So you wanna talk about business?
Professionally, I'm a self-taught software engineer and serial entrepreneur. I've spent the last 13 years building web products for start-ups, Fortune 500's, and everyone in between. I currently run a few software businesses of my own that afford me financial freedom and the lifestyle of my choice.
I use this site to share things I've learned over the years during my experiences and failures. I think that's the part I would share with a beginning entrepreneur - you have to fail to learn anything meaningful in business.
All that said, I still know nothing. So take my business advice with a grain of salt :)
"My philosophy on business changes with each decade. What I want [now] is very different from what I wanted years ago, or what I imagine I'll want years from now.
Ultimately, my business should support my lifestyle design."
I currently work on 3 businesses
Founder & CEO
MemberDev is a PAAS (platform-as-a-service) offering customer membership platforms. We work with startups, entrepreneurs and online educators.
Platform Architect / CTO
Credo is an online marketplace for digital marketing needs. We help businesses find top digital marketing talent for their next project or ongoing growth initiatives.
Co-Founder & CEO
CM Fusion is cloud based construction management software. We offer an all-in-one project management platform for small contruction companies and service based teams.
My Career Story
Back in 2007 I started my own journey learning web design in my parents basement... yep, right after I dropped out of my last semester of college. I spent hours in front of my old Dell computer learning web design and anything else I could get my hands on. My younger brother still thinks I was "playing on the computer" to this day.
I soon started picking up clients who needed small websites. So I built them websites in exchange for money and slowly built up a portfolio. A couple years later I got my first job as a web developer, and then worked for several other companies in a variety of roles as I grew my career.
It was fun and I learned a lot, but I'm an entrepreneur at heart and always will be. Every full-time job I've had has always left me longing for more. So... I officially stopped working for the man back in 2013. Today I own and operate a few of my own businesses. They afford me financial freedom - being able to live the lifestyle of my choice. Now I use some of that freedom to share what I've learned as I continue my journey.
Today I spend most of my time growing businesses which involves a lot of systems, processes and building teams. I also do some coaching with early stage entrepreneurs looking to grow their subscription businesses.
And so, without the web and online tutorials I wouldn't be where I am today. It's time for me to pay it back, Jack. I hope you enjoy the content.
Business leaders who have inspired me:
- Elon Musk
- Jason Fried
- Noah Kagan
- Nathan Barry
- James Clear
- Jon Vroman
A few business insights:
- 1 Look for work that inspires you. Otherwise, it will always be a "job."
- 2 Surround yourself with people that make life richer, which has nothing to do with money.
- 3 Consistency and extraordinary effort will always pay off.
- 4 Look for ways to give and things will eventually be given to you.
- 5 The relationships and experiences in your life are what create true value, not material things.