Website redesign and tradeshow preparation for a hospital procurement web platform

November 7th, 2010 by Greg Boutin
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The CEO had just decided to exhibit at a major tradeshow. It was six weeks away and the company had no mailing list, no booth, no brochure, and a website that didn’t talk to anyone or looked professional. An advisor of the CEO asked me to address all those problems. (more…)

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Market product specifications and thought leadership strategy for semantic platform startup

February 7th, 2010 by Greg Boutin

Like other applications, ambitious multipurpose web platforms must start by solving a specific market problem, and find their ways into the heart of a passionate community of early adopters.

Those are the challenges I took on at the request of an intriguing multi-million stealth startup’s founders. (more…)

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Step-by-step instructions by Mint’s founder on growing a start-up

October 14th, 2009 by Greg Boutin

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To any current or would-be entrepreneur, I highly recommend the following video of a presentation this month by Aaron Patzer, CEO of Mint, which was recently sold to Intuit for $170 million.

At first I thought it was a bit long, at 22 minutes, and so I figured I’d only watch the first few minutes. 23 minutes later, I am writing this blog post. Aaron goes over the start-up creation and growth process in practical details, even presenting slides from his own original pitch. (more…)

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