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Uber’s Fare Playing Field

December 20th, 2012 by Rleenaerts

Disruption moves this world forward-even when, especially when, it challenges the status quo. If you’re reading this almost instantly on your computer, it’s because broadband disrupted dial-up. If you’re reading this on your mobile device or laptop you can thank cellular for disrupting landlines. Check our our new blog discussing startups like Uber who are [...]

My Experience at Firefly: What It’s Like to Intern at an Early Stage Startup

November 19th, 2012 by Rleenaerts

By: Nick Kowalski There are a lot of blogs and articles out there about what it’s like to work at a startup, but I don’t feel like any really convey the experience I have had at Firefly.  That’s not to say that they’re not valuable.  Blogs like Danielle Small’s provide great condensed, organized points. Unfortunately, for those [...]

Hiring for Startups: 10 Clear Markers For a Great Fit

November 15th, 2012 by Rleenaerts

By: Sheraan Amod Founder & CEO of  Personera.com Building a strong team is one of the most important directives of a founder. There are many facets to this, but the most obvious and beneficial one is hiring the right people. We’ve recently made some new hires at Personera, and the process made me aware of [...]

Going after “B’ talent

November 14th, 2012 by Rleenaerts

By : Steve Roberson Companies should settle for “B” talent. After all, the mismatched labor market that we’ve been working with for some time is extremely tight. They can’t realistically expect to fill their company with “A” talent. Companies should bring on the “B” talent and get to work. That’s what I recently overheard a [...]

Myths And Misconceptions About Working for a Startup

September 18th, 2012 by Rleenaerts

By: Joe Payne As a recruiter specializing in early stage companies (aka startups), candidates give me a lot of reasons they don’t want to work at one. Some of their reasons are valid – most are not. I’d like to dispel some of the misconceptions (and confirm some truths) about early stage companies. Here are [...]

Rockstar only, or will a solid back-up singer work?

August 31st, 2012 by Rleenaerts

Startups are creating jobs. Lots of jobs. They are also having a hard time filling certain positions. Even in this economy, positions can sit vacant for months at a time, and one reason is because a lot of startups think they should only hire “Rockstar” talent.  This thought process isn’t necessarily the right way to [...]

In the Tampa area? Join us for an Entrepreneur Expo

August 29th, 2012 by Rleenaerts

If you’re in the Tampa area please come join us as we partner to present the RNC Entrepreneur Expo with the NBC, Huffington Post and Microsoft. Open to the public. A showcase of startups and distinguished guests to discuss entrepreneurship and job creation.  

Ready for a challenge?

July 9th, 2012 by Rleenaerts

It’s that time of the decade again – time for our democratic process to elect leaders to help make this country great, and no doubt one serious topic of discussion will be job creation. Today’s announcement however, isn’t about politics. Today’s announcement is about how you can play a small part of your own with [...]

Announcing the IdeaMensch road show

June 19th, 2012 by Rleenaerts

A mind that is stretched to a new idea never returns to its original dimension.
    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Every day at StartUpHire we get the privilege of working with companies and organizations that are bringing their ideas to life and to market. Every startup, every product, every disruptive process began as an idea, [...]