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Why every company needs a minimum viable product

A minimum viable product (MVP) is the most basic level at which a product can enter the market. It's an experiment to determine if the execution of an idea has enough marginal utility to make or improve profits.

Running a Business With Staff Scattered Around the World

When Ralph Dandrea needed to hire a handful of employees for his rapidly growing Web design business, he figured he would have no trouble finding information technology professionals.

10 Entrepreneurs Tell Us: The Interview Questions You Should Be Asking

Most job interviews fit a certain mold. You explain the position and company mission, ask a few questions, and decide whether the candidate's skill set would fit within your organization.

3 Steps To Hire The Right App Developer (For The Technology-Disinclined)

It doesn’t matter whether you built your first computer when you were 6 or you still think Java is just about coffee. At some point, most founders need to hire an app developer. When that day comes, how will you know you’re hiring the right person for the job?

From Kuty Shalev

A selection of articles by Kuty Shalev.

13 Tips for Running Powerful Webinars

Speaking in front of a crowd makes even the best of us shake at the knees. For many businesses though, webinars consistently prove to be an effective marketing and customer relationship tool.

How I Hired an Entirely Remote Workforce

Many people are stunned to learn that I didn’t meet my chief technology officer in person until 2014 — three years after he started working for me. Hiring key employees you’ve never met face-to-face may seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be.

If your prototype takes more than 90 days to build, the idea is too big

No app in recent memory has been as widely parodied or cloned as Yo. It’s clean, easy to use and ridiculously simple. The app only took eight hours to develop, and when it first launched, it had one singular function: to send “Yo” to the user’s friends.

When Turning Down Money Can Be A Smart Move

Investors who come knocking can be the best form of flattery for a startup, but here’s a little secret: You can say no.

Small business advice: How to find the right app-development team

So, you don’t know much about Java or Swift. You don’t know an app’s “front end” from its “back end” — or from your back end, for that matter. So if you’ve been entertaining the possibility of building an app for your small business, now might be the time to hire a development team.

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