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Everyone thrives on being productive. For startups, being productive or not can be the difference between being alive or not. Startups experience unique constraints in terms of time, talent, resources and money. The combination of these constraints makes them productive in creative ways.There are a lot of productivity tools to help startup teams out there. However, being successfully productive requires a unique combination of tools, tact, techniques and attitude to nail the unique challenges of small teams and huge visions.Today, we are in a much better place than we were when we started out 5 years ago. There were...

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 One of the rarest things to find in the world is a company that doesn’t say, “Customers are our top priority.”Nearly every company or business has it written down as part of their policies and pasted on their conference room walls.Sadly, very few take it seriously enough to make the customers feel some truth in those words.Creating love with your customers costs money. However, research reveals that a happy customer is likely to bring, create and keep more happy customers in your business than a bloated marketing budget. A great relationship with your customers is like investing...

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One of the obvious reasons saying no is so hard is that it is often seen as an act of aggression. It makes us look disagreeable. You are looking forward to a quiet weekend, but your colleague requests that you help him meet a deadline by working over the weekend. All you can think of is curling up in bed and reading a book or watching a movie.You desperately want to say no. But, of course, you say yes and work over the weekend. Your calendar is full, and you are struggling with your current project. Your boss wheedles you into a new project;...