What Is the Difference Between Staff Augmentation and Outsourcing?

Staff augmentation is the synergy between external resources and the core team operating as employees or contractors within an organization. When the core team needs additional help, augmentation is a necessity to adhere to internal processes, follow protocol, sit in scheduled meetings, and ensure that the entire team—internal and exter...

Why Is It So Hard to Find a Tech Cofounder?

For every large group of business owners and founders looking for a technical partner, there is an equally large group of technical people wondering where the business folks are. Regardless of whether you're selling to a client, pitching to an investor, looking for employees or a partner, the approach is fairly similar and this requires 3...

What Are Some Good Team Building Activities for a Distributed Team?

Being able to gather everyone together at an annual summit is definitely great, although not always possible for smaller distributed teams. How do we ensure that we remain bonded as we establish a solid team? Here are several activities that we incorporate into our workflow: 1. Regular group chats - We have a weekly Monday kick-off ...

Is Launching Multiple Startups a Good Idea?

If you are a new entrepreneur who cannot afford to invest in building multiple platforms and hire a team for each venture, stick to a single startup at first. People who own multiple businesses have spent over a decade building a career, saving capital, creating a network, and studying the foundations of sales, marketing, busine...

Which Business Has the Lowest Barrier to Entry With the Highest ROI?

"I want to start a business, not a start-up. Which business has the lowest barrier to entry with the highest ROI?" The highest possible ROI is usually related to shady deals in the gray area (or outright illegal ones). Due to the nature of those business ventures, ROI is massive simply because the stakes are high and you can easily get ca...

Do SEO Plugins Dramatically Slow Down the WordPress Site?

Most of the existing SEO plugins add some processing and requests to every page load, but it usually isn’t that bad. In any proper setup, caching plays an important role in processing the page generation ones (PHP evaluation + the corresponding database queries to pull the right data based on user capabilities, taxonomies, U...