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New & Notable in Austin

Check out this hot list of what’s new and what’s coming up on Austin’s ever-changing dining, nightlife, shopping and culture scenes. Dine The Brewer's Table. Courtesy of Cultivate PR. New to ChewA diverse group of restaurants made their delicious debuts in 2018, including Suerte, which features elevated Mexican cuisine and a patio overlooking East Sixth Street. Anthem bills itself as a Tex-Asian pub (with tiki drinks!) on Rainey Stree...

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The Increasing Demand for Flexible Work Arrangements

When I attended a meeting recently at an offsite location, the office suite was an aesthetic experience in itself. I was lucky to get a quick office tour after the meeting ended and I couldn’t help but appreciate everything I saw— from the wall art to the spacious kitchen area, the plants, the workstations, and the scenic views from the large conference rooms. In one word, it was spectacular! However, I noticed that the office was almost empty. Out of curiosity...

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$1B Apple campus coming to North Austin

$1B Apple campus coming to North Austin   Apple Inc. plans to build a $1 billion office campus in North Austin, not far from where it already has a major corporate hub. The company announced at 2 a.m. local time Dec. 13 that the new 133-acre facility will be able to handle about 5,000 employees when it opens, and could grow to house up to 15,000.   Apple— which said it already employs about 6,200 people in Central Texas, the most outside the...

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Why is Austin an Attractive Hub for Many Tech Companies?

Why is Austin an Attractive Hub for Many Tech Companies? Characteristics of a tech hub While Austin is not Silicon Valley, technology companies from that area and other major U.S. hubs are taking notice of Austin’s growing tech scene. The lower cost of living and doing business, combined with a smaller size, are among the reasons that people and companies are attracted to Austin. The companies that have already moved here or in the process of moving here like Go...

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Top January Events & Exhibits

Headed to Austin this January? Get your fill of live music, outdoor activities, cultural events and exhibits you won't find anywhere else! Here are our top events and exhibits this month: Credit Geoff Duncan. Through 1/21/19Ice Skating On The Plaza at Whole FoodsWhole Foods LamarSpend an afternoon on the rink at the Whole Foods flagship store on North Lamar. Then head inside for a cup of cocoa or cider and live, local music on the weekends!&nb...

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The 4 Levels of Employee Motivation

Level 1 Motivation: “Because You Told Me To”Some employees do their work because the boss told them to. If they didn’t do the work, they would get in trouble and risk losing their source of income. So they process that transaction, make that call, attend that training, or perform whatever other task is at hand, usually doing the bare minimum. Level 1 is classic extrinsic motivation, and it rarely results in high-quality work. This is particularly true if...

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Events in Austin Texas Next Month!

Events in Austin Texas Years ago, when people talked about Austin they would quickly mention the music. But that's just the beginning of what they're saying these days. Austin is also home to a wonderful ballet, world-class museums, one-of-a-kind shopping and beautiful outdoor spaces. You can just as easily spend your morning paddling the lake as you can strolling through a celebrated history museum.  What you hear is true. With vibrant entertainment and culture, i...

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Austin financial tech startup Dosh lands $40 million to expand

Austin financial tech startup Dosh lands $40 million to expand   Financial tech startup Dosh has closed on $40 million in new funding to expand its app for finding cash and deals. Founded in 2016, the Austin company has developed a free app and digital platform that gives consumers cash back on debit and credit card purchases when they shop, eat and travel. Dosh executives say they want to enable millions of consumers to receive billions in cash rebates...

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Founder Institute Austin Graduates Six Startups

Founder Institute Austin Graduates Six Startups The Founder Institute opened in Austin a little over a year ago and has already graduated three classes and helped dozens of entrepreneurs. Martin Martinez, managing director, joined with fellow directors Elisa Sepulveda and Paul O’Brien to launch Founder Institute Austin. They thought Austin needed more founders and they wanted to provide them with a jumpstart on their entrepreneurial journey. The program, wh...

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