Content Marketing for Startups
MARCH 22, 2016
Time and time again I’ve watched this story play out. brilliant developer builds software to scratch their own itch, fill the gap, change the world. They toil away nights, weekends, before they go off to their day jobs, every spare minute because their driven to build that software. And then they finish. They have to — eww!
New Twitter tools for Startups in 2012
JANUARY 11, 2012
Here’s 5 new Twitter tools I’d recommend, and why. Buffer. What: Repeat your tweets so more people see them. In a word, Awesome. PeerIndex.
The Innovator’s Secret Weapon
NOVEMBER 10, 2011
By Jarie Bolander. Founder, EnduranceLeader.com. Thomas Edison was famous for saying: Invention is 1% Inspiration and 99% Perspiration. Guest Posts
A Scrum of One (solopreneur)?
DECEMBER 15, 2014
So, what’s the right methodology for a developer or really small team for (hopefully) building and launching a successful SaaS? Do you bang out the minimalist of minimal viable products with no tests? I did that basically back in the day with StartupToDo.com and was overwhelmed by technical debt and bugs. Aaron does it every day.
6 reasons to use Asana to build your startup.
MAY 16, 2012
So you want to successfully build your startup and that means building systems that get all sorts of work done. The service is Asana. Twitter. Airbnb.
An interesting Amazon innovation
NOVEMBER 16, 2014
I just saw something I never expected to see again: a mailman delivering a big heavy box to my doorstep on a Sunday afternoon.
Startup Idea Stuck? Spend a buck!
AUGUST 14, 2012
If you’re stuck for an idea to build your startup on, then I’ve got just what you need – and it will cost you a single dollar. Rene
JOBS bill passes – New era for startup funding starts now.
MARCH 27, 2012
If you’ve founded a startup, or are thinking of founding a startup, your API to OPM (Other People’s Money) just got earthshakingly easier to use. Sitting in President Obama’s inbox this afternoon is HR 3606 – the JOBS act – ready for his signature, SEC rulemaking, and going into production. How much stock? Dunno.
Quick prototypes and agile startups.
OCTOBER 6, 2015
I don’t usually mix my day job at TheRightMargin with my various passions here at 47hats, but an experiment I and three other employees are getting ready to launch was just too useful for people here to pass up. Maybe. Makes getting picked last for a dodgeball team in high school PE sound fun. Take, for example, testing a new major feature. Ideas
APRIL 11, 2012
Just close your eyes, shut up, do as we say and go shopping. Or not. from: 47 Hats. If you like this post, there’s plenty more!
Finding a great startup domain name
OCTOBER 19, 2011
There’s thousands of advice posts on picking a domain name; In this post I’ll try to filter down to the few most important ideas, take a quick look at how the interaction between name and market focus work, and share 6 online tools that I found useful in my hunt for Project Y’s URL. The basics. Discoverable or Brandable? Project
I’m Back. Here’s Why.
MAY 2, 2011
For the past two months, hell for the past 3 decades, every time I sit down in front of computer to create I have to push myself to do it. But try and write, try and create, and a truckload of rationalizations, excuses, distractions, emotions and other crap springs out of my screen like some sort of weird airbag. So how and why am I writing this?
Join fizzle.co now.
DECEMBER 9, 2014
Continuing my experiments to make myself a better solopreneur, I’ve joined and started participating in fizzle.co – and so should you.
Why branding a startup begins with a question, and not the one you’d expect.
JANUARY 24, 2012
Andrea Shillington. By Andrea Shillington. Founder & Owner . Brands for the people. founded Brands for the people with a passionate purpose.
I’d like you to meet your replacement
FEBRUARY 24, 2016
I know it’s always hard on employees when they’re told they’re no longer needed. It’s hard on management too! Maybe four.
What I’ve learned about creating product videos
JULY 25, 2011
By Iain Dooley , Founder of Working Software and creator of Decal CMS. ScreenFlow. Wistia video hosting for business (gotta love the stats!).
Taking Charge of your Startup’s Scheduling
SEPTEMBER 3, 2011
By Mark L. Smith , Co-Founder. www.DigMyData.com. Momentum is the life blood of a startup. It’s a wonder sometimes that anything gets scheduled at all.
AskBob: Where do I find developer cofounder?
JANUARY 30, 2012
(Got a startup question? Ask it at AskBob and I’ll take a stab at it. His top startup problem? Ideas, Cofounders and Belief. They can’t.
Do you really need an explanatory video for your startup?
MARCH 23, 2012
By Marc Strong, Founder, Wienot Films. The world is drowning in information–at least I know I am! In 2011, we created an estimated 1.8 THE COST.
Why Startups fail to sell.
MAY 24, 2011
[This is a free sample from my ebook, Startup Sites that Sell! Creating and Marketing your Unique Selling Proposition. Startup Sites that Sell!
Start every day with a line of code.
NOVEMBER 17, 2014
I’m going to try an experiment: identify and implement 1 small habit each Monday that makes me a better solopreneur, and report the results back here. This week: Start the day with a line of Code. Start every day with a line of code. That one line, that one act, will kickstart your day, focus your intentions, and give you momentium.
A heartening message for a Writer
MARCH 17, 2016
Back in December, I got a message from Dan Kerns , a reader of my 2009 Web Startup Success Guide : Hey Bob, Just want to send a heartfelt thank you for the great masterpiece of The Web Startup Success Guide! completed the book yesterday, and it has already been a huge value-add in my startup, the soundBYTE Audio App. Dan Kearns. Dan Kearns.
Using Evernote to manage your Startup
DECEMBER 5, 2011
Whether it’s the latest set of Heroku commands or alternative revenue models for your startup, you need one place to store all the vital bits, ideas, and decisions. recommend Evernote. Dozens of posts culled from my RSS reader (Mr. For example, DeveloperMemory is not a flashcard application and won’t be marketed as such.
The Revenge of Microsoft: Windows 8
JUNE 1, 2011
After years of being pegged as the impotent giant, Microsoft turned heads and changed expectations today with its first public showing of Windows 8.
You have data. What you need is DigMyData.
SEPTEMBER 6, 2011
So there you are, with your startup wired up with every type of analytic instrumentation you could ask for. Not one single thing. Highly recommended.
JULY 23, 2011
Phil Simon (the Startup Success Podcast #104 ) is doing some very sophisticated customer discovery: Give this interview with him a read. Ideas
Go back to school for your startup. Free!
DECEMBER 15, 2011
That’s exactly what you can get from Steve Blank , at Stanford University, starting in February. How cool is that? Ideas
In or Out?
AUGUST 3, 2011
In the Zone. Of the Zone I mean. You’re either sitting down with your computer to futz around with something or you’re attempting to get in the Zone.
Use a checklist to control your email addiction
JANUARY 1, 2013
So what was your most terrible anti-productive habit in 2012? Mine was checking email. little unpacking is in order. Enter Cheddar.
What’s the most important question about your startup?
DECEMBER 13, 2011
Go take a look right now at your site: What’s the first thing that catches your eye? Not your site. Not your product. Marketing
A prelaunch page for your startup
NOVEMBER 3, 2011
One very effective approach is creating a prelaunch page for your startup. That’s what I’ve done today for Project Y – a.k.a
So how are you using Google+?
JULY 20, 2011
If you’re in, comment about how you are finding value there. The battle of the Google+ widgets. But first, a quick suggestion and thanks. link].
AmazonSmile – what a good idea!
MARCH 9, 2014
Amazon started something a few months ago that didn’t get much attention, but should: It donates 1/2 percent of what you buy to your favorite charity when you buy through [link]. First you pick a charity – they have almost a million national and local charities to pick from. picked Pets Lifeline.
The Startup Genome Project is going to shake things up.
MAY 28, 2011
Now, Hermann Björn (of Startup School ), Prof. better user growth. 2. Startups that pivot once or twice times raise 2.5x more money , have 3.6x
I’m starting a Mastermind Group – who’s up for it?
MARCH 28, 2012
It’s dealing with the doubts, fears, objections echoing around in your own head, dragging you down. Alone. Mastermind Groups is an idea that’s been kicking around for 85+ years. Meet on a regular basis, what happens in the group stays in the group, mutual respect and support are the rule. Who’s in? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Losing your Productivity Religion.
JULY 26, 2015
Short Version: Current Task List Managers regardless of platform are fatally flawed. So the software that started as Solopomo is getting a reset, and becoming the embodiment of a new approach to online productivity that, rejecting YAPA, I hope becomes something truly useful. They all follow the same pattern. Put everything into lists. ” Again.
Danger! Experiment ahead
JANUARY 10, 2012
Well, time for an experiment! MicroConsults
Google Developer Periodic Table
JANUARY 26, 2011
What a cool idea ! And yes, each one leads to the dev page for that product.). Google Developer Periodic Table. Another find by Corey ). Ideas
A New Years’s diet resolution for your startup site.
DECEMBER 27, 2011
With 2012 less than a week away, have you got your New Year’s Resolutions for your startup ready? How long does it take to load your site?
Motivation for creating over the long haul
JULY 1, 2013
One of my absolute favorite podcasters has hit a rough spot. If you do Rails, then you know Ryan Bates’s Railcasts that for six years have been absolute must-watch content. But lately, it’s clear they’ve become a labor, not a labor of love. “You have probably noticed there has been a lack of new episodes lately. —-.