When running a boostrapped business, setting goals both business and personal is important to our success or failure. Without goals how do we know where we are going, and how do we measure our progress. Lately there has been a trend in guru's advising not... View More
I often hear the term "do meaningful work" and you will be successful. I struggle with the idea of just what meaningful work actually means. Seems like it should be starting a social enterprise or charity, opening a shelter for the homeless, discovering the cure... View More
When it all goes wrong, what do we do. Some crumble, some rise to the challenge, some seem to take it in their stride, some blame others, some say "I told you so".
Its usually these moments that will define us, not just to ourselves, but... View More
Being on the edge of failure is scary. What comes next is unknown. We were afraid in the beginning of this very thing happening, this failure. Its what stopped us in the past, and its here, right now, right in front of us.
Or is this... View More
Its hard starting a business, especially bootstrapping one, its hard, its hard, its hard. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
Here are just a few of the hard things that may happen along the way:
Mental breakdown (yes I'm listing that first)
Relationship problems (no money!)
No money (relationship problems)
Depression... View More
Startups are everywhere (especially if you just started yours), we usually hear about the funded startups, and as a bootstrapper it's usually these that we compete with, if only in our own minds.
However it is worth remembering that a funded startup is not selling, they're... View More
In today's world of almost unlimited choice "It's company policy" in response to a customers reasonable request has no place. If its company policy, that customer is going to move on somewhere else, probably to a business whose company policy is called the customer policy... View More
Recently I attended a 3D printing meet-up as there is an element of 3D printing used in my businesses. I really admired the way the guys shared tips and tricks to create better products, and provide better service.
I could feel I was at the beginning... View More
In today's world, we expect things for free, it's pushed to us each day; free broadband, free TV, free software, free movies, free music, free games and apps, and free advice, but terms apply.
There is a saying in todays user based on-line economy "if its... View More
The days of the big corporate choosing you to come work for them is going away. There are less and less positions available in these organisations, due to automation and outsourcing.
If you're an artist, a writer, a singer or performer, you're not likely to get... View More