We’ve told you before about the benefits of setting up and running Onehub on a custom domain. By directing your collaborators to your URL, you gain tighter control of your business file sharing, and create a more cohesive collaboration experience. And one of the best parts of setting up a custom domain is that it’s easy and can be turned around quickly. Here’s how:
The tech world (and tech press) often focus on the Silicon Valley-centric world of huge VC-backed startups. And there is a good reason for that — a lot of those kinds of companies do interesting, innovative things. But as Farhad Manjoo recently wrote in The New York Times, there is another, often less reported, less traditional, and less glamourous way to build a business.
In his story on Mailchimp, Manjoo writes:
“In fact, it’s possible to create a huge tech company without taking venture capital, and without spending far beyond your means. It’s possible, in other words, to start a tech company that runs more like a normal business than a debt-fueled rocket ship careening out of control. Believe it or not, start-ups don’t even have to be headquartered in San Francisco or Silicon Valley.”
One of the best pieces of fashion advice (stay with me) I ever got was: your shoes should match your belt which should match your watch. Coordinate all three to make a more polished look. The same could be said for your business file sharing, which is why we offer awesome branding tools such as customization, whitelabeling and custom domains. When you activate all three, you unlock the most professional, polished version of your business collaboration that will be more efficient and impress any client or customer. Read More…
According to a weekend story in The Wall Street Journal (subscription required), after decades of promise, we may be finally on the verge of a truly paperless office! Maybe. Not right away — but soon!
Quoting research from InfoTrends, the Journal writes:
For the first time in history, there is a steady decline of about 1% to 2% a year in office use of paper. Add in the dip in use during the most recent recession, and as of 2016, we are already 10% below the peak of the number of pages produced by office printing and copying in 2007.
The Journal attributes this erosion in paper use to the rise of mobile devices and e-signature services. And though they don’t mention them specifically — cloud services like Onehub have certainly done their part to decrease the reliance on paper.
We were tickled to read a Wall Street Journal article about how Edmunds.com has instituted a reduced meetings policy (subscription required). Dubbed “Thinking Thursdays,” it’s an attempt by the car website to restrict the number of hours spent in meetings and free up creativity. To that we say, welcome to the club!
As our CEO wrote last year, Onehub is pretty aggressive in limiting the number of formal meetings we hold. Too often they are a time waster, and we can get more done by:
- Operating lean, thereby reducing layers of management
- Using fantastic collaboration tools like Slack (and — ahem — Onehub)
- Having an open floor plan that facilitates efficient communication across teams
If you and your business are stuck in a never-ending cycle of meetings, consider scheduling some of them for the first of never. It could free up not just your time, but your mind as well.
Labor Day is just around the corner and you probably have a huge to-do list to get through before heading out on that last long weekend of summer. We know you’re busy, but we’d like to add one more item to that to-do list: turn on two-factor authentication on your Onehub account.
This month, The Puget Sound Business Journal (PSBJ) confirmed what everyone here already knew — Onehub is one of the best places to work in Washington State!
Close to 300 companies were nominated for the honor, with Onehub being named one of Washington’s “Best Workplaces” with 10 – 49 employees. The award was given at a ceremony on August 11 at Safeco Field in Seattle.
Onehub’s story resonated with the PSBJ, and our workplace culture has fostered a place where employees buck modern trends and stay with us for a long time. Some of the office perks that resulted in our winning a Best Workplace include: Read More…
Onehub has a lot of big plans for the back half of 2016. Obviously we can’t talk about them all here and ruin the surprise, but we can give you the vaguest of teasers and say that we have hired Mike McCracken to make our upcoming products even more awesome.
We sat down with Mike, to ask him about what he’ll be doing at Onehub, and how industrial presses can make mini golf better.