Three Years Running Our First Business: Lessons Learnt

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It's that time of the year again. We have recently concluded our third year at MarsBased, and we want to share with you what we have learnt in the last 12 months running our fully-remote Ruby on Rails & Javascript development consultancy.

Here's How We Use Basecamp to Manage our Teams Remotely

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I've been long enough working in consulting, and in very different kind of companies, to know that what works today, might not necessarily work tomorrow. Teams change, companies transition from being services-only to making their own products, some others expand internationally, new policies are adopted and what have you.

For sure, the tools we everyday work with also evolve. Most of them, for the better. That's the case of Basecamp, one of our favourite tools. Read on, if you want to learn how we use it to manage our oficeless company.

Looking Back to 2016: A Year of Consolidation for MarsBased

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Time flies! It feels almost like yesterday, but it was actually three years ago when we started operating this humble company.

During the past year, 2016, we were involved in a lot of interesting initiatives: over a dozen different development & design projects, growing Startup Grind BCN to over 120 people per event, hiring two more people, working on internal projects (check our last post about our frontend framework called MarsMan) and many more.

In this post, you will find a month-to-month recap of what we've been through during 2016!

We Don't Need a CEO (Lessons Learnt in Two Years Running a Development Consultancy)

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This is a follow-up to last year's Lessons Learnt: One Year Running Our Own Business, in which we shared all we had learnt in our first year operating as a development consultancy in Barcelona.

After two years, we're stronger than ever. Alive and kicking.

If You're Not Writing, You're Losing Sales: Here's the Why and How of Blogging for Business

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Everyone seems to struggle to get their five minutes of glory to give exposure to their startup. That is, nowadays, being featured on Product Hunt, Reddit or other major publishing sites that will drive thousands of visitors to your site.

However, very few people do something about it, and most of them overlook a very powerful tool that's been there for ages, it's quick and easy to set up and will most likely not die for at least a few more years: a blog.

Estás a un paso de conocer a tu mejor socio.

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