7 Traits of the Argentinian Entreprenuerial Community

By Paige ~ March 23, 2016

One of the most exciting opportunities Remote Year offers is direct access to the heart of the entrepreneurial communities in each of the cities we visit. We work out of local incubators and co-working spaces, we mingle with locals and hear from other entrepreneurs, allowing us to really get to know the scene. For someone…

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Navigating the World of Volunteer Event Management

By Paige ~ January 30, 2016

Event planning is a 5 billion dollar industry. It’s a beast, with lots of specialties and niches. One that I’ve become intimately familiar with over the last few years is the volunteer event planning niche. This experience came in the form of House of Genius, Startup Weekend and on a larger scale, PHX Startup Week. All…

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The Startup Week Story in 9 Steps

By Paige ~ December 5, 2015

To many people, Phoenix Startup Week 2015 appeared out of thin air. There are similar perceptions of many successful startups in the business world. In reality, there are hardworking, dedicated teams hustling behind the scenes from conception to launch and then: poof, the magic happens. The story behind Phoenix Startup Week doesn’t have a multi-year…

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Intentional Authenticity & Your Company Culture

By Paige ~ October 7, 2015

A few years ago I had a discussion with a friend regarding personal transparency and the impact it has on your professional appearance. The specific item in question was, what I considered to be, a less-than-classy keg stand photo. “What if customers saw that picture? What if your employees saw it?” I asked, exasperatedly. “That’s…

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What I Learned From Building a ‘Trust Fall Community’

By Paige ~ September 1, 2015

Over the last few months, I’ve noticed an abundance of people looking for a new job, quitting or being let go. For most people, this is an incredibly stressful time and trying to find a new job can be a long and arduous process. Looking back at those people who left their job just a…

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5 Reasons House of Genius Really Is Genius

By Paige ~ August 10, 2015

One piece of feedback I continue to hear in the startup community is that the networking events are redundant. With so many of the same types of events happening in Phoenix, we end up splitting attendance and reducing quality across the board. That’s why when I heard about the unique experience House of Genius offers,…

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The Post-Employment ‘Oh S***’ Moment

By Paige ~ July 31, 2015

Over the last few months, a number of friends and colleagues have either resigned or been let go. It doesn’t matter if leaving was your choice or not, the change is still incredibly stressful. Quite literally, work-related life changes are some of the most stressful events a person can experience. They account for five of…

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7 Steps To A Classy Resignation

By Paige ~ July 21, 2015

Resigning from a job is like going through a breakup. Just like with romantic parting-of-ways, professional transitions can get messy and emotional. Most people don’t like change–especially rejection. That’s why it’s important to be a class-act–no matter how hard it may be–when giving your resignation. Otherwise, it could end up being a public image nightmare for…

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