Mitchell Harper co-founded Bigcommerce in 2009 and started PeopleSpark in 2015. He is a self-taught entrepreneur with a passion for finding large business-to-business markets that are underserved by existing technology providers and then bringing to market solutions to help those businesses be more successful. He regularly blogs about productivity, leadership and company culture on his personal blog.
The way you lead and manage people is the make-or-break skill that will determine if you build a good business or an amazing one.
Simple things like showing your staff members that you truly care about them can transform you from a good manager into a great leader.
Just look at what the high-profile approach did for Richard Branson of Virgin, Marc Zuckerberg of Facebook and Aaron Levie of Box.
Why reinvent the wheel when you can take what's worked for others and apply those principles directly to your business?
All founders can be seen as either artists, entrepreneurs or managers. Often multitasking, they may need in time to choose to focus on their strengths.