Episode 022: Bernie Tschirren - Rome2Rio

Having cut his teeth working for a startup in his first job, Bernie Tschirren was well prepared when it came time to start his own.

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The Ask

Bernie has embedded himself deeply into the startup community in Melbourne, which is growing, but needs to grow faster than it currently is if it is to keep up with other major startup hubs around the world.

If you are interested in startup, whether you have your own that you are working on or not, reach out to Bernie and have a chat.  Join the various startup groups and get involved.

You can find out more about Rome2Rio and about Bernie through the Rome2Rio website, where you can find links to reach out to Bernie.

Takeaways

Play the long game

It's easy to get caught up in the hype of startups and overnight successes, but the reality is that any successful business takes time to achieve success.  In fact, things will most likely take much longer than you first anticipate.  Be prepared to play the long game.  If you're doing this for the right reasons, you are in it for the long haul anyway, to buckle-up and settle in for the ride.

Hire people who get things done, not people who will create more work for others

Your early employees will help shape more than just your business, they will shape your culture and your future hiring needs.  Try to find employees who are "can-do" people.

Find your allies

No business is created in a vacuum, and your future success will depend on how well you tell your story and attract others to you.  The more people you tell, the more allies you will create.  It is through these allies that you will find opportunities that may otherwise never eventuate.

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