The Startup Toolkit – Business tools

If your launching a start-up consider these must have FREE toolsPhone Calls - Skype Chat - Skype, Google ChatFile Storage and Sharing - MyDropBoxBrainstorming - FreemindCollaboration - Google DocsMockups - Balsamiq MockupsMarketing - Twitter, Blogger, LinkedInCRM - ZohoEmail - Gmail (or paid Gmail Apps with your own domain)Funding - Business and Innovation Competitions

Tips to source developers from ELance

I recently spoke with Declan O'Sullivan from Bet-Tec (leading supplier of innovative and entertaining services to the betting industry) around his experiences using ELance (where companies find, hire, manage and pay contractors online). He described having mixed experiences "some good, some bad" and suggested using a developers 'reputation score' as your first filtering criteria.Declan went … Continue reading Tips to source developers from ELance

Questions to ask potential joiners to a start-up

The goal of this post is to help establish some key questions to ask up front to ensure that joiners to our start-up are a good fit.We have limited financial resources so need to use other incentives like restricted stock agreements, options, sweat equity etc... to ensure joiners are adequately motivated and rewarded. We have … Continue reading Questions to ask potential joiners to a start-up

Shortcut for opening and saving files in windows

Have you ever wished that when you saved or opened files in windows that the 'shortcut' locations on the left of the window contained more than just 5 standard options (i.e. Desktop, My Documents, etc...). I finally invested some time with Google and I'm delighted to report that it is very easy to implement this … Continue reading Shortcut for opening and saving files in windows