Digital Marketing

Onboarding: Is It Better To Have Teammates Start Together Or Stagger Their Onboarding?

We’ve done a lot of hiring over the years and one of the questions we’ve asked ourselves has been: is is better to have new Buffer teammates who will be on the same team start at the same time or to stagger their start dates? We’re a relatively small team and since we’ve been actively …

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How to Set Up Twitter Newsletters and Why Newsletters Aren’t Going Anywhere

You probably check your email every day, whether for work or personal reasons, and so do millions of other people. As a result, newsletters are an excellent vehicle for reaching an audience, whether you have a brand or you’re trying to build one. And in a day and age where almost anything can have a …

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This Candle Company Donates 10% of its Profits to Homelessness, Here’s How

It is impressive enough that Colin, Ryan, and Austin Gill, ages 16, 13, and 11 respectively, started their own candle company in 2017. But even more admirable is the mission behind their brand Frères Branchiaux. Sure, the brothers initially came up with the business idea as a way to circumvent asking their parents for more …

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What I Wish I Had Known About Product Development Before I Spent Three Years Doing It

People always tell you that building a business isn’t a quick and easy journey and that the “overnight success” stories you see tend to downplay the years of work that go into creating that success. So, when I started my innovative undergarments company, Perkies, I expected it to be about the journey, not the destination. …

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How These 6 Women-Owned Small Businesses Are Doing Good

Contrary to their name, small businesses provide big dividends to the U.S. economy. Not only do they generate 44 percent of economic activity, but they also create over 60 percent of net new jobs and inspire American innovation. And while the industry is mostly dominated by men, women are increasingly making gains as small business …

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We Included Every Member of This Team in their New Teammate’s Onboarding, Here’s Why

In 2021, we geared up for our first hiring push in the Customer Advocacy team  (our customer support team) for quite a while. Due to strategy and personnel changes, we would need to hire five new Advocates throughout the year, which is more than we’d hired in any year since 2016. Between hiring and other …

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