Want to explore the world but are stuck quarantining at home? Sick of staring at the boring walls in your ‘home office?’ From the Mona Lisa to the Pergamon Altar, why not skip the lines and visit these amazing museums with a virtual tour?!

While we may not be able to catch a flight to another country or plan a whole trip or vacation, these museums with virtual tours make it ridiculously easy to appreciate artwork and learn something new from artefacts located at the opposite ends of the earth. What’s more, a museum with a virtual tour is the…

Today’s global health climate is truly unprecedented. With the onset of the current global pandemic, many companies have been forced to fundamentally change the way they conduct business. Moving online has proven to be challenging for even the most innovative and established of organisations. Along with the obvious technical challenges of transitioning to remote work, companies also have to figure out how to keep employees engaged while they are miles away from their colleagues. Fortunately, unlike most businesses, HappyHour did not have to deal with transitioning to a new working style. Our team has always been 100% remote.

Our team…

Hiring is likely the single most important thing you’ll ever do as a business owner. How do you go about hiring employees that are going to work hard and be an overall great fit for your company? We’re sharing our current hiring strategy, plus a few trade secrets from fellow entrepreneurs.

NiceJob’s hiring strategy:

Part of the reason we’ve been able to grow the business so fast is by hiring exceptional people to join our team. Good employees stay longer, they help train others, impress clients and help bring your business to another level.

You get it. It’s important to hire good people…

Sourcing Candidates

Sourcing is the process of finding resumes within the recruitment process. Sourcing refers to the initial part of recruiting (actually finding the candidates through a variety of methods.)

Sourcing is also many times used to refer to highly specialized talent searches. For example, a company might be looking for an individual with a background in mechanical engineering who understands object oriented programming. Recruiting and sourcing professionals understand how to source this specialized talent through a variety of means. For example, they will mine candidate lists from the Internet and also source talent from competing companies.

To ascertain the best keywords…

The following is one of our internal company philosophy and training documents. We firmly believe in keeping your company lean so you can grow faster, more efficiently, and, hopefully, succeed as a business.

I am not the author of this article, however, I was taught the same at the business school I attended (where I did an entrepreneurship degree), and it teaches good habits (even if they’re not always easy to abide or remember).

What’s the lean methodology?

Lean comes from Lean Manufacturing and is a set of principles for achieving quality, speed & customer alignment.

It is often referenced in conjunction with software…

Two years ago, before we NiceJob grew from 2 employees with no office, to our current tally of 17 and nearly $2mil ARR, now on our second office, I decided to write what we called our “Office Management Strategy”. It is essentially a document that outlines all the best practices for how our office would be used, look, feel, etc, based on research (see references at the bottom). Since then we’ve implemented much of the learning contained in this document, but now we’re sharing it to the world so perhaps you can learn from it too! …

Looking to find a job fair or networking event in Vancouver, Canada? You’re in luck. There is no shortage of jobs in Vancouver, and with unemployment at a record low, employers are scrambling to try and run, or be a part of as many job fairs as possible.

Here’s a helpful list to help you connect with them. NOTE: For certain career fairs like ones run by the university, they rarely actually check if you’re a student, so you can probably get away with attending anyway. Happy hunting! 😎

Don’t want to attend a job fair to get an interview…

It’s 10:35pm, and I’m lying in bed thinking about how I should start this. First of all, this particular piece is a bit of personal philosophy I’ve had in my head for a while but that I’ve pondered long enough that I feel I want to share. Hope you like it.

First, a bit of backstory

It was December of 2017, and I was a university student about to graduate from business school, and, not knowing exactly what I was going to do post-graduation, I felt a bit lost. I knew I wanted to start another business (I’d been involved in startups for a few…

One of the biggest concerns stakeholders in software companies have are the barriers to entry for the industry they serve and the product they offer. This article will offer strategies to mitigate those concerns and even turn that risk into a source of competitive strength for your business. Before we jump into how we can solve this issue, however, let’s first do a bit of a primer on what barriers to entry are and how SaaS plays into that.

Barriers to Entry: An introduction

Barriers to entry, also known as sources of “unfair” competitive advantage, are factors that prevent potential or existing competitors from replicating…

Blockchain technology has the power to change the world. In this article I will provide a very brief explanation of what blockchain technology is, and how it can be applied by social entrepreneurs in solving social issues and disrupting markets through things such as tenuous title claims, sharing economies, remittances, identity ownership, the democratization of data access, online voting, and financial markets.

What is Blockchain Technology?

It seems that in today’s entrepreneurial world everyone is excited about and trying to integrate blockchain technology into their business models to attract more venture capital and be trendy, without knowing what blockchain technology really is. Few people…

Connor Wilson

🚒 Entrepreneur | 1st Employee @ NiceJob | Leads Marketing/Sales/Success/HR | Check out my personal site at www.connorjwilson.com for more information!

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