Punning on Prisoners

Due to my background, providing opportunities for prisoners is something I’m keen on. There are a lot of potential entrepreneurs in there.

I’m currently working on something around teaching prisoners skills relevant to the digital economy but was struggling for a name for the CIC we’re setting up. So I asked Twitter. Read more »

VATMOSS and Stripe

I remember when the VATMOSS stuff kicked in and how grateful I felt that I was out of the accounting software industry. Now that we’re getting close to having a billable tier for Supdate, I’m having to look even more closely at it. What a complete and utter mess! Read more »

My new thing: Supdate

It’s 2 years this month since I sold KashFlow. It’s been a quite couple of years. Moving house, running Cat 6 cables everywhere, playing with home automation/IoT, spending a lot of time with my girls, learning to chill a bit and be less impatient. Read more »

Sepp Blatter Business Lessons

I don’t watch football. I’ve just never got the appeal of 20 men covered in mud chasing a bit of leather around a field. But you can’t avoid the whole FIFA stuff that’s all over the news at the moment. Read more »

Four Thousand Days – My Autobiography

Since I sold KashFlow I’ve been intermittently working on my biography. Going from drug trafficking to prison to starting and then selling a business is quite a journey and I wanted to write it all down so I didn’t forget it. I also wanted to make sure that my daughters had the full version of what happened for when they’re older – better they get the truth from me than half-truths elsewhere.
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31 Things I Learned About Building a SaaS Business

Over the last few months I’ve sent a lot of emails (mostly solicited!) giving advice to various SaaS startups. I thought it might make sense to try and gather some of it together here.

Some of this will be obvious for you. But I hope at least one point here gets you to think about something you might be able to do better. Read more »

How To Control LightwaveRF Devices from Fibaro HC2

I’ve written before about Vera and Fibaro. I’ve moved from the Vera system to Fibaro Home Center 2. One of the features missing is the ability to control LightwaveRF devices.

I’ve now figured out how to do this with just the addition of a LightwaveRF Wifi Link.

Here’s how. Read more »

Does that make sense?

If you’re a developer you’ll probably regularly find yourself using phrases like “Does that make sense?” Or show that you understand someone by saying “That makes sense”. You’re hard wired for logic. Read more »

Aim for Boring

When you start a business there are lots of peaks of excitement.

There are spikes of traffic and surges of signups.

It’s addictive, and you look forward to the next adrenalin rush.
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SaaS: Choose depth OR breadth, but not both

Last night I read “The Next Wave of SMB SaaS: True Solutions. Priced as Such.“.
I encourage you to read the full article, but I’ll attempt to summarise it with two snippets Read more »

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