• Street Culture: ‘OKRs’ and Omotenashi Lead the Culture at Button

      OKRs – that’s “Objectives and Key Results” – are one of the drivers of culture at deep-linking software company Button. “OKRs are a major influencer to recruiting, internal interactions, how we onboard new employees, everything,” says Stephanie Mardell, Button’s head of people, in an interview with Street Fight.

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  • Street Culture: Life at Boxed Means “Do The Right Thing”

    … Wholesale ecommerce retailer Boxed is taking its position as team leader seriously. The company pays for its employees’ kids to go to college. It looked at the industry-wide “pink tax” and started a campaign against the higher prices. It even started contributing $20,000 to pay for employees’ weddings after CEO Chieh Huang heard about a tough…

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  • Street Culture: Hooch Expansion Reveals Value in Multi-Function Employees

    …, but Dai says that one of the company’s biggest strengths is its team. There are 10 full time employees and about a dozen part timers, and Dai says that personal references is one of the leadership’s favorite ways to find new talent. “When we have the need to extend into a different city, we ask our advisers or friends or people who we know…

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  • 3 Things to Understand about Payroll before You’re in Too Deep

    … I’m going to step out on a limb and guess you try to treat your employees right. If you’re like many of our clients who run their own small businesses, you likely want to be more involved and more invested in your employees than the typical leaders of big corporations are. And since money talks, [...] Read More... The post 3 Things to Understand…

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  • At Liftoff, a Classic Formula for Company Culture

    … A 4.9 rating on Glassdoor is impressive. It’s the rating that mobile app marketing and targeting company Liftoff has earned, and it might be the best Glassdoor rating of all the companies that have ever been featured on Street Culture since spring 2015. It’s just one metric measuring a formula of company values, employee sentiment…

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  • 9 Surprising Ways a CRM Can Help Your Small Business

    … Hang on to your seats, folks, and take in these startling statistics on customer loyalty, pulled together by our friends at Access. 78% of consumers report they are retracting loyalty at a faster pace than three years ago. 75% of businesses believe they are customer-centric, and just 30% of consumers agree. 43% of U.S. consumers spend more…

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  • Street Culture: A New Way to Keep Score at CrowdOptic

    …” is growing a company up to 100 employees and then selling it. “Oracle, they bought our last company [Bharosa]; the two companies before that; one of them [NetClerk] is now owned by Roper Technologies, a leader in construction, and the other, AutoReach, is owned by AutoNation. All three of those companies are S&P 500 leaders. We do this in a very…

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  • 4 Ways to Stay Motivated as a Local Business Owner and Entrepreneur

    … Many entrepreneurs start their own businesses because they want to avoid (at all costs) the cheesy mission statements and strict goals and objectives of the more structured corporate world. If your tolerance for cheesiness and patience with pushy project managers is low, these may be some of the main reasons you leapt right off the [...] Read…

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  • Structuring a Team and Creating Transparency in the Midst of Company Chaos

    … fixation on how you structure your team I think is an absolutely critical place for any business to start. You need everyone operating at 100%.” One slow-moving employee can sometimes become a catalyst for a company-wide bottleneck, he says. “Screening employees, making sure to get those right people in place, I think is maybe one of the most…

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  • Street Culture: A Look at the Spinoff Culture at Conichiwa

    … A spinoff company from a larger mothership might already have culture built in. At Conichiwa, a Berlin-based proximity agency and beacon company, that’s not quite what is happening. With seven employees, Conichiwa is tasked with finding location-based solutions for aviation, banking, retail, and healthcare industries – breaking away from…

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  • Here’s Where You Can Find Good Help

    … “Good help is hard to find.” “I struggle to find dependable workers.” “Turnover is a huge problem for us.” “I can’t seem to get new employees who are qualified.” Can you guess who made the statements above? Local business owners like you and clients we work with every day. So we hear the message loud [...] Read More... The post Here’s Where You…

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  • Street Culture: Metrics for a Global Community

    … intentional as it was just a gut feeling; that this is the way I want to treat people.” More than a decade later, Balihoo’s culture is still quite solid – there’s emphasis on transparency and communication, employee fitness is a big deal, people can bring their well-behaved dogs to the office. It’s about 37 people just doing their jobs and trying…

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  • Street Culture: Taking Estimote’s ‘No Barriers’ Culture Literally

    … here forever and we’ve had this vision, so who knows better the culture than we? But from the other hand, the culture is actually something you cannot define, because it’s the people who create it.” Right now, Estimote has defined a cultural framework, a starting point for employees to use when learning the “soul” of Estimote. Cieslik-Bridgen says…

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  • Attract Tech Talent To Your Small Business With This Expert Advice

    … Attract Tech Talent To Your Small Business With This Expert Advice June 7, 2017 by Meagan Freeman Leave a Comment Hiring a great staff can be a daunting task for any small business owner, but attracting a reliable talent pool is key to your business’ success. That is especially true when it comes to hiring tech support. Tech is an extremely…

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