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The District's General Assembly brings together powerhouses Weebly, Square and Google Cloud to host a Summer eCommerce event!
Happening Monday, July 17 from 6:00-8:30pm attendees will learn how to boost sales with omni channel marketing practices and hear from some of the top D.C eCommerce owners and experts.
Editors note: This is a guest post from Digital Diplomat Sohel Ather
A business’s processes and daily operations involve a lot of things. Of course, employees are nowhere less. Right from daily office work to occasional project or assignment related things, employees and managers handle a lot of things in a 9 to 5 day. This is all one point. But we never truly will know how many hours actually we are working and on what we are are spending our time. The reason I am saying this is because when we realize the number of works we are spending then we can much effectively and efficiently manage our time and simply accomplish our work goals.
There’s no doubt about it; if you read the statistics, the tech industry has a problem with the number of women who work within it.
Throughout the different forms of technology, there’s a gender gap that just keeps coming up again and again.
Let's take a deeper look into those stats:
Editors note: Sasha Horne is an award-winning journalist turned digital media entrepreneur. A former TV news reporter, correspondent and CNN Fellow now travels the world helping startups, brands, and entrepreneurs craft their digital presence.
As a kid, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was one of my favorite cartoons. Raphael was my favorite turtle (always the prankster), but my favorite character was April O'Neill, the reporter for Channel 6 News.
From taking my dad's camcorder into the front yard to do "live" news reports to my 6th grade communication arts class where we produced our own television shows, for as long as I can remember my goal in life was to work in news.
Do you know how to keep a remote team in line? Having a virtual crew can do wonders for helping to bring together the most skilled individuals from far-flung reaches of the globe to build your operations, particularly for tech and development focused businesses.
Expanding the pool from which you draw increases the likelihood that you'll be able to find the skills you need, but having a team that's spread out also presents unique management challenges. No matter your team's focus, there are a few common-sense tips that will help make you all more effective.
Optimizing your startup should be a priority. You see, by making your business more efficient you essentially stretch every penny, utilize every skill and give every employee a purpose. It’s not difficult to optimize a business, but it does take a wake up call for someone to realize that something in their business isn’t working as intended.
It’s easy to forget something in your business, such as neglecting to update a software package that could save you money in the long run due to new features. Similarly, while personnel issues are tough, especially in the startup world, leaving a disruptive employee in your workforce can taint the well, crippling your business in the future.
A business owner’s worst nightmare is to see the business they built from the ground up be taken from them by a larger corporation. It is their nightmare to see the business they have poured their heart into be taken over by a franchise. It is heartbreaking to see their business become one in a chain, rather than one on its own. Sometimes, however, a business ends up in a position which makes this fate an unavoidable one. Sometimes, for whatever reason, a business is drowning and the only way it can be saved is if it takes hold of the support offered by a chain company. And once a business takes this support it is a part of the chain company’s tide. If you don’t want your business to be swept up with this tide in the future you have to shore it up now. A few ways to do so can be found below.
As time goes on, more and more businesses are finding new ways to streamline their business practices. And most of this streamlining has been made possible thanks to advances in technology over the last couple of decades in particular. Roadblocks are being torn down all the time, extending into all areas of a company. Here are just some of the ways that technology is making is simpler to do business.
I just got back from one of the most exciting trips ever. Two weeks in Ireland for site-seeing and to judge the StartUp 100 competition at theDublin Tech Summit.
Read on for a recap of our trip and highlights from the summit!
Starting this St Patrick's Day You Can Watch All of My Ireland Videos on YouTube!
Your employees are the lifeblood of your business. Without them, all of the dreams and visions that you have for your business would end up coming to nothing. You might be the one on the top looking down at everything bet they're the ones down there on the front lines, seeing everything up close. But there's one important aspect of your employees that far too many business owners tend to ignore at their own peril: the fact that your employees can't really work at their best unless they're a team. Of course, you should make an effort to treat each and every employee as an individual, but if you want to get the most out of them, then they need to be totally in sync with one another. That might sound like a big challenge, but it really isn't. Human beings are naturally social animals and all your employees really need is for you to encourage and facilitate them to come together and become a cohesive unit. Here are a few super simple ways that you can do that.
Wonder Women Tech (WWT) is a nonprofit that highlights, educates, and celebrates women and diversity in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics) innovation and entrepreneurialism. Our platform offers a variety of speakers, panel discussions, coding classes, hackathons and other dynamic initiatives geared towards empowering women and girls in STEAM.
We will explore areas in:
Innovations in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math, Startups/Startup Culture, Female Founders, Diversity and Inclusion, Social Innovation, Aerospace, Bioengineering, Engineering, Eco-Tech, Robotics, Mathematics, Leadership, Closing the Gender Gap, Pioneers in Tech, Space exploration, Future of Travel, Mobility, Automotive Innovation, The Intersection between Arts and STEM, Healthcare technology, Sports technology, and more.
Sasha Talks Tech is excited to present an award at LA’s 1st Annual Timmy Awards in an effort to recognize the best places for technology professionals to work.
The "Timmys" are hosted by Tech in Motion, a national events organization for tech enthusiasts created by Jobspring Partners & Workbridge Associates.
On Thursday, March 24th Nominees will compete for awards in each of the following categories:
LA's Best Tech Startup
LA's Best Technology Manager
LA's Best Technology Work Culture
The Timmy Awards winners and nominees will be recognized at a gala event this spring on Thursday, March 24th, 2016. The evening will begin with cocktails, hor d'oeuvres, music and product demos from the best of the best in Silicon Beach.
Visit Tech in Motion to learn more about The Timmy Awards!
Is there something you are trying to accomplish in the Los Angeles tech community? Whether it be product marketing, user acquisition, employment branding, or thought leadership, Tech in Motion: Los Angeles can help! We currently have 2015 sponsorship opportunities available that will align with the goals you’re trying to achieve with your new app, company, or upcoming event. For more information follow this link or send us a meetup message!
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