Small Business Articles

  • How to Build Diversity and Inclusion into Your Company’s DNA, According to a Diversity-Focused VC Firm

    February 19, 2020

    While the conversation around diversity and inclusion (D&I) has come a long way in recent years, the biggest challenge that chief diversity officers face is making the business case for D&I, with one in four (27%) reporting this is still an issue for them.  One company that doesn’t need convincing is Kapor Capital, an Oakland-based venture capital (VC) firm that...

  • How This Fast-Growing Company Built an Employer Brand That Attracts the Right Candidates

    January 27, 2020

    As the fastest-growing restaurant management platform in North America, Toast is scaling at what feels like hyperspeed. We’ve doubled in size year-over-year and plan to do it again in 2020. Right now, we employ over 2,600 employees across the U.S. and in our Dublin office, and are tasked with hiring in volume without sacrificing our “toastiness” (aka quality)....

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    3 Mistakes Companies Make When Hiring Their First 100 Employees — and How to Avoid Them

    January 14, 2020

    After spending nearly a decade helping Fortune 500 companies with organization development, Matt Hoffman decided he’d rather work on a smaller scale where he could have an even bigger impact. He’s since helped numerous startups and small businesses to scale their teams, and today supports the growth of venture capital firms in his role as partner and head of...

  • How LinkedIn Jobs Helps Level the Playing Field for Smaller...

    October 22, 2019

    Diliana Alexander was essentially looking for a needle in a haystack. The cofounder and executive director of FilmGate, an arts...

  • The Top Startups of 2019: Companies Around the Globe That...

    September 17, 2019

    It’s easy to root for the fledgling company that challenges the industry behemoth — in the hopes of someday being that behemoth. That’...

  • Making Your First Hires: 7 Steps Every Startup Should Follow

    November 14, 2018

    Starting anything from scratch is challenging. It requires planning, strategy and a whole lot of hustle. Heck – writing a blog post is...