Here’s How to Make Your App Idea Come Alive

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / January 6, 2014

  Your app idea is like any new product. If you’re in the business of product development you’ll already be familiar with the elements of concept, design, build, deployment, marketing and maintenance. If you’re in another type of industry (such as service or hospitality) now’s your chance to tap into a whole new skill set as you create a fantastic product that is going to find a unique…

5 Lessons Learned By Hiring a 13 Year Old

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / August 16, 2013

I founded Elevatr because everyone has great business ideas, but not everyone knows how to turn those ideas into businesses. Our first product, an iOS app that guides raw ideas into concise business plans, launched in May, was featured on the App Store, and now has more than 70,000 users. A few weeks ago, Akiva Lipshitz, a 13 year old heading into 8th grade, emailed me to ask…

Tips for Building Your Web App Right

by / ⠀Startup Advice / May 5, 2013

If you’re an entrepreneur who has decided to start a business that will require a web application there are myriad things that can go wrong along the way. I say that from experience, both in managing the business side of things for clients engaging with various companies I’ve worked for, as well as in building the web application the powers my business, List Here. This article is primarily…

Top 5 Apps For Your Startup

by / ⠀Startup Advice / November 25, 2012

With countless apps available and dozens that I’ve downloaded personally, there are actually only a few that truly help your business everyday. As a lean startup, I quickly learned the importance of great and free apps. Below is my list of top apps for your startup and mine. One theme that all of these have in common: communication. Being able to communicate quickly and reliably is critical in…

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