Business, Inspiration, Lifestyle, Startup

3 Steps for Transforming Negative Feedback Into Positive Result

Negative reviews can be the holy grail of customer feedback. Yelp. Zomato. ZocDoc. Glassdoor. Zillow. And of course, the App Store. There’s no escaping online ratings and reviews in today’s consumer world. Whether we’re picking a professor or our next meal, we’ve come to not only trust but relish reviews. For better or worse, they’ve… Read More 3 Steps for Transforming Negative Feedback Into Positive Result

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3 Ways to Gain More Credibility and Trust in Business (Basically How to Get More Clients)

This week we’re talking credibility, trust and money. In other words, how gaining your potential clients’ trust can earn you more money. Establishing credibility with potential clients is more than important; it’s vital to your business. If you don’t have that credibility, how can you handle the competition and differentiate yourself from the mass. You… Read More 3 Ways to Gain More Credibility and Trust in Business (Basically How to Get More Clients)

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Embracing the Unknown: How I Decided to Found My Own Company

When Cory von Wallenstein’s employer changed from a startup to a growth company, he realized it was time to leave. A little over a year ago, I was the chief technologist at Dyn, the fastest growing private company in New Hampshire with an internet performance product suite that is changing how companies connect to their… Read More Embracing the Unknown: How I Decided to Found My Own Company

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4 Lessons for Starting Four Companies in Four Years

Starting numerous companies within a short period of time can teach valuable leadership lessons. I started on my entrepreneurial path while working full-time in a law firm. I was making a good salary, had a corner office and enjoyed the work. My Sin City Cupcakes co-founder Dannielle Cole called me one day to catch up, as… Read More 4 Lessons for Starting Four Companies in Four Years

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How to Choose a Name for Your Business (That You Won’t Regret Later)

One of the most important choices you’ll make as a business owner is choosing a name for your business. Your name is the face of your brand and conveys what it stands for. So, how do you go about selecting a memorable one? If you have $50,000 to spend on a top-tier naming company, go for it.… Read More How to Choose a Name for Your Business (That You Won’t Regret Later)

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How Hiring a Diverse Team Will Strengthen Your Company Culture

I’m a female CEO – apparently a rare breed these days. Even rarer perhaps is my leadership team, which is 50 percent women, and that of the 31 people on staff at my financial technologies startup, 50 percent are women. That said, my development team is all male, a fact my CTO and I are working… Read More How Hiring a Diverse Team Will Strengthen Your Company Culture

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How to Build Your Personal Brand to Promote Your Business

As the face of your business, it’s important to cultivate a strong personal brand. Most entrepreneurs think that the business or product they represent is the most important aspect of their business and that the face of the business is of no importance. This, however, isn’t necessarily true. While it might not be the primary… Read More How to Build Your Personal Brand to Promote Your Business

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How to Hire Talent That Will Complement Your Team and Culture

When growing your team, focus on hiring the right people with the right personality fit for your organization. People make the difference. You can have incredible systems and procedures in place, the right software and automation tools and a company culture that encourages fun and freedom, but if you don’t have the right people carrying out… Read More How to Hire Talent That Will Complement Your Team and Culture

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7 Questions for Marie Chevrier, Founder and CEO of Sampler

Marie Chevrier is the founder and CEO of Sampler, a revolutionary sample-distribution app. She sat down for the following interview with LORI’s Stephen Friedrich at Montreal Startupfest 2016. STEPHEN FRIEDRICH: So tell me a bit about Sampler. MARIE CHEVRIER: Sampler helps brands distribute product samples to the right people, so we’re kind of like a… Read More 7 Questions for Marie Chevrier, Founder and CEO of Sampler