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.

Working Remotely from Berlin

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In our previous blog entry (Our Six Tips for Remote Working), we mentioned how much we identify ourselves with the culture of remote working. It is actually one of the main pillars of our company culture, and our methodologies clearly reflect the need to be able to work from wherever we want.

Actually, before that, we also wrote about hiring in a distributed team and even in our Lessons Learnt post from a couple of months back.

Two of us spent a good ten days in Berlin, the capital of Germany, and this has been our experience.

Our Six Tips for Working Remotely

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At MarsBased, we have a strongly defined company culture. We believe that in order to compete with bigger companies, smaller ventures have to define a strong company culture that attracts like-minded people.

One of our core principles is being able to work remotely. As an officeless company, we want to be able to work from wherever we are, regardless of our location or time-zone. As long as the work gets done, who cares where did you write your code from?

While you wait for the second part of our blogging guide (read the first part here), you can read our team's advice for working remotely.

Lessons Learnt: One Year Running Our Own Business

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Time flies. We have been so busy this year, that we have barely had time to look back to all the things we have accomplished thus far. Actually, it’s been a year and a month since we legally founded MarsBased.

One of the companies we look up to is Dockyard. They run a very inspirational blog, where they publish their experiences. This is a small homage to them and to this post, where they described the difficulties they faced during the first six months running a consultancy.

Here’s what we have learnt in this first year of operating full-time as service providers.

Estás a un paso de conocer a tu mejor socio.

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