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Sacramento, California Area
Jake is the President & Founder of 10up, a digital agency that finely crafts websites and tools for content creators, leveraging open platforms like WordPress. Jake and 10up has delivered hundreds of digital projects for some of the largest brands in the world, including Microsoft, Google, Starbucks, The New York Times Co, and AMC Networks - to name a few. 10up’s projects have earned multiple Webby Awards, and 2 Emmy Award nominations. Part marketer, part engineer, and part UX designer, Jake has been making websites since the 1990s, has a degree in Information Systems, has spoken at dozens of conferences, and been quoted in publications like Time and CNet. He bootstrapped 10up from a 1 man operation in 2011 to more than 200 full time staff around the globe.
When it comes to employees taking vacations, it’s all about achieving balance. Too many staff members off at once can cause heavy workloads and stress for the remaining team, but too few staff members taking time off can also mean your team isn’t getting the rest and relaxation they need to do their best work.
A company’s chief operations officer—or COO—is responsible for one of the most important aspects of business: its day-to-day operations. Because the current and future success of any business depends on it functioning like a well-oiled machine, making the right hire for the COO position is key.
Amid millions of employees quitting their jobs at record rates, companies are desperately searching for top talent to join their teams. As businesses look to strengthen their workforce, they must also figure out the best ways to attract ideal candidates.
In a competitive labor market, many companies are striving to put their best foot forward during job candidate interviews. However, some interviewers may stretch the truth a bit or omit certain information to better appeal to potential employees.
Social media management is a career field filled with limitless opportunities in our increasingly digital world. More companies than ever before are searching for tech-savvy social media managers who can uplevel their social media content and reach wider audiences.
Once your company has achieved financial success, you may find yourself in a position to give back to your community. By donating time or money to a good cause, you’ll not only become a more socially responsible company, but you’ll also feel more fulfilled as a business owner and potentially strengthen the loyalty your clients feel for your organization.
When a business hires an executive, it expects to get someone who can perform in managerial positions. Because leaders are such a vital part of a company's operations, choosing the right candidate for an executive-level position is even more crucial than in other departments.
Artificial intelligence is an extremely valuable tool that can save your business time, energy and money. However, implementing AI can be a big challenge for any company. From choosing the right AI-powered tool to setting up the right data inputs and workflows, the process of adopting AI can be stressful and cumbersome, especially if you’re unfamiliar with the inner workings of this technology.
Education is a gift that remains relevant, no matter how old you get. Businesses that encourage their employees to experience new things and educate themselves stand to benefit from the new insights their workforce will come up with as a result.
Entrepreneurship is a journey that no one is fully prepared to take. No matter how much time you spent researching and learning things before you started, there are always things you’ll wish you had done differently in hindsight.
10up is a full service digital agency that finely crafts websites and tools for content creators, leveraging open platforms like WordPress. 10up has delivered hundreds of digital projects for some of the largest brands in the world using open source platforms; it is one of the original WordPress.com VIP partner agencies, and its projects have earned multiple Webby Awards, and 2 Emmy Award nominations. With more than 160 experts in digital strategy and management, software engineering, user experience and interactive design, cloud infrastructure, and audience and revenue optimization, 10up is big enough to conquer any challenge, and small enough to care. Cross-discipline teams of 6-8 specialists organize around qualified project and product managers, putting customer delivery front and center. Whether your ads are down, your visitor bounce rate is up, or your database server is sideways, 10up is a partner who never says, “We don’t know how to help,” and can always say, “The President would be happy to speak with you.”
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