts with

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  • Crowdfunding Success in 5 Easy Steps
    more about themselves than they do about your idea This means that simply telling people about the amazing product you re building won t lead to a successful campaign You need to create a story around your product This story should weave itself through your video your project description your images your updates everything Your focus needs to be on how your product can fit into someone s life in a meaningful way Resist the tendency to lead with tech specs and feature lists Make it about people not about you or your product 3 Spend money to make money Yes your goal is to raise money However there are ingredients so critical to a successful crowdfunding campaign that they justify throwing down some cash for A powerful video is crucial We hired a professional director to film our video but with some money and planning you can also make a pro video on your own Spending money for PR assistance can also pay off You want your campaign to hit the ground running so having a PR expert help you line up and manage media coverage and interviews prior to launch can make all the difference Brand development copywriting and social media management might also be worth the investment depending on the scope of your project 4 Show your supporters you appreciate them Find ways to make your supporters feel loved and important Answer each comment or question as quickly as possible Be honest and give people straight answers to difficult enquiries Even if the crowdfunding site doesn t provide the option if someone wants to change their order or make a return make it happen Send t shirts stickers or handwritten thank you notes to early supporters No matter what your role on the team is your job

    Original URL path: http://personalbranding.sg/2013/10/28/crowdfunding-success-in-5-easy-steps/ (2014-06-18)
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  • Crowdfunding
    aren t far enough along in product development to convince people to jump onboard And some fail simply because they don t have enough planning or strategy in place before they launch Here are our top 5 recommendations for crowdfunding success 1 Clearly define your product and your goals Many people have amazing ideas but go into crowdfunding without fully defining their goals ahead of time Are you building a single product a group of products a company or is this just a fun side project You will be in a better position to open up and present yourself to the crowd if you know and can articulate your goals Spend the time to develop your brand or craft your bio prior to launch so you re not scrambling to figure it out when you open yourself up to the eyes of the internet 2 Tell a story about what you can do for others People care much more about themselves than they do about your idea This means that simply telling people about the amazing product you re building won t lead to a successful campaign You need to create a story around your product This story should weave itself through your video your project description your images your updates everything Your focus needs to be on how your product can fit into someone s life in a meaningful way Resist the tendency to lead with tech specs and feature lists Make it about people not about you or your product 3 Spend money to make money Yes your goal is to raise money However there are ingredients so critical to a successful crowdfunding campaign that they justify throwing down some cash for A powerful video is crucial We hired a professional director to film our video but with some money and planning you can also make a pro video on your own Spending money for PR assistance can also pay off You want your campaign to hit the ground running so having a PR expert help you line up and manage media coverage and interviews prior to launch can make all the difference Brand development copywriting and social media management might also be worth the investment depending on the scope of your project 4 Show your supporters you appreciate them Find ways to make your supporters feel loved and important Answer each comment or question as quickly as possible Be honest and give people straight answers to difficult enquiries Even if the crowdfunding site doesn t provide the option if someone wants to change their order or make a return make it happen Send t shirts stickers or handwritten thank you notes to early supporters No matter what your role on the team is your job is to care about the customer 5 Consider feedback but stay true to your vision If you execute well on all of the above and supporters start lining up you will likely get feature requests Some of that feedback might be subtle

    Original URL path: http://personalbranding.sg/tag/crowdfunding/ (2014-06-18)
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  • Steps in Crowdfunding Success
    others People care much more about themselves than they do about your idea This means that simply telling people about the amazing product you re building won t lead to a successful campaign You need to create a story around your product This story should weave itself through your video your project description your images your updates everything Your focus needs to be on how your product can fit into someone s life in a meaningful way Resist the tendency to lead with tech specs and feature lists Make it about people not about you or your product 3 Spend money to make money Yes your goal is to raise money However there are ingredients so critical to a successful crowdfunding campaign that they justify throwing down some cash for A powerful video is crucial We hired a professional director to film our video but with some money and planning you can also make a pro video on your own Spending money for PR assistance can also pay off You want your campaign to hit the ground running so having a PR expert help you line up and manage media coverage and interviews prior to launch can make all the difference Brand development copywriting and social media management might also be worth the investment depending on the scope of your project 4 Show your supporters you appreciate them Find ways to make your supporters feel loved and important Answer each comment or question as quickly as possible Be honest and give people straight answers to difficult enquiries Even if the crowdfunding site doesn t provide the option if someone wants to change their order or make a return make it happen Send t shirts stickers or handwritten thank you notes to early supporters No matter what your role on the

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