Big tips for small business

Business Special Projects Tips

Last week was a big milestone for Kaspersky Lab. The company hosted a huge party to celebrate turning 20. Let that sink in for a minute — consider that when the company started out on its mission to save the world, these were the most popular pieces of technology on the Internet.

During the first two decades of its existence, the company has thrived and also collected a series of best practices and tips from top-level executives. They chronicle the steps and challenges of going from start-up to established global player.

In the guide below, our executives chime in on everything from building a strong corporate culture to calculating risk to collaborating with competitors to hiring and retaining the best employees.

Some of our favorite nuggets of wisdom include:

“Get out of the office — travel, walk around and talk to people, meet customers and partners, get the party started — but then trust folks to do things their way. They know their market, and you can’t be in 100 places at once.” — Eugene Kaspersky

“Fast, unplanned growth can make a business uncontrollable. It can lead to spiraling costs and internal chaos. It’s important to understand that and to keep your company ‘healthy.’ If you go to the forest and pick all the mushrooms you see, then sooner or later your basket will be full. If you sort out the mushrooms and choose only the good ones, you’ll have plenty of space left.” — Alex Moiseev

“Give people the space to make mistakes.” — Claudio Martinelli

Please enjoy the e-book below. We hope the tips and tricks that we’ve learned along the way can help your business on its way to decades of service to your customers.

As Eugene likes to say, “Now back to work.”