My personal scrapbook of useful advice, ideas, and tidbits that I don't want to forget.

Figure out the bottlenecks to growth, there are limitless things to work on in a startup but you must focus on those things that are constraining your growth. Once you have a "true north" you can easily wake up in the morning and know what you need to work on.

Convert %2520 to + sign using .htaccess so your Search pages have nice looking URLs with plus signs instead of a bunch of encoded nonsense.
RewriteRule ^(.*)\ (.*)$ /$1+$2 [L,R=301]

Write a blog post every day.
Make a prediction about something that will happen or about something that will succeed and write why you think it will.
Seth Godin

Top Features to add to TownPost
‣ Endorse/Rate other Users or Reputation Score
‣ Profile/Ad Discussion on News Feed
‣ Premium Member
‣ Premium Ad

Fix Password Reset - or or

Fort Sask Facebook Buy and Sell Page
St. Alberta Facebook Buy and Sell Page
Red Deer Facebook Buy and Sell Page

Revised buy and sell page for Canmore.

An entrepreneur trying to think of a business idea or deciding if their business is going to work should ask themselves:
How painful is the problem you are trying to solve?

Differenciate - customer sense of order/control (disney: clean park)
Mindset - attract / convert / customer - client
Beginners Mind - everything begins right now!
System is the solution (Disney/Mc Donalds) Consumer CONTROl over user experience
Don't listen to the #littleman
Get it right when you are SMALL to replicate
Start for the right reasons | Small businesses fail because the founder is a technician
Become an incredible STUDENT

Personal Humility + WIll
Service to a Cause (relentless ambition)

What's our purpose, cause, believe... why does my business exist?
What's our story... What would anyone care?

“Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”
― Thomas A. Edison

“Five percent of the people think;
ten percent of the people think they think;
and the other eighty-five percent would rather die than think.”
― Thomas A. Edison

What must be done (to be right)
Make people want to do it
It's art not science (each person diff)

Learn from others but do not copy them.

What makes TownPost Awesome or Unique?

  1. Easy to Use
  2. Unlimited Ads
  3. Local (Alberta) Only - Maybe Saskatchewan Eventually?
  4. Allows Firearms