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It’s really hard to get business people to think like startup founders.

Or not, I’m not here to judge. (img cred: https://unsplash.com/@clarktibbs)

The founder and their mindset is by far the first most important driver of the success of a startup.


So Quibi is shutting down after raising ~$1.8B in funding.

Anna Kendrick almost got me to sign up for this.

However, a startup is not a business.

A startup is a mess of experiments and tests and learnings until you figure out what’s going to work — and then you do it all over again when you need to tackle the next milestone.


Whether you’ve been running your E-comm store for 6 months or 6 years, this free 7-week program will leave you with practical tips to improve your online sales.

Does anyone else spend way too long trying to find a cover photo for their content just to end up with something that you’re only half-happy with? 📸 Bench


While we’re all navigating this new WFH life, here are 5 local startups that are working to make your time at home more pleasurable.

Don’t pretend this isn’t what your desk looks like now that you’re working form home… Photo credit Dillon Shook

Building a startup is hard. Add global crisis to your list of things to deal with and it’s enough to make you want to throw in the towel completely.


The dirty little secret that’s driving up your Cost-Per-Click rates.

Me throwing money at Google every month.

Unfortunately, despite Google’s original motto, “Don’t be evil”, there’s something more sneaky at work here.

Google Ads Recommendations.



Short answer: Magical code stuff. (📷by Markus Spiske)
  • Programmers are interested in what technologies we’re using.
  • Marketers want to compare our methodology with what they’re using now.
  • Business owners want to determine why what we’re telling them will actually work.


3 Ways Set-it-and-Forget-it Social Media Management Might be Hurting You

Actual photo of my face when a client tells me they want to schedule all their posts for the next 5 weeks. 📷

Don’t just blast out “look at me” content to everyone.

Social media is about engagement.


Yes, there’s a real person behind all those company updates… 📷 by Samuel Zeller

Short-sighted businesses never end well. Putting customers and referral partners first should take priority over immediate short-term revenue.

Don’t make your customers feel like this ^^ 📷 Nik Shuliahin/Unsplash

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