Today we are talking with Shahree who is a partner exec at Tide.
Hi Shahree, what is Tide?
Tide is a smart business account and app designed to save small businesses time and money.
Ok intriguing. What does it do for me as a user?
Lots! Manage your cards from within the app, set-and-forget your auto-categories, integrate with your accountancy software, then get back to doing what you love – growing your business.
You can get a sort code and account number in as little as 5 minutes.
A modern business current account that gives time back to people who work for themselves.
Is there a discount for 6prog members?
Yes, get 1 year of free transfers. Sign in to 6prog and follow this link from the 6prog partner page – it will display the code: 6PROG and then click ‘open an account’ to start your application.
Who are your clients?
We work with 90000 small businesses from consultants to cupcake makers, coders to coat makers, glass-blowers to graphic designers, Tide is banking for modern businesses.
If you’d like to find out more about our beloved members we feature their stories in our Member Spotlight
What is going on at the moment for Tide?
We have recently published our Small Business Tips series on our blog to help members start and grow a successful small business. We talk about all things starting a business, marketing and growing your business as well as accounting with a lot more to come. So stay tuned.
Who can I reach out to for more information?
Click through the partner pages on 6prog to find a link or click the above logo. https://www.tide.co/partners/6prog/
6prog was started by friends from Brighton, UK and Los Angeles, USA. We had all experienced recruiting, being recruited and working as a recruitment partner and felt that these tasks would benefit from a single solution. We discussed various propositions with a large number of people in our own networks and summarised the following characteristics with this multi billion dollar industry.
• Recruiters spend too much time doing paperwork when they should be networking.
• Freelancers spend time chasing updates which can just be messaged directly.
• Clients want multiple levels of recruitment expertise but would rather not have multiple suppliers.
• Project Managers don’t have the time to read through multiple online profiles (the reverse job board service? “no thanks”).
• Everyone wants clearer communication.
• Everyone wants fair payment and fair charges.
So we designed a workflow that allows members to deliver their function most effectively. Recruiters can be anyone with a book of contacts (it’s more valuable to a PM if you can recruit from people via experience or word of mouth). Project Managers and Freelancers can talk to one another. It’s fine – it really is! Recruiters are paid a fixed fee agreed per opportunity. Also margins should not exist (too many reasons to list!) and therefore the software is funded by the low transaction fee.
Importantly, our ethos is membership driven. All members are charged in the same way at the same fee. Finally we decided to get a team together in order to build a modern solution for project managers, freelancers and recruiters. We launched in April 2017. 6prog is pushing it’s platform to do even more than it already does today. Become a member and help us on our shared journey to revolutionise how projects, recruiting and on boarding get better.