This episode, see why this weekend is a good time to start a business in Providence, get yourself some (company) culture, re-think your lunchtime routine, and learn how to make more sales!
Friday, my love, we meet again!
Let’s Get Started!
Startup Weekend Providence starts tonight! If you aren’t familiar with Startup Weekend, it’s a global initiative to help launch startups with events all over the world. And it’s fun! Startup Weekend Providence is being hosted by our neighbors over at Betaspring. If you aren’t local to Providence, you can check the Startup Weekend site for an event near you.
Speaking of Providence and startups (as I often do), there was a great article in The Providence Phoenix this week about the local tech scene. We were happy to be included as well as a number of other local companies. For the smallest state, we have a big tech scene and it’s exciting to be a part of it!
Are You Cultured?
If you spend any time around this blog, you know we like to talk about company culture and work/life balance. It’s important to us and we know it’s important at other companies too. I read some great posts on culture lately that I want to share.
First off, Groove shared a tip from Andreessen Horowitz on how not to be late for meetings in Why Your Startup Needs to Obsess Over Culture.
Manifesto of a Corporate Misfit from Steve Satterwhite reminds us to bring the Golden Rule into the workplace. Yes!
Hiring new team members? Learn How Coaching Prevents New Hires From Feeling Isolated on the Cream.hr blog.
And while we don’t recommend hazing, here are 12 Quirky Things Tech Companies Do With New Hires from Inc. Here at Batchbook, local hires are honored with themed donut cakes upon their arrival. mmmmm… donuts…
Last but not least, our own Pamela O’Hara shares her thoughts on How to Stay Human in a High Tech World.
Is it Time for Lunch yet?
My friends from BarCamp Philly know that Lunch is part of my Personal Brand. Turns out, I’m not alone. Here are 10 Things Super Successful People Do During Lunch. Do you have a lunchtime ritual? I’d love to hear about it. Over lunch?
Make the Sale
After lunch it’s time to get back to work. Our friends at 99designs are here to help with Landing Page Design That Sells. Their free ebook and templates can help you improve sales on your landing pages.
If you’re still wondering why company culture is important, it’s because, well… this…
Have a great weekend! I’m going to go grab some lunch.Image courtesy of Jack Newton via Creative Commons License.