Entries by Stuart

Validation Cheat Sheet

Simple steps to ensure your digital product, physical product, or service hits the mark. From Appsumo.   validation_cheat_sheet

VC and Seed money

Here’s a great rundown of a VC’s perspective on what a Seed program is and how you, as a startup, fit in. See: http://vcwithme.co/2015/07/23/anatomy-of-a-vc-seed-program-and-you  

Buffer’s Transparency is amazing.

Here is where Buffer allocates their revenue: https://open.bufferapp.com/transparent-pricing-buffer/ Here’s a link to their funding, term sheet, and valuation: https://open.bufferapp.com/raising-3-5m-funding-valuation-term-sheet/ Here’s their equity and ownership breakdowns: https://open.bufferapp.com/buffer-open-equity-formula/ Here’s their open salaries story: https://open.bufferapp.com/introducing-open-salaries-at-buffer-including-our-transparent-formula-and-all-individual-salaries/  

Company Culture and Core Values

The following are a sample of some core values from several companies I’ve either visited or read about — and I like their stated values.  I’ve also included the Four Agreements at the end because I think these are an example of values that help people and teams that work together.  Buffer’s Values Zappos Family Core […]

Great Advice

Bookmark this link:  http://markmanson.net/best-articles It’s great advice that everyone should read. Enough said.

Favorite Eating Places

This list was compiled with help from Will Custer. Name Style Address Phone Number Hours Recommended Dishes QQ Kitchen  Korean/Chinese 3324 Secor RdToledo, Ohio 43606 419-720-8703 Mon-Fri: 11:00am – 3:00pm, 4:30pm – 10:00pmSat and Sun: Closed Spicy Seafood Noodle Bowl Amango Restaurant Vietnamese 5228 Monroe St Toledo, Ohio 43623 419-517-0261 Tue-Sun: 10:00am – 10:00pm Pho (Noodle Soup) Registry […]

Firing Employees: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Having been at the receiving end of being fired/outsourced (whatever it’s called these days), I’ve witnessed and experienced both good processes and bad ones. I’ll share my thoughts on what I feel like is good advice for what is arguably one of the most difficult things to do as a company owner or manager.  This post […]