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Gathering Good Requirements: A Primer On Laying the Foundations of Good Software

March 16th, 2016 Posted by Business No Comment yet

Gathering requirements is, by far, the most crucial part of any software project. A talented team can build an amazing product with the latest tech stack, an amazing user experience and a solid viral loop but if it isn’t what the client or stakeholder wanted to build, you’ve completely wasted your time. You’ve built a Lamborghini Aventador and the stakeholder really wanted a tractor.

Announcing Gemini Development

January 12th, 2016 Posted by Business No Comment yet

In the 9 months since founding Hayseed Ventures, I met with over 100 startups.

It didn’t take long to recognize a pattern — every company we met had deficiencies in three main areas: their website or technology, a lack of scalable customer acquisition strategies, and need for growth capital.


November 16th, 2015 Posted by Business No Comment yet

Last November, I was sitting with two people in a dark and freezing cold office on the Fayetteville square, working on a new company that didn’t have a name yet. We spent our days brainstorming what we want to do and where we want to take our new company. Not what I expected when I started the gig, but I knew I had an opportunity to be a part of something great, and I was excited. After the beginning of the year, John’s focus turned to starting a venture capital production studio.

The Art of Project Management

October 22nd, 2015 Posted by Business No Comment yet

Project Management isn’t an easy thing.

Managing projects across several different companies isn’t any easier. Here’s the process I’ve created and nurtured that makes my job at Hayseed the most exciting, challenging and smooth operating position I’ve ever held.

Things to Consider When Branding (or Rebranding) Your Company

October 1st, 2015 Posted by Business, Design No Comment yet

We live in the age of experience. People are no longer looking for products that simply “get the job done”, they are seeking an experience when they make a purchase. To create this experience, you have to build a highly tailored brand around your business.

Why I Started Hayseed Ventures

September 15th, 2015 Posted by Business 1 comment

Six months ago, I wrote a rant about venture capital and the lack of fundable seed-stage companies in Arkansas. In that post, I referenced my action plan to do my small part to help further the state’s startup ecosystem.