Small Business Articles

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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 Businesses

    October 22, 2019

    Diliana Alexander was essentially looking for a needle in a haystack. The cofounder and executive director of FilmGate, an arts nonprofit in Miami, Diliana (pictured at left above, with Maribel Cabrera) was looking to hire a production coordinator to help launch a summer program for high school students. But she wasn’t searching for a cookie-cutter camp...

  • The Top Startups of 2019: Companies Around the Globe That Are Disrupting Industries and Attracting Talent

    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’s why it is with great enthusiasm that we announce LinkedIn’s 2019 Top Startups lists, which highlight innovative young companies from a dozen countries that are generating excitement with customers, with investors, and,...

  • 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...

  • Here’s Why People Choose to Work at Small Businesses Over...

    September 20, 2018

    When you’re a small business looking to hire top talent, competing against big enterprises can feel like a David-and-Goliath struggle....

  • The Top Startups of 2018: 50 U.S. Companies That Are...

    September 6, 2018

    Who doesn’t love the romantic tale of an innovative startup company—the breathtaking vision, the pioneering courage, the...