The Key Tips to Staying Motivated While Working for a Startup

The startup industry today is an increasingly growing scene that is beyond just a company, a brand or a product – it’s become a new way of life that is extremely attractive to work in and join, especially with the youth and college graduates.

Beyond this experienced executives are now leaving high paying salaries with stable companies to join startup companies at an increasingly high rate as well that is also on the rise. But why leave a stable job that has security and a steady paycheck in it, to join a group of younger, less experienced people, on an environment that is full of insecurity, not stable and paychecks come and go in phases especially in the early stages of the company?  Further how do you stay motivated as an employee in order to stay focused and truly grow with the startup company when the environment can feel like a roller coaster at times?

TAKE IT ALL IN
1- Startup’s are an experience that most people don’t ever get to participate in throughout their lives. There is action, fast paced growth and all types of personalities, people and events daily. The trick is to take it all in. Learn how to really get to know your team. Work with them. Learn from them. Help them hit goals. Leave any feelings of jealousy, internal competitiveness, or negativity at the door of a startup. Those characteristics do not make for lasting roles in these environments. You must be positive and work hard to enjoy the experience and if you want to grow. You will soon feel like part of the team and a true feeling of self worth. You will become accepted and valued more in a startup as a team member from hard work and dedication than you will in any other business model.

FOCUS ON YOUR AREA
2- Many times employees want to jump around, offer advice and input in other people’s areas of the company, or even take on too many jobs by them self. This is not rocket science. You will indefinitely spread yourself too thin. Focus on your area. Become amazing at what you were hired to do. Make your work awesome. Make your campaigns stick out get noticed by results. Learn how to pass off work to others when applicable. Delicate if your able to do so. Get your area to shine bright and stick out to all in the company. Too many jobs and doing things all by yourself will ultimately lead to not feeling like you ever get things done. A feeling of stress will take over when you’ve nothing to stress about other than doing things your not supposed to be doing to begin with.

TRAIN YOURSELF TO GIVE YOUR ALL
3- Last but not least. Take your job seriously and give it your all. We all know it, there are many jobs out there that we have all either done or know people who do them where you have the ability to “fake it” and present the appearance of working and getting things done. This is next to impossible to pull off I’m a startup company. If this is your plan take it to a big company where you can hide in the back row and never move up. But in a startup you need to work hard. You can do this by training yourself to have a schedule in your day, make a routine and stick to it. Try to always push yourself. Plan to get up and kick ass. Your energy will show in your work. You will motivate your team as they continue to motivate you.

Startup’s can be a fun and exciting place to work for the long term if you take the job seriously. Staying motivated is the trick, use these few steps above to continue to kick ass each day at work.

Motivating a Team in a Startup

Today working for a startup can be very stressful but can also be very self rewarding at the end of the day. Startup’s seem to have more of a significant effect than working for a regular company as they are more stressful and more rewarding as well.

Things seem more dramatic and serious because the team is smaller and resources are lighter. However a win is 10 times more powerful and the success and sense of accomplishment goes far deeper as you hit these goals with a smaller team and primarily off everyones contributions and dedication to the project.

As a Founder , CEO or managerial figure of a startup you must motivate your team. It’s critical that you lead by example and that you never dictate orders constantly as a Boss, but as a leader. CEO of Brabble, Patrick Mackaronis says, “When trying to execute on any type of campaign within the company , I always try to have a hands on meeting out of the gate. I explain what the goal of the plan is and walk everybody through the process in my mind. I explain what I think everybody can do to co tribute and I show examples of what role I will play to support each of them. I do this with excitement and energy to uplift the team and get everyone thinking of ways to help. It shows everyone the direction we must go to win as a team”.

Being a “boss” is the wrong term in this day and age. “A Boss is “bossy”, a leader is part of the team”, said Patrick Mackaronis. The most beneficial thing that a member of a team or startup can take away from directions of their superior, is that the leader is on the same team with them. A leader is just as vested into the project as all team members are and that the leader cares about everyone having the support and tools necessary to help them achieve their individual goals which ultimately help the team win.

Motivation is key for startup’s. Energy and positivity must exist. A true leader will motivate their team unintentionally as they always will be working hard and giving off the appropriate positive energy that must exist to win. Always remember to be a an effective boss, you must be a team member and leader first.

Life working for a Tech Startup

Do you wake up in the middle of the night thinking about development, app updates, or technology bugs ? Are you aware of the local investment banks or hedge funds in your space? Do you read all of the current events, news, updates and blogs from industry leaders discussing multi billion dollar Acquisitions? If you answered yes to these questions, then congratulations, you are a part of the tech revolution. Whether you are a founder or working at a startup, you understand the pain and the glory of being part of the wonderful world of “tech.”

There are many amazing events that take place in being on a startup team. One of the greatest aspects of being a part of the startup world is that you are surrounded by people who are extremely talented. We believe that when we join together, there isn’t anything we can’t accomplish. Brilliance is celebrated and the average ways of the past are old news. The environment is exciting and fast paced and more ground than ever is covered each day by getting the team members working together and in sync. Each day is a new day to set goals and shatter through them.

At Brabble, Social Media Company as well as many other great startup companies, they believe in creating an environment that allows the most creative minds and talented individuals to move the needle and make the project grow. Great companies aren’t built by putting a bunch of people on a team who all grew up the same and who all have the same experience. Bringing people together from a variety of experience and points of view allows us to be bigger.

Patrick Mackaronis, Brabble CEO says “My time is normally spent focused on raising money, advancing the technology, building marketing plans and keeping the team motivated. I’m an enormous believer in team work. There can be unbelievable talent on team that has the ability to move mountains and make the company grow, but if these players do not work together and get in full communication and be in sync, then the project will suffer, team work is a must, motivating the team is a must.”

Technology is something that will always exist. Something that will always require fresh minds and new points of view. If you have passion, vision and a commitment to disrupt the norm that exists today, maybe it’s time that you joined the technology revolution and seek to join a startup team today.

Why Brabble’s Audio Feature is so much fun…

Think about the apps that you use most on your phone each day. The majority of the people today utilize at least 3 social media apps of some kind. Some are for your videos, some are for text or tweets, and then some combine video and image together, or maybe you prefer posting images in a certain app specifically. Well the upcoming social app, Brabble has combined all of these features under one roof, but they also have taken it one step further… Brabble has added the ability to post and reply to posts with the audio feature. You can even add audio to an image post, or conversely add an image to an audio post.

Brabble has conducted significant amounts of research and development amongst masses of people in their target demographic of users ages 14-25. While their are many communities and loyal users that are much older and in different age demographics than brabble’s target demo, the mass targeting are seems to stay on average around 18 years old give or take. While in research and beta , Brabble asked these people in many test groups questions on what they would think would set them apart the most once they launched. The most common answer was that they felt people would really enjoy the ability to add audio clips to the images that they post. They also secondarily thought replying to posts with audio was very interactive and fun.

Brabble expanded on this feedback significantly. While their are some apps today that are based on audio posts, grabble has added this feature to be a compliment, as well as a significant part of the grabble back feature (replying to posts with audio, video, pic and text). Brabble completely sets itself apart by having all of these fun and interactive abilities. The roadmap of development for brabble is significantly going to enhance the audio abilities with many fun and interactive features, as well as enhancing the user experience and the creative vision of the application.

Stay tuned for more exciting updates and technology enhancements for Brabble, Social Media App.

Why content marketing on social media is key to driving traffic

Today the marketing industry has dramatically evolved over the past 5 years and continues to do so as technology advances in social media. It seems that every quarter there is a new strategy or tool that the industry leaders unveil and seems to out due the previous trends.

Well today the first thing that is a given is you must be advertising your business via social networks. The statistics today are at an all time high. The average person today age 13 and up checks their cell phone to see their social apps about 17 times per day. The average social media user has between 3 and 6 social apps on their phone. The average Facebook user today has an average of 1487 friends on their page. This equals a lot of people around the world and tons of eyeballs viewing feeds and networks constantly.

There is no better advertising method today better than on social networks for one simple reason. People are out and about and their cell phones never leave their hands. Tv commercials and radio may still be effective but on a daily basis when you break down the minutes in a day, social media is going to get more views period. You must advertise on social media regardless of what business or product your trying to showcase.

So now hat we have outlined how valuable social media is for advertising the next factor is how do you stand out in an arena of people fighting to get the eyeballs on them? One word. Content. The content you create and post on your networks is what will I definitely win the views. There are literally billions of people in the world and millions of people competing in similar markets. You must be creative.

Images have become a thing of the past. While they may work on the first apps of their kind , it doesn’t really draw in the millennials to view more images. They are everywhere. Now there are obviously better pictures and more engaging photos than others. But the value of a stronger engaging post of different forms of media can indefinitely draw attention in your direction of you so choose.

For these reasons a new social media app called Brabble was made. Brabble Founder and CEO, Pat Mackaronis says ” we created Brabble for one reason, to let people post what they want at any time. Brabble lets you post videos, audio clips , pictures and text. We even let you add audio to images, so you really have the option to ramp up your content with Brabble” said Pat Mackaronis.

Content marketing is key to winning the eyeballs for your business. We suggest checking out Brabble one of the hottest new social apps that really lets you be as creative as possible. Check out brabble in the Apple and Google Play Stores.

By Patrick Mackaronis

What makes Brabble different from other social apps?

Today the average person is inundated with dozens of social apps to choose from. From posting Videos, Photos, Text, Blogs and everything in between, there are many apps to choose from and often most people have to download many apps in order to post the content that they want to share to their friends and communities. It becomes burdensome , timely and annoying in order for the average person out there to manage the apps they have on their phone.

Brabble was created in order to make life fun, simple, and easy with no limitations on how you communicate. In fact Brabble’s Tag Line is “Communicate with who you want, how you want”. Pat Mackaronis, Brabble CEO, says ” we came up with our tagline based on 2 reasons, Brabble lets you decide who sees your posts by having the choice to post to Friends, Followers, Privately or to the World, and secondly you have no limitations of communication methods on brabble, as we allow users the ability to post with Audio Clips, Videos, Pictures and Text.” “Brabble has no limitations, its completely up to the user how and when you communicate” Said Pat Mackaronis.

So Brabble literally has created a platform where the user is completely in control of how the interact with their social media communities. Depending on your mood or what is currently going on with your day, brabble gives you the tools to show your feelings, thoughts, and experiences in a very interactive community. “One of brabble’s best features is our Brabble Back feature, this is a tool that is currently patent pending, it allows anyone to reply to a post with Audio, Video, Picture & text, this creates engaging conversations, discussions and debates underneath an original post”, Said Pat Mackaronis, Brabble CEO.

On Brabble the interaction is not solely about posting content like most other apps. Brabble expands into a much deeper form of communication where users can have discussions, debates, arguments, or just goof around in the form of Brabble Backs”. Brabble by definition means to argue, discuss or debate. Brabble creates a platform that is extremely interactive and imitate if you choose to utilize it that way. You are able to literally speak directly into the microphone and send audio messages to anybody you like, publicly or privately, you can reach out to a celebrity or artist who you idolize and maybe they actually speak back to you and a conversation ensues. Brabble can offer live conversations and discussions, live workouts, political debates, reviews on movies, food or travel. The possibilities are endless on brabble.

In a very crowded space like social media, the environment is fast paced and very high volume. Brabble simplifies it all for the users base and allows you to utilize your social media page, followers and community in the way you decide at that time. Brabble also has taken things a bit farther as they plan to offer a monetization tool (also patent pending) that will integrate with many social platforms as well, to be unveiled soon. Stay tuned for big plans at Brabble.

Why Brabble is getting attention from industry experts

Social Media today as we all know it is an industry that is constantly growing by the minute. Each day new apps are downloaded by the masses worldwide, some more engaging than others, but the constant interaction and desire for people to stay connected never ends.

Brabble, a new social media app that recently launched out of beta has attracted some of the industries top experts to join them on their management team. As quoted in a Yahoo Finance Article this past month, “Brabble has hired 2 industry rockstars as they launched out of beta.” But how is such a new and young mobile app company obtaining these experts and what is the reason that these people have joined this new company?

Brabble’s new Chief Marketing Officer, Jason Kimler says, “When Brabble CEO, Pat Mackaronis , first reached out to me to discuss his marketing plan and roadmap for the company I had only heard whispers of the company before being an NYC resident and in business here for many years. Brabble seemed like a cool new app with some potential, but what drew me into the company to join as CMO, was the ways that Brabble is so unique and what sets them apart from the other apps out there today. Brabble is far more interactive than anything else we see today in the mobile space, and with the company focused on revenue as a primary driver of the business with some amazing patents pending, that’s when I knew Brabble was for real and that this was something I could really sink my teeth into and make the company grow,” Said Kimler.

Brabble also hired a new Chief Growth Officer, Brian D Evans. Brian joins Brabble as CGO after an extensive track record of success as an Inc 500 Entrepreneur. Brian has advised over 100 entrepreneurs and grown dozens of companies in the mobile app space. “Brabble is without a doubt a company that is poised for success, between the team that CEO, Pat Mackaronis has assembled, along with the magnificent technology that they possess, this is definitely a project that I am both confident and excited to be a big part of” Said Evans.

Brabble is new, innovative and ready to make major noise this year in the social media space. The app itself is more interactive than anything the exists in social today as they allow users to communicate with Audio, Video, Pictures and Text, while also having the ability to buy and sell goods and services directly off the app if they so choose. Brabble allows users to select who they want to view their posts, Friends, Followers, Privately or The World. If your friends on Brabble you are able to send private Brabble’s to one another as well. Brabble pretty much has it all figured out and with the team on board they expect some very big and exciting things for the future ahead.

Download Brabble in the Apple & Google Play Stores today, and look forward to many creative updates and enhancements as we move along this summer with our unbelievable team and roadmap. CEO Pat Mackaronis says, “This Fall we are planning for a Global Marketing Launch to the world as we solidify an additional 3.5 Million Dollars of Institutional Funding. The road ahead is very bright for Brabble.”

By Pat Mackaronis

Why social media is good for us

We all love social media today. Whether you like to admit it or not, it’s true. Things like Facebook, Twitter & Instagram have ingrained themselves in society because they make our lives better. Sure, not everything about them are great, but these are some fun reasons why social media actually makes life better. If used properly social media will help your life in countless ways.

No matter how bad your day has been, there is always something on social media that can make you smile and put everything in perspective. Whether pictures of your friends and their families do the trick or it’s a good joke that makes you smile, there is something to make everyone feel better. Following the appropriate people will always help you get your mood in the right spirit based on your interests.

I know, most “conversations” on social media are worthless at best, but if you look deep enough you will find those who are having thoughtful, in-depth discussions on the issues of our world. You can utilize social media as a platform to help you expand , learn and research anything you are looking for.

Sometimes you just want to unwind and have a little fun. Social Media has been full of fun, addictive games for years now. Every time you look another one is coming out. They’re a ton of fun, and who doesn’t like fun? It all depends on how much time your ready to dedicate to this each day because they can and will get addictive. CEO of newly launched social media app Brabble, Pat Mackaronis says, “all social platforms must be fun, this is why we ‘Gamified’ Brabble when we made it, we want all of our users to constantly be having fun.”

Many small business owners have found social media to be a great, inexpensive way to grow their business. Word of mouth is a powerful thing for businesses both small and large, and there is no bigger collective mouth than social media. In my opinion every business must utilize social media.

Everyone coming out of college today knows how important social media can be to your career. It is a great way to network and find new opportunities. It is also a place for companies to learn more about prospective candidates. Used properly, this can be a great way to find a new job. LinkedIn is a prime tool for social networking in the career industry.

Twitter supposedly got its big break when the plane landed on the Hudson River and someone tweeted about it before the mainstream media was aware of what was going on. That may or may not be what actually happened, but I’m sure I heard the story somewhere on social media so it must be true.

You can use Facebook and Twitter to keep up with deals from places you like to shop. A good coupon or sale can make your day, and social media is chock-full of them. Many apps today have selling platforms, a new App called Brabble has a patented revenue model called Star Tags that lets you buy and sell goods and services right off the app.

Just try explaining what it was like to keep in touch with friends and family before social media to someone under the age of 20. I can remember when a handwritten letter with a few bad pictures was all you got from relatives that didn’t live close by. Now, you can instantly know what they are doing and keep in touch with them. This can go both ways, because social media will let all your posts viewable to your followers so be careful what you wish for! The newer social apps today like Brabble, also allow you to choose who can see your posts, friends, followers, privately or to the world for all to view.

By Patrick Mackaronis

The most important factors to a successful startup company

There are many factors today that impact the success and potential of a startup company. Brabble CEO, Pat Mackaronis says, ” The factors that contribute to the success of the company are what you must focus on everyday. Identify these and support them with all your focus, and you will be successful.”

1. Team. Without the correct team from Management all the way down to the lowest entry level job on the corporate ladder, the company is only as strong as its weakest link. You must work as a team to make progress.

2. Funding. Whether your company is revenue generating or pre-revenue you must have ample funding in order to hit your goals and stay afloat.

3. Business Plan. You must be able to adhere to an organized business plan that makes sense and is realistic to the environment around you.

4. Product. Your product must make a difference. It must stand out. It must be sellable.

5. Vision. A company with the wrong corporate vision is like leading the bling. Make sure you have experienced people guiding you through the rough times and advising you through the good ones as well.

Why social media needs to constantly evolve

The best place to analyze changing times, styles, and keeping up with the latest trends is by watching teenagers. They are a massive cult that is consistently showing the rest of the world what is new, what is hot and what the kids want. Weather it’s fashion, music or even social media, the kids are what make the trends come and go.

If you watch the way a freshman in high school dresses, talks and acts and the you lol at that same student as a senior, your going to notice a lot of differences. The clothing they wear will be different , the music they listen to has changed and the way they act and what their interests are are completely new and different.

Well social media like all other trends changes too. It must evolve constantly in order to stay current. You can’t expect an app to start out one way and stay that way for ever, the same way you won’t see a 13 year old be the same when they are 18. This is why Brabble has created a universal social media communications platform that has something for everyone with no limitations on how it is utilized.

Brabble offers full communication

Brabble offers full communication. Video, audio , picture and text. You also can select who you post to with the selective sharing feature. “Brabble has everything that you will find on a series of other networks except on brabble all the best features of these other apps are combined under one roof” said Brabble Founder & CEO, Pat Mackaronis.

Brabble is definitely the latest trend in social media that has plans for a very strong future as they grown their user base and community. The whole point of Brabble when being built, was to give he users exactly what they want with no limitations or restrictions. Brabble solves many complaints and problems that exist on other social networks allowing people to feel comfortable and have a fun time interacting within the Brabble community.

Why I am addicted to brabble social media app

Today there is an enormous selection of mobile applications for people to choose from. Some prefer gaming apps like candy crush to keep them busy throughout the day, others constantly scroll through social apps and like to see what their network is up to on an hourly basis.

But the real trick to having a mobile application that keeps your audience have hooked, comes down to one word. Engagement.

This is what the brabble team has focused on since day one. How to keep our users engaged constantly and coming back for more. Brabble not only allows users to post Audio Clips , Videos, Pictures & Text while having he ability to buy and sell goods and services with the soon to be unveiled revenue model called *Star Tags, but there is an even more fun feature on the app that is also patent pending currently called the “Brabbleback” feature.

Brabbleback on brabble

Q: So what is a Brabbleback? Why are so many people “Brabbling back” on brabble?

A: “The Brabbleback feature allows users to reply back to a post weather it’s another users posts or their own, via Audio & Video clips, as well as with picture and text. What this does is completely transforms the social platform from its normal environment of people posting and others staring at their content , by engaging the community and showing them that it’s not all just about the post, but more importantly the two ones to a post and the conversations or brabblebacks that develop from the community underneath a post”, said Brabble Founder & CEO , Pat Mackaronis.

Brabble by definition means to discuss, argue or debate. So the whole primes of the app is to allow users to openly communicate in any way possible via Audio, Video, Picture and Text. Especially when it corks to reactions to a post and letting the community stay totally engaged and brabble back with these same features.

Why social media app “Brabble” is for everyone

Today most people don’t go longer than 20 minutes maximum, without touching their cell phones, picking them up, and scrolling through a social app feed of some kind.

To make things even more crazy, people usually have to open several social apps to see the content they are looking for or to be able to post content of their particular tastes. As a matter of fact the average person has 5 social media apps on their phone of which they have to frequent daily as they utilize each app for different purposes.

Well today there is a solution for everyone. The hottest new social media app has finally come to the market called Brabble. Brabble was created by Founder & CEO, Pat Mackaronis. On Brabble users can post Audio Clips, Videos, Pictures & Text. You then have the ability to “Brabble Back” or reply back to posts with Audio, Video, Pic & Text. So Brabble has pretty much combined the functionality of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram , Snapchat and even music apps like Soundcloud.

But it doesn’t end there. Brabble also has an amazing feature called “Selective Sharing”. This allows users to select who they want to see their posts before they send them out. You have the choice to select friends, followers, private or world. This gives the user full control of who you want , or don’t want, to see what you post.

Brabble solves many problems that previously existed in social media

Founder & CEO, Patrick Mackaronis says ” Brabble is definitely the new social app that solves many problems that previously existed in social media. We created this platform to cater to the average user who wants the ability to communicate in any function possible, and to choose who they interact with, and we’ve done it so this can be done now all in one great app.”

Brabble is picking up a lot of hype and momentum as they have recently launched out of beta. It’s an all in one communication network allowing full communication and is becoming quickly known in the industry by its tag line , ” Brabble , Communicate with who you want, how you want. “