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Joel Gascoigne
Co-founder & CEO of : powerful social media management for small businesses. Finding my own path for business and life. Traveler, climber, surfer.
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Joel Gascoigne Dec 10
Replying to @jordanfried
This resonates a lot. And the hardest part is the transitions aren't smooth at all. And you're generally in different stages for all areas of the company. Lots of context switching. It's fun to move towards #3 though! Nature of the role changes a lot.
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Joel Gascoigne Dec 9
Replying to @davecraige
This week is a jam packed one for me as I have a number of announcements to get out to the team, and an All Hands to deliver on Thursday. How is the week after for you?
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Joel Gascoigne Dec 9
Replying to @shafqatislam @asanwal
I went through a defining moment a couple of years ago, a few things got shaken up, we hit a slow patch and in that moment I realized that if investors did have control they wouldn't have hesitated in using that, pushing me out and changing the company significantly.
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Joel Gascoigne Dec 9
Replying to @shafqatislam @asanwal
The thing that I find myself wondering is, if there comes a rough patch and a tough decision, who wins out? Investors need a team and a CEO who can keep morale high, but they also want continued growth usually without any long dips. And they gave the ultimate control.
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Joel Gascoigne Dec 9
Replying to @shafqatislam @asanwal
It's interesting to see your response, feels fairy inline with the second part of my reply here:
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Joel Gascoigne Dec 9
Replying to @shafqatislam @asanwal
That makes a lot of sense. I think that's probably the case for many founders who have raised a lot. My guess is, you've had solid growth most of the journey so far? Or have there been some slow patches?
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Joel Gascoigne Dec 9
Replying to @davecraige
To be honest I’m in too many already and wouldn’t be a good participant 😌
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Joel Gascoigne Dec 9
Replying to @shafqatislam @asanwal
That's great to hear! Thanks for sharing 🙌 I'm curious, do your investors have board control at this point?
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Joel Gascoigne Dec 9
Replying to @asanwal
Agreed! Related thoughts: - A portion of founders today are creating startups because within their circles it's the thing to do - Many founders don't fully realize they've taken on a boss. The moment it happens is separate from the moment the control is utilized by investors.
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Joel Gascoigne Dec 8
Replying to @asanwal
It baffles me how quickly some founders agree to having a boss. Freedom has always been a primary reason I chose to start a company, so I struggle to comprehend it.
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Joel Gascoigne Dec 8
Replying to @technologypoet @buffer
Yes! Mailchimp are a huge inspiration to us. ✊
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Joel Gascoigne Dec 8
Replying to @technologypoet @buffer
Thank you Vanessa, couldn’t agree more! 🙏
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Joel Gascoigne Dec 8
We love at Buffer 😀 Awesome to hear that you're enjoying being part of it! I guess it's in the name that it's pretty key you all have a great culture 👌
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Aaron Ringgenberg Dec 6
Folks working in SF/Bay Area tech: what are some companies you could feel ethically *good* working for? Looking for ideas because nothing inspires me right now. I'll list some companies I would *not* work for in replies to this tweet.
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maxime berthelot Dec 8
Joining the transparency trend 👉 's November metrics: 😎 9,795 visitors 👩‍🚀 418 signups 💰 MRR $11,842 📈 MRR growth rate 18% 🎉 Net MRR Movement $1,839 🎯 Signup to paid conversion rate 12% 😍 NPS +50 😊 Net MRR churn 0.24% cc Steph
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Sahil Lavingia Dec 7
Gumroad in November: Volume processed: $5.7M (up 25%) Revenue: $351K (up 20%) Gross profit: $124K (up 29%) Let me know if you have any questions!
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Joel Gascoigne Dec 7
Replying to @alfred_lua @joelfeed
Haha I'm not sure about that! But I appreciate the encouragement :) I will say this is the first glimpse of perhaps 8:30 pace and me feeling maybe that's possible!
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Joel Gascoigne Dec 7
Replying to @alfred_lua @joelfeed
Yeah! Generally breaking 9 min miles now, even with a little more distance :)
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Tom Redman Dec 7
I was just creating a few screenshots of to send to a customer and found myself in awe of what our small team has done this year. We started this year with 0 customers and $0 in revenue. Now we have a product, well over 100 customers and over $5k in MRR. 2019 🚀
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Joel Gascoigne Dec 7
Replying to @CaroKopp
Pretty much my exact methodology too! :) I sometimes think I'm wired and realize an hour in that I'm tired, and then start a movie. This worked well for me recently!
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