I am interested in starting a startup business, and keen to know if the into in these casts are used for a small business/startup business, or for larger businesses? 

Keen to hear feedback from current members?





Kevin1's picture

Yes.  Not everything applies equally into all organisation shapes and sizes, but most of MT is still useful.


US41's picture

Management is management. One on ones, feedback, coaching, and delegation apply all the time in any size business. Even a one man business dealing with vendors and suppliers can make use of these techniques. 

There is advice on this site that will be more tailored to someone working in a large corporation - status reporting, operating in a large pyramid structure, working to get promoted, etc. That advice is merely in addition to the basics that apply everywhere.  

Do the basics, and then hunt for things that you are not good at.

Good luck!

Ryzen's picture

I see here that people say yes, but I'm not sure about it, to be honest.

RebeccaCameron's picture

I believe that both manager and career tools are useful for a small startup business.

RebeccaCameron's picture

I also think that it is very important to have someone experienced beside you in your beginnings, as very often people give up on their dreams as soon as they encounter a problem.

Breanna_Ileen's picture

Not all may apply since it depends on whether you are start up or already an established business. However, note that the basic fundamentals are very important like delegation, handling of complaints and how to manage per se. You need to learn these things and as you go on, you need to learn more.

SurthesAmy's picture

My opinion is that both the manager and career tools are helpful for a small startup business. The New startup is always very hard and full of worries. Still, with such opportunities, everything will go much more accessible.

pavicich's picture
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How would you like to use MT in your business? What brought you here?

Manager Tools can be broadly useful in many professional contexts, but without more information on what you hope to get out of MT I'm not sure how we can help you. :-)

ryancfmurray's picture

One of the important foundations of a successful business, even a small one, is a professional and good manager.

Jollymom's picture

Management by principle is applicable to all business. It is the strategy and action plan that differs. So these MT can be helpful and can serve as a guide among SME's. 

Breanna_Ileen's picture

Agree with this. Management can be applied throughout in any field. Just find the right management tool for your business. But the principle behind is generic.

emcaulay's picture
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I think these podcasts (free!) and the tools the Manager Tools personal license supplies are useful in all cases where you have more than yourself in the organization. And frankly, many of them are useful even if you're the only one in the company!

For example, there are a few podcasts about your first meeting with a new direct. In a startup, you're going to be depending on all your employees a lot! You want to make sure you set a tone with them and that you tell them what matters to you. I think those podcasts definitely have elements you will want to use. 

For me, I listen to a lot of audio materials whether I'm driving or going for a walk or doing the dishes. So, I recommend you pick something and listen to one episode. If it doesn't connect with you, then it's not right for you right now and you won't have lost much. These podcasts are highly consistent as far as length, tone, and quality. So you can get an accurate sense by listening to just one.