Insider Tips #11 – Be part of the community

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This week in our Insider Tips interview, we spoke with Andrew Curtis, co-founder of vanguard ideation, a branding and visual design agency based in Sterling, United States. Andrew’s agency is very active in Fredxchange, a network of entrepreneurs in Fredericksburg. This interview highlights the benefits of delivering high quality agency services while giving back to the community you work in. Read More…

Building sales pipeline software is hard

Last Saturday was the 1st November, and an anniversary. It was our 2-year anniversary of creating our founding membership subscription – the start of us charging for Tracks.

When we switched on the founding memberships, Tracks was still in alpha mode and it was just a Highrise plugin, but we offered the $97 founding membership because we knew that the free version would be coming to an end and to help us develop trust. In return for $97, the founding member got 2 years free of whatever we built and a chance to shape the product. Read More…

Rewarding talent

There’s a good discussion in the video below between Jason Fried and Scott Heiferman on employee stock options.

When stock options and equity plans are discussed in a business, many times it can be in the context of what the employee will get should there be a sale of the company. Of course, the business has to show significant potential, profits and / or revenue grow before the sale happens. Read More…

Insider Tips #8 – Choosing a niche is not a risk

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This week in our Insider Tips interview we spoke to Alex O’Byrne, the co-founder of WeMakeWebsites – an agency specialised in building ecommerce sites. In the interview you’ll learn about how Alex and his co-founder decided to focus on a niche area and how they have gained from it. Enjoy! Read More…