There are too many startups who don’t have a knowledge management system.

Sometimes, the company’s information is scattered across various platforms and it’s disorganized and incomplete. Others have no system in place at all.

Failing to build a knowledge hub will cost your startup time and money.

In this article, I want to talk about why, and how you should centralize company knowledge so that it’s accessible to everyone.

I will give my advice about the different tools and systems that could work for your startup.

What is Knowledge Management?

Knowledge management is the process of centralizing all knowledge about the business into a single system, bringing all employee expertise together and making it easily accessible. …

Poor organizational structure can cause chaos in your startup, and it may even stifle your growth.

While structuring your company can be lengthy process, it doesn’t have to be stressful.

A well-organized company is essential for sustaining growth, so, in this blog, I’m going to explain everything you need to know about the process.

Here’s what we’ll cover:

  • Why startups need organizational structure
  • How do you know when it’s time to restructure?
  • The different types of organizational structure
  • A process for designing organizational structure

Why startups need organizational structure

As your company moves from startup to scaleup, you’re faced with a host of new issues.

In the early days, you didn’t have time to define roles and processes. …

How much time are you wasting in disorganized virtual meetings that don’t lead to action or meaningful results?

Endless meetings can be one way that you fall into the busy trap.

I spend a lot of my time in Zoom calls, so I’m well aware of the most common problems that stop meetings, virtual or face-to-face, from being successful and productive.

In this blog post, I want to help you have more engaging, shorter meetings that lead to clear results and strengthen relationships among remote teams.

These are tips for online meetings, however some of the principals may apply to in-person meetings as well. …

If you aren’t using personalized video marketing yet, you should be, because it’s an excellent way to communicate with your audience that can boost engagement and conversions.

Think about it- if you signed up for a free trial of a new software, how would you rather be welcomed on board?

1. A generic, automated email confirmation.


2. A short, personalized video from the CEO. He answers one of your questions and talks about a use case that’s relevant to your needs.

The second option would be more surprising and memorable. …

Could your office chair be as bad for you as a smoking habit?

It was Dr James A. Levine who once said “Sitting is the new smoking”. Many of his contemporaries believe that claim is exaggerated, but still — plenty of research shows that sedentary lifestyles are bad for us.

I don’t work in a physical job, but I’m often moving around during the day. A normal week in pre-lockdown times consisted of me travelling to different offices, to classes, lunch meetings, and just generally hopping around the city by foot, on the metro or by bicycle.

A few days into quarantine, I started to experience the negative effects of too much sitting down. …

Hit a roadblock in your business, and don’t know what to do next?

Maybe you need help with something, but you don’t have the budget to hire a full-time team member. You don’t want to enter into a contract with a freelancer before you know whether they are a good fit.

Your mind is swimming with ideas and doubts, and you just need a little guidance.

If any of this sounds familiar, Growth Mentor can help!

A couple of weeks ago I was honoured that they chose me to be Mentor of the Week. I’ve had a super interesting experience in the short time I’ve been part of the crew, so I want to share a bit more information about this exciting project. …

What better way to kick off the first quarter of 2020 than by sharing inspirational quotes and startup wisdom from some of the most influential thought leaders of the past decade?

Here are 10 of my favourite quotes that changed my thinking, helped me through my work and personal life, and resonate with me to this day.

“What if we found ourselves building something that nobody wanted? In that case, what did it matter if we did it on time and on budget?” — Eric Ries, The Lean Startup.

The seminal, movement-defining book of the last decade will remain relevant for years to come. The Lean Startup preaches the idea of validated learning, running the right experiments and tests as you go, to guide you, and make sure you stay on the right path. …

Here at Tracking n Hacking, we’re obsessed with SaaS. We love trying out new products, and we also know how important SaaS tools can be for SaaS startups.

When faced with the trials and tribulations of startup life, being armed with the right tools is crucial.

What are some of the biggest challenges for SaaS startups?

  • Customer acquisition — in order to grow your company, you need to generate leads and convert them into customers.
  • Customer retention — you’ve got to retain customers over a long period, and increase their lifetime value.
  • Efficiency and productivity — you must have systems in place to deal with rapid growth, giving you the opportunity to scale. …

Everyone knows that we love learning everything we can about growth hacking. We also love sharing this knowledge.

So, we put together a list of 10 books that we believe will help you and your business grow.

1. ‘The Lean Startup — How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses’ by Eric Ries

You’ve probably heard and read more about this book than we can tell you. A book you could breeze through on a weekend so you can start putting everything in practice when Monday comes.

Main lesson? Don’t waste too much time on creating the ‘perfect product’.

“Customers don’t care how much time something takes to build. …

Launch of the Growth Agency —

Amsterdam is by far one of my favorite cities. This year, I went there a few times and, once again, realized what an amazing Growth Hacking Agency scene Amsterdam has.

A few years ago, Creative Agencies were the go to for most business. Before that, Marketing Agencies were the hype.

This time, there was a new type of agency paving its way to the top of the game: Growth Agencies! …


Tim Cakir

Tracker & Hacker with a passion for Sailing & Sound…

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