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Dear Sophie: Should we look to Canada to retain international talent?

"Many have employees on OPT or STEM OPT who didn’t get selected in this year's H-1B lottery. Should we look to Canada?"

3 critical lessons I learned while scaling RingCentral’s customer support team

As you scale and onboard employees, make sure they know their importance — emphasize the stakes in their role related to the business and value that responsibility.

How to navigate an acquisition without alienating your current employees

M&As can provide a bright future for the company, but the process can be stressful. Talent is your most valuable asset, so make sure you give employees what they need to weather the changes.

Dear Sophie: Tell me more about the EB-1A extraordinary ability green card

I’m a postdoc engineer who started STEM OPT after failing to get selected in the H-1B lottery. A colleague suggested I apply for an EB-1A green card, but I have not won any major awards. Tell me mor

Build a digital ops toolbox to streamline business processes with hyperautomation

Using a medley of technologies in a digital operations toolbox helps businesses achieve key performance indicators through hyperautomation.

Here are 3 things you should do with your stock options

The best way you can get ahead is just by understanding how your stock options work, being prepared, and knowing what questions to ask your tax or financial professionals.

5 advanced-ish SEO tactics to win in 2021

In nearly every Google algorithm update in recent memory, Google has rewarded old, megatraffic sites, sending their search rankings soaring at the expense of smaller, newer sites.

For successful AI projects, celebrate your graveyard and be prepared to fail fast

By streamlining the process to fail fast on infeasible projects, teams can significantly increase their overall success with AI initiatives.

3 guiding principles for CEOs who post on Twitter

Posting the wrong things at the wrong time is embarrassing, but it can also be a breach of fiduciary duties and may even run afoul of securities laws.

Common mistakes Indian startups make when relocating to the US

The United States is a welcoming market full of opportunities. However, relocating presents significant challenges.

How to cut through the promotional haze and select a digital building platform

Most buildings are beginning their digital transformation and are looking for ways to bring people back, keep people healthy and create environments where people want to spend time.

Dear Sophie: How can I bring my parents and sister to the US?

U.S. citizens who are at least 21 years and can sponsor a broader list of family members for green cards: parents, spouses, children and stepchildren, and brothers and sisters.

3 issues to resolve before switching to a subscription business model

You can't just layer a subscription model on top of a business.

Reform your startup’s meeting culture

Every time a recurring meeting is added to a calendar, a kitten dies.

Practice agile, iterative change to refine products and build company culture

A company, however its incorporation papers may define it, is really just a set of people. If your principles don’t reflect those people’s values, do those principles really represent the company?

6 strategies for running more effective startup board meetings

While many entrepreneurs see board meetings as a chore, they can be a powerful tool if used well.

Before an exit, founders must get their employment law ducks in a row

Successfully selling a business has much to do with timing. For many entrepreneurs, it’s the high-stakes end game where they cash out and reap the rewards of their efforts.

Dear Sophie: What options would allow me to start something on my own?

I’ve been working on an H-1B in the U.S. for nearly two years, but I’m unhappy with my job. I want to start something of my own in the U.S. Are there any immigration options that would let me do t

How much to pay yourself as a SaaS founder

The conversation on founder pay is changing for the better. We've gathered insights from founders and VCs and narrowed down the most important factors and benchmarks to guide your decision.

How to launch a successful RPA initiative

Traditional firms might approach an RPA initiative as they have other business initiatives, which is slowly and carefully. But to reap the benefits of automation at scale, companies need more ambition
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