Moon River Software

Announcing The Single Founder Handbook

This past August, I took a trip to my cottage in Edwards, NY. The trip was primarily intended for me to be on-site to show the place off to potential buyers and was successful in that regard. However, I also took it as an excuse to do a 3 day personal retreat. As part of…

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Finding Your Entrepreneurial Calling

When building a business or a product for a business, you have to pay attention to a lot of different things. A short, but hardly comprehensive list of questions comes to mind: Are you solving a problem? Will people pay for that solution? Is it easy to reach the market? Are there no competitors or…

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Developer Fail

As you can see from the date of this post and the date of the previous post (about 5.5 months between them), my goal of getting AuditShark to alpha status at the end of July was, needless to say, a bit late. In fact, I wasn’t particularly thrilled by the sound of that self-imposed deadline…

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The AuditShark Challenge Results? FAIL… Sort of

Well, I made no secret of the fact that I wanted to launch AuditShark by the end of June. The end of June was a few days ago, so you might think I’ve failed to meet my goal pretty miserably. Except that in May I stated on my podcast that I was pushing back the…

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Goals for 2007

Just before last year, I set forth my Goals for 2006. I haven’t yet formally done that for 2007, but I’m only about a month late so lets get to it. I think we need to start off by taking a look back at the goals for 2006 and see how I did. Goal 1:…

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How to bootstrap a consulting business

In┬ámy previous article, I received a question in response to “Myth #1: I need to get VC funding to make my company successful.” I was asked to explain what it really takes to get a consulting company off the ground. How much money does it take to start a consulting company? How much constitutes a…

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Milestones First Advertising Campaign

“If everything’s under control, you’re going too slow.” – Mario Andretti For someone like myself, it’s a somewhat terrifying experience to be out of control. Airplanes freak me out a bit, and only half the reason is because I know a lot about engineering. The other half is that I don’t feel like my destiny…

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Setting Goals for 2006

The past week and a half, I’ve had a chance to reflect a bit on what’s gone right this year, and what hasn’t. Most people do this at this time of year because they have all decided that after feasting like a pig at various celebrations, they need to lose some weight. Others decide to…

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Milestones version 1.0.0 Postmortem

Well, it was a long hard road, but Moon River Milestones is finally out the door. It’s less than a week after the launch, and while I accomplished a huge amount of work, there’s still a lot left to do. I use Milestones mainly for my own project management, both in the business, in my…

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