Seeking Scale - Month: March 2021

Avoiding Distractions

What are ways to work on the right things? Andy and Craig talk about whether to avoid distractions and daydreaming to regain focus and productivity.   Andy feels like he is scattered, losing focus, and not making much progress. For him, managerial duties feel like busy work. What should he do right now and in the … Read more

Company Culture as a Competitive Advantage

Andy and Craig talk about the challenging aspects of company culture and hiring people, internally or not, for specific roles to set them up for success. Currently, Craig is looking to hire in the areas of development, support, and sales. He describes Castos’ company culture as the actions that you take around your values.  COVID … Read more

The Intersection of Dev and Product

Use it or lose it?! Everyone has expectations of work/life balance and needs a break once in a while to recharge, even though most of them don’t feel like they can totally unplug from the business.  Craig and Andy talk about company culture related to its impact on the intersection of dev and product.  Andy … Read more

The Role Of Company Culture In Hiring

Craig and Andy talk about the winds of change to grow their companies–counts, churn, communication, coaching, and culture.  Craig attributes Castos having its greatest growth month ever to an increasing trial count and churn. It also takes delivering and managing better service, expectations, and communication. The Castos Academy has proven to be a successful and … Read more

Building Out The Team

Craig and Andy talk about building out their teams to grow, rate, and scale their businesses.  To scale a business, there are a lot of unknowns. Now, Andy knows what’s possible when the right people are hired. He finalized terms of investment and got new investors. So, there’s money in the bank.  Craig has made … Read more