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Space Matters: Revolutionizing Company Culture

by Sasha Veytsman in Entrepreneurship, We Are PivotDesk
18 Jul 2016

Soon after launching Been There, Done That, we heard from many of you that you wanted more — more coaching, more resources, and more access to the network of entrepreneurs PivotDesk has built. So, we started to host events designed to give you just that…more! Rather than limit the benefits of these events to attendees […]

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[VIDEO] How Fast-Growing Teams Hire, Fire, and Manage

by Team PivotDesk in Entrepreneurship, We Are PivotDesk
07 Jul 2016

We partnered with Uncubed to bring you Entrepreneur Essentials, a 3-part series on the challenges ALL entrepreneurs face when starting a business: 1. How to pitch 2. Hiring and firing 3. Office space PivotDesk CEO and Co-Founder, David Mandell has seen it all throughout his career as a serial startup founder and Techstars mentor. Through […]

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3 Organizational Habits of Highly Effective People

by Nell Gable in Entrepreneurship
05 Jul 2016

A Finnish proverb says: “Happiness is a place between too little and too much.” This gets to the truth of the idea that we all need balance to perform our best.  Being effective in the workplace requires this balance, and the avoidance of “too much.” We can’t write about habits without a nod to the […]

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[VIDEO] Crafting the perfect pitch for your startup (or yourself!)

by Team PivotDesk in Entrepreneurship, We Are PivotDesk
30 Jun 2016

We partnered with Uncubed to bring you Entrepreneur Essentials, a 3-part series on the challenges ALL entrepreneurs face when starting a business: 1. How to pitch 2. Hiring and firing 3. Office space PivotDesk CEO and Co-Founder, David Mandell has seen it all throughout his career as a serial startup founder and Techstars mentor. Through […]

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Life as a CEO: “It’s a Daily Struggle”

by Team PivotDesk in Entrepreneurship, We Are PivotDesk
28 Jun 2016

As a CEO, it’s easy to feel like the world is resting on your shoulders. You’ll lie in bed, thinking there is no possible way you can make it through the day ahead. Yet bowing out of the fight simply isn’t an option. At least, you shouldn’t let it be an option. PivotDesk CEO, David […]

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Gems of Wisdom From Up-and-Coming Women in Tech

by Shayla Mars in Entrepreneurship
14 Jun 2016

According to a 10-year study conducted by First Round Ventures, companies with a female co-founder perform 63% better than all-male teams. As impressive as that statistic is, women are still less likely to be funded in comparison to men. Pitchbook discovered that only 9.7% of VC-backed companies have had at least one female founder since […]

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[Guest Post] Fearless Confessions: Building a Long-Lasting Company When Hiring and Firing

by Team PivotDesk in Entrepreneurship
09 Jun 2016

It’s a story aspiring entrepreneurs hear often: employers highlight the success their company has found through through a pinch of luck, a market need, and a clever strategy. But behind the glamour, the challenges of running a business can feel crushing — something entrepreneurs don’t always talk about in the spotlight. As Bob Parsons, the founder […]

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BTDT: An Interview With The B2B Growth Show on How Scaling Back Helped us Grow 300%

by David Mandell in BTDT, Entrepreneurship
31 May 2016

Last year, we shared with you how our decision to scale back our sales efforts to focus primarily on the NYC market ultimately led us to grow our revenue by 300% in a matter of months. That experience allowed us to learn a tremendous amount about our capabilities as a company, as well as the […]

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Post Webinar Wrap-Up: Striking a balance between product and UX

by Peter Nocchiero in Entrepreneurship, We Are PivotDesk
23 May 2016

When promoting our webinar on how to create an effective relationship between product and UX, we made a pretty audacious claim… We said that nailing your product/UX team dynamic is even more important to your business than revenue. We thought some of you might give us a hard time with this one… But what we […]

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BTDT: Boxing, Startups and the Kickoff of Founder Fights, Presented by FullContact

by David Mandell in BTDT, Entrepreneurship
17 May 2016

“All I wanna do is go the distance. And if I can go that distance…seeing that bell ring and I’m still standing, then I’ll know for the first time in my life, that I weren’t just another bum from the neighborhood.” – Rocky Balboa What the hell am I doing? I’m a grown man. I […]

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