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Spokesman Coffee: Thriving in a Passionate Community in Austin, Texas | Trey Ramirez

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Today on Small Business War Stories we are joined by Trey Ramirez, co-founder of Spokesman Coffee , a cafe by day and a bar by night, in Austin Texas. Trey had worked in many service industry positions in Austin, helping some of them open their doors.

Coco Coquette: More than a Wig Shop in Austin, Texas | Allyson Garro

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Today on Small Business War Stories we are joined by Allyson Garro of Coco Coquette, a wig and makeup shop in Austin, Texas. In 1999, Allyson lived in New Orleans, working at a wig shop and as a burlesque dancer.

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Recspec: Running a Design Studio and Art Gallery in Austin, TX | Laurel Barickman

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Today we are joined by Laurel Barickman of Recspec , a design studio and art gallery in Austin, Texas. Laurel began teaching herself Photoshop and editing techniques when she was fourteen years old. By the time she went to college, she felt she knew enough about design and decided to major in film.

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Merlin’s Hide Out: Sharing the Spirit of the Wild West Through Buffalo Hide in Thermopolis, Wyoming | Barb Heinze

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On today’s episode we are joined by Barb Heinze of Merlin’s Hide Out, a shop that specializes in customized, handmade, real buffalo hide products. Barb and her husband Merlin have been in this business for 17 years.

Live Webinar: How to Build a Strong Recruiting Pipeline in 2019

When your company is growing fast, there’s not a lot of spare time to vet prospective hires. Without the luxury of a careful, thoughtful and unhurried interview process for each and every role, you need to get smart about filling your recruiting pipeline. It’s all about finding and teeing up high-quality prospective candidates who align well with your company’s mission and are ready to hit the ground running, ramp quickly and thrive long-term. Join Elicia Hughey, VP of HR at Octave Music Group and the experts from Glassdoor and Newton to learn what it takes to build a strong pipeline by being as strategic as possible at every stage in hiring.

DIY Pete: Inspiring Others Through Do-It-Yourself Projects in Bozeman, Montana | Peter Sveen

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On this episode of Small Business War Stories, we are joined by Peter Sveen, founder of DIY Pete. His company creates content that helps others get inspired and learn to build projects.

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FAQs: How does Proven help with hiring? How does Proven save you time? How can I use Proven to get a job? User Permission Levels. How to Use an ATS with Proven. How to Post an Anonymous Job. How can I download and print the resumes? How can I share my post to social media?

How To Value an Online Business

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While entrepreneurs start digital businesses for a variety of reasons, chances are the prospect of one day selling for a profit is an attractive one.

The Ultimate Guide to Hotel Jobs in San Francisco

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San Francisco is easily recognized by it’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge (not pictured), cable cars and colorful Victorian houses. The city and nearby Silicon Valley are known for their entrepreneurial spirit and startup mentality.

The Ultimate Guide to Restaurant Jobs in San Francisco

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Known for its year-round fog, iconic Golden Gate Bridge (not pictured), cable cars and colorful Victorian houses, San Francisco is one of the most recognizable cities in the United States.

The 75+ Best Apps for Small Business: The Ultimate List (Updated for 2018)

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There are a ton of great apps out there that can help your business hire faster, communicate with your employees easier, and even generate more revenue for your business. But within this enormous sea of apps, as a small business, how do you even know where to start?

Building AI to Unlearn Bias in Recruiting

Research shows that the hiring process is biased and unfair. While we have made progress to solve this, it’s potentially at risk due to advancements in AI technology. Our eBook covers these issues & shows you how AI can ensure workplace diversity.

Gold Rush Vinyl: Innovating the Record Industry in Austin, Texas | Caren Kelleher

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Today on Small Business War Stories we are joined by Caren Kelleher, owner of Gold Rush Vinyl in Austin, Texas. Caren began working in the technology side of music, starting at Songkick and moving to Google to help launch Google Music and Google Play.

Santa Fe Stoneworks: Making Stone Inlay Knives as a Family Business in Santa Fe, New Mexico | Bill, Anna, & Miles Wirtel

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On today’s episode we are joined by Bill, Anna & Miles Wirtel of Santa Fe Stoneworks , a company that creates fine handcrafted stone inlay knives. Bill began working in this industry 40 years ago and over time Anna and Miles eventually found themselves working at their father’s business.

Durango Soda Company: Making an Impact with Craft Soda in Durango, Colorado | Dan Aggeler

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Today we are joined by Dan Aggeler, co-founder of Durango Soda Company, the makers of Zuberfizz. Dan Aggeler and Banden Zuber began home brewing in college and eventually became commercial brew masters.

Turning Your Failures into New Beginnings in Boulder, Colorado | Jake Hurwitz

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Today, on the last episode of the Soul of America Tour, we are joined by Jake Hurwitz. He shares his story of starting a student led creative agency, discovering his passion and picking himself back up after failure.

Rob Nance & the Lost Souls: Pursuing a Career in Music on the American Highways, from North Carolina to New Mexico | Rob Nance

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On today’s episode we are joined by Rob Nance & the Lost Souls , a traveling band from North Carolina. Rob, Jordan, and Dylan have all been playing music since they were children.

Your Hidden Weapon: 9 Best Practices for Working with Third-Party Recruiters

Leveraging third-party recruiters has been the golden ticket for many when filling critical roles. Whether seasoned at utilizing third-party search or new to it, this report breaks down how best to use this secret weapon to ensure the best ROI.

100+ Job Boards For Job Seekers and Recruiters (Updated for 2018)

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Welcome! We did a lot of work to find you the best job boards, and this is a long post. If you want the quick and dirty, here are our Top 10.

GoRuck: Building an Iconic Brand Based on Community | Jason McCarthy

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On today’s episode we are joined by Jason McCarthy of GoRuck , an American brand with Special Forces roots that is aiming to change the world. As a former Special Forces Operator, Jason originally began GoRuck to create go bags, bags prepped with essential items to prepare for emergencies.

Fightforce: Promoting Mixed Martial Arts in the Rocky Mountain Region | Bryan Deats

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On today’s episode we are joined by Bryan Deats of Fightforce , an amateur, semi-pro and professional mixed martial arts promotion company. Bryan began training in martial arts when he was young and practiced mixed martial arts through college.

Meow Wolf: Creating an Immersive Art Experience in Santa Fe, New Mexico | John Feins

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Today we are joined by John Feins of Meow Wolf , a New Mexico based arts and entertainment group that established in 2008 as an art collective. In 2011, they put together a larger installation at the Center for Contemporary Arts that gained much more attention than expected.

How Recruiters Can Create a Predictable Candidate Pipeline

Even the most experienced recruiting professionals face challenges filling critical roles in their organizations from an inability to establish, nurture and grow a sustainable talent pipeline. Download this eBook to get a jump on sourcing and learn how to build a high performance recruiting pipeline.

Tibeb Leatherworks: Leather Goods with a Soul, from Ethiopia to Santa Fe, New Mexico | Joshua Gebreyes

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On today’s episode we are joined by Joshua Gebreyes of Tibeb Leatherworks. Joshua is an architecture student interning from Ethiopia, who is crafting beautiful leather-bound journals and wallets using Ethiopian fabrics and prints.

The Bird: One of the Last True Watering Holes in Jackson, Wyoming | Will Nowack & Ted Hansen

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On today’s episode we are joined by Will Nowack and Ted Hansen, co-owners of The Bird , a fun bar and restaurant where you can enjoy the laid-back ambiance while having some great food. Will and Ted become owners of the bar after the previous owner decided to sell.

40+ Companies Share Their Secrets to Remote Work Success

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Remote work has many advantages over a traditional office-work environment. There’s less distractions, everyone can setup their work environment to suit their needs, and for young companies, it’s a great way to keep operating costs low.

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Shinesty: Building a Company on Outrageous Fashion in Boulder, Colorado | Chris White

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Today we are joined Chris White, CEO and Co-founder of Shinesty , a company that creates outrageous clothing for theme parties, costume parties, and general ridiculousness.

Dice's 2018 Diversity and Inclusion Report

A vital step to becoming more inclusive is first understanding how inclusive your culture is right now. Dice’s Diversity and Inclusion Report highlights how tech pros currently gauge their industry’s progress – and how frequently they've experienced discrimination based on gender, sexuality, age and political affiliation.

7 Video Conferencing Tips for Better Recruiting

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The days of strictly interviewing and meeting with potential candidates face-to-face are over. More companies are realizing the reach of video conferencing in regards to active recruiting. According to data from PGi, 66 percent of candidates prefer to use video during the interview process.

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Colorado Highland Helicopters: Mountain Flight Education and High Altitude Rescue in Durango, Colorado | Brandon Laird and Dayle Morningstar

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This week we are joined by Dayle Morningstar and Brandon Laird of Colorado Highland Helicopters , a family owned and operated business that provides flight instruction, search and rescue, photography and reconnaissance.

Beartooth Group: Creating Environmental and Financial Value Through Ranch Restoration in Bozeman, Montana | Robert Keith

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On today’s episode we are joined by Robert Keith of Beartooth Group , an investment group that connects people to the American West by running ranch investment funds, representing ranch buyers, and managing habitat restoration.

How to Stay Awake at Work: 45+ Ways to Stay Alert All Day

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It’s 2:30pm and your eyelids are very, very heavy. You swore hours passed since the last time you glanced at the clock at 2:15pm. How are you ever going to stay awake at work?

Newton’s Guide to OFCCP Compliance

For federal contractors, keeping up with OFCCP regulations can be a major challenge when recruiting and hiring. Download our guide to OFCCP compliance and learn the major regulations that you must adhere to.

Small Business War Stories Podcast List

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Tres Cuervos Leatherworks: Leather Goods Authentically Hand Crafted in Santa Fe, New Mexico | Aaron Boyd

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Today we are joined by Aaron Boyd of Tres Cuervos Leatherworks , a company that creates hand crafted practical goods using American leather, brass, and wood.

Serenity Forge: Creating Video Games for Good in Boulder, Colorado | Z Yang

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Today we are joined by Z Yang of Serenity Forge , a company that seeks to create meaningful video games that challenge the way you think about and view the world. Z Yang built his first computer when he was six years old and designed his first video game when he was 10.

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Western Range Clothing Company: Formal Attire with a Rocky Mountain Twist in Jackson Hole, Wyoming | Spencer Hirst

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Today we are joined by Spencer Hirst, Co-founder of Western Range Clothing Company , a classic clothing company garnished with a bit of western.

There’s Not a Skills Gap in the U.S… or Is There?

Your search for the perfect candidate has resulted in zero perfectly skilled applicants. What’s going on? Enter…the skills gap. This report, ‘The Employment Skills Gap and What To Do About It’, breaks down the issue with solutions you can apply now.

The Top 25 Best Applicant Tracking Systems (Updated for 2018)

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Hiring can seem like a daunting process, but it doesn’t have to be! Ideally, your company’s hiring process should be as efficient and effective as possible – and an applicant tracking system can make that happen.

Are You Checking References? (15 Critical Questions to Ask)

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Do you check references before making a hiring decision on a candidate? If the answer to this question is “no”, then you need to stop what you’re doing and read this post.

How Much It Costs to Post a Job Online (The Dirty Truth)

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There are plenty of excellent online job boards out there. Some of them boast millions and millions of job seekers searching for the perfect opportunity. While this is great news for an employer looking to hire, it can be just a little overwhelming and costly.

ELITE-OSM: Creating a Business Through Rehabilitation in Albuquerque, New Mexico | Beau Hightower

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On this episode of Small Business War Stories, we are joined by Beau Hightower of Elite-OSM , a result driven clinic that is passionate about patient care. Dr. Beau Hightower has had practices in many places but ended up moving to Albuquerque in 2012.

Dice 2018 Tech Salary Report

Dice’s new Tech Salary Report is here. The skinny? While Cloud, Big Data and Process Management skills are driving the biggest pay increases, employers are also offering non-monetary motivators to attract and retain tech talent. Find out which skills and incentives are hot.