Amelia Whitehart September 30, 2019

Stripe has been growing at breakneck speed for years, but according to COO Claire Hughes Johnson, the biggest challenge is integrating new people into such a complex organization. To grow quickly and conscientiously, she recommends startups press pause regularly and answer the following six questions: Have we documented our operating principles? You need to document core tenets describing the way you work. They should be clear and explicit enough that the people who consult them will make the same decisions a founder of your company would. What structure is going to help us achieve our goals? Do you want to run a flat organization? Have hierarchy? You need to decide what is going to work best. You also want to anticipate that the size and shape and number of people around any given table is bound to change. Who has been successful at our company so far? “Take the time to ask: Okay, what kind of people have we hired? Who’s doing really well? Who’s scaling at the same pace as the company? What are those people’s characteristics?” says Johnson. You want to hire more people who fit the mold of the people who not only have the right skills, but who are having a good time too.

No matter what is the situation, starting with a new plan that completely requires an upfront financial investment and not just your time, drains money. It is very important to understand that you should be financially strong this much in order to pay for necessities like rent, supplies, and inventory (and that doesn’t even include your personal expenses). A high level of practicality is very important for the success. The first thing that budding entrepreneur should keep in mind is that by starting a business of your own, you are allowing yourself to put as many efforts as you can to build your business. This means that you should not waste your time and efforts in any wrong activity and put all your creativity and newness to build your brand further. It will not allow you to watch Game of Thrones, no late night parties, not hanging much with friends for activities. You should be in a code red world where everything works around the growth of your business. It’s a big sacrifice for sure but you have to realize the level related to your commitment. Extra information can be read on Entrepreneur tips.

Starting a business can be an important time for anyone. Independence, freedom in elections, the possibility to make one’s own decisions can be an essential change in a person’s life. But the business must also be viewed seriously, and for this purpose it is necessary to attach a special importance to the first steps. So don’t lie down and don’t just think about the good parts that your own business offers. Be hardworking and make sure your business is successful and profitable, especially. Otherwise, for nothing you have independence and freedom in elections, if you have no reason to interfere.

You are the designer of your life. If there are parts of your life that do not fit well, you can make adjustments. Think of your life and career as clay on a potter’s wheel and you as the potter. Get a picture in your mind of what the masterpiece looks like and keep shaping toward that picture. – Bonnie Hagemann, Executive Development Associates Source: