This is a short and sweet post on principles for improving productivity. I am writing this post at a time when I have removed all distraction and minimised all other tasks that take time out of my day – travel time, cooking, life admin etc. My calendar is clear. So I have no excuse for […]
Money is available if you know where to find it, and you know how to pitch for it. Some people are good at looking for it, and getting it, and some people are not. I am someone who is not particularly good at it when it comes to my own business. I like to just […]
Convertible notes are becoming increasingly common as an instrument for startups to raise their first round of investment. The primary advantage of a convertible note over equity financing is that it doesn’t require the company to be valued at the time of issue, avoiding what can be a long and expensive process. Find out how […]
As part of our Year One events series, delivered in partnership with Wildsnacks (Ilya Venske), we had the pleasure of hearing from Shane Luke on his learnings building BlueMesh. Shane Luke founded the launch tracking platform BlueMesh in October 2014. Prior to this, he held senior product leadership roles in the wearables space at Nike, and […]
Not sure about you, but at school, I liked science class. But I didn’t like English. Science had a degree of… exactness to it. You go through a process and figure something out, with a high degree of certainty. English was much more wishy-washy and opinion based. When I was taught about the concept of […]
You don’t have to raise money to build a successful business. There are plenty of examples of big companies who haven’t, Hotjar being one of my favourites. But capital does help. So does having the backing of intelligent people who can give you good advice when it’s needed, and keep you accountable to achieve what […]
Customer discovery is a process that involves talking with the people who are your customers or could be your potential customers. When you’re beginning the process of starting a business, the aim of customer discovery is to find out the truths about: The problems people have, which you could potentially solve. This will help you […]
To be successful in business you need to become good at influencing people. This means communicating your intentions in a way that people feel compelled to take the action you want, which might be buying your product, changing their behaviour, joining your team, or just giving you the time of day to hear out your idea. […]
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