Tag: business

Coaches for employees

For Ministry of Testing I’ve often thought about coaches for our team.  It’s not something I’ve managed to look into in detail, but interesting to see a company offer it as a service. Guided is the easiest way to offer high quality and affordable coaching to all of your employees – https://www.getguided.co/

Things they don’t teach you running a business by yourself

I should probably write one of these myself.  But for now, it’s nice reading it from someone else’s perspective. Yes, indie businesses are all the rage at the moment.  Little did I know I started one all those years back. One of the most hotly talked about topics in tech right now is starting an

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Debt instead of venture funding

I love reading stories of companies that don’t sell out and try to find their own creative way.  It also makes me feel better about Ministry of Testing being a Wistia customer. 🙂 This shares how Wistia decided to take on debt instead of selling out. There were a few things within it that reminds me

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MoT Release Notes

Today I discovered that we do deploy on Fridays 😀 Ministry of Testing now sharing our release notes so you can see the things we are doing.  Small steps to being more visible about the work we do. Thank you Team MoT.

Not Seeking Approval / Feedback

This has mostly been me in approaching growing my business. From Seth Godin’s blog: The trap of listening to feedback “If I listened to feedback, I would have quit on the first day.” You’re devoting your life to making something important. Something helpful. Something that matters. Mostly, something that hasn’t been done before, that’s going

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Removing Myself As The Single Point of Failure

I realised, a couple of years ago, as my little company grew a certain amount of structure, process and communication was important for it to survive. Not too much. Not too little.  But just the right amount. About 18 months ago I wrote an email to Derek, just saying hi and talking about my current

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Business As An Enabler

Most text books say businesses exist to make profit.  I disagree and feel this is an excuse to be selfish.  People separate themselves as humans when they hide behind a business entity.  They feel it is ok to do certain things because they stay within business and tax laws. As my ideas around business mature,

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There’s No Business Like Slow Business

Society is obsessed with ‘Quick’ We want a quick fix diet. A quick route to being fit and healthy. Fast (but good) food. A well paying job, now. With big rewards in the near future. That big house, now. An overnight business success. How many ads and books do you see trying to sell you

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