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How to Motivate Your Team to Step into Leadership Roles

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / May 2, 2013

Every person who starts his own business has, at some point, had the realization that he either cannot or should not be running his business forever. Similarly, as a business grows, the strain and stress of running a burgeoning company introduces the need for employees to step up and become the company’s next leaders. Unless you are a total control freak, there’s nothing better than being able to…

Kansas City’s Motto: Go Big or Go Home #BigKC

by / ⠀Finding Customers Startup Advice / April 12, 2013

Kansas City is suddenly “the next hot thing” in entrepreneurs’ minds. In fact, Kansas City just landed on the Top 30 list for Under30CEO’s Best Cities for Young Entrepreneurs. It’s not surprising that companies like Google are flocking to this Midwestern town — big things are happening under its big skyline. Google launched the beta version of Google Fiber in the Kansas City area last year, which offered…

Why We Don’t Hire Rock Stars

by / ⠀Startup Advice / April 8, 2013

My company doesn’t hire rock stars, and neither should yours. Think about it: Rock stars are notorious for drinking, partying, and staying out all night. They’re not known for being responsible or particularly hard-working. Is that really the kind of employee you want to work with? I’m sick of the job descriptions that state that the companies in question only hire rock stars. If you’re not a music…

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