the Head of Growth and CMO for UK's commission-free stock investing platform - Freetrade goes much deeper into crowdfunding strategies, investing strategies and tools for having a growth mindset.
Freetrade is a revolutionary trading platform for UK investors to make trades for free. Their mission is to completely improve the experience of trading so that people can make the best use of their money and never have to worry about fees.
Prior to joining the Freetrade, Viktor has worked at two previous startups in Asia and Europe, iProspect, and Google. He spent over seven years working at Google where he aligns the customer experience with the businesses search framework.
Viktor and Freetrade
ABOUT THE HOST
My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful.
Hire the right person
Having quality employees will help your company run and grow. However, there's never a right answer for the hiring the right person, as people have their own personalities and agendas.
It’s important that there is a strong hiring strategy in place when considering potential candidates and determine who the best people are to help lead the company to success is a must.
Notice what other skills do they have aside from their resume? Are they great problem solvers, do they know how to navigate through a problem and what kind of attitude do they have when under stress? This shows that they don’t need to be micromanaged, and will be able to take direction and make successful decisions.
Have effective communication
Effective communication is an important building block for successful organizations. Communication promotes motivation by informing and clarifying the employees about the task to be done, the manner they are performing the task, and how to improve their performance if it is not up to the mark.
Communication can also be a source of information to the organizational members for decision-making process as it helps the team to identify and assess their course of actions.
It's best to analyze how you are communicating efficiently to maximize the flow of work and individual productivity. This includes being a good model of efficient communications. People who can send and receive messages clearly serve as an asset to a company's brand and are more effective in their jobs.
Come up with a detailed plan
Developing a detailed plan takes time and resources. Coming up with a plan sets the direction and establishes priorities for your organization. It defines your organization’s view of success and prioritizes the activities that will make this view your reality. The plan will help your people know what they should be working on, and what they should be working on first. Poor planning is often worse than no planning at all.
A detailed plan essential if you want to have a successful business that's going to survive the startup phase. The process of writing a plan can do wonders to clarify where you've been and where you're going.
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