I’ve been trying to figure out the best way to grown LooseKeys. It’s like a strategic game of Risk, where do I move without putting a strain on our cash-flow, hurting the quality of the work and not overwhelming myself.
I see a lot of friends businesses and startups grow fast and that can make me a little envious, I would love LooseKeys to grow to a world domination level. However, our business is a little different and I’d rather take it slow and know the direction we’re going and not get blinded by the money or prestige of working with a certain client or product.
The next step for us has to be to add another team member. By adding another person my role would change a bit and if that’s for the better or worse I’m not sure at the moment because I still like what I’m doing, I don’t want to totally change that up. It helps that we’re moving slow. Right now rather than adding another full-time member we’re going to be bringing on an intern. Although I’d love to add another full-time person, right now just isn’t the time and freelancers can fill the role at the moment nicely. With an intern I’m able to see what it’s like to have that third person without having them in the office everyday and since they are only here once or twice a week, I’m not constantly being taken away from the work I should be doing.
Although with an intern comes a different set of responsibilities and a different level of work they can do, I’m excited to see what we’re able to teach them and what ideas they might have that would help us shake things up.