Hiring Your First Employee: A Step by Step Guide

One of the most frequent questions I get asked by solopreneurs, developers and freelancers is about hiring their first employee.  I love the question but it’s a tough one. There are so many nuances of why, when and how to hire and every business and entrepreneur is different. But I’ve …

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What’s Your Biggest Hurdle For Hiring Your First Employee?

One of the most frequent questions I get from freelancers, solopreneurs and developer-entrepreneurs is on hiring their first employees. I’m working on an in-depth post (or series) on this topic … but before I get too involved sharing my experiences, thoughts and ideas, I’d like to get some input from …

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Build Your Business Like Software

(I wrote in-depth pieces about how Your Business Is like Software here and also have another 8 Similar Principles Between Business and Software Development here.) Build. Ship. Iterate. I love iterative software development. It’s how I’ve seen good software ship and become great software over time. I adore how it is all about continuous improvement. And …

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Marketing Isn’t Evil, It’s Your Best Ally

This is a post in my series titled Entrepreneurship for Developers. (Get it delivered via email here). Too many of you awesome developers think all marketing is evil and all marketers are sleazy. As such, you stay as far away from it as you possibly can. That’s a huge mistake. And here’s …

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