I used to be a Trump fan. Not a super fan. But, being from New York I kinda liked the schtick. That was before the dark times. Before The Empire. Anyway. There’s still one thing and probably only one thing I still do admire. He goes all in with his branding. ALL IN. Just look… Read More


After my post yesterday about shady tactics in Bootstrapper circles people have been sending me other stuff they’ve seen that irks them. In the other post I didn’t call out specific people because I’ve seen these same tactics so many times that who it was that I saw most recently isn’t even relevant. This time… Read More


Bootstrappers. I’ve been seeing a lot of shady tactics in our midst lately and I’m calling them out. These aren’t good for you or your business long-term. Some of these have already entered the zone of “conventional wisdom” but we need to push back on that. It really is possible to run a successful online… Read More


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What is on your plate today? My guess is that you are busy. You are running around with a To Do list one mile-long with things that need to get done, right now, no exceptions. There are meetings, and project status reports, and deliverables all requiring your immediate attention. If this sounds like you, you… Read More


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Money. The more the better, right? Customers. The bigger the better… right? When you’re a bootstrapped start-up, you quickly realize that neither of those assumptions are correct. Of course you want more income. You’re trying to keep the lights on, after all. And of course you want customers who are going to be stable, loyal… Read More


Cameron Moll recently had an article suggesting that tech hiring is down about 40%. We run a job board for primarily Laravel PHP Developers and we haven’t seen that same drop off, however, we’re in a more niche group that’s growing fast. Still, regardless of the specifics I think that software engineering is still a… Read More


Much of what you have to know in a tech support job is dependent on what you’re supporting. There will be seemingly infinite details to learn about the products and/or systems you support. That said, there’s a few elements that tend to cut across nearly everyone working in tech support. We actually built a help… Read More


If you have enough capital to launch you have all the capital you need for now. Get out in the marketplace and see if people actually want to buy what you’re selling. Is your marketing angle right? What features is the product missing? What are customers telling you sucks? Get that stuff figured out. Once… Read More