In a Small Business, Cash Flow Problems Can Be a Good Thing

Stress stinks. I know because of the recent comments I’ve received from staff, family, and friends. “Zach, you should take a break, you don’t look so hot.” “Zach, you’ve got bags under your eyes and they’re red.” “Zach…” We’ve all been there. It’s not fun. Operating a small business requires a few key ingredients; something […]

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On the Importance of Mentorship

“It’s a game changer, Jed. It’s already been a transformative experience.” “That’s fantastic to hear Zach!” He said, as a resounding smile appeared. In between rounds of Dominion (wow that’s a really fun game), and chit-chatting with family members, I found myself repeating the same sentences over and over again: “She’s helped me hone in […]

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Building a $160k ARR Business

The world is changing. Wow, I don’t think I’ve ever started out a piece of writing with something that ambiguous and open-ended. Everyday new technological advances come along. There are autonomous cars, AI that tickets you for jaywalking, and myriad other interesting (and scary) enhancements to our way of life. There is an undeniable shift […]

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One Year Later — Launching the Fundraising Report Card!

Back in October of 2015 I wrote an article titled Notes From Creating a New Product. In that post I shared my excitement about beginning to work with Greg Warner, the CEO of MarketSmart on a new software. Today I’m even more excited to share an update on our progress. If you’ve chatted with me in person, I’ve […]

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Agile Modeling & Activity Diagrams

These people should be able to look at this presentation and suggest what tech stack options are in play, and how long it would feasibly take to develop. I started to engage in this modeling process when I created page mock-ups in Illustrator, but that simply was the tip of the iceberg. […]

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GymNear – AngularJS Project Update

I ditched the idea of scraping the internet to create my own database of gyms and fitness centers. Instead I went with Google’s API. Google has a fantastic database with more information then I would have ever been able to successfully pull together. The issue Google faces is when it comes to displaying that information to the end user. […]

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