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My Thoughts on Failure and Shutting Down Pitch’n

Shutting Down Pitch'n
Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Last week, I announced that I was shutting down my startup, Pitch’n.

After almost a year of pursuing the rollercoaster ride that is running a startup, I decided that it was time to call it quits. The decision didn’t come easily but I feel it was for the best. The experience gained from Pitch’n has been invaluable and the people I have met are amazing.

After announcing the news, I have been overwhelmed from the emails and responses from the community. Vancouver really is an amazing place to try and start a company and I am grateful to be among such a supportive group of people and other awesome entrepreneurs.

Since the response to my letter has been so strong, I thought I would also share it here since the Pitch’n website will be going down at the end of May. Continue Reading »

Productivity Experiment: Monday Mail Day

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Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Currently, I manage 3 separate email inboxes for my personal, freelance, and Pitch’n emails – and every week I get a ton of emails. They range from business emails to articles and blogs I subscribe to or just personal emails from friends and family.

Over the last number of months, I have been using Mailbox to help organize my emails by scheduling unimportant emails to come back at a more convenient time. This removes them from the inbox so I don’t feel overwhelmed and makes prioritizing things a lot easier, however, I still end up with a full inbox over time.

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Inspirational Words

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I have always been a glass half-full kind of guy and look for inspiration everywhere I go. Sometimes it’s web designs, photography, art, music, or a person defying the odds. However, one thing I have always loved are quotes.

Looking back through the history books, we have all known great leaders, innovators, and people who did what no one else said was possible. Maybe they were famous or maybe they weren’t but one thing they all have in common is that their words inspired us.

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App Review: Buffer

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Estimated reading time: 12 minutes

We live in a world where social media has now become one of the most common ways people share content and businesses engage their users. Always on the look out for the best apps and tools to make life easier, one that I particularly love and want to share is called Buffer.

Whether you are a marketing manager, freelancer, or business owner, a big part of your marketing tasks for the week is probably to engage social networks and promote yourself and your brand. This means using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and other social media outlets to share your message. The problem is that it’s hard to stay productive or focused on your work if you need to keep managing tweets.

Buffer makes life easier by offering an efficient solution to scheduling and sharing content to your social networks. Rather than posting to Facebook or Twitter individually when you find something interesting, Buffer allows you to create a queue of posts, tweets, and links that will automagically be published and spaced out throughout the day.

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