Site Stats from TechCrunch Coverage of Rigor

Last night TechCrunch published a nice piece on a startup I co-founded titled Rigor Launches Unified Platform for Web and Mobile Performance Management. TechCrunch, for those in the tech world, is like the Wall Street Journal for startups with a large readership. Tonight I went through the site stats for the last 24 hours to…

Be Wary of “Check the Box” Features

Recently I was at Palmetto Dunes in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Palmetto Dunes is like a small village on the island with multiple golf courses, resorts, neighborhoods, etc. The core part of the area has a well-known tennis facility with over 20 tennis courts and several quality golf courses. What stuck out to me…

Business Idea: Sales Intelligence SaaS App

Continuing with the previous business idea posts on Prospect Instant Call-Back and Content Marketing as a Service, I’d like to propose another idea around sales intelligence. The proliferation of content online and in social media creates a wealth of unstructured information. There’s tremendous information in there that can be used for sales purposes once the…

Off-site Retreats for Startups

Every year for my EO forum we do an off-site retreat out of town. Every quarter for my company we spend one day off-site doing a planning session. There’s tremendous value getting together outside the normal confines of an office and spending time to reflect on progress made as well as to plan the future.…

When Does Startup Culture Start

Talking with an entrepreneur recently we started to debate when the culture of a startup takes place. My position is that is occurs immediately with the co-founders and builds out with each additional hire. Her position is that the startup needs 15+ employees to have enough personalities and stories to fully articulate the corporate culture.…

Form or Function Product UI

Products with great functionality and strong form/design are often the most successful, but they don’t usually start out that way. For many entrepreneurs, especially with B2B products, getting the function right should precede getting the form right. The idea is that you want to solve the problems as efficiently as possible, even if the UI…

Find the Early Adopters

Signing the first 10 customers for a new product is one of the most difficult things an entrepreneur will ever do. It isn’t the act of signing the customer but rather everything required to get to that point and the challenge of getting the prospect to take that leap of faith and become a customer.…