All posts tagged: founders

Push Your Company As Far As You Can Every Single Day

Our founder Leah Busque knows a thing or two about staying motivated. Ever heard her speak? She’s constantly dropping nuggets of wisdom for founders and aspiring entrepreneurs alike. If you’re in need of a little inspiration to keep your business moving forward, look no further than this (free!) downloadable wallpaper we made to pay homage to something Leah says all the time: “Push your company as far as you can every single day.” Just click the image below to view in full size, then right click to download. For Mac: 1. Download the swanky wallpaper. 2. Go to Apple menu > System Preferences, select Desktop & Screensaver (in Personal section) 3. Select the wallpaper file. 4. Revel in the awesomeness of your new desktop image. For PC: 1. Download the swanky wallpaper. 2. Right-click the image 3. Select “Set as Desktop Background” 4. Revel in the awesomeness of your new desktop image. For iPhone: 1. Download the swanky wallpaper, then sync to your iPhone. 2. Click the “Photos” icon. 3. Select the picture, then select …

Making the Leap: A Founder’s To-Do List

There are countless pieces of advice available to new entrepreneurs. Guidance on how to efficiently manage time, how to network, how to find investors, and how to build and test a product that people want to buy. Frankly, it’s a lot to sift through. For a comprehensive guide to what every founder needs to do, look no further than our very own Leah Busque. In her latest Huffington Post column, “Making the Leap: A Founder’s To-Do List,” Leah compiled her twenty top nuggets of hard-earned wisdom for new (and veteran) founders. Whether you’re thinking of making the leap into starting your own company or you’re already half-way to the other side, this one’s worth a read. Making the leap into starting your own business is a brave and bold move, and everyone’s path is different. There are plenty of things I wish I’d known when I decided to quit my position at IBM and work on the idea that later became┬áTaskRabbit. Maybe that’s why one of the things I cherish most about being a founder …

How to Hire Extraordinary People

The more than 50 people on our team have totally different interests, hobbies, tastes, backgrounds, and skills, but we also have an awful lot in common. For example, it’s no secret that we’re all culture junkies here at TaskRabbit. We’re also obsessed with sharing, learning, and food. Oh, and we’re all totally product and data-driven. What is this, a cult? Nope, it’s just the results of some really fantastic people sourcing. Our founder knows a thing or two about hiring amazing people (if we do say so ourselves), and she decided to share this wisdom in her latest Huffington Post column, “How to Hire Extraordinary People.” Here’s a peek: Hiring’s tough. It’s not just filtering through hundreds of applications and blocking out big chunks of your day for interviews — those are the simple parts. The difficult thing is the nagging feeling that, despite your best efforts, the perfect candidate will somehow fall through the cracks. This feeling is deepened by screening processes designed for efficiently identifying suitable candidates, rather than isolating the absolute best …