Sick Days in Startup Land

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Sick Days in Startup Landbusiness, early stage, operations, startups

by vanessaalexandra on August 7, 2013 with Comments Off on Sick Days in Startup Land

Prioritize what must get done vs what needs to get done Taking a sick day is not the same from corporate when you work in an early stage startup or a small business.  There is no one to cover for you or to help pick up your slack “while you are out”.  The New York …

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Internship Experience

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Internship Experiencebusiness, early stage, Interns, operations, optimize, startups, team

by vanessaalexandra on August 6, 2013 with Comments Off on Internship Experience

My intern team runs from 5 to 8 interns at any given point throughout the year.  I structure internships using a three pronged solution, the internship role will have a: Responsibility in operations to run the day to day of the business Project or duty that will impact his or her experience and growth; It has …

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Maintaining an Objective Presence

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Maintaining an Objective Presencebusiness, female, Lean In, startups, Women

by vanessaalexandra on July 29, 2013 with Comments Off on Maintaining an Objective Presence

Oddly enough in this world of over 7 billion people with roughly half that are female, people can still have a blank look on their face when they see a woman in a place where we are scarce.  It happens from time to time, as a woman the best way to get through it is …

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