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Apps Every Startup Should Use (updated)

10 Apps to help your startup be more productive

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Keeping your books in order and having a reliable and easy to use invoicing system is crucial to the smooth operation of your startup. Wave is all that and more. It ingests bank transactions in real time, auto reminds on invoices and can even accept credit card payments for invoices. Best of all it can do all of this for free! I have used Wave for personal and business affairs and it has never let me down.

Graduation
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4 minute read

Most hiring processes are very inefficient, with numerous methodologies being employed and a lot of money spent to determine whether or not a person will succeed in the role. Yet despite all this effort, time, and cost, most companies still struggle to find and hire the right people.

Skydive
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3 minute read

Many people want to be their own boss, and they feel running their own startup is a way to do it. However, being an entrepreneur is not for the faint of heart. Startups are all about risk, but how much risk is too much? Is it necessary to put it all on the line? Honestly I don’t think so. I know there are plenty of stories of founders who put their house up or personally guaranteed loans they couldn’t afford, so on and so forth. But for every one of those stories there are 10 untold ones about…

Micro
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Micromanagers are the bane of any field that requires creativity. If you haven’t experienced one then consider yourself blessed, and to everyone else, I understand your pain. I worked for one particularly awful micromanager who had a need to control every aspect of our project. We were developing a web application and had a handful of developers on the project plus a frontend designer. The manager in question had zero experience in any of these fields but had worked for a bank and believed the…

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I have spent the last 10 years in product and technology, before that I worked as a television producer. I love history, technology, and really geeky things.