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Aja Frost, Jan 19

How to Build a Startup Advisory Board

Aja Frost walks through expectations and strategy when it comes to choosing and recruiting your startup's board of advisors.
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Design & UX
Theo Miller, Dec 09

How to Gain Traction with Data Points

Good design isn't just what happens in brains. It's how we understand and explain our views with colleagues and stakeholders. Theo explains.
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Aja Frost, Nov 04

When, Why & How to Pivot: A Short & Sweet Guide

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This is the era of “lean.” The lean methodology of running a business has become extremely popular, and for good reason: it helps your team stay competitive, innovative, and adaptable.

However, you can’t adopt the lean way without being open to pivoting. Pivoting—or quickly changing your business model, product, or target market—is understandably frightening.

Read on to learn when, why and how to pivot.

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Joshua Kraus, Oct 29

4 More Entrepreneurs' Horror Stories About "The Struggle"

If you're going through "The Struggle" then this post will make you feel better or at least relate to these entrepreneur horror stories.
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Aja Frost, Sep 15

Venture Capitalists (VCs) Answer: How to Approach Them

Straight from the mouths of three successful venture capitalists, this post goes behind-the-scenes of an INBOUND15 panel with 3 well-known VCs.
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Aja Frost, Sep 07

How to Hire Your First Employees While Running Your Startup

You know you need to hire in order for your startup to grow so why do you keep putting it off?
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Lauren Holliday, Sep 01

This is What I Learned After Watching Videos for 48 Hours

Here's some of my favorite quotes for entrepreneurs, extracted from 48 hours of videos from the most successful entrepreneurs in history.
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Joshua Kraus, Aug 21

10 Reasons to Love Google Docs

Learn to love Google Docs more than you already do with these 10 awesome tips.
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Lauren Holliday, Aug 16

The 4 Hardest Lessons for Startups to Learn

Google. Zen99. Zirtual. Homejoy. We can learn a lot from these companies. Here are the 4 hardest lessons for startups to learn.
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Aja Frost, Aug 15

The 18 Best IFTTT Recipes to Skyrocket Productivity

Here's our list of the best 18 IFTTT recipes for productivity. Are you ready for this?
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Lauren Holliday, Aug 11

The Top 18 Finds This Week

Here's my top 18 finds (blog posts and tools) this past week. I hope they help you as much as they've helped me.
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Aja Frost, Aug 07

How to Use Slack for Business: 6 Use Cases

So you've heard about this new app called Slack, right? But what do you do with it?! Here's how to use Slack for business - real examples from businesses.
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Joyce Akiko, Aug 06

How to Get Good Clients by Utilizing Influencers

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Joshua Kraus, Aug 04

4 Simple Ways To Create A Better Work Environment

Ever wonder how companies like Google get the best employees? They have great office perks. Here's four of the best ways to create a better work enviroment.
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Ryan Stewart, Jul 31

Hack Your Productivity With These 9 Gmail Tips

Email is a total time suck. Hack your productivity by optimizing your Gmail inboxes with these 9 Gmail tips and tricks.
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Aja Frost, Jul 23

12 Best Slack Communities for Every Professional

Slack is more than a team chat. It's also a great community for professionals. Join one or all of these 12 Slack communities.
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Lauren Holliday, Jul 06

How to Deal With Slow Times at Work

Are you noticing you have a bunch of free time that you don't know what to do with? Then this post is for you. Learn 9 tasks to keep you busy.
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Ophelie Lechat, Jun 11

A One-Month Break from Customer Support, For Free

There are three factors to customer satisfaction: quality, consistency and scale. That matters across the board: from your product itself to how your team addresses support. If you run a business, customer support is either a highlight of your day, or a huge contributor to the background anxiety that often fuels passionate work. You love your customers, and want to give each request personal attention, as soon as possible! You also love your business and need to focus on the million other tasks on your to-do list. So, too often, the support queue grows, and you know that, at some point, you’ll have to apologize for the late reply. Influx was born out of the SitePoint Group to help with exactly that. Our new sister company does this by providing high-quality responses that scale up (or down!) based on your support volume. Best of all, your customers have their queries answered within 5 hours regardless of where they are in the world. You have round-the-clock monitoring for your servers (right?), so why not do the same for your customers? Here at SitePoint, we’ve been using Influx as part of our customer support team for Learnable, our learning platform, and the experience has been fantastic. Within our first month of using Influx, we cut our average response time in half (to less than 12 hours) while attaining a 100% customer satisfaction rating. As a bonus, our collective stress levels have lowered, too — I’m no longer anxiously looking at our support queue several times a night. To share the love, we’ve struck a deal with Influx to offer 100 SitePoint readers a full month of customer support for free. Fill out the form below to claim your spot:
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Joshua Kraus, Jun 08

A Short and Sweet List of the Best Freelancer Hacks

Manage unresponsive clients, avoid unproductive work and find higher paying jobs with this short and sweet list of freelancer hacks on Sitepoint.com.
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Michelle Nickolaisen, May 11

Avoid Scope Creep by Managing Your Projects Better

Michelle Nickolaisen discusses a few problems every freelancer runs into, and how to avoid them by managing your own projects more effectively.
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Lauren Holliday, Apr 11

A Crash Course on Getting Stellar Client Testimonials

This is the only guide you need to collecting the best client testimonials. We tell you everything you need to know about conducting client exit interviews.
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M. David Green, Mar 26

Should Our Agile Team Use Scrum or Kanban?

A look at the similarities and differences between Scrum and Kanban, to help Agile teams decide which approach best suits their needs.
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Richa Jain, Mar 17

Start Managing Leads, Clients and Projects From Your Inbox With Streak

When Richa Jain started freelancing, she became overwhelmed. Then Richa found Streak. Get ready to say goodbye to freelancer stress!
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Aurelio De Rosa, Jan 20

5 Mistakes Job Interviewers Make

Don't risk missing the perfect candidate by making one of these mistakes. Aurelio De Rosa runs us through common areas where interviewers can go wrong.