Startups

Insightly Data Migration: Helpful Tips and Tricks

CRM data migration is a fairly common project nowadays, but also the one surrounded by numerous misconceptions. Some people, intimidated by the possible pitfalls, try to avoid the task, forgetting that a CRM switch is often a necessary step towards business growth and development. Despite the fact that sometimes it can create as many problems as it solves. Thorough planning and a bit of groundwork will allow you to reduce the risks and ensure the success of the undertaking.

The fir...

Zero in On The User: Interview With Expertise Finder Co-Founder, Stavros Rougas


Today we have media from CNN to the WSJ who use Expertise Finder to look for experts.
Two years ago I interviewed Stavros Rougas of Media Spot Me. Since then Media Spot Me has since been rebranded to Expertise Finder with a different face and feel. Though, the core values and focus of the company have stayed true to the course.

I caught up with Stavros last week to see what has happened since the last interview. The questions I've asked this time around are a little ad...

To anyone who has ever failed in a tech startup, I'm with you

April 26th 2014, 5:23 pm by SI
Us developers with the hunger to become a startup success know the feeling. It's that burning feeling we get every so often, or for me now every day. That feeling that we want to be more than just developers and designers. That we're here for more than just to get paid to accomplish someone else's dream.
I went from being employed to a self-employed developer a few years ago. It's a great feeling to be making it on my own, without a typi...

Slow down

Ever get so busy and stressed that you realized nothing you were doing was working?

You feel as if, all you need to do is, move faster, get things done faster, run from one stop to the next faster...

However, in the end, it eventually will, catch up with you.

On the flip side, did you ever have a day where you didn't care? You felt as if everything that needed to get done, was going to get done? You may have walked a little slower, breathing in the air and ...

Solve boring problems

I think the current problem with the entrepreneurial community isn't that enough "new big ideas" aren't on the scene. Not that someone hasn't build the next Google or next Facebook.

The problem is, enough simple things aren't being solved. We still have every day problems hanging around that have plagued our parents' generation. In this age of cool technology where it takes some startups days to get funding and a few years to go mainstream, and we're still stuck with industries that...

Market your products the creative way

Old tactics of marketing online (like PPC ads) have become much more saturated and expensive over the past decade.

The times I've tried out Google Ads and Facebook Ads I failed horribly and it costed me.

So what are some other ways to get out there:

Share cool stuff
Give free advice
Launch free mini-apps
Provide a open source library developers will love
Salvage everything you do and create opportunities on the side
Sol...

You need a lot less than you think

Chances are you can live on a lot less than you think.

Don't think of it as a limitation on your lifestyle, but rather a game.

Make progress with limitations.

Less crap from 7/11
Less code
Less planning ahead further than you know yourself
Less overestimating

A prototype doesn't come as a full package. It's a sample of the core concept.

Thinking clearly about what is really important is key.

If ...