remote
COVID-19

Help Your Employees Stay Connected at Home With Embedded Channels

Struggling to keep your employees connected to what’s important while WFH? Soon you’ll be able to embed your ScreenCloud Channel in your browser or intranet.

By

Beth Gladstone

on

December 9, 2019

remote
COVID-19

Free COVID-19 Advice Digital Signage Templates

Need a quick way to share advice around COVID-19 to your employees? Feel free to dip in and use some of these free templates.

By

Beth Gladstone

on

December 9, 2019

Podcast

Podcast EP 3 - Must-Have Tech to Make Your Company Kick-Ass

In this show we're talking about the area of digital transformation, or how you can use the abundance of great services out there to streamline your business processes.

By

Beth Gladstone

on

December 9, 2019

mental health
Podcast

Podcast EP 4 - Let's Talk About Stress

In this episode we talk about the stresses, both good and bad, involved in starting a business.

By

Beth Gladstone

on

December 9, 2019

Podcast

Podcast EP 5 - With Guest Matt Webb, MD of R/GA IoT Venture Studio UK

Matt talks shares how he ended up being fascinated by the ways in which the physical world connects to the digital one and the sorts of businesses R/GA look for to join their ventures initiative.

By

Beth Gladstone

on

December 9, 2019

growth
Podcast

Podcast EP 6 - Scaling to $1m ARR - Part 1

This episode discusses some of the very early challenges that we faced when we first launched ScreenCloud and started getting paying customers.

By

Beth Gladstone

on

December 9, 2019

growth
Podcast

Podcast EP 7 - With Guest Haje Jan Kamps on How to Create a Founding Team

Entrepreneur and journalist Haje Jan Kamps discusses the difficulties of creating an effective Founding Team.

By

Beth Gladstone

on

December 9, 2019

growth
Podcast

Podcast EP 8 - Scaling to $1m ARR - Part 2

This episode talks about the first of three core areas that we are looking at (Product, Customers and Commercial) on the journey of scaling from $0-£1m ARR.

By

Beth Gladstone

on

December 9, 2019

growth
Podcast

Podcast EP 9 - Scaling to $1M ARR Part 3

In this episode, we talk about how we got our first beta customers and how we effectively scaled beyond that.

By

Beth Gladstone

on

December 9, 2019

growth
Podcast

Podcast EP 10 - Scaling to $1M ARR Part 4

In this final part of the "Scaling from $0 - $1m Annual Recurring Revenue" episodes, we focus on commercials.

By

Beth Gladstone

on

December 9, 2019

mental health
Podcast

Podcast EP 11 - Exercise and Startup Life

We discuss if exercise should be high on your list of priorities when you're launching a start-up. Is exercise a nice-to-have, or is it a vital part of preparing you and your team for greatness?

By

Beth Gladstone

on

December 9, 2019

metrics
Podcast

Podcast EP 12 - Do Numbers Really Matter

Most SaaS people are a little obsessed by numbers. But do they really matter that much and do we run the risk of focusing on the wrong things if we ignore our gut? Mark and David take opposing sides on the debate.

By

Beth Gladstone

on

December 9, 2019

metrics
Podcast

Podcast EP 13 - Communicating With Investors

In this episode, David and Mark talk about how ScreenCloud communicates with its investors and why it's worked for them.

By

Beth Gladstone

on

December 9, 2019

Podcast

Podcast EP 14 - Resellers: Who, Why and When?

We talk about the good, bad and the ugly of working out your Reseller Strategy in the early stages of a SaaS business's evolution.

By

Beth Gladstone

on

December 9, 2019

lessons
Podcast

Podcast EP 15 - Mistakes, We've Made a Few

In this episode, we talk about some of the mistakes we've made in business, investment and staffing, and what we learnt from them.

By

Beth Gladstone

on

December 9, 2019

mental health
Podcast

Podcast EP 16 - Not Waving but Drowning

It's not easy when you feel as if no matter what you do, you can't make a dent on your to-do list and you end up doing lots of things badly. David and Mark talk about what they do when it happens to them.

By

Beth Gladstone

on

December 9, 2019

Podcast

Podcast EP 17 - The Importance of Storytelling

We talk about why storytelling is a great tool within a business for solving problems and communicating with your team.

By

Beth Gladstone

on

December 9, 2019

growth
Podcast

Podcast EP 18 - Capital Efficiency

How do you manage the demands of growth and efficiency? And might you veer towards being too risk averse at a time when you should be pushing harder? Mark and David discuss how they've dealt with this from their perspective.

By

Beth Gladstone

on

December 9, 2019

Podcast

Podcast EP 22 - Should You Ever Re-Engineer Your Product?

In this episode we discuss why we made the decision to re-engineer ScreenCloud despite this going against best practice startup advice.

By

Beth Gladstone

on

December 9, 2019

hiring
Podcast

Podcast EP 23 - What Not to Do When Attracting Talent

In this episode we talk to Kristian James, Founder of recruitment consultancy Hawkwood Partners about what startups can do to attract the best talent they can afford.

By

Beth Gladstone

on

December 9, 2019

mental health
Podcast

Podcast EP 24 - Why All Work & No Play Makes Us Worse Leaders

There’s often no off-switch when you run a startup and that can lead to the temptation to be working all of the time. But if all you think about is work, does that make you better or worse than someone who has a more multifaceted life?

By

Beth Gladstone

on

December 9, 2019

Podcast

Podcast EP 26 - Why we created our “Employee Challenge”

In this episode, David and Mark discuss their experience of implementing ScreenCloud's employee challenge, where an employee goes under the hood of the product, in a real-life scenario, with a real customer.

By

Beth Gladstone

on

December 9, 2019

Podcast

Podcast EP 27 - Distributed Founders

In this episode, we discuss what having your CoFounders spread across different continents has meant for ScreenCloud, how this affected some of the initial decisions we made about team and product setup, and what the value of hindsight has taught us.

By

Beth Gladstone

on

December 9, 2019

hiring
Podcast

Podcast EP 28 - Hiring Decisions as You Grow

In this week’s episode we discuss the consequences of hiring specialists too early and why generalists are often your best first hires, when the priority is getting the product out the door.

By

Beth Gladstone

on

December 9, 2019

Podcast

Podcast EP 29 - With Paul Joyce, CEO of Geckoboard (AKA the Brian Cox of Dashboards)

Mark and David are joined by Paul Joyce, Founder & CEO of digital dashboard tool Geckoboard. They discuss how SaaS has changed since the first wave in 2011 and why sometimes it’s best to not take advice, even if that means living through failure.

By

Beth Gladstone

on

December 9, 2019

Podcast

Podcast EP 25 - Specialists Not Generalists

In this episode Mark and David discuss what restructuring a company looks like as you move upstream and how to split out responsibilities so that you grow, work and hire more efficiently.

By

Beth Gladstone

on

December 9, 2019

Podcast

Podcast EP 31 - How Not to Panic When Things Go Wrong

Mark and David talk about when the going gets tough and how important it is as a leader to keep your personal insecurities in check to avoid causing panic and paralysis. And what to do if panic sets in anyway.

By

Beth Gladstone

on

December 9, 2019

Podcast

Podcast EP 38 - Digital Transformation at Work: Productivity Boost or Distraction?

Mark and David discuss the dangers of businesses racing towards digital transformation without a strategy or an idea of best practices.

By

Beth Gladstone

on

December 9, 2019

HR
Podcast

Podcast EP 33 - When Should You Hire a Head of HR?

Mark and David talk about the events that led them to hire their first Head of People at ScreenCloud, and how Mark skilled up on his interviewing technique for this very important senior role.

By

Beth Gladstone

on

December 9, 2019

HR
Podcast

Podcast EP 34 - HR at 50 People with guest Kate Thrumble

In today's episode: why cracks tend to appear when a startup nears 50 employees, and how HR might seem like an expense at first but soon turns into a cost saving thanks to things like excellent onboarding and career development, which improve people retention.

By

Beth Gladstone

on

December 9, 2019

Podcast

Podcast EP 35 - With Sofia Quintero, Founder of EnjoyHQ

Sofia Quintero talks about the challenges of raising capital and the level of confidence it takes, especially as a woman pitching to mostly men, the importance of finding investors who are aligned with your vision, and why skateboarding is a lot like running a business.

By

Beth Gladstone

on

December 9, 2019

lessons
Podcast

Podcast EP 1 - How We Started a SaaS Business

In our first ever podcast episode, we explain how we transitioned from a digital agency into a product company.

By

Beth Gladstone

on

December 9, 2019

Podcast

Podcast EP 21 - Things That Grind Our Gears

In this episode we’re having a bit of fun and talking about some of the things that really wind us up.

By

Beth Gladstone

on

December 9, 2019

culture
Podcast

Podcast EP 20 - The Importance of Founder Values

In this episode Mark and David discuss what they believe is the most important factor of managing a company together: shared Founder values.

By

Beth Gladstone

on

December 9, 2019

lessons
Startup

5 Tips on Organising a Customer Case Study Tour

In the summer of 2019, we decided to travel from London to the west coast of the U.S. to meet ScreenCloud customers for a case study tour. Here’s what we learned.

By

Beth Gladstone

on

December 9, 2019

connected spaces
Future of Work

How We Built Our Company TV Channel at ScreenCloud

We went from having a few screens showing content to a full company and remote-employee rollout. Here’s what we learned.

By

Beth Gladstone

on

December 9, 2019

lessons
Startup

Lessons From 3 Years of Consistent Content Marketing at ScreenCloud

At our SaaS product ScreenCloud we’ve been “blogging” consistently for three years. Here’s what we’ve learned, and what we’d advise to others looking to set off on a content marketing journey.

By

Beth Gladstone

on

December 9, 2019

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