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LogicPrep Ranked on Entrepreneur's Top Company Cultures List 2018

LogicPrep was recently ranked on Entrepreneur's Top Company Cultures list, a comprehensive ranking of U.S.-based businesses exhibiting high-performance cultures created in partnership with employee engagement platform and service provider Energage. The Top Company Cultures list has placed LogicPrep as number 36 in the small company category. LogicPrep is recognized for creating an exceptional culture that drives employee engagement, exceeds employee expectations and directly impacts company success.

At LogicPrep, we pride ourselves in being a radically different brand of college test prep, and our team members are what set us apart. LogicPrep strives to creates an entrepreneurial, intellectually curious, joyous, and compassionate environment for learning and self-discovery. This tone is set by our brain trust of tutors and advisers, whose EQs are just as high as their IQs. We are so proud of the entire LogicPrep team for being recognized for this award!

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“Great company cultures don’t happen by accident. They happen because leaders understand how to create excellent working environments, and how to make everyone share the same mission,” says Jason Feifer, editor in chief of Entrepreneur magazine. “Our 2018 Top Company Cultures list is a great celebration of companies that are doing it right, and should serve as inspiration for everyone who leads a team."

The full list, presenting a total of 150 companies categorized as small, midsize or large companies—with 74 or fewer employees, 75-299 employees and more than 300 employees respectively— is available on Entrepreneur.com. Core insights, behaviors and attributes that have helped to shape the high-performing cultures presented by the top companies are shared alongside practices to help other companies develop their own workplace environments.

“Becoming a Top Company Cultures winner isn’t something an organization can buy,” said Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage. “It’s an achievement organizations have to work for. Based on our decade of research, we have come to view workplace culture is the only remaining sustainable competitive business advantage. Great strategies can be copied, but culture cannot.”

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Employees took online surveys, and the honorees were determined and ranked based solely on their survey feedback scores. Each company was measured in response to 24 questions on subject matters such as connection, alignment, effectiveness, leadership and management, as well as basics such as pay, benefits and flexibility.

To be considered for the ranking, the companies must have had at least 35 employees, have been founded before Jan. 1, 2016, must be founder led (at least 10% ownership of the company),and be headquartered in the U.S. There was no cost to participate in the survey. Individual employee responses were anonymous.

To view LogicPrep in the full ranking, visit https://www.entrepreneur.com/top-company-culture.

LogicPrep in Forbes: Mentorship Lessons From Running an Education Company

As the founder of an education company that prepares high school students for college, Lindsay is often asked about LogicPrep's average test score improvement, college acceptance rates and other metrics by which we measure success.

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While we are deeply proud of our students’ outcomes, she feels that one of LogicPrep's greatest strengths is the least measurable (at least in numerical terms). What makes her most proud is when a student says that they enjoyed coming into our office, connected with their instructors and felt supported and encouraged.

Mentorship, which is such a powerful motivator for our students, has been equally essential to Lindsay's own development as a CEO. But it is by working with students and seeing them thrive that she’s come to learn how to foster these relationships in business.

Read Lindsay's latest feature in Forbes, which talks about the role of mentorship in her life and why fostering supportive, motivating relationships is essential to our students' success.

LogicPrep Recognized as One of the "Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America"

LogicPrep earns a spot on Entrepreneur 360's list of "Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America" for the second year in a row! 

Thanks for making LogicPrep the wonderful community that it is.

LogicPrep in Real Simple: 5 Tips to Help Your Child With Test Anxiety

Everyone has test-day jitters. Whether your child is struggling with a 10-question math quiz or a full 3-hour ACT test, there are a number of things a parent can do to help their child go into a test feeling confident and prepared.

Former Vassar admissions officer and current LogicPrep college consultant Eli spoke with Real Simple reporter Laura Asmundsson about some ways parents can help their children with test anxiety. 

LogicPrep in CNBC: Colleges Aren't Looking for Well-Rounded Students

One common misconception in the college application process is that colleges are only interested in well-rounded students who are perfect in every way. So, what are colleges actually looking for? Students who are passionate and have specific strengths.

College consultant and former Stanford admissions officer Grace spoke with CNBC reporter Abigail Hess about why colleges aren't looking for well-rounded students.

"Not every student who is admitted to Stanford or Harvard or Northwestern or any of these schools needs to be good at everything," she argues. "In fact, it's sometimes even more fun when you meet a student who is very angular. A student who, you know, leans very much in one direction."

LogicPrep in CNBC: 3 Common College Essay Mistakes to Avoid

With college application deadlines just over one week away, high school Seniors are looking forward to completing their essays this holiday season. 

Our College Consultant Grace spoke with CBNC reporter Abigail Hess about 3 common college essay mistakes and how to avoid them.

"We always said when I was an admissions officer, we want it to be so personal to the student that you couldn't put anyone else's name on that essay and have it still be true about that other student," Grace says. "Make sure that whatever story you decide to tell really highlights the adjectives you want the admissions officer to know about you."

What are the other common mistakes? Read the full article here.

LogicPrep in CNBC: The Key to a Perfect College Essay

With the college application deadlines looming, many students are putting finishing touches on their college essays. How important are these essays? VERY important. 

Grace spoke with CNBC reporter Abigail Hess about the key to a perfect college essay. 

"Its funny, because I think my application essay is something I would advise students not to write about now," she tells CNBC Make It. "Often times we see essays about service trips that people do abroad and mine actually was about a trip that I took to Costa Rica with my church."

How can you be sure your essay is perfect? Be sure to read the full interview here.

LogicPrep in Real Simple: 6 Questions to Ask When Your Child Brings Home a Disappointing Report Card

There are few things more disappointing than thinking your child is doing well in school and then realizing they're really not. But don't panic! Our Director of Academic Advisor Eli recently spoke with Laura Asmundsson of Real Simple about getting your child's grades back on track. 

“It’s not the worst thing if your child doesn’t do well on a report card,” Eli says. “It’s a great opportunity to figure out where this is coming from and set them up with good habits going forward.”

What questions can you ask yourself or your child if you find yourself in this predicament? Be sure to read the full article by clicking the button below.

LogicPrep in Forbes Magazine: Making an Impact

You may remember that LogicPrep recently won the Audience Choice Award from the Forbes Main Street Awards, a contest designed to champion impact of small businesses that are leading the way forward by taking big steps for both their businesses and their communities.

We just received the latest issue of Forbes and were so excited to see LogicPrep inside!

Read the article here and be sure to pick up a copy of the December 12 issue of Forbes Magazine to check out the feature for yourself!

And thanks again for helping us win the Audience Choice Award!

LogicPrep in Inc: To build or not to build your own software?

Thinking About Building Your Own Software? Ask Yourself These 3 Questions First

To build or not to build your own software? It's a question that many business owners face. Our Founder and CEO, Jesse, was just featured by Inc. talking about why LogicPrep eventually decided to use a bespoke solution. When we set out to design our own software, our goal was to create an agile product that reflects our teaching methodologies and processes and allows us to provide a consistent experience for our students and instructors alike.

However, after going through our own journey, is this the right choice for all companies? Maybe not. Jesse encourages business owners to ask themselves these three questions first:

  1. What business are you really in?
  2. Is there an off-the-shelf, third-party solution that would work?
  3. Does your software support scalability?

Be sure to read why these questions are important to consider by clicking the button below!