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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Considerations for “Freemium”

You would be hard pressed to miss the meteoric rise in popularity of “freemium”. Start-ups and mature companies alike have employed the “free” to “premium” business model. Yet, making it work is another story. […]

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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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Notes From Creating a New Product

I am in an extremely fortunate position to be working with an experienced entrepreneur in a real world setting. I am playing a major role in a project that could generate millions of dollars of revenue and be extremely beneficial for nonprofits. […]

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A Case For Thank You Notes

Nine out of ten people could care less that the thank you card is on the verge of extinction. But for people my age, 18-30 years old, the thank you card is one of the most powerful tools in your arsenal when looking for a job. […]

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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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1 Tool to Increase Your Productivity

What makes Trello powerful is how you can customize it for any situation. Currently I use Trello at work in a small team setting. I use it at home as a personal organization tool. And I use it with others outside of work to collaborate on ideas. Trello is extremely versatile. […]

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Should I go to College?

I am an outlier. Nearly all of my peers are enrolled in either a two or four year university. Most everyone I know is ecstatic about returning to campus in the coming weeks. Working full-time, commuting, and taking on more responsibility has made me feel older, wiser, and more experienced. But, at what cost? […]

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Reading List for Young Entrepreneurs

Relaxing and taking time away from work presents the perfect opportunity to focus on personal development. For a few days you can forget about the client project you need to build and solely concentrate on yourself. For me, this means reading. […]

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I Don’t Understand LinkedIn

As a tool for professional networking, LinkedIn falls short. Yet, as a platform for users to gain popularity, promote skills they may or may not actually have, and portray an online facade, LinkedIn works quite well. […]

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Don’t Trade Time For Money

When trading value for money the client is generally unaware of the time associated with producing or providing their service. They tend to think it takes a considerable amount of effort, planning and organization to produce or provide their service. […]

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Creating Process in Business

Process also reduces and minimizes error. When something is done incorrectly and a mistake is made it is easy to place blame on an individual person. The organization as a whole bears the responsibility for an error made by one of its employees, yet internal mistakes tend to be placed directly on one person. […]

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