Wireframing : from Vision to Reality

Last Wednesday we conducted our second live video event covering one of the topics we frequently educate our clients on at SourcePad – Wireframing. When you are an entrepreneur with a vision, it is often difficult to know what the next step is – which is to wireframe up your app and start it moving [...]

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How VenueDex is Solving the Venue Problem

Alex Carey is co-founder and CEO of VenueDex, a free service that helps you find and book the perfect venue for your next occasion. He manages the operations, budget sales, and business development of the company. How did you get started? I was approached by two restaurateurs with an idea to make it easy for [...]

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Experimenting with Live Video and Real App results

This last Wednesday, we conducted our first live video event Lunch & Learn. A mouthful, but that essentially meant that I spoke on live streaming video (thank you Livestream) to a live audience of entrepreneurs about the topic of the day – User Testing – Comparative, Adoption Viralness. There was no sign-up needed and no [...]

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How One Entrepreneur Built a Thriving Community on a Shoestring

Maria Olson Goins is the founder and CEO of LivLuna, a sustainable social media site for fun fearless females kicking a** and saving the world in style. LivLuna is a digital tribe and niche community for women who love natural and organic products, natural beauty, fitness and food, body positivity, yoga, eco fashion and social [...]

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The Power of IF-THEN

Having have been an entrepreneur for over 15 years and managed over 100 employees over 4 different startups, I’ve picked up some management practices which seem to apply quite broadly. One of my favorites is what I call the “IF-THEN” approach. Basically it goes like this: when evaluating a new initiative, ask yourself or your [...]

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Why Building an App is Not Like Building a House

I once had a conversation with a fellow startup entrepreneur and he likened building a web app to building a house. You start with a foundation (site architecture), you add a frame (functionality) and then you add polish and paint (user interface design). At the time, this seemed to make a lot of sense and [...]

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What Carolin Greiner of Lusyte Says Was “The Smartest Thing She Ever Did” When Developing Her App

Carolin Greiner is the founder of Lusyte, a professional retail selling application currently being used by salespeople at a number of companies including Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, the Gap, and Ralph Lauren. In this interview she goes in depth into how she did it. You can find her on Twitter here. How did you [...]

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Why Best Practices?

I started the Best Practices event series (bestpracticesbusiness.com) and now this blog because, when starting and running companies, knowing how to do things (i.e. Best Practices) can make a huge difference in your outcome – i.e. success or failure.  Don’t get me wrong: there really is no substitute for experience – meaning you can’t fully [...]

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Top 6 Best Practices from Laurel Touby and Mark Wachen

This month we were lucky enough to sit down with Laurel Touby and Mark Wachen to learn about “How to Build a Company with a Multi-Million Dollar Exit.” Laurel Touby Founded Mediabistro, the largest online community of online journalists, which she sold in 2007 to Jupitermedia for $23 million Contributing writer for BusinessWeek, Glamour, Travel & [...]

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Top 5 Best Practices from Scott Kurnit and Danny Wen

This fall we brought back the popular Best Practices series with “Zero to Millions.” Scott Kurnit and Danny Wen sat down with us to discuss their stories and best practices. Danny Wen Founded Harvest, which he bootstrapped to millions in revenue, servicing thousands of companies in over 100 countries. Recently featured on the Bootstrapped to Millions [...]

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