Hiring web developers is not always a good idea. Photo: a hand extending out of a laptop screen.
Hiring web developers is not always a good idea. Photo: a hand extending out of a laptop screen.
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay.

I have had the good fortune of working with early stage online companies — some with great ideas, and advising them on a variety of startup issues and challenges. Some of these startups were decidedly online businesses, not brick and mortar businesses with an online presence. So their websites were of paramount importance — for essentially everything.

What I found most surprising, and frustrating, is how working with an outside web developer can derail a startup project. …


Since feedback from family and friends is usually biased, I had to learn new ways of getting feedback from total strangers.

Getting feedback for my startup from total strangers.
Getting feedback for my startup from total strangers.
Credit: Gerd Altmann / Pixabay

I hope this post is helpful to other entrepreneurs in discovering the variety of ways they can receive initial feedback about their startup idea.

I am developing a site that provides historical background to our news. I am passionate about this project because our news generally lacks perspective and context.

At the outset, as an entrepreneur I wanted to know if anyone else shares my passion about this project?

Essentially, I wanted to know if my project is a labor of love? A hobby? Or will others get all excited about it like me? And if they do, how would…


I am new to Medium (by the time you read this, it may be that I “was” new to Medium). So I eagerly labored over a long and well-researched story about what can be considered virtue for a U.S. President (for that and other similar stories, visit ThePeel.news, where we peel the news to give you perspective from the past), and submitted its draft for review by a Medium publication. …

Adel Aali - History Behind Today's News

Student of history’s perspective on current events (visit www.ThePeel.news). Former attorney, inventor, experienced entrepreneur and business advisor.

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