In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - Week of September 27, 2020

  • 10.2.2020

Some interesting links we found across the web this week:

7 Ways Tech is Changing for the Better in 2020
Not all news in 2020 needs to be negative. New and long-overdue developments have changed the tech industry for the better, even in the face of the challenges this year has brought. Check out this Built In article to learn about some of the positive trends in the tech industry from this past year, including progress in diversity, inclusivity and accountability.

Is Your Company Embracing These Employee Well-Being Trends?
Employee benefits that foster worker health and well-being have become increasingly popular, even prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. A physically and mentally healthy workforce can increase worker productivity, decrease employee stress, and otherwise translate to greater success for a company. This Entrepreneur article provides an overview of the importance of offering wellness benefits to employees and surveys popular types of wellness benefits companies offered to employees.

Issues You Think You Need to Worry About as a New Business Owner (But Don't)
The myriad of tasks required to run a business can pull the time and attention of a new entrepreneur or business owner into several different directions. Some of these tasks and concerns are more important than others, so entrepreneurs and business owners must prioritize effectively to succeed. This Inc. article asks experienced entrepreneurs to not only identify the matters that new entrepreneurs tend to focus on too much, but also to suggest other areas that would be more productive to focus on.

Why you probably need to shake up your startup’s board
Although significant focus is placed upon the entrepreneurs who establish , the also plays a key role in a ’s success. The diversity and independence of a company board influence the direction and success of the company. This article from Sifted not only discusses the importance of diversity and independence to startup boards, but also addresses how board needs can change as a startup matures.

7 Ways to Get Key People Committed to Supporting You
To build a successful business, an entrepreneur needs the support and trust of all stakeholders, including employees, clients, investors, vendors and more. One effective way to build such relationships is to affirm and demonstrate to each of these groups that they are important. Alleywatch provides seven strategies to help make others feel important.

Links compiled by Chris Gravallese.