My mother, whom I love dearly, has always held slightly alternative worldly perspectives. Back in college, when she found out I had cold, she would call me to suggest that, in addition to taking the latest herbal remedy, I make sure I clean the dirty laundry off my floor that was, in her opinion, creating [...]
“A lot of luck,” co-founder Mike Langellier will tell you. But there’s a lot more that went into the startup success of MyJibe—a personal finance management app that launched last January and was acquired just nine months later. So, how do you launch and grow a software startup outside of Silicon Valley and without external [...]
We’ve all heard horror stories of outsourcing mishaps and virtual assistants gone wild. But, whether you’re scaling your business or bootstrapping a startup, the benefits of outsourcing jobs and small tasks can be a real game changer. For many of us, the horror stories and lack of guidance are enough to hold us back. So, [...]
After less than a year of delivering daily lunch deals to the inboxes of hungry users, Indianapolis-based Daily Lunch Deal has been acquired by Crusader Deals Enterprises LLC, a leading operator and consolidator of daily deal businesses. Founders Robert Baer and Joel Curtis began providing lunch deals in February 2011 via their website, DailyLunchDeal.com. The startup rapidly [...]
Is it to build a website, attract a surge of users, and grow a team of dozens (or hundreds!) of employees? Is it to get on the cover of Forbes, Fast Company, and Inc Magazine, shake hands, and kiss babies? Sound sexy? Maybe. But the purpose of life isn’t to start / run a business. [...]
In the San Francisco Bay area, most startup activity gets sucked out to the hyper-connected sprawl that is Silicon Valley. But, not all Bay Area start-uppers are compelled to immediately comply with this social norm. Doug Heinz has lived in the city of San Francisco for nearly a decade and for the last two years, [...]
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