Lately I've been awed by the generosity of investors, advisors, mentors and people I've encountered in the startup community here on the west coast, so I thought I'd share a simple piece of advice for aspiring entrepreneurs: If you're dedicated to...
In startup life, there are a number of things you can focus on that can all draw attention. Lately my distraction is wondering how much more quickly we would grow if we had some venture capital for marketing. So we've worked on pitch decks, entere...
Twitter reports that there are over 250 million tweets per day and over 30 million new websites are created every year. The web has become the global stream of consciousness. Content is being published with no more than an impulse and we're storin...
I'm addicted to creating side projects - I literally generate an idea a day, and the exciting ones have me wanting to drop everything and start on them immediately. Unfortunately though, at some point most of them fade into obscurity and never see...
Lately I've been reading books about economics - it's really a fascinating subject. One of the economic principles that has stood out to my wife and I the most is: Every time you choose to spend a dollar on something, you've made a decision not to...
We've all heard that great customer support is one key to success in business, but sometimes it's difficult to measure it's effect on revenue growth. Well, over the last couple of months I've witnessed an interesting by-product to hiring a team me...
Are you constantly fighting to achieve, but not quite seeing the success you want? Do you look at your failures and cringe, frustrated and eager to improve, but not sure why you fail? I've been in this situation and have been studying the issue ov...
The year of 2010 marked a turning point in my life. I had been designing web sites for 15 years, in every capacity. I'd been a freelance designer, a UI designer working on startups, an in house designer, leader of a design agency, and even a sales...
If you're a web designer, I'll bet the majority of your time is spent thinking about projects. New projects, old projects, the value of each project, exciting projects you could land, and the satisfying income generated by creating projects. After...
Yesterday I wanted to create a little stats panel for a client that would tell me how many new people had signed up that day. Then I wanted to compare that with Google Analytics unique visitors to come up with a conversion rate for the day. The Pr...