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Why do Business in an Ethical Way?

Running a business in what we would call the ‘right’ way can be challenging to set up and comparatively more expensive to run, in comparison to your competitors.

It can be hard, knowing that your competitors can provide a similar product to your pool of customers at a lower price than you are able, simply because […]

By |August 27th, 2015|Entrepreneurialism, Ethical Business, People|Comments Off on Why do Business in an Ethical Way?

How to Build a Great Team Culture (When all Your Staff Work Remotely)

‘Team culture’ is a major buzz-term of 2015, as startups everywhere try to attract the best talent through incentives and gimmickery on a scale unforeseen since the great bubble of the late 1990s.

All over Silicon Valley, free lunches, isolation pods, gym memberships, dog creches and flexible time have become the standard.

But don’t think that just because you can’t compete with Facebook for staff you can’t benefit from developing a strong culture within your business.

In many ways, it’s more important to focus on this with a remote team of contractors, because while they come for the money, they stay for the culture.

Mel and I have been operating our businesses with a large virtual team for the past three years. During this time, we have had over 60 staff members work with us, for periods of time from an hour to eighteen months.

Needless to say, we’ve learned a lot in this time.

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By |August 24th, 2015|Entrepreneurialism, Ethical Business, People, Personal Development|Comments Off on How to Build a Great Team Culture (When all Your Staff Work Remotely)

Start Up Culture – Fake It ‘til You Make It – at Any Expense

So the start up world has been abuzz this month with news of the sudden and, to many, shocking closure of Zirtual – a large and obviously financially unsteady virtual assistant employment platform.

I’m not going to take the time to go into the details of why it shut and why it’s unfair to the workers, the customers or any of that.

There are great articles on the situation here and here, and lots of other places – for those interested.

Needless to say, a few things are obvious from reading about their situation, including that the CEO, Maren Kate Donovan, handled the process about as poorly as any corporate meltdown/change/product launch anybody has ever seen.

To an outsider, it was Zune-worthy. It was the Hindenburg of corporate communications.

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By |August 23rd, 2015|Entrepreneurialism, Ethical Business, People|Comments Off on Start Up Culture – Fake It ‘til You Make It – at Any Expense

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