GS Open House Recap: How to Inspire People in the Workplace

AboutCoworkStoriesEventsPrototyping LabContactMembers LoginDonate GS Open House Recap: How to Inspire People in the Workplace By groundswelladmin | June 28, 2019 The average cost to hire a new employee is $10,000.00 per person and the average turnover rate for a company is 13% per year. Imagine reducing that cost and utilizing it for further R&D or…

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Open House Recap: HR Risks for Startups

AboutCoworkStoriesEventsPrototyping LabContactMembers LoginDonate Open House Recap: HR Risks for Startups By fumiko shinkawa | June 11, 2019 A review in the most immediate HR concerns facing startups. Last Friday, June 7th, we held the first ever Groundswell Open House — a conference-style, all-day event featuring talks from HR professionals, sales and marketing mentors and recruiters on topics…

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So, you’re hiring your first interns.

AboutCoworkStoriesEventsPrototyping LabContactMembers LoginDonate So, you’re hiring your first interns. By fumiko shinkawa | April 22, 2019 Or, if you’re thinking about interning for a startup, check out Perspectives from a Tech Fellow by former Groundswell Intern, Kevin Zhou. For a startup with three team members and a shoestring budget, free or cheap labor can be pretty…

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Building your Brand: a Case Study with Michelle Burke and Bossibly

AboutCoworkStoriesEventsPrototyping LabContactMembers LoginDonate Building your Brand: a Case Study with Michelle Burke and Bossibly By fumiko shinkawa | March 29, 2019 Creating a brand is one of the first steps to marketing your company. Your brand is the first impression a potential customer (or investor) gets of your company and its services. For many, building a…

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Don’t quit your day job (yet). Do these things first.

AboutCoworkStoriesEventsPrototyping LabContactMembers LoginDonate Don’t quit your day job (yet). Do these things first. By fumiko shinkawa | February 5, 2019 Side hustles are on the rise — according to a 2018 Bankrate survey, more than 37% of Americans are working on the side and that number is only growing. With 51% of millenials following suite, it looks like…

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Why Startups Need to Measure KPIs & How to Get Started with Dashboards and Scorecards

AboutCoworkStoriesEventsPrototyping LabContactMembers LoginDonate Why Startups Need to Measure KPIs & How to Get Started with Dashboards and Scorecards By fumiko shinkawa | September 13, 2018 Guest post by Ryan Shelley, Groundswell Mentor and CGO & Founder of Shelley Media Arts. Do you know if your marketing and growth plan for your startup is actually working? While…

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Everything you need to know before your first hackathon.

AboutCoworkStoriesEventsPrototyping LabContactMembers LoginDonate Everything you need to know before your first hackathon. By fumiko shinkawa | August 29, 2018 When you imagine a hackathon, you may picture sleepy developers tapping at keyboards into the early morning, fraught with nervous energy and physical exhaustion. Did we just have a great idea — or is that the caffeine-high? But…

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Is Your Startup Idea too Good to be True?

AboutCoworkStoriesEventsPrototyping LabContactMembers LoginDonate Is Your Startup Idea too Good to be True? By fumiko shinkawa | February 12, 2018 Three Space Coast founders talk market validation and steps they use to assess demand for their new ideas. Many consider validation to be the most important step in starting a company. Before you’ve even started building your first…

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