Writing in TechCrunch, Ben Horowitz offers three reasons why founders fail as CEOs. The most interesting is the third: The founder doesn’t really want to be CEO. Not every inventor wants to run a company and if you don’t really want to be CEO, your chances for success will be exceptionally low. The board panics....
That said, merely working together doesn't allow me to really know all that much about my teammates. The way I've gotten to know my teammates is through all of the team bonding activities my office puts on.
Here is a simple calculator to determine how much your business can benefit from having an automated time tracking solution.
If your business is taking payments online, the importance of a secure payment portal cannot be overstated. Customers are only going to purchase from a website they view as reliable and trustworthy, meaning it is absolutely essential that you present them with trustworthy options and secure payment choices.
When somebody on your team presents you with some surprise good news, the results of a job done well, or a task accomplished with extra merit, you really need to react quickly, and well. Here's what I recommend you do when somebody on your team does an unusually good job at something.
If you are like me, not a day goes by without some conflict on your startup team. You and your co-founders have different perspectives on what features to prioritize or which business strategy to adopt or whether a job candidate should be hired.
Whether you have an empty desk, a vacant office in your building or even a dedicated room in your house, don't sit on valuable space when you could be making it work for you.
Organizing what you do every day into these four categories takes less than 30 minutes to do, but it will completely change the way you prioritize your time.