Product Idea: Simple and cheap phone number parking

After moving to Canada, I still had my U.S. phone number with AT&T. I've had the same phone number for 18 years. There's not a way that I know of to transfer your U.S. phone number to a carrier in Canada. T-Mobile actually lets you use your number internationally at no additional charge, so some … Continue reading Product Idea: Simple and cheap phone number parking

Hiring, Communication and Investors: Takeaways from Jack Dorsey Interview at Oxford University (Video)

I recently watched a good Q&A with Jack Dorsey at Oxford University. The video is a bit long and includes some history about himself and founding of Square and Twitter. I scribbled down some key takeaways (starting from around 45 min into the video). Instrumentation is important. Twitter didn't have any in the early days. … Continue reading Hiring, Communication and Investors: Takeaways from Jack Dorsey Interview at Oxford University (Video)

9 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting My First SaaS Business

I started HubLogix (formerly eCommHub) in late 2009 while still a senior in high school. After 6 years on the rollercoaster and growing the business to 30 employees with $7.5M raised, here’s what I’d probably do differently next time around. Disclaimer: These lessons are specific to my own experiences and may not translate directly into … Continue reading 9 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting My First SaaS Business

Magento’s Project Stratus (Magento without the hassle)

Magento is one of the most powerful e-commerce systems out there. Yet, it's also one of the most cumbersome to get up and running with and then maintain, partly because of its steep learning curve, but also because you have to deal with hosting it yourself. This is why I sometimes recommend more elegant, but … Continue reading Magento’s Project Stratus (Magento without the hassle)