• Value of an App Store

    Value of an App Store

    I’ve been thinking and writing about the idea of an “App Store” for WordPress for a few years now and the time is feeling increasingly right for it to happen. Read More »

  • Growing a SaaS in WordPress

    For a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) business wanting to grow, the WordPress ecosystem, now powering more than 43%¹ of the web, offers more opportunity than ever. Its decentralized nature² presents a challenge, especially for those new to the ecosystem. It’s a challenge, though, readily solved through partnerships, presence, and contribution. Read More »

  • Using The Loop To Grow A WordPress Product Company

    For product companies trying to grow, whether bootstrapped, raising money, or positioning for an acquisition, a lack of traction in the WordPress ecosystem is especially challenging In this piece, we’ll walk through the three problems I’ve identified in growing a product company, introduce a growth strategy, talk through the foundation needed to execute the strategy,… Read More »

  • Are WordPress Product Businesses Undervalued?

    As we’re working towards and in advisory conversations with product company founders, a recurring topic is valuation. What’s a WordPress product business worth? My hypothesis is that WordPress product businesses are consistently undervalued. Why? I see three key reasons. Read More »

  • Governing the Guild

    Governing the Guild

    # With governing a guild, the key problem I see us signing up for is decision making. Who decides who can join? Who decides how member resources are allocated? Lesley Sims pointed me to Elinor Ostrom’s book, Governing the Commons, and as I’ve dug in I’m forming what I think is a clear sense of… Read More »