Search Results

hResume Creator Online

For those of you who want to create an hResume we built a creator. Check out the beta version here: hResume Creator. You simply enter your resume data, cut and then paste the code on your website. Give us the URL so we can ping it. We built the Creator for […]

Read the rest of this entry →

Divisor

Cocktail Napkin to Startup (DIY Part Twelve)

This is a series of posts describing how we are taking an idea from a cocktail napkin and putting into the real world. Start now, or read along from the start with: part one, part two, part three, part four, part five, part six, part seven, part eight, part nine, part ten and part eleven.
The […]

Read the rest of this entry →

Divisor

Cocktail Napkin to Startup (DIY Part Eleven)

This is part eleven of a series of posts describing how we are taking an idea from a cocktail napkin and putting into the real world. Start now, or read along from the start with: part one, part two, part three, part four, part five, part six, part seven, part eight, part nine and part […]

Read the rest of this entry →

Divisor

New startup model?

I stumbled across a company called Cambrian House with an interesting business model for people with ideas called crowdsourced software. Seems like an interesting way for people with ideas on cocktail napkins to get their ideas into the world.  This is how they explain it:

I might give it a try, I will let you […]

Read the rest of this entry →

Divisor

Cocktail Naplin to Startup (DIY Part Ten)

This is part nine of a series of posts describing how we are taking an idea from a cocktail napkin and putting into the real world. Start now, or read along from the start with: part one, part two, part three, part four, part five, part six, part seven, part eight and part nine.
Now that […]

Read the rest of this entry →

Divisor

Cockatil Napkin to Startup (DIY Part Nine)

This is part nine of a series of posts describing how we are taking an idea from a cocktail napkin and putting into the real world. Start now, or read along from the start with: part one, part two, part three, part four, part five, part six, part seven and part eight.
Tantek had referred me […]

Read the rest of this entry →

Divisor

Cocktail Napkin to Startup (DIY Part Eight)

This is part eight of a series of posts describing how we are taking an idea from a cocktail napkin and putting into the real world. Start now, or read along from the start with: part one, part two, part three, part four, part five, part six and part seven.
Prong one of our strategy to […]

Read the rest of this entry →

Divisor

Cocktail Napkin to Startup (DIY Part Seven)

This is part seven of a series of posts describing how we are taking an idea from a cocktail napkin and putting into the real world. Start now, or read along from the start with: part one, part two, part three, part four, part five, and part six.
Our three-pronged project was progressing well:

Prong I: hResume […]

Read the rest of this entry →

Divisor

Cocktail Napkin to Startup (DIY Part Six)

This is part six of a series of posts describing how we are taking an idea from a cocktail napkin and putting into the real world. Start now, or read along from the start with: part one, part two, part three, and part four.
My next step was to create a project in our Spur […]

Read the rest of this entry →

Divisor

Cocktail Napkin to Startup (DIY Part Five)

In part one through four I have detailed the genesis of an idea. The idea was a result of a conversation with another entrepreneur, two associates, observation of another startup and an immediate business problem. So whose idea was it? Mine? Does it matter?
Well to be sure there are others who […]

Read the rest of this entry →

Divisor

Cocktail Napkin to Startup (DIY Part Four)

Over lunch Brian and I had fleshed out the broad stroaks of the hResume business:
The idea: What if you could create your resume on your own blog or website and allow job sites, potential employers and other interested parties view it as necessary? You could maintain and update your resume in one place. […]

Read the rest of this entry →

Divisor

Cocktail Napkin to Startup (DIY Part Three)

It began with a call from a guy looking to raise money for his Ajax-driven job listing site. He was a nice enough fellow, but I was unable to concentrate on what he was saying. I recall something about a revolution, the best, superior, and earth shattering. Other than that my mind […]

Read the rest of this entry →

Divisor

Cocktail Napkin to Startup (DIY Part Two)

When I came up with the idea of doing a series of “how-to” posts for startups I racked my brain for ways to provide value. I decided that it might be interesting to provide a detailed account of an idea we came up with on May 11th and bring you through the process as […]

Read the rest of this entry →

Divisor

Got a great idea? Join the Napkin Club!

Nick Douglas got an email from Eric who had a “new idea that can revolutionize…yadda, yadda..”, but he would not share the actual idea with Nick.  Nick decided to explain how much an idea is worth.  We spent the last year talking to people with ideas, only a few of them were entrepreneurs.  Most people […]

Read the rest of this entry →

Divisor

We now do 50% less! Spur is born. . .

“How do you do it?” That is a question we hear all of the time from people interested in starting their own business. The answer seems so simple to me, we never really undestood why people asked it until recently. What changed? It all started when we took a cold hard look at our business.
We […]

Read the rest of this entry →

Divisor