While I love building software, there's something about making physical things with your hands that software just can't fill. It's why I do woodworking and garden religiously...I've got to get away from the digital and go analog.
Maker highlights the people who've made the leap from fun hobby to real businesses with real tangible products that they've poured their heart and soul in to. Fascinating reads.
This collection of takeaways from Alex Turnbull, Founder of Groove, on their journey to grow their startup to $100k/month is fascinating. It's single handedly some of the most actionable stuff on the web.
Say what you will about cold emails, but when they're done correctly they can be solid ways to get meetings (and close sales) that your business needs.
In the early days of Baremetrics I used these tips to email hundreds of potential customers, many of whom became customers then and are still with us today.
I love reading about the journeys of other people. There's a lot of value in seeing how all of the dots connect. Anand Sanwal, CEO of CB Insights, shares 54 of those dots as they've grown to be a multi-million dollar business.
My favorite on the list? #42: Cared about competitors too much. Seriously, stop caring about competitors. When you pay attention to competitors you can only be reactive...you'll always be one step behind.
What’s it like going from a decade of bootstrapping to running a funded business? And what’s it like transitioning a business that started out bootstrapped to having a pile of cash at my disposal? Has it been worth it? Is VC money evil? I tackle all of those questions as we take a look at what it's been like since we closed a $500,000 round of funding.