Early in my entrepreneurial career, I tried to get the ball moving on one of my projects by paying a certain social media giant to advertise it for me. Businesspeople everywhere are convinced that any great product will sell, if you pay enough to advertise it. And the social media giants? They’d have you believe… Continue reading Paying for advertising is a waste of money.
I have a few friends who’ve gone through business school, and a few who have run the gauntlet through the venture capital world getting their companies off the ground. They all tell me that I need to get equity funding so I can expand my company faster. When I say “they all tell me”, I… Continue reading Expansion? It’s vanity. Profit is sanity.
Yesterday evening, I received a suspicious email. Someone has requested a password reset for the following account: Site Name: The Ploopy Blog Username: colin If this was a mistake, ignore this email and nothing will happen. This password reset request originated from the IP address 22.214.171.124. I actually received an email for each username on… Continue reading Defeating another hacking attempt.
That’s an actual quote from someone who thought that the name “Ploopy” is shitty. Throughout the short history of our company, people have been asking my partner and I why we settled on that name. There’s not really much to it. We wanted a quirky name. I threw it out there as a wild suggestion,… Continue reading “Ya’ll need a new name”
The way that my partner and I run Ploopy is sometimes a bit hard to explain. As a result, we usually don’t bother trying. It requires a lot of words. However, the questions keep piling up. Neither of us are answering them, so the pile keeps getting bigger. This blog will be a place of… Continue reading A blog?