Tag Archives: startup

If Your Product Sucks, Your Startup is DOA

Of the startups I’ve worked with since launching my consulting business, I’d say 90% have developed a product that has addressed a need or solved a problem. This isn’t to suggest all of them have succeeded but their products had … Continue reading

How Much Should Startups Spend on Marketing?

(Note: New blog posts about startup marketing can be found on my ME Consulting Website.) How much should startups spend on marketing? It’s a difficult to answer question to answer because many startups think that anything spent on marketing is … Continue reading

This Week in Canadian Startups (March 2, 2013)

The latest edition of the newsletter kicks off with AppHero, whose founder, Jordan Satok, appeared on an NBC television affiliate in Cleveland. The host basically fell over themselves, calling AppHero the “best free app ever”. The newsletter also includes a … Continue reading

This Week in Canadian Startups: The Myth of Canadian Startup Financing

There was no lack of startup news this week, which makes for a jam-packed edition of This Week in Canadian Startups. We kick things off with a discussion about the state of the Canadian startup landscape, including views from seven … Continue reading

The Achilles Heel of the Lean Startup?

Here’s a confession: For all the buzz about Eric Ries’ “The Lean Startup”, I’m finding it tough slogging to read. I understand the thesis and the benefits it provides to startups looking to create and evolve products that resonate with … Continue reading

500px Unveils Major Redesign and Marketplace

500px, which has become one of the fastest-growing photo-sharing services, has unveiled a major redesign, as well as a new market that lets people buy and sell photos. To get a better handle on what’s new, 500px co-founder Evgeny Tchebotarev … Continue reading