We had our weekly meeting with BINW. There are some minor adjustments they would like us to make on some of the products we provided to them. We continue to learn a lot from them and these lessons will help us with our future customers.
We have a change in our Green River College team. The Program Director of the program made the decision to switch out one of the students. I am also going to have them work on a part of the site that will deal with linking job descriptions to the cavnessHR site. While Gavin and Adrian will work on the HR Laws, Employee Handbooks, and HR policies. Juan will be assisting with our cybersecurity for the site.
The cavnessHR podcast continues to go great for us. If you include our stats from the podcasting platforms, YouTube and FB Live we have 6727 total downloads/views or 186 per episode. Not great numbers, but they are steadily increasing for us.
We had a great meeting with our CTO and he outlined the future tech plan for cavnessHR. With the additions of Gavin, Adrian, and Juan we are expecting to make some great process on cavnessHR.
Starting this month, I am going to start going to the Silicon Valley area about once a month. The intent is to meet with our CTO once a month in person. Our CTO who is in the Air Force is stationed in the Silicon Valley area. While also beginning to network with others who will be able to assist in the growth of cavnessHR in the future.
For our weekly Launch Lab Accelerator Online mission. https://bunkerlabs.org/launch-lab-online/ The lessons were focused on earning your first customers or your first dollars. Lots of focus on sales and how to have a great sales process. This was a great mission. As they say sales cures all.
We were really impressed with the 10 Jedi Sales Hacks that were provided to us. The link to these is below.
Another valuable lesson from this mission was the ability to shut up and listen. I take this to mean, don't sell the customer a solution they don't need or even want from you. Listen to the potential customer and let them sell you on what they need and want from you. Then if you are a good match, provide them the solution.
This past week, my wife's brother came to visit for his birthday. We had a great time during his visit. To include taking a day to go deep sea fishing. So his visit forced me to do something other than work on building cavnessHR. Although, I did find a way to work every day. It was nowhere near the number of hours I usually spend every day working on cavnessHR.
Which brings me to a question. Can you have the mythical work/life balance if you are building a company? What are your thought on this? Below are some videos that offer perspectives on this.
Let me know what you think about this.