What Does Being A ‘Startup Founder’ Mean to Me?

  Over the last few months that I’ve been building my startup (ServiceChat – a platform to help businesses have better conversations with their customers on Twitter) – this topic has been my constant companion.

Lessons from why my startup failed: Know your mind.

I ceased work on ServiceChat – the startup that I have been working on for six months.

August 3: I Failed. Do, Learn, Adapt and Repeat Differently.

  I am mothballing my ServiceChat startup experiment.

July 18: A Mixed Bag

Not sure what to make of this week.

July 12: Traction not tractors

Traction is vital, getting early customers to commit to using what I’m offering is very important.  Both are vital and important for my finances and startup growth, sure – but mostly for my sanity.

July 9 – Back away from the code, slowly.

  Every passing day re-affirms my fear.  I have to back away from the code, close the IDE – quit doing what I love doing and start doing the other thing.

July 8 – Working hard, differently

    My last post was about 2 weeks ago and you might have wondered where I disappeared to.

June 26 – Disheartened

I’m sitting here not really wanting to do anything else but code.

An Experiment for Good.

  This weekend I’m taking a break from ServiceChat.

June 20 – Mikey’s back!

The last 13 days Q: Does a daily blog have to be done every day?

June 7 – Dizzy with pivots.

Yesterday(and the previous 2 days) The last few days have been like driving in a tunnel, with occasional pauses to check the map.

June 03 – Plod on dear boy, plod on.

  Yesterday I’m finally resigned to the realisation that I won’t be an overnight sensation ;-).

May 31 – Talking to Customers is Hard

Yesterday So I’m trying really hard to chat with some people about the problem I’m trying to solve.

May 30 – It’s Been Emotional

Yesterday Watching the data stream in and seeing the emotions and needs that generated it has itself been really emotional.

May 28 – Data is Fascinating

Yesterday I think I’m back in my stride!