How founders keep their team, their customers and themselves motivated.


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presentation at the startup camp berlin 2012 by bastian koch, founder and managing director of keksbox, talking about how money doesn't make you happy. it is all about motivation and work-work-balance.

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How founders keep their team, their customers and themselves motivated.

  1. 1. @bastiankbx #SCB12How founders keep their team, their customers and themselves motivated.
  2. 2. What are yourreasons tobecome afounder?
  3. 3. Reasons to found: Black List White List get rich ✓ invest in your dreams get famous ✓ sharpen your skills get laid in St. Oberholz ✓ take responsibility
  4. 4. ‣ working self-determinedDaily ‣ being creativeBusi ‣ recieving appreciationness? ‣ handing out business cards
  5. 5. ‣ business plan, work space, venture capital, employees, internet, branding, communication, facilities, Daily acquisition, taxes, legal objects, public authorities, networking, Busi travelling, conferences, biddings, customer care, night shifts, ness! working over the businessplan ...
  6. 6. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ It‘s okay$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ for the$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ money,$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ right?$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
  7. 7. Moneydoesn‘t make youhappy. :(
  8. 8. ✓motivate your team✓motivate your customer✓motivate yourself
  9. 9. Lesson 1:Money is less important than trust &appreciation.
  10. 10. Moti ‣ make the team part of something bigger vate ‣ explain your doings your ‣ involve them into your decisionsteam ‣ take them to brandenburg !
  11. 11. Lesson 2:Clients stick to high level skills morethan to low prices.
  12. 12. Moti ‣ make the client become a believer vate ‣ be a company with a story and values your ‣ stay connected to thecusto clients ‣ be innovative mer!
  13. 13. Lesson 3:Doing business and having fun at thesame time is more than a possibility.
  14. 14. Moti ‣ start now and regulate your work-work-ballancevate ‣ invent products and cases that show your skillsyour ‣ learn from failures and self success stories ‣ spread your word !
  15. 15. for✓an event to strengthen the network✓an event to impress prospective clients✓an event to combine business and fun
  16. 16. CAMPKBX 2012 30. - 31. März 2012 Schönhauser Allee 36 Palais in der Kulturbrauerei Berlin 10435
  17. 17. CAMPKBX2012 Barcamp Workshops Competition Cold drinks
  18. 18. ‣ Money is less important than trustto put & in a ‣ Clients stick to high level skillsnutsh more than to low prices.ell: ‣ Doing business and having fun at the same time is more than a possibility.
  19. 19. It‘s all about yourwork-work- balan :) ce!
  20. 20. @bastiankbx #SCB12these slides are online: