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Jan 21, 2020
483: The First 90-Days Onboarding PlanJanuary 21, 2020
In today’s episode of The Startup Chat, Steli and Hiten talk about the perfect onboarding plan for a new hire. Making a new hire is an exciting time for a team, however, it’s really to get onboarding right, as the experience that a new hire gets at the early stages determines if he’s going to succeed in the team or not. So in this episode, Steli and Hiten talk about how Hiten handles onboarding of new team members, why you want to make new team members feel like they’re...
Jan 17, 2020
482: Remote Work Worries? Are People Working Hard Enough?January 17, 2020
In today’s episode of The Startup Chat, Steli and Hiten talk about remote work worries? Are people working hard enough? Remote teams are relatively a new thing in the startup world, and deciding whether to allow your staff to work remotely can be a challenge. Questions about managing team members while they are working remotely are inevitably going to come up and how you address these issues is important. In this week’s episode, Steli and Hiten talk about founders concerns...
Jan 14, 2020
481: Not Your Typical AdviceJanuary 14, 2020
In today’s episode of The Startup Chat, Steli and Hiten talk about “not your typical advice”. Tweeter and Instagram are platforms that have made it so much easier for people to express their opinions and give advice about any topic. While this is a great thing for freedom of expression, it means that anybody, even if unqualified can give advice, and this dilutes the quality of advice that is out there. In today’s episode, Steli and Hiten talk about how there’s a lot of...
Jan 10, 2020
480: Startups Grow You as You Grow ThemJanuary 10, 2020
Today on The Startup Chat, Steli and Hiten talk about how startups grow you as you grow them. Being part of a startup, whether you own it or you work at one, changes you as a person. There are a lot of opportunities to learn and improve yourself. It is safe to say that who you were at the early stages of your startup journey changes after you’ve been involved in it for a while or after you’ve left it - and this is a good thing. In today’s episode of the show, Steli and...
Jan 07, 2020
479: What To Do After Your Startup Failed?January 07, 2020
In today’s episode of The Startup Chat, Steli and Hiten talk about what founders should do after their startup has failed. We hear a lot about startups that succeed and do very well, however, what is not talked about very much is the number of startups that fail and how these failures can affect a founder negatively. So in this episode, Steli and Hiten talk about what you should do after your startup has failed, why letting go is super important, why you shouldn’t make...
Dec 31, 2019
478: [Encore Episode] Beginning of the New Year – How to Reflect and Plan AheadDecember 31, 2019
In today’s episode of The Startup Chat, Steli and Hiten talk about how to reflect and plan ahead at this time of year. At this time of year, it is very common for founders to go into reflection mode and reflect on the progress of their business. This could be thinking about what they’ve achieved in the year, what went well in that year and what didn’t go so well. This is a good thing, and while it is recommended that some founders do it, some other founders might decide to use...
Dec 27, 2019
477: [Encore Episode] Your Startup Isn’t Your BabyDecember 27, 2019
In today’s episode of The Startup Chat, Steli and Hiten talk about why your startup isn't your baby. In the startup world, it’s very common for some founders to compare their businesses to raising a child. And there’s a good reason for this as certain aspects of running a business does feel like raising a child and a founder can develop a level of attachment to that business. But doing so can be quite harmful and should not be encouraged. In today’s episode, Steli and...
Dec 24, 2019
476: [Encore Episode] How to Handle Private Life Challenges While Running a Startup (Forgiving Yourself)December 24, 2019
Today on The Startup Chat, Steli and Hiten talk about how to handle private life challenges while running a startup (forgiving yourself). One thing that is inevitable at work is that there’s going to be personal issues that will happen to team members. This could be as a result of health issues, loss of a member of something as simple as relocating to a new place. Managing life challenges at work are crucial as if poorly managed can lead to a lot of stress in the team. In...
Dec 20, 2019
475: Why Founders Need to Schedule Quiet Time to Think DeeplyDecember 20, 2019
In today’s episode of The Startup Chat, Steli and Hiten talk about why founders need to schedule quiet time to think deeply. The world we live in today can be described as noisy. There is too much information and most of the time we’re consuming this information and not making time for ourselves to think or meditate. So in this episode, Steli and Hiten talk about why you need to schedule quiet time to think deeply, how not scheduling some time for can affects you, the...
Dec 17, 2019
474: How to Earn the Trust of a Team You’re Taking over as a New ManagerDecember 17, 2019
In today’s episode of The Startup Chat, Steli and Hiten talk about how to earn the trust of a team you're taking over as a new manager. Winning over members of a team you just took over is not an easy feat. There’s bound to be resistance from some team members and if you don’t manage the situation well, this can affect how successful you’re going to be as a manager. In this week’s episode, Steli and Hiten talk about what to do when you first take over a team, the...