Discover how Ojbectives and Key Results can help you build ambitious businesses with empowered teams.
As a start up you can’t afford experienced engineers so you hire recent graduates. Here are some tips for creating an effective development team from a dispa...
Innovate UK Smart Grants can give a real boost to start-ups, but with great power comes great responsibility. Are you properly prepared for your application ...
The only failed experiment is one that you don’t learn from.
If you’re struggling to identify a target market for your new product or service that could be a warning that something important is missing from your busine...
Don’t fool yourself into thinking you have no competition. Find out who they are and learn from them how to make yourself stronger.
Validating your start-up idea with business customers presents more challenges you might imagine. Find out how to identify and interview your key stakeholders.
Only your customers have the answers you need. The sooner you can speak to them, the better it will be. This post shows you why and how.
You’ve had an idea and identified your niche. Now find out what your potential customers think by creating a landing page.
Can you calculate your annual profit using just internet searches?
The innovation startup road less travelled: What to do before you know what you’re doing
An innovative startup is the embodiment of a question. Do you know what question your startup is asking?
A non-technical founders guide to the accounts and artifacts you’ll have to create to bring your technical startup to life.
When you’re trying to establish problem-solution fit it’s really important to think like a customer, not a product owner
Scientific studies have shown that simply writing down your goals and dreams makes it significantly more likely that you will achieve them. And that’s not all.
If you’re not sure then test to find out. If you’re sure then test to show how right you are. You know what? Just test!
Create a service design blueprint, understand your process and discover your unique value
What you can and can’t expect from a product/service prototype, and why they are important
If your assumptions are too abstract you can’t test them. Use the Toyota ‘5-Whys’ strategy to make them digestible.
It can seem limiting, almost simplistic, but the Value Proposition Statement can be very useful in concentrating the mind and achieving clarity.
Before we can build a solution we need to understand the problem. Then we can test how well our solution fits the problem.
How clarity, credibility and co-operation will get investors to listen to your startup idea and take you seriously.
Recent work for a startup leads to a method for compressing large amounts of location data (100K+ locations) server-side in order to reduce latency and incre...
Take a Node.js application designed to exercise Docker Swarm and run it in a multi-host Docker environment.
A brief introduction to Functional Programming. Start your journey towards easy to read, reliable code.
Use HypriotOS to run Docker Swarm on your Raspberry Pi cluster. See how to resolve networking issues and update to the latest version of Docker.
Most articles about Docker Swarm assume you already know what it is and what it’s for. This is for those of you who are interested but unsure.
How to create a 4-node Raspberry Pi cluster, initialise it and load docker onto it.
How to use the Neo4j Store plugin I built for the Seneca microservices framework. An example of use with the User plugin.
My definition of what ‘lean’ and ‘agile’ software development actually is and how it contributes to a lean operations strategy.
Details of the store plugin I built to enable the Seneca microservices framework to use Neo4j, the graph database, as a persistence engine.
Why I chose Seneca.js as the framework of choice for developing Minimum Viable Products in Node.js using microservices.
Discover the pros and cons of using Microservices in order to make an informed decision about their use. Be able to argue your case and persuade others.
It is tempting to think that all a startup needs is a minimum viable product to get going. You need to think about some other important questions first.