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Lessons From Freelancer Founder Matt Barrie On How Not To Get Screwed When Raising VC Funding

In the startup community often people associate raising capital with success. I get it. It (kind of) makes sense. You see a company raise a big round of money, they must be successful. Right? Well not always…. Here’s 10 startups that raised a bunch of funding and all went belly up in 2017. Which is …

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How To Build Your Startups MVP For $10k Or Less As A Non Technical Founder

In addition to being the CEO and Founder of Task Pigeon I also put together the daily Startup Soda newsletter and mentor Student Entrepreneurs at the University of Sydney. As a result, I come across a lot of people interested in starting a startup. While some of these founders/teams have technical skills and are able …

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How To Use Kanban Boards To Manage Your Marketing

Kanban boards are becoming quite popular for marketing departments in various industries and their effects, while subtle, can have a significant benefit translated into efficiency and improved marketing management. Kanban is a Japanese word that translates to signboard or billboard. It was introduced back in 1940s when Toyota workers started using cards (Kanbans) to signal …

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Why I Decided To Give Freelance Developers Equity In My Startup

Providing employees with the ability to earn equity in a startup is nothing new. Most early stage startups have some form of equity compensation plan either in the form or shares or options.   What is more unusual however, is extending that same offer to freelance developers or contractors. In fact, beyond startups offering equity …

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We Have MRR – The October 2017 Monthly Report

October was a great month for Task Pigeon! We have started converting customers to our monthly paid plans and now have Monthly Recurring Revenue of $162 USD. Yes, it’s small, but that’s 18 more people paying us on a monthly basis than the month before. More importantly however it confirms that there is a market …

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Mailchimp – One Of The Most Successful Bootstrapped Startups Of Our Time

Establishing a successful business is viewed by many as a hard, nearly impossible task. This is especially true for those who decide to start their businesses on their own, without involving external investors. It is therefore no surprise that bootstrapped startups are the exception rather than the rule in many places around the world. Mailchimp …

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