By Jeff Solomon, senior vice president of Leads360.
I think having the right people is the difference between running a good company and a great one; more importantly, having the right culture is the key to keeping the right people.
A few years ago I visited a partner who had these wonderful Starbucks machines that ground, brewed and poured fresh coffee on the fly. I noticed how much the staff loved them, and I knew we had to have one. After finding a distributor of these machines, I was told the fancy machines could only be leased to companies with 50+ people.
At the time, we only had 18 people. I was sure it would make a huge impact on our company culture, so I insisted they lease us one. A year later we’re nearly 40 strong, and every time I hear the squawk of the grinder, I smile.