Letting Your Customers Quit You

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on Seattle 2.0, and imported to GeekWire as part of our acquisition of Seattle 2.0 and its archival content. For more background, see this post. By Richard Luck I wish I knew how to quit you. A while ago I signed up for the TransUnion credit reportingservice TrueCredit. … Read More

The Danger of Betting On The Influential

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on Seattle 2.0, and imported to GeekWire as part of our acquisition of Seattle 2.0 and its archival content. For more background, see this post. By David Aronchick The old marketing saw says you waste 50% of your marketing, you just do not know which half. Such a… Read More

Know Your Hook: Build for Marketing

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on Seattle 2.0, and imported to GeekWire as part of our acquisition of Seattle 2.0 and its archival content. For more background, see this post. By Aaron Franklin It’s natural to build a product, then focus on marketing when it is ready. It is much wiser to incorporate marketing… Read More

Learn to Value Yourself Properly

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on Seattle 2.0, and imported to GeekWire as part of our acquisition of Seattle 2.0 and its archival content. For more background, see this post. By Richard Luck Recently I wasasked for advice by a man I have worked both for and with forthe better part of 3… Read More

Always Meet with Customers

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on Seattle 2.0, and imported to GeekWire as part of our acquisition of Seattle 2.0 and its archival content. For more background, see this post. By Aaron Franklin My first role at Microsoft involved supporting the top Search Engine Marketing advertisers on Microsoft adCenter, which was just being… Read More

The 12 Days of Christmas (for Start-ups)

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on Seattle 2.0, and imported to GeekWire as part of our acquisition of Seattle 2.0 and its archival content. For more background, see this post. By Gerry Langeler On the first day of Christmas, my start-up gave to me: A programmer working for free.   On the second… Read More

Can my startup make money and do good?

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on Seattle 2.0, and imported to GeekWire as part of our acquisition of Seattle 2.0 and its archival content. For more background, see this post. By Nathan Parcells As a team comprised of first-time founders, our relative naiveté to the challenges of creating a successful company has in… Read More

Intersect: Idea and Implementation

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on Seattle 2.0, and imported to GeekWire as part of our acquisition of Seattle 2.0 and its archival content. For more background, see this post. By Alyssa Royse It’s easy to get me excited about an idea. It’s hard to get me excited about the prospect of an… Read More

Don’t Mix Productivity with Entertainment

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on Seattle 2.0, and imported to GeekWire as part of our acquisition of Seattle 2.0 and its archival content. For more background, see this post. By Aaron Franklin You know the saying “don’t mix business with pleasure”. Yet websites repeatedly try to mix productivity with entertainment. The news of… Read More

Do Entrepreneurs Make Crappy Employees?

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on Seattle 2.0, and imported to GeekWire as part of our acquisition of Seattle 2.0 and its archival content. For more background, see this post. By Sasha Pasulka I have, in my life as an entrepreneur, been blessed with fantastic employees. I have hired on talented people who… Read More

Looking for Love in all the Wrong Places

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on Seattle 2.0, and imported to GeekWire as part of our acquisition of Seattle 2.0 and its archival content. For more background, see this post. By Richard Luck I admit it. I love the Sears catalog. When I was a kid I counted down the hoursuntil a certain… Read More

Hiring For The Past

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on Seattle 2.0, and imported to GeekWire as part of our acquisition of Seattle 2.0 and its archival content. For more background, see this post. By Alyssa Royse Hiring someone is a lot like agreeing to marry them. Or atleast move in together. It is a relationship that… Read More