Are you still having fun?

  1. Purpose. Make the right start in the first place: build a company that will do something good. Have a purpose driven mission. Be proud when you explain to your mum what you do. This is the most important thing. It isn’t about money.
  2. If the admin of a growing business is starting to annoy you then hire a general manager or COO to help you. Some people like the kind of work you hate. If you need to sell more don’t hire a sales guy. Hire someone to do whatever you are doing that is stopping you from selling.
  3. In general companies that are doing well have happy employees. We saw this at Tigerspike too. When an office was doing well and busy people were happy. When it wasn’t, people weren’t, no matter how many motivational BBQs you had. So focus on sales. SALES SALES SALES.
  4. Don’t take investment if you can avoid it. If you do, make sure you get it from good people. Ideally a rich supportive angel. My gut told me not to take on our second investor. Trust your gut.
  5. And don’t take yourself too seriously.

--

--

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store