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Spotlight Selected for Venture Madness

Help Spotlight Software move through the field of 64 and win the Venture Madness!

We are proud to be selected as one of the 64 participants in the Invest Southwest Venture MadnessThis innovative competition pits 64 of the region’s most promising startups against each other in an exciting bracket-style, head-to-head competition. In round 1, we are up against a very worthy competitor in Brett Approved and need your help!

Watch our video for the competition below and cast your vote for Spotlight here.

 


Friday Findings: Virtual Teams & Online Jobs

Every Friday, Spotlight will publish a blog article with links to articles and news relevant to managing remote project teams, the overall globalization of the world’s workforce, and some entrepreneurship mixed in. We hope you find some quality information and maybe even learn a thing or two to get a discussion started with your colleagues.

Happy Friday! Today we cover how measure the success of virtual teams, teamwork in general, and properly hiring an outsourced team. For the 49ers and Ravens fans out there, some reasons why your team will win the Super Bowl.

The Findings

  • Being a good teammate is essential to success in virtual teams. Here are some tips on becoming a better virtual teammate in a sometimes challenging environment.
  • Communication is key in any business relationship whether virtual or not. Virtually Successful takes a look at building relationships with clients via effective communication.
  • Martin Zwillig discusses building great teamwork for startups entering the “perfect storm”.
  • Distributed Agile teams are becoming more and more prevalent in today’s business world. Here are 6 tips for communication in distributed Agile teams.
  • Here’s an interesting article from oDesk on the changing landscape of online work. No longer is it only for the younger generation; people of experience levels are using it.
  • Hiring virtual employees can be a low cost alternative to hiring full-time, especially in small businesses. Here are 7 rules to hiring and keeping a quality outsourced virtual team.

We are also looking for beta users to try out our new release of Spotlight People & Project Manager. If you work with a virtual team or hire freelancers to do any web and development work, you may find communication is not easy. Leave us a comment or contact any one of our management team members if interested.

Have a great weekend!

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Seth Weedin (seth.weedin@spotlightppm.com) is the Director of Marketing at Spotlight Software.

Posted: February 1st, 2013
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