1Respect Is the Cornerstone of Company Growth

Respect Is the Cornerstone of Company Growth

Mar 31, 2017

Respect is the foundation of every successful company culture, and leaders need to embody the company’s core values to lead by example. In a ranch-style culture, which relies on a strong work ethic and teamwork, every job is just as important as the next — meaning that everyone at the company must give 110 percent […]

23 Ways to Decentralize Management and Boost Productivity

3 Ways to Decentralize Management and Boost Productivity

Mar 15, 2017

Originally Posted On: Entrepreneur.com By: Dusty Wunderlich Corporate structures are flattening. One big reason why is that the strict hierarchies of yesteryear are no longer effective for today’s fast-paced, tech-driven industries. No surprise then that major companies are shaking up their management styles. Take the example of Zappos. The shoe company famously runs as a holacracy […]

3Five Ways To Reach And Recruit More Diverse Job Applicants

Five Ways To Reach And Recruit More Diverse Job Applicants

Sep 1, 2016

Originally Posted On: Forbes.com By: Forbes Human Resources Council Diversity is essential to improving the makeup of any organization. With employees from different cultural, ethnic and educational backgrounds, your organization stands to gain both new insights and a competitive edge. But for HR professionals, attracting a diverse range of applicants isn’t always easy. How can you effectively expand your outreach so that your […]

4Five Constructive Ways To Give Feedback To Your Organization’s Key Leaders

Five Constructive Ways To Give Feedback To Your Organization’s Key Leaders

Aug 18, 2016

Originally Posted On: Forbes.com By: Forbes Human Resources Council Whether you’re conducting an annual performance review or sitting down with an employee per their manager’s request, being able to give clear, constructive feedback is crucial to the development of both the employee and the company. But what if you’re meeting with a key leader in […]

5Reno startup ranks among the most engaged workplaces

Reno startup ranks among the most engaged workplaces

Aug 12, 2016

Originally Posted On: Northern Nevada Business Weekly Northern Nevada’s rapidly growing fintech (financial technology) startup Bristlecone Holdings ranked among top performing companies in Gallup’s Q12 Employee Engagement survey. In the 93rd percentile, its employee engagement is almost three times the national average which stands at 32.6 percent according to Gallup’s most recent report. “We know […]

66 Ways to Harness Local Talent for Your Startup

6 Ways to Harness Local Talent for Your Startup

Jun 2, 2016

Originally Posted On: Noopreneur.com By: Kristin Stith It’s a common assumption in startups these days: In order to find good talent, you have to look toward Silicon Valley or New York, even if you’re based in mid-America. The thought goes that if you want to grow faster, you need “experienced” startup talent from a larger […]

73 Things to Remember When Upping Your Community Involvement

3 Things to Remember When Upping Your Community Involvement

Feb 17, 2016

Originally posted on: Triple Pundit By: Dusty Wunderlich Every company, no matter what size or industry, should be involved in its community. Whether it’s a local community, an online community or even a trade-specific community, maintaining a presence outside the typical market space can provide your business with long-reaching benefits. It’s difficult to track the […]

8Local FinTech Company Makes Strides

Local FinTech Company Makes Strides

Jan 11, 2016

Originally posted on: Northern Nevada Business Weekly By: Annie Conway Bristlecone Holdings, a Reno financial technology start-up, develops software to lend directly to consumers and small businesses. The company’s founder and CEO, Dusty Wunderlinch, launched the start-up company in 2013. They have quickly grown into a thriving FinTech company with 42 employees. Six of those […]

94 Ways Team Activities Can Boost Your Company Culture

4 Ways Team Activities Can Boost Your Company Culture

Nov 30, 2015

Originally featured in Young Upstarts By Dusty Wunderlich and Kelsey Martin Company culture is an elusive ideal. The whole process of creating and maintaining culture can be nebulous, and there’s no single way to develop it. Even once you’ve managed to establish an idea of what you want your company’s culture to be, it’s easy […]

10What You Should Really Be Looking for in Your Next Team Member

What You Should Really Be Looking for in Your Next Team Member

Nov 18, 2015

Originally posted on Business 2 Community By Dusty Wunderlich When we started building our company, we knew we had a problem: There was never enough cash for everything we wanted to accomplish. As a labor-intensive startup without the funds to hire a large team, we knew that success would require massive productivity out of every […]