If there were truly a secret recipe that made a startup a wild success, it would surely be patented or the subject of many successful books. While many books on Amazon allege to have that recipe, I’ll save you a lot of time and money – they don’t. That said, we can take some advice from those who have been there, done that and been successful. We caught up with Marketing Director Gavin Matthews to find out 5 of the secrets to CommercialTribe’s success here in Colorado:
Invest in the Community
We invested in the community by moving to LoDo and ensuring that our employees could get downtown and experience the culture. Denver’s foundation is its startup community, and not being near to and involved in that community makes it difficult to grow fast.
Invest in Education
We also invest in education, working closely with DSST’s entrepreneurship program to develop a new generation of creators and thinkers. We sponsored a group of students this year and mentored them through devising creative solutions for business problems. They even created their own ideas for market!
We get outside. Colorado wouldn’t be Colorado without the outdoors, and we are big advocates of getting outside. The benefits are clear – more rest and time to focus, for example – and we make sure that everyone has ample chances to get outdoors. 14er, anyone?
Build from within
Companies tend to think that New York and San Francisco are the only powerhouses for startup growth. This is in no way true. We’ve purposely built CommercialTribe in Colorado because it offers world-class access to fellow companies, top talent, funding, resources, and everything you need to succeed. Saving on rent is also a great perk!
Snacks and coffee
We keep the kitchen well stocked with the fuel needed to power through the day. Though they are small things, even a bad day gets better when coffee is only a button press away.
NOTE: CommercialTribe and Built In Colorado are hosting our next Built In Brews Thursday at CommercialTribe's offices in Denver. Get your tickets before they're all gone!