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We’ve Moved, And Why That Is Big News

Here we are about to celebrate our 10th year in business in a few weeks. I remember the excitement about leaving my full-time job to journey out into the world of starting a software agency. I still feel that level of excitement all these years later as we continue to find the right fit for […]

Building a Startup? Read These 5 Books First.

If there is one thing I’ve learned about running a small business is that there is always a new set of challenges that you are facing. Most of the time you don’t have a phone a friend or a life line that has been there before to help you navigate what you are going through. […]

4 Debt Free Ways to Fund Your Startup

Anyone that has been in business for a while has hit that point to where they need funding to keep the wheels moving. Typically we can tun to credit cards, a bank loan, or even friends and family. TV shows like The Profit and Shark Tank I think paint a drastically different experience from most […]

Building a Website? 7 Things You Need to Think About.

Many people when starting a new site or a redesign make the assumption that a new site will drive new sales. This is rarely true, a new site can help you gain better rankings in google or look better on mobile, it rarely drives new sales without driving additional traffic. We’ve found that asking a […]

My 3 Biggest Takeaways From Running A Successful Software Consultancy

After eight years, I have a pretty good handle on how to run a successful software consultancy. These are my three biggest takeaways. 1. Define success. Someone who has 100 employees and $10 million in annual revenue isn’t inherently more successful than you are. Success is getting what you truly want, not what you think […]

What Does Your Company Actually Do?

You guys are like a web design or marketing company right? I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to correct someone about what my company does for our clients. If you are anything like me, you tend to over-explain things. We put buzzwords in where they don’t belong, we try to sound smart. […]

Does Anyone Actually Care About Your Product?

I can’t even count how many times I’ve had the conversation with someone about their idea and in almost every conversation I get asked: “So what do you think”.   I used to struggle with the North Dakota nice vs what I really felt. One day I was talking with my wife about some sales […]

Restful Rails API, Just Add Water

I make a habit out of hunting for fun new web applications and services across the interwebs. These applications can be very different but one thing that does not change is the need for them to have a decent API. When I find a service that has a nonexistent, a poorly documented, or an inconsistent […]