How to Tell Your Company's Story in 10 Seconds via @StoryLabDC #startup #lifehack #inspiration

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The hustle and bustle of the holiday season ensures one thing, that you'll be asked repeatedly, "What do you do?" or "So what does your startup do?"  You'll feel like you're attending SXSW over and over again, except instead of swag you'll be indulging in vats of holiday drinks and piles of ginger bread cookies.  

So how do you answer this question in a holiday-party appropriate way?  Look no further than this brief article giving you the 10 second blueprint for telling your company's story quickly. 

Our favorite part:

[...] logline for Star Wars looks like this:
“When he finds a secret message, a spirited farm boy, with the help of a mystical knight, joins rebel forces to save a princess and the galaxy from imperial forces and their planet-destroying starship.”

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Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family and friends.

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Enabling Innovation - BarterSugar via @circulatenews #startup #entrepreneur #lifehack #workhack

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Article today about BarterSugar from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's Circulate News BarterSugar!  Our mission is to ensure every startup and new business has access to the resources needed to grow and thrive, and our sugar cube selves are beaming with the support from the social impact community.  

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A prosperous global economy requires conditions where innovation is encouraged and has the potential to thrive. The current marketplace is an extremely challenging one and startups fail for avariety of reasons. BarterSugar doesn’t provide solutions for all of those problems, but it does offer another potential competitive edge in that innovative landscape.

Full article here.


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How to Create A Meeting Agenda via @konveen #startup #lifehack #inspiration

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Meetings can be a time for bonding and updating each other, or a complete waste of a day that is chock-full of digressions and non-sequiturs. 

To keep things on track, we've found this brief article on how to set a business meeting agenda, so the business-horse doesn't stray too far off the path.

Our favorite part:

Every agenda should have an owner 
Every agenda should be owned by someone. Orphaned agendas will most likely have little buy in and are unlikely to yield productive results. If you own the agenda, you will fight to make it heard, discussed and an outcome reached because it becomes an extension or your career, personality and objectives.

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10 Reasons to Start A Business Instead of Getting a Job via @elitedaily #startup #lifehack #inspiration

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Is getting a full-time job after college worth it if it's a job that doesn't challenge you, and doesn't help you grow personally and professionally?

We think this article hits it on the nail by making the case why you should start a business instead of going for the 9-5 (or more like 9-7 now). 

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You’ll work on your own schedule.

No one will tell you what time to come into work. You will be your own boss, so you will determine when you need to start work and when you can be done for the day.
You no longer have to work incredibly late, unless you decide to. While this is a blessing, it can also be a curse. However, you will reap the benefits of this curse later on.

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30 Rejections Led To Him Being China's Richest Man via @businessinsider #startup #lifehack #inspiration

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Did you ever get rejected from something you really wanted, only to look back months or years later and realize it was the best thing to ever happen to you?

Well, if the sting of your last rejection is not yet a dim memory, and you're somewhat apprehensive about the next one, here's an article highlighting a person who failed exams and was rejected from multiple jobs before he went on to become the richest person in China.

Our favorite part:


The brand did not turn a profit for the first three years, and Ma had to get creative. One of the company's main challenges was that it had no way to do payments, and no banks would work with him. 
Ma decided to start his own payment program[...]


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What to Consider Before Starting a Business via @YFSMagazine #startup #lifehack #inspiration

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At this stage in the game, if you're a regular of our posts then chances are you've already taken a dive into the wonderful, roller coaster world of running-a-company-land.  In case you're still on the fence, here's an article from a seasoned founder on what to consider when deciding to start a business.

Our favorite part:


Since you cannot possibly know everything about an industry and your market, record all of the assumptions you are making about your business. What products will you sell? At what price? How large is your market? How many will you sell each year? How much will it cost you to purchase and/or manufacture the product? How many employees will youeventually need? How much will you pay them, and so on?

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Gotham view from BK Bridge park #startupswalktogether @selazee @kat_harp_rod #ilovenyc #nyc

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Take Frequent Breaks During Work via @BNDarticles #startup #lifehack #inspiration

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Greater job satisfaction and less burnout are among the benefits reported by taking the recommendations found in the study covered in this article about a good work strategy

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While employees may prefer to save up their break time and take one long respite, taking frequent short breaks is more beneficial, the research showed. The study's authors said regular short breaks were associated with higher energy, concentration and motivation.
"Unlike your cellphone, which popular wisdom tells us should be depleted to zero percent before you charge it fully to 100 percent, people instead need to charge more frequently throughout the day," Hunter said.

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10 Practices for Falling Asleeping Faster via @huffingtonpost #startup #lifehack #inspiration

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A good night's rest is important for tackling the daily challenges of your startup.  Too many of us ignore this reality in favor of trying to squeeze more in a day, but we all know eventually biology and the law of diminishing returns kicks in.   This article outlines 10 practices to help induce sleep faster

Our favorite part:


The ideal snooze temperature is about 65 degrees, according to the National Sleep Foundation. That's because the cooler you are, the sleepier you become. No wonder your body is designed to experience a natural temperature dip at nighttime, says Medalie. If the room is too hot or you’re wrapped in too many blankets, your body temperature will rise, and that can make you restless.

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Curious about what ninja tools we use for marketing, support and everything else? See now via @stacklist #startup #entrepreneur #inspiration

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Want to know what tools we use for marketing, live chat, customer support and much more?  Check out our stack in this show-all article here.


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