So you hired your team. They are a bit funny looking over Zoom, but you vetted them and are confident that they are ready to develop your big idea. What do you do now and how do you get along with a bunch of weird techies? …


Firing your dev team is tough, but not impossible.

A year ago you decided you needed to create some custom code. It might have been a new startup idea that you had been nursing for months, or perhaps it was a new initiative at your company, but now it is just a mess.

The external dev team you hired…


Whether you run a small landscape company or a big, fancy technology firm, you need to get some “business” done to serve your customers. Inventory, accounting, tracking this or that, reports (sooo many reports)… there is a lot of glue that makes your company run.

Practically speaking, that glue is…


You need an app! The question is… which kind?

For the last 8 years or so this has been a two-sided debate: Native vs Hybrid. Recently (i.e. 2ish years), though, this debate has heated up (I am playing it fast and loose with the term “heated up”).

Why? Because we…


Why did someone screw a light bulb into the ground?

You need a developer. Whether you are a new founder with an exciting idea, or a seasoned CXO who wants to do something new in your company, you know you need a dev, but you have no idea how they do what they do.

Don’t worry, you are in good…


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This is part 2 of my series on hiring a developer. Interested in part 1 on sweat equity? Check it out!

You are ready to start building! You have done the work. You have the pilot customers. You have the research.

You. Are. Ready!

It is an exciting time, but…


What happens when devs work out.

It is your birthday. You just turned 24!

Your college buddy, Philbert (You met in a business class junior year. He smells a bit earthy, but he is wicked smart), has taken you out after work to celebrate a bit and to tell you about his new idea.

It is…


Ready for takeoff…

When you are starting up a new business one of the early BIG decisions you have to make is what kind of runway do you want to take off on. There are really two options which I call Lifestyle or Investment. …


The future of scooters? (Image: Hillary Werner)

The Best App Ever

Imagine this. An amazing new app called “Money Machine”. All you have to do is download my app and I will give you $2 every single time you use it. No catch. Just free money.

Pretty great right?

If I made that app I am pretty confident I would have…


According to a study in 2018, 42% of startups fail because of “No Market Need.” Another way to say this is “Poor Market Fit” or “The startup didn’t know who their customer is or what they wanted”. That second one isn’t quite as catchy….

Regardless of how you say it…

David Baxter

David is the founder of Big Pixel, a UX and development firm. He specializes in giving tough love to startups and businesses. Learn more at www.thebigpixel.net.

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