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Founder's Journey

Monthly Update – September ’20

Posted on October 1st, 2020.

It is the first update of our journey. I share what is going on in Focus. Good news! We got the first customer last month.  Few words about the journey. I set the goal to achieve $100k ARR in a year. We have 0 customers in August. Here are the main insights of the month.  Let’s go. Highlights We got our first customer. It is...

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Founder's Journey

Hardcore Year: $100k ARR

Posted on September 15th, 2020.

I created several startups and one of them is profitable. My last one was a blockchain platform for the recruitment industry. We wanted to change recruitment and become a unicorn. It was a marketplace where we didn’t manage to acquire two types of target audiences – companies and job seekers. It was a very challenging time....

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OKR

7 Tips for setting better OKRs

Posted on September 3rd, 2020.

The 7 essential OKR tips that every team leader needs to know. So you know what OKRs are and are in need to tips to improve them. Even if you aren’t sure about OKR’s, we’ll give you the full rundown; a start to finish of everything a leader implementing OKRs needs to know! Here we have 7 essential tips for setting...

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Employee Engagement

Daily Stand-ups are a Must! Here’s Why.

Posted on August 12th, 2020.

Daily stand-ups, check-ins, and OKR are growing in popularity so you and your team should give us a try! Don't lag behind all the teams and start-ups. With Focus, you'll find ease in fostering clarity and teamwork across all types of departments and projects!

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OKR

Moonshot and Roofshot OKRs: Learn about the two types of OKRs

Posted on July 14th, 2020.

We always hear that we should shoot for the stars, but what does that really mean? It’s great to set big goals but how big should you aim for? What are these Moonshots and Roofshot OKRs and in which context should you apply them? Which one is right for my company or team? These are all good questions and you’ve come to the...

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OKR

What’s the difference between OKRs vs. KPIs?

Posted on July 11th, 2020.

No matter how long you’ve been in business, you’re bound to be overwhelmed by all the acronyms tossed around. In this article, we’ll discuss OKRs vs. KPIs, two popular acronyms that help you set your goals, and measure performances and results. We’ve covered OKRs a bunch in previous posts, so we’ll start with KPIs. We’ll discuss...

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Focus

How to Stay Focused for Product Teams

Posted on July 10th, 2020.

Teams often lose focus on top priorities for a multitude of reasons. At Focus, we believe that staying concentrated on what “matters” is one of the most important skills for product teams. Here are some sources of distraction your team may face: The team works on a hard project for too long. Instead of validating the main...

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One on One Meetings

9 one-on-one meeting tips

Posted on July 2nd, 2020.

Is it tips for your one-on-one meeting you’re looking for? You’ve come to the right place. But before we jump in, let’s set the scene. The one-on-one meeting is possibly the most lightweight management tool you can use in your fledging company. We wrote at length here about what a one on one meeting is, why you should...

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One on One Meetings

What is the one on one meeting?

Posted on June 25th, 2020.

So you are curious about what a one on one meeting is? Before we jump in, let’s zoom out a bit. Business is very often just pure chaos. It is doubly so for organizations that are younger, smaller, more agile or just plain scrappy. It is also this environment where founder CEOs and other self made C-level people don’t have a...

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OKR

20 Human Resources (HR) OKR Examples

Posted on June 24th, 2020.

OKRs is a goal-setting framework that increases employee engagement while helping people to focus on the most important things. However, one of the biggest challenges with OKR is setting the right goals. I talked with a lot of HR Professionals who proved that their OKRs are not perfect. That’s why we gathered the best practices and...