How to skate where your puck (business) is going, follow our 7-step guide!

It can feel safe to look at hard facts and historical numbers when steering your business into the future with buy-in for your team and stakeholders. However, staring at figures and data can sometimes just be counterproductive. The covid pandemic has more than ever proven that historic numbers are not sufficient as a means for steering a business, as we all became aware of the constant transformation occurring everywhere, not only within the startup ecosystem but for any business large or small. 

Furthermore, start-up or scale-up entrepreneurs tend to rely on the initial success and forget to spend time on continuous work to understand customer behavior on a deeper level such as purchase patterns, buyers versus users, availability of time, behavior obstacles, etc.

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Why trust is the foundation for productivity!

The whole startup community is swamped with advice on how to grow and to build a structure with processes, goals, and KPIs. Lots of energy is invested to define values and ways of working. The end goal is to become productive and expand the business.

Why do we often go wrong here? We start with efficiency rather than relationship building. At most meetings, we dig into daily matters at once. We are immersed in business issues, organizing ourselves for more structure, and pressing for more growth.

It is very hard to reach top productivity when rigorous structure gets in the way. And what about a culture that nobody lives by and nobody who dares to pinpoint the issue? Continue reading “Why trust is the foundation for productivity!”

If you want to go fast – go alone. If you want to go far – go together!

Discussion on the African proverb and why it’s applicable and crucial for most entrepreneurs.

Most entrepreneurs did not start their business because they wanted to lead people and teams. They came up with a solution to a problem, created a product. They had a burning desire to change an industry and conquer a market. Resilient entrepreneurs know their business and work relentlessly.
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