Bad experience and no customer support are a recipe for disaster. Here's one story that illustrates this point.
If you wanted it to build a product you’d find a way to get time to work on it. If you really wanted to start that new hobby you’d sacrifice something to find the time and money to do it.
I'll define a "Wannabe Entrepreneur" as someone who has never made money from their businesses. Here are the different types of wannabes.
In the history of the world there have only ever been four types of entrepreneurs. What type are you and how can you improve?
Cells are great, but they’re like adding a safety railing to your Rails app.
A business is built on 10,000 small decisions. You either create a lifestyle that fits well with your business or you grow a monster business that takes over your personal life.
Let's bust some myths of owning a saas business. Newsflash: it's not all rainbow and unicorns, there's alot of hard work, blood, sweat and tears.
Here's some much asked for trivia about Steven.
I’m gonna try to share a few tunes I like every Tuesday. Some of them you may have heard before, some maybe be on the radio, some will hopefully be new favorites for you.
Here are a few artists you aren’t hearing on the radio, but they should be getting way more exposure than they are.
My Dad just sent me this. It’s from my High School English Teacher, Senior year.
Your website copy assumes I have an inkling of what your website does. Bad assumption.
Steven gives some tips on optimizing payroll for employee welfare.
People who are driven to achieve have drive, either fueled externally by a coach/parent/mentor or internally.
In the past few years I've built go-carts, built a 200+ sq ft workshop, written several eBooks. How do I create a life where I have time to work on side projects?
Life is never "normal" it's in a constant state of change.
Steve tells the story of the coolest piece of software he's written.
We are going to start blogging everything we are doing with LessChurn. What's good, what's bad, what's working, what's not, what crazy things we're trying and how did they work out.
How we construct links in Google Analytics so we can see what marketing efforts are working and returning an ROI.
When you have well funded competition you cannot follow in their wake, you must take your own path and be yourself.
Not all advice should be implemented into your business and life. Here's how to learn what advice should be considered.
Being "successful" is a trap, one where you forget you don't know everything. Where does confidence stop and pride start?
Learn to identify what a good idea sounds like before you kill it.
If I could change one thing about my job, it would be the guilt. The guilt of never being “finished” & working too little or too much.
Each decision, or lack of a decision, creates a repercussion for your business. Bad decisions result in business "debt".
Every product can be improved, so don't allow your insecurities about your imperfect product stop you from promoting your product.
Don't allow your business to make choices for you, you decide where to live and how much to work.
How do you explain what an entrepreneur is to a 7 year old? Do you have children? Get a free coloring book for them to learn what you do.
Customers delete their account for many reasons. How can you engage a customer before they delete their data?
Funding vs bootstrapping is a question of who you want to positively impact. Yes, we're thinking smaller.
What is a valid reason to do something? When "I don't know" is the answer, the answer is really, "no."
Being bootstrapped does give you advantages over funded startups. Read on and see how we compete with companies with millions of dollars of venture capital funding.
Let's bust some myths of bootstrapping a web consultancy into a product company. Years of hard work, years of mistakes, years of running two companies before calling yourself a product company.
I've lost sight of what I consider business success by allowing fragile, fleeting tech startups to warp my version of what success should be. Read about what I consider business success.
For less than $500 we became the lunch sponsorship for an Entrepreneur.com event in Long Beach, California. This article will explain how we hijacked this sponsorship to promote our product.
Customer.io has grown with $0 in paid advertisments. Colin Nederkoorn shares their customer development strategy and how they help app devs with transactional emails.
Pixles are fun, instant in gradification, but the ability to iterate them and their lack of timeless creative value leaves me looking to create more things outside of pixels.
The life rut of drifting slowed my pace of creating. Drifting through life kills my spirit. I must create a legacy.
We don't run LessEverything like a "normal" software company. We're building a company that'll last for 20+ years. Prepare yourself for a rant about the warped reality called the software industry.
Resumes are crafted to show you only good, exaggerated bullet points about an applicant. Resumes are worthless because there are better ways to judge an applicant.
Here's an email I sent my sister who's starting a massage therapy business in Savannah, Georgia.
Brad Miller of LiftUX talks about how the company he cofounded is able to land big name clients like AMC, eBay and IFC.
When a business has 60+ years, there's something is special about that business and the people behind it. Meet Boyette & Casey Hardware...
Rails4 is the new hotness in the Ruby world, getting compass Sass or Scss setup has proven to be error prone. and confusing. Here's a quick tip that stumped us for a few hours.
Helping others has a real value. Being the person that helps others eventually creates an eco-system of business goodwill.
I was naive about running a small business before Steve and I created LessAccounting. I didn't know how hard it would be. Hard is such a vague word, I didn't know how much self-doubt and worry it would cause me.
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