Before we pitch to clients, we screen them. We take a moment to look at their core business and our core business. We look over our resuorces. Because we want to be sure, before we pitch, before we land the job, is it the right fit? Here are 5 questions to ask yourself before pitching to a new client. Continue reading
Originally the point of this blog was to pass along tips and tricks about bootstrapping your way to a “proper” company. Let me list a couple of pros about this method. I will save the cons for another time. Here are the three biggest reasons to opt to build up slowly. Continue reading
Earlier this week I wrote about accidentally yessing myself into learning Quick Books Pro in one Saturday afternoon. It wasn’t fun, but it was all my fault.
I think every leader has to face this at sooner or later. We really mean “No, Not in this lifetime, Never, Not Gonna Happen, Forget it, Just Stop, NO.”
You have started a business. You’re hot stuff, cutting edge, brand new cool. You are going to change the world! Yea, baby!
John Smith, Awesome Guy who started a Business that will Revolutionize Business as We Know It (AGWSABTWRBAWKI, for short).
Well that’s a little long for a business card. How about “Business King”? “John Smith, Captain of Industry” has a nice ring. Lauren, Queen Blogger, Princess of Invoicing, Project Manager Extraordinaire!
Don’t be that guy (or girl).
It’s snowing in Atlanta. It’s not common, although it’s not unheard of. We southerners know what to do: buy milk and eggs, drive home poorly, call out of work, do not emerge from our homes until the world is once more green.
Okay, so we can all count. On blog post number, (and this is exact) post number #2, I am going to talk about how to blog.
Whoa. Pretty fresh, but that’s how we roll here at Zimmdot. If we’re gonna do it, we’re gonna do it right, and then we’ll share how it all went down. (Okay, enough of that crazy kid talk).
We looked all over the interwebs to see what works. Here’s the best we came across.
So my marketing department (also known as Carolyn) told me: “You need a blog.” At first, I did what every other overwhelmed, bootstrapping, first-year CEO does. I resisted. I am not a writer; I don’t have time; who will read it?
But 2011 is a new year, fresh start, clean slate, and all things considered, a blog is not a bad idea for small companies like Zimmdot. Here’s why I gave in and started a blog, and why you should too.
Welcome to ZimmThought, a blog from Zimmdot!
We’re a new studio in Atlanta, Georgia. It’s been just over a year since we started and it’s been an amazing first year. We’ve put out two iPhone/iPad apps; we’ve maintained several websites for clients. We’ve developed our flagship product CineRestore. 2011 looks even more promising!
Bootstrapping is starting and developing a company without outside capital. Since the recession and credit crunch of 2008, more and more start ups are turning to bootstrapping. We have embraced this concept, and it’s serving very well. Bootstrapping is radically different than traditional venture capital route that many software start ups use and so it needs a totally new approach. On that note, join us as we share the journey with you. We’ll pass on all that we’ve learned and what’s working for us, what’s not, successes, failures, tips, and tricks. Watch for new posts every Tuesday and Thursday.