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fundersandfounders: Too Late To Start? quarter-life crisis and mid-life crisis

March 23, 2014 · 1 min · 10 words

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Customer Self Service Achieving significant revenue at a low price point naturally entails driving complexity and cost out of the purchase to clear the floodgates for high volume. **Transactional Sales ** As price increases, customers become less willing to part with their cash without at least knowing there are actual trustworthy human beings behind your website URL. **Enterprise Sales ** While most SaaS startups gravitate toward transactional sales or customer self-service, some SaaS startups have products that provide so much value per customer and are so complex to buy that their natural starting point is traditional enterprise sales....

January 13, 2013 · 1 min · 108 words

🔗 Subcompact Publishing — by Craig Mod

Subcompact Publishing — by Craig Mod Zip drives ate floppies. CDs ate Zips. DVDs ate CDs. SD cards ate film. LCDs ate CRTs. Telephony ate telegraphy. Text messaging ate talking. Tablets are eating our paper … Great analysis of the disruptive effect of The Magazine in the publishing industry.

November 28, 2012 · 1 min · 49 words

🔗 Pitchenvy | A gallery of startup pitch decks.

Pitchenvy | A gallery of startup pitch decks. Showcasing the best startup pitch decks

October 26, 2012 · 1 min · 14 words

🔗 Dodd’s Blog: How My Side Project Generated Sales and 66,000 Unique Vistors in 1 Month

Dodd’s Blog: How My Side Project Generated Sales and 66,000 Unique Visitors in 1 Month doddcaldwell: At the end of February, I launched a side project, Loft Resumes, with a friend of mine, Emory Cash. Our tagline is “Style-Conscious Resumes for the Standout Job Seeker.” As you can tell from the Google Analytics screenshot below, from the time that we first tweeted about it on February 21st to mid-day March 31st, we’ve received over 81,000 visits (over 66,000 of them uniques,) and over 209,000 page views....

April 26, 2012 · 1 min · 86 words

🔗 Startup Death Clock

Startup Death Clock The startup death clock tells you what day your startup will run out of money.

April 24, 2012 · 1 min · 18 words

🔗 Startup Exercise: What can’t be solved with money?

Startup Exercise: What can’t be solved with money? (…) show how the important problems facing your business are those that can be solved with money, because money is what they’re providing . Even if you’re not pitching this is a useful exercise, because if you’re good at the things money can’t buy, you’ll remain competitive even when confronted by a well-funded competitor. (…) The pattern: concepts , behaviors , knowledge , and process cannot be fabricated with money, and possibly cannot even be accelerated....

April 24, 2012 · 1 min · 105 words

🔗 Never say “no,” but rarely say “yes.”

Never say “no,” but rarely say “yes.” So the principle is easy: Set the conditions of “yes” such that: If they say “yes,” you’re happy because the terms or money are so good, it more than compensates for the distraction, possibly even funding the thing you really want to do. If they say “no,” you’re happy because it wasn’t a great fit anyway, so it’s not worthwhile for a small return on your time and effort....

April 23, 2012 · 2 min · 229 words

📜 Your time is $1000/hour, and you need to act accordingly

Your time is $1000/hour, and you need to act accordingly. Jason Cohen , founder of WP Engine in How should a startup founder value her time?

April 23, 2012 · 1 min · 26 words

🔗 Startups, This Is How Design Works – by Wells Riley

Startups, This Is How Design Works – by Wells Riley But what is ‘design’ actually? Is it a logo? A WordPress theme? An innovative UI? It’s so much more than that. It’s a state of mind. It’s an approach to a problem. It’s how you’re going to kick your competitor’s ass. This handy guide will help you understand design and provide resources to help you find awesome design talent.

April 5, 2012 · 1 min · 69 words

📜 The problem with the Internet startup craze isn’t that too many people

The problem with the Internet startup craze isn’t that too many people are starting companies; it’s that too many people aren’t sticking with it. Steve Jobs ( Fortune, Jan. 24, 2000 )

August 29, 2011 · 1 min · 32 words