How to grow when you’re a nobody

I enjoy reading blogs touting advice on how to grow to 1,000 users in 10 minutes. It’s satire. It’s comical, because in reality, there is no 10-step or 30-minute advice that can help a new startup grow its userbase and sustain that growth. Instead of spending precious time reading these comedic pieces of literature, I’ve…

No one is listening

Once the product is ready for its debut, it’s time to let the world know. So you do. You just forgot one thing….No one cares. Absolutely no one is listening. For Leaflets, we developed a 12-channel marketing strategy in order to test the waters and see what will work for the immediate and near future…

The Guide For Singles on Valentine’s Day

Nowadays, it’s almost a crime to be single during Valentine’s Day. When you’re single others automatically think you’re bound to wallow by your lonesome come February 14. When being single doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the year’s most romantic day. Whether you just wrapped up a relationship or are intentionally single on Valentine’s, there are…

What’s a business card?

Someone handed me a small piece of thick cardboard and said, “Here’s my information.” I took a picture of the card then preceded to throw it away. That small piece of paper is what some call a “business card” and others refer to it as a waste of paper. Within certain industries, I believe we…

Save the Date

Happy Hallow Eve’s. In light of this “holiday” we are proud to announce that Leaflets will be launching on December 30, 2015; Update: January 13, 2015; Update: January 30, 2015; Update: February 10, 2015 We are excited and I know you are excited. If you can’t wait that long, please be sure to signup for…

Rejection

She said, “No. Well, she actually said, “Try again.” And by “she” I’m referring to Facebook. I don’t normally personify web applications, but this is a special case. Many entrepreneurs often confuse their business with their offspring. So I am keeping with the status quo when I say that my child was dumped by Facebook.…

If being homeless was an option

I am very thankful that I have a place to call “home.” But as I bootstrap my business, I have been comtemplating the thought of not having to pay rent. I recently came across an article that stated that 40% to 50% of many New Yorkers’ salaries are going to monthly housing costs. Although New…

Day 8: An applause

I’ve made it. I’ve actually made it. I have written a blog post every single day for a full week. This is a feat that I have never achieved nor had any desire to achieve. But I find it refreshing and inspiring. So I plan to continue. Little did I know that regularly creating posts…

Day 7: Instant gratification

There’s one thing I’ve always wondered: Why do people enjoy earning virtual rewards (i.e. profile badges). In the grand scheme of things it doesn’t mean much. This is often seen in mobile gaming (coming from a self-proclaimed non-gamer). In the past, I feel as if people played games they loved because of the fun it…