Workplace

A workplace is a location where you work, a place of employment. Such a place can range from a home office to a large office building or factory. It is the place where we spend upwards of 8 hours a day. Situations such as dissension, poor communication, and general dysfunction occur frequently. LAStartups.com's mission is to share ideas, tools, and solutions you can use it to make your workplace a little better.    

The Rise of Startups Outside of Major Tech Hubs

Operating in a tech hub is one of the things that startups believe they need to do in order to succeed. It has always felt like the right thing to do for budding entrepreneurs as such locations promise the most suitable atmosphere and culture for their employees. Tech hubs also draw in the right people that firms want to get on board so it just makes sense that they base...

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What it Takes to Become a Great Product Manager at a Startup

Product Managers must possess core competencies that can be applied in all settings, whether in large corporations or in small startups. But their roles and responsibilities will obviously different because of the differences in assets, market, and capitalization, among other factors, between these companies. In a startup, a product manager has to be quick on his feet, so to speak, because the startup’s path is unpredictable – one day, it’s...

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5 Simple Strategies For Achieving Inbox Zero

The email inbox is either your friend or your foe, but most of the time, if managed poorly, it becomes Pandora’s box, it gobsmacks you with a ton of headache and frustration, and it’s the perfect way to cripple or even hinder your productivity. But, if it’s properly managed, the email can be a very good friend of yours that leads you to productivity and efficient collaboration. This quick guide...

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Need an Easier Way to Fill Coding Jobs? Here’s How

Investing in your future often means learning how to code. Everywhere you look, you’ll see the importance of computer science education. Regardless of the industry, you’ll see practical applications for this. Despite its importance, the world still suffers from a vast shortage of developers. The average American will spend more than three hours of their day in the digital world. It’s possible due to the 4 million software engineers in...

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Booming Industries in the Time of COVID-19

The current health crisis has devastated not just the lives of the people but the economy as well. Lots of businesses folded within the first half of the year, unable to survive the new ways of life folks were forced into in order to curb the spread of the virus. However, as the saying goes, “when one door closes, another opens.” Some businesses may have had to close up shop...

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Jobsoid Launches an All-In-One Recruitment Platform to Speed Up Your Hiring

Hiring is complicated and a time-consuming process, which poses various challenges for recruiters at every stage –right from sourcing to onboarding. The recruitment process gets further complicated with a humongous amount of paperwork, spreadsheets, phone calls, and emails. HR tech has helped solve many of these challenges. One such HR tech is Jobsoid, an ATS. Jobsoid is not just any ATS. It is a one-stop recruiting solution to not only...

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60 Great Companies Hiring in SoCal Amid Coronavirus Economic Slowdown

Looking for a job? We got you covered. We have curated a list of great companies in Southern California who are still hiring amid the Coronavirus economic slowdown. Companies Hiring in Southern California (SoCal) Technology Jobs in Los Angeles The RAND Corporation's reputation is built on quality and objectivity. RAND provides an exciting intellectual environment and opportunities for career growth. We hire highly qualified applicants and provide challenging assignments. Job openings...

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How Have You COVID-Proofed Your Business? Learn From 6 Hot Startups at BAM Ventures

Smart entrepreneurs are learning to live with the new-new normal—and many are even thriving amid pandemic. We asked BAM portfolio company founders how they’ve pivoted successfully. When COVID-19 first hit, many referred to the "new normal" we would all soon face. By that standard, we now find ourselves in the 3.0 or even 4.0 version of life amid pandemic. We closed down, opened up, dialed it back again, and continue...

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5 Simple Steps to Obtaining Inbox Zero and How to Keep It That Way

The email inbox is either your friend or your foe, but most of the time, if managed poorly, it becomes Pandora’s box, it gobsmacks you with a ton of headache and frustration, and it’s the perfect way to cripple or even hinder your productivity. But, if it’s properly managed, the email can be a very good friend of yours that leads you to productivity and efficient collaboration. This quick guide...

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14 Best Podcast Studios to Rent in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is a city built on the intersection of dreams and determination. For over a century, millions of people have proven that the judicious application of creativity and hard work can literally make imagination into reality. The media born in this capital of worldwide innovation has enthralled billions and started a process by which art forms have given rise to new art forms on a regular basis. Podcasting is...

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7 Effective Ways to Communicate Effectively With Employees During a Crisis

The current COVID-19 pandemic has exposed many businesses to a lot of uncertainties ranging from a decline in sales to a ‘work-from-home’ environment. This pandemic, like other turbulences, causes a lot of anxiety and loss of focus in any environment typically. This turmoil and dynamic have changed the internal communication perspective for most of the brands across the world. It is at turbulent times like this that a leader needs to stand...

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5 Tips for Finding Work During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Millions of Americans have become unemployed due to the limited operations and closures of companies in several industries. You may be one of them or you may have been job hunting when the pandemic hit. Whatever your current situation, you should have hope that a job is just around the corner! Of course, it will be more challenging to find a job considering the economic downturn. But keep in mind...

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How To Start a Tech Career in Los Angeles After COVID-19

The coronavirus lockdown is affecting most industries including the manufacturing field, hotel and travel companies, and so many others. It is a well-known fact that companies won’t go back to the ‘old normal’ after the coronavirus outbreak subsides. The trend for remote working is continuously increasing, and so is the delivery and logistics industry. This trend will inevitably cause some changes to the work field as we know it today,...

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Beginner Guide: Why & How to Develop Problem-Solving Mindset for Challenging Workplace?

Whether you just want to improve your productivity, make your stance at a relationship better, or simply just want to resolve conflict, developing a problem-solving mindset is a critical factor. Many people often go wrong by overlooking this essential factor in every aspect of our lives. Sometimes, even with the best planning and preparation and making sure that everything turns out as expected, things do go wrong, and there is...

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How To Handle Customer Complaints During The COVID-19 Pandemic

First and foremost, your customers are looking to the companies they rely on for guidance and clarity in uncertain times (ie. COVID-19 pandemic.) And, the best way to calm anxiety and nerves is to communicate periodically to keep them informed. Find out what the most common types of customer complaints and how you can resolve them. You can even prevent them from happening in the first place! Customer complaints are...

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Your Guide To Surviving The Hurdles of Being Laid Off

At the beginning of the end of March 2020, the American workforce has started to feel the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, more than three and a quarter-million people have already been laid off from their jobs, destroying the United States’ old record of 695,000 people getting laid off almost four decades ago in October 1982. This phenomenon is proving to be quite a disaster, businesses and companies are...

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Comprehensive Guide To Video Conferencing Etiquette – 14 Simple Steps

Even before the advent of the coronavirus, businesses have been moving their operations and workforce to a remote setting. To ensure that they still communicate efficiently and effectively, the majority of these businesses opt to use video conferencing for their daily communication, meetings, and team updates. Here is our comprehensive guide to help you look crisp and maintain your composure while on a video conferencing by following the etiquettes we...

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How to Hire ‘Great’ Employees For Your Startup

What makes a great company? Is it their products or services, how they impact the economy, their contribution to the environment, or the sociological advancements they provide? What is it that really makes people say: that is a great company? In short: People People are the business. They are the people answering the phone, creating the products, and building the software. The ones representing the tangible form of the business,...

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