Why we moved from Slack to Basecamp

Why we moved from Slack to Basecamp

In our last post (you can read about here) we talked about how we fully embraced and loved Slack when we first introduced it. A couple years down the track we decided to stop using it. It was a hard decision and not one that we actioned straight away.

 Our team works completely remotely so we needed something that could help us:

  1. Stay on task and moving through our priorities

  2. Keep the team united and accountable.

Why you don't need a VA

Why you don't need a VA

Over the last few years everyone has been talking about the magical Virtual Assistant (VA). The unicorn of the recruitment world!

When we first started Grow My Team nearly four years ago almost every new lead that came to us was looking for a Virtual Assistant (VA). Maybe it was the popularity of Tim Ferriss’s 4 hour work week, the growth of Upwork, Fiverr and a heap of other online freelance marketplaces. Maybe it was just wishful thinking?

The personal finance industry is changing who and how they recruit

The personal finance industry is changing who and how they recruit

We spoke to Stewart Bell from Audere Coaching and Consulting about how he hires, manages and trains his remote team and what he advises his clients need to do to successfully grow their businesses.

Using technology to improving productivity

Using technology to improving productivity

As business leaders we’re always trying to increase efficiency and productivity within our teams (without sacrificing quality of course), and constantly trying to evaluate where we can make gains in this area. Lean, efficient teams usually translate to a healthier bottom lines, however it’s not always easy to determine where the blocks are and what can be done to improve them.