Online: the ‘sharing economy’

By at May 16, 2012 | 10:08 am | 0 Comment

Original post by NICK CHURCHOUSE via stuff Elyssa Pallai founded micro-tasking website Pocket.Jobs to match talent to need, skill to shortage, pet feeder to pet feeder needer. She describes Pocket.Jobs as ''a connection marketplace'' linking people to people online,... Read more »

Business models , Startup , Startups

7 People You Cannot Afford NOT to Have on Your Startup Team

By at May 9, 2012 | 1:26 pm | 0 Comment

Original post by  Bushra Azhar via Wamda Investors are lined up, the website is done, glossy promotional material with smiling faces is all set, your core team is pumped, and you are ready to go live. Now is the time to worry about hiring the rest of your team. A social... Read more »


Five little-known costs that can sting your start-up

By at May 9, 2012 | 1:04 pm | 0 Comment

Original post by Michelle Hammond via startupsmart Starting a business invariably involves a series of “obvious” costs such as finding and fitting out business premises, permits and licenses, inventory and equipment, and initial marketing costs. But according to the... Read more »


How to Ensure Your Day Job Doesn’t Own Your Startup

By at May 8, 2012 | 12:40 pm | 0 Comment

Original post by Thursday Bram via 21times There’s a hint of legend about the way that Apple was founded: Steve Wozniak was working at Hewlett-Packard when he and Steve Jobs came up with the idea to sell fully assembled printed circuit boards. The Woz took the idea to... Read more »

Jobs , Startups

Small businesses talk hiring, healthcare reform, and growth

By at April 30, 2012 | 6:38 am | 0 Comment

Original post by ROHIT ARORA via NJ Recently, the Manta SMB Wellness Index found that many small business owners said they were planning to hire at this time last year, but the most of them (80 percent) have not. The survey also found that 45 percent do not plan to hire... Read more »


The Scarcest Resource at Startups is Management Bandwidth

By at April 29, 2012 | 6:00 am | 0 Comment

Original post by MARK SUSTER via  Both Sides of the Table When you work inside a startup with lots of clever and motivated staff you’re never short of good ideas that you can implement. It’s tempting to take on new projects, new features, new geographies, new... Read more »

Software & technology , Startups

Local entrepreneurship efforts attractive in tough economic times

By at April 28, 2012 | 5:35 am | 0 Comment

Original post by CHANNEL 3000 MADISON, Wis. - With Wisconsin's economy struggling to crawl out of a deep recession, the need for innovation and ideas has never been stronger. A weekend event at Madison College brought together more than 100 entrepreneurs, one of whom might... Read more »

Business models , Startups

Resume Sourcing for Startups – Faster and cheaper than a recruiter or internal hiring manager

By at April 27, 2012 | 5:21 am | 0 Comment

Original post by Joyce Akiko via Go HR for Startups For the past couple months I’ve been working with a Philadelphia-based minority owned startup called Talentoid. The founder, GigiJK, started some discussions with me. We found that time and cost are two big problems... Read more »


Are infographic resumes really welcomed by employers?

By at April 26, 2012 | 5:01 am | 0 Comment

Original post by Marti Trewe via AGBeat Infographics are all the rage right now, and have even spilled over into resumes in recent years, but do employers actually welcome them, or do they mock the novelty? It is not exactly a black and white issue. The rise of... Read more »

Startup , Startups

Startup aims to make selling online simpler and cheaper

By at April 25, 2012 | 5:09 am | 0 Comment

Original post by MARK EVANS via The Globe And Mail Entrepreneurial ideas often pop up when a problem presents itself. That was clearly the case for Katherine Hague, who printed some T-shirts to promote her consulting company, Ninja Parade, and discovered there wasn’t a... Read more »