Working With Contractors In A Startup

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Contractors are an important part of the startup world. Some people really enjoy the variety and nomadic aspect of being a contractor. Some people seek the higher pay and time-frame driven approach to a project or company. Contractors also work well when there are specific skills that are needed for a short period of time,  Read more

Become Your Own Boss: Be an Entrepreneur

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Alan Hall, Contributor  – I recently read a reliable report on the attitude of the American workforce.  To my surprise I learned more than half of all employees are not engaged at work. In other words, most workers are not happy, not satisfied, not productive, not loyal, not inspired and will jump ship if another  Read more

Independent Professionals: 3 Reasons to Hire Them Right Now

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Kevin Kruse Ten years ago, Dan Pink wrote a seminal book predicting that America was becoming a “Free Agent Nation.” Today, depending on whose statistics you believe, anywhere from 10 million to 42 million people in America are now freelancers. Or choose your preferred term: Temps. Contractors. Freelancers. Contingent Workers. Independent Professionals. No matter what  Read more

The Case for Hiring ‘Under-Qualified’ Employees

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By: David K. Williams From the Startup Rules of Josh James, founder and CEO of Domo, the all-star executive who also co-founded Omniture and took it from inception to IPO to sale for $1.8B to Adobe: “Rule 45: No Unemployed Candidates. Always an Excuse. Too Risky. Top-Rated, Currently Employed Candidates Who Won’t Leave… PERFECT.” With all due respect for your accomplishments,  Read more

Obama Signs Bill Focused on Crowdsourced Investments

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The JOBS act removes several regulations related to new U.S. businesses. U.S. President Barack Obama has signed legislation that eliminates restrictions preventing entrepreneurs from seeking crowdsourced funding online and removes some other financial regulations for small businesses. The Jumpstart Our Business Startups, or JOBS, Act delays some U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission regulations for some  Read more