Today we’re hearing from one of Hoxton Mix’s long term clients. Karl is founder/owner at infiniforms.io and here, shares his tips on escaping the physical office in preference for a distributed workforce. Say hi to Karl on Twitter at @karlgjertsen. When you get to the end of the article look out for Karl’s free e-book which will help you organize your business and improve the way you communicate with your team and clients. Over to Karl…
The world has changed
It’s one of the most exciting things you can do to start your own business! The prospect of “being your own boss” can be enthralling if not fill you with a great sense of freedom! But don’t make the mistake of thinking it’s gonna be easy… If you’ve been providing a particular service or product as an employee you’re going to go from being an important part of the larger machine to being the person who runs the whole machine. Now you’ve not only got to provide the service (whether that’s selling widgets or designing apps) you’ll have to be the business leader, the manager and the technician all rolled into one. And even if you’ve got enough budget for employee #1 or to take on a freelancer or two, you’ll still be responsible for the lot… The buck, as they say, stops with you!
Starting out with a new business venture always has its challenges. Doing it for the first time, the challenges can be even more apparent! And if you’ve not got someone keeping an eye out for you whilst you work your way to your dream, you’re likely to miss some key ideas that will make your business more or less successful.
We’ve had hundreds of new and established businesses come through our doors over the years and many of them share similar traits. Here’s 10 that we think you should know!