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Need to Hire Quickly? Try Speed Interviewing

Jan. 26, 2014
“Like most startups, your first hire is the scariest because you lack a process. But as your team grows, an interview format is developed. In earlier days, we tended to interview practically everyone who applied, but as interest in working at our company grew and our requirements evolved, a new recruiting and interviewing format was required.”

The Daily Huddle: How an Information Blitz Can Improve Your Communications

Jan. 21, 2014
“From a small two person operation that must divide their roles and responsibilities to avoid stepping on each other’s toes to the large enterprise with thousands of employees and an entire team dedicated to ensuring that the right message is communicated in a timely manner- internally at first, and then externally to stakeholders- effective communications as the basis for a thriving organizational culture.”

5 Tips for Choosing the Right Voice Talent for Your E-learning Course

Jan. 16, 2014
“So you’ve finished your course, nailed down your talking points, and mapped out your distribution. But have you thought about the voice that will bring your training to life?”

How Mid-Sized Cities Such as Louisville Can Continue to Attract Talent

Jan. 14, 2014
“David Ciccarelli, CEO of, shared with how he works to attract talent to his company’s headquarters in London, Ontario, a city that he said is not viewed as so hip or cool.”

TimeSteps is Featured in a Case Study

Jan. 10, 2014
“A recent addition to the website is a case study featuring the video work of Marilyn Petrokubi and Rob Lieberman of TimeSteps Productions. Inc.  ‘It was thrilling for us to be featured like this,’ says Marilyn who wrote and co-produced the video with Rob.”

Your Startup Is Located Where? How to Attract Talent to a Remote Area

Jan. 9, 2014
“It’s easy to recruit talent to Silicon Valley or to a hip startup in Manhattan, but what do you do when you need to expand your team in a ‘not-so-hot’ locale?” Empowers Voiceover Talent with Insight on 2013's Voiceover Industry

Dec. 31, 2013
“‘In the midst of a digital revolution,’, an International voiceover company, speaks on voice models (or voice actors) and the potential of their careers after releasing a 2013 report on the voiceover industry, released December 31, 2013.”

Study Your Startup’s Efficiency

Dec. 18, 2013
“That sudden, first notable boost in sales can be exciting, especially for an entrepreneur who is finally seeing a venture grow. However, once the thrill has worn off, you have to switch your party hat for your business one and determine how to handle the increased work: do you now  outsource the work or do you need to bring on more staff?”

Get Involved in the Conversation

Dec. 13, 2013
“Negative press and comments around a system that isn’t up to snuff, so to speak, can be righted, not by taking offence to the feedback and defending your system, but, rather, by gratefully accepting the criticism and learning what should be done next.”

You Choose Who’s a Competitor or Collaborator

Dec. 4, 2013
“You have come up with a great idea, designed and developed a product, and then launched a company to the fanfare of customers.  But then, it happens.  A competitor shows up, who by all accounts has stolen your idea and may even be executing it better.”

How I Spent $30,000 Mailing Postcards

Nov. 7, 2013
“With the list purchased, cards printed and the first batch mailed, I waited by the phone ready to take orders for new business. Weeks passed and I tallied up the results: a measly two new leads. That’s right, I just paid $15,000 per lead.”

Google Glass In Focus

Nov. 4, 2013
“The first man in Canada to use Google Glass talks about his experience with the futuristic device.”

What Territory Do You Want to Defend?

Oct. 16, 2013
“When thinking about protecting intellectual property, the first question you should ask yourself is ‘What territory am I trying to defend?’ Is it your name, your logo or both? Perhaps you want to protect an invention or a new process that yielded an unexpected, yet remarkable result. Knowing exactly what you want to protect will help you choose the path of registering a trademark or the long process of filing for a patent.”

Maintaining the Co-Founder Balance

Sept. 24, 2013
“There are some practical tools that we use, which other startups can also employ to prevent miscommunications and provide clarity as to each co-founder’s place within the organization.”

Identify Top Motivators for Employees

Sept. 20, 2013
“One of the most challenging decisions any founder needs to make is how much they are willing to sacrifice financially so that their fledgling startup can succeed. When you’re bootstrapping a company, an executive salary can make or break your capacity to bring on highly skilled people to help grow your business.”

Customers Are Only a Click or Phone Call Away

Sept. 12, 2013
“On the cusp of our business’s 10th anniversary, the success we’ve experienced reminds us that it doesn’t matter where we are, what time it is or how many people we see on a daily basis. The world is at our doorstep and customers are only a click or phone call away.”

Consider Time, People and Finances

Aug. 29, 2013
“Just like balancing the books, giving back must be properly budgeted for and recognized as an investment of your time, talent and/or treasure.”

Behave Accordingly

Aug. 7, 2013
“With more traffic coming from mobile devices, turns to responsive design to create a site that works equally well on all platforms.” founder: Be quick and always give great service

Financial Post Oct 17, 2012
"David Ciccarelli went to school to become an audio engineer and opened a recording studio after he graduated. He began working more and more with voice-over actors, including an artist named Stephanie, who would soon become his wife and co-founder of"

100 Founders Share Their Top "Aha" Moments

Oct 15, 2012
If two people recorded voice-overs locally with modest success, surely there’s a global market for voice-overs. Aha! So we built a website to bring voice actors together for work opportunities in exchange for an annual membership fee.

Firms review social policy based on new tech

ZD Net Oct 11, 2012
"Stephanie Ciccarelli, co-founder and CMO at Canada-based online marketplace, said the company updates its social media policy along with its employee handbook at least once a year."

The Marketing Executive Who Became a Voice Actor

Bloomberg Business Week Oct 8, 2012
"Dana Marks, now 66, has become a full-time voice actor. Through demos on voice-over talent marketplace, the Cupertino resident has landed more than 20 jobs since 2010, invluding voice-overs in company videos, Web ads, and phone systems, in addition to dozens of public service announcements."

Surprising Six-Figure Jobs

CNN Money Oct 5, 2012
"I do a lot of commercials for national furniture retailers. I announce the big sales. I just did an infomercial for eDiets where I introduce people who had success on eDiets. I fo car dealers and laser vision correction doctors. I did a voice-over for an animated medical documentary."

Easy High Paying Jobs

ZD Net Dec 20, 2011
"Voice acting, depending on the job, can be high-paying and requires little physical effort in terms of what one might consider traditional physical labor."

The Do-It-Yourself Economy

New York Times Dec 12, 2009
"In less than one minute, we created an account, posted our requirements and solicited bids. Within five minutes, we had 10 to 15 applicants."

Voices... If You Have One, You May Be Eligible

Mashable Nov 24, 2008
"The marketplace for spoken word has been refashioned to play a broader role still for (most) all things audible."

Internet gives voice to unseen actors

CNN June 11, 2007
"Today, it's almost too easy. Voice actors can be their own agent. Clients find them through personal websites or via talent-congregation sites"

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