Anyone that suggests that failure is an option, should not start their own business. I have spoken to people who make comments such as, “I’m going to give it 6 months and see how it goes” or “I can always go back to my old company if it doesn’t work out.” If you have a[…]
Company culture is the difference between enjoying where you work, and hating each day. Guided, but not controlled, by the leadership team, the people of the business make the culture. For BeecherMadden, honesty and respect are the cornerstones of our company culture. We expect, and offer, that to our staff. We expect that everyone treats[…]
I wish I had known that you wouldn’t be able to keep everyone happy and that’s OK. If you are going to get the best deal from a supplier, they may not like you. And not all your staff will stay, or be on board with the vision you have. As long as you have[…]
Be prepared to face some criticism that you have to ignore. Not everyone will understand your decisions, maybe because they don’t have all the facts, don’t agree or don’t understand the pressures that come with a start-up. Worse than being criticised is not always being able to defend yourself. A thick skin is an essential!