Nearly a decade ago, I launched my first SaaS application. It was a new take on content management — a hosted CMS that reads/writes directly to a web server and uses class attributes to define content regions.
Some thoughts I had after conversations with a friend who has a terrible manager. This isn't nearly a comprehensive list, but it highlights many of the problems they were experiencing. Maybe my friend's manager will stumble upon it some day.
Feedback is critical to an app's success. How will you know what to fix or improve on if your users don't tell you? It seems obvious, but here is something I should have been asking my users from the start.
The idea of launching a product, running your own business, and being your own boss is very appealing. Perhaps that's why so many people risk doing it. The problem is, many of them don't succeed.
So, you're building the next big thing? You say you're going to make millions and have a fancy office building out in the valley? That's cool. By the same odds we'll both be rich, because I'm holding tonight's winning lotto ticket.
The word "startup" has taken on a very unfortunate meaning over the years. I used to think of my own business as a startup, but as its definition evolved, I quickly realized I didn't fit that description at all.
A tweet by Remy Sharp sparked my thoughts about being an introvert and starting a company. I don't hate human beings, but I do tend to keep to myself. How has this impacted my ability to run a successful business?
You want to start a business. Break out of the 9-5, quit your job, and be your own boss. Bootstrap a business, get venture capital funding, sell the company, and go live on a yacht. Right?
I had a cush job at a university with great benefits, decent pay, and normal hours. Five years ago, I took a risk and gave it all up to start a company. Here are the five most important lessons I've learned about risk-taking.
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