Hope everyone is having a great holiday season! here are some of the best articles we found in the month of December:
With a new year comes new hopes, new beginnings and the inevitable: New Year’s and New Year’s resolutions. At this time of year, we all look forward to a new year, filled with resolutions of improved workout regimes, better diets, and budgets that we’re going to stick to all year to finally pay off that debt, all of which are designed to make us better people. However, making New Year’s resolutions is not just for individuals. Small business owners can also find immense value in creating business-geared New’s Years resolutions. Here are 5 New Year’s resolutions that can help your small business succeed in the new year..(read more here).
With all the activity in the electric car space, there are a number of innovative solutions coming together to charge all those cars. One of them is the startup Volta Charging, who recently won the 2017 Cynopsis Social Good Award for Best Environmental Initiative. Volta is building a network–the largest in the U.S.–of ad-supported, free charging stations. Free charging is a major driver of electric car adoption, so Volta is helping to reduce our carbon footprint even faster..(read more here).
There are some common culprits that people use as excuses for their lack of commitment — time of the year, the economy, what others may think. If you continue to dwell on these excuses, they begin to control your actions and keep you from being successful. The most successful people focus on what they can control rather than trying to deal with the things they can’t control. When you focus on the things you do have control over, magic happens.. (read more here).
Brian Halligan, CEO of HubSpot, was recently voted as a top CEO in America. He’s helped grow HubSpot from $0 to a publicly-traded company valued at $2.9 billion with nearly 2,000 employees scattered around the world. He’s a best-selling author and was voted as a top CEO among leaders such as Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg. What’s the secret to his success? Here’s how Brian explains it in six words: “Feedback is the breakfast of champions.”..(read more here).
One bad manager in your organization can make it difficult for your business in many ways. You might have higher absenteeism, increased turnover, and a difficult time recruiting. You may have heard the expression, “Employees don’t leave companies, they leave managers.” It is true. High pay or great benefits will not retain a good employee with a bad manager. People spend too much time at work to be miserable..(read more here).
The startup game is all about who can manage their resources more effectively. Which means, given all the same pieces, every startup should end up with the same perfect final product. After all, every startup needs to hire, every startup needs to design and develop their product or service, every startup needs a marketing department, etc. In theory, the results should be identical. But they’re not — and they never are. Your build order changes your outcome dramatically..(read more here).
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Author: Raya Khashab
Raya is the CEO and co-founder of ezClocker. She is passionate about customers and building products that change the way people run their business. She is also a big supporter of the startup community and helping people achieve their dreams.