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How 3 small teams pivoted their businesses to adapt to COVID-19
startup hustle

How 3 small teams pivoted their businesses to adapt to COVID-19

COVID-19 has hit nearly every industry and has forced businesses to make radical shifts. We sit down with three customers in different industries to discuss how they’ve adapted to current times.
Larissa Hildebrandt
7 min read
Hiring for startups: How to recruit the un-recruitable
sales recruiting

Hiring for startups: How to recruit the un-recruitable

Startup recruiting is hard. The challenge is twofold: finding incredible talent and then making them want to join your team.
Steli Efti
6 min read
The wannabe hustler: How to (actually) make big things happen
startup hustle

The wannabe hustler: How to (actually) make big things happen

You may think you’re a hustler, but there’s a right and wrong way to get shit done.
Steli Efti
5 min read
Stop f#cking around with growth hacks if your metrics look like this
sales hacks

Stop f#cking around with growth hacks if your metrics look like this

Startup founders love to experiment, especially when things aren’t going well. They map out hundreds of tests and hacks, hoping to find that one perfect path to success.
Steli Efti
4 min read
Want to start a company in Silicon Valley? Don’t do what I did (the first time)
entrepreneurship

Want to start a company in Silicon Valley? Don’t do what I did (the first time)

Every year, hundreds of startup founders move to Silicon Valley. But even if you’ve had success elsewhere, it’s a risky move.
Steli Efti
4 min read
Permission is for suckers: Why I made this intern a co-founder of my company
startup hustle

Permission is for suckers: Why I made this intern a co-founder of my company

Several years ago, I sold everything I owned and bought a one-way ticket to Silicon Valley. I planned to build what I thought would be my legacy—a billion-dollar business that would change the world.
Steli Efti
3 min read
Startup Istanbul 2015: The power of the hustle
sales psychology

Startup Istanbul 2015: The power of the hustle

Startup events like Startup Istanbul, "The Leading Startup Event in Eurasia", are great places for founders, executives, and investors to meet and share great ideas and stories about startups.
Ramin Assemi
15 min read
How Silicon Valley made me think small—Spark.me 2015 startup sales talk
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How Silicon Valley made me think small—Spark.me 2015 startup sales talk

Here's a talk Steli gave on May 31, 2015 in Montenegro, one of the biggest tech conferences in the Balkan region.
Ramin Assemi
25 min read