Category Archives for "Payments"

What’s the Value of the Problem You Solve?

Package delivery startup Doorman just announced that they’re shutting down. The company’s feature service was allowing customers to have packages shipped to Doorman, who would then deliver the package at a time you chose. (No more long delivery windows or stolen packages). It’s not a bad idea, but the company had a major pricing problem. […]

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Brand Management – Lessons for Small Business

As marketing and advertising have become more sophisticated, they have also become more specialized.  These days, the most experienced gurus have watched firsthand as the art of influencing potential customers has evolved from simple graphic design and desktop publishing to the focus group intensive environment based on psychology that we see today.  As a result, […]

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How Complicated is it for me to Pay You?

I love to look at business models and see how companies and people get paid for things. One recurring theme that I see in successful companies is the simplicity of their path to revenue. Let’s take a look at 3 examples. Attorney:  Charges time for money, but 1 hr = $xxx Restaurant: Charges for the service of […]

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