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Hiring & Talent

Our Guide to Attracting and Retaining Top Talent

All startups are in a daily competition to attract top talent. Building a strong startup culture is one of the easiest ways for startups to differentiate themselves and win-over top talent.

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Founders, Feeling Stressed? Check Out These Posts

The life of a founder is stressful. Founders have to worry about their company, their employees, their investors, and other stakeholders, on top of their loved ones and themselves. The past few months have certainly not helped to eliminate…

How We Work: Zoom Calls

Remote work is here. Even if it is only for the next couple of weeks/months, companies are transitioning to remote work. The obvious distractions combined with companies transitioning to remote work…

Our 9 Favorite Posts on Remote Work

At this point, it is expected that most companies and corporations will be exploring working from home/remote work for the coming weeks. There has been an explosion of “work from home”…

Mike’s Note #7 — Flamin’ Hot Cheetos

When I started drafting the note earlier this week I was going to ask you about Covid-19 and how it will impact your business in the short, medium and long…

Building Your Personal Board of Directors

When times are tough (which they will be) being a founder can often feel like you are alone on an island. Having people to open up to and work your…

Too Small to Fail

In the wake of a few IPO flops, sustainability and profitability have also come into focus. There has been quite a buzz about raising too much, founders diluting themselves too…

Mike’s Note #5 — Do you have a CEO coach?

Hey there, I’ve been grappling with the idea of getting a CEO coach for a while. In particular, I’m always looking for ways to level up my leadership skills. Sidenote: I…

Mike’s Note #4 — All the Stuff I Got Wrong in 2019

I recently came across a viral post, “All the Stuff I Got Wrong in 2019”. I took a look at the byline and realized it was written by one of…

Upside.fm Podcast: Powering Communication for Founders and Investors

Upside is a podcast about startup investing outside of silicon valley. Our founder, Mike Preuss, was able to sit down with the hosts at Upside and discuss all things founder…

Founders Forward: Our 10 Most Popular Posts of 2019

Over the course of 2019 we sent 52 Founders Forward Weekly Newsletters, curated 450+ articles, and wrote 60+ posts ourselves. This article shares the 10 most popular posts we wrote…