This is a round table discussion with Craig Hewitt (founder of Castos), Einar Vollset (cofounder of TinySeed), and myself. We are in three different cities on two different continents, so we have plenty of different perspectives on the COVID-19 crisis. We are talking about our own businesses and the advice we give to other founders. We also talk about the payroll program, and whether we think it’s going to be helpful to small businesses and startups. We share our tips and experiences working from home, for founders who may be just now transitioning to a remote team, and we discuss Stewart Butterfield’s Twitter feed, talking about the human side of experiencing this pandemic.
Listen to get some insight, hope, and fresh ideas on being a startup during COVID-19.
The finer points of the episode:
- 8:09 – Advice we all have for startups during the COVID-19 crisis
- 12:51 – Common mistakes we see businesses make working from home
- 14:42 – The main things that change when your team goes remote
- 17:37 – The payroll protection program in the USA and what this could mean for your business
- 28:04 – Stewart Butterfield’s real-time experience of COVID-19 and how it resonated with each of us as founders
- 36:46 – Some reasons to feel hopeful about business right now
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