My Startup

Tools

Selecting the right tools to run your Startup is very time consuming.  Select the wrong tools can impact your ability to setup your Startup processes and cost you more money than necessary.  Over time I will add more specific details that will hopefully help you with your selection.

I just launched this site, much more detailed information on the tools and how they are implemented coming soon. Optin on the home page and I will keep you up to date.

WordPress

Loved by many and hated by some, WordPress is my choice for a Content Management System (CMS).  It allows me to quickly build landing pages, shopping carts, membership sites...

EasyEngine

Makes it super easy to deploy consistent and well configured WordPress sites.

Mautic

Open Source self-hosted marketing automation that does not require me to share customer data with a 3rd party service.

WooCommerce

eCommerce, not my favorite tool, but have not found anything I like better. 

Stripe

Great platform for online payment processing. If at all possible I stay away from Paypal.

Calendly

Great way to allow anyone to schedule a meetings and integrates with my Google Calendar.

Google Analytics

Excellent analytics that drives a lot of the data necessary to track Pirate Metrics. Concerns about privacy issues may drive me towards an alternative solution.

Google Data Studio

What I use to create Pirate Metrics dashboards
Apsion Pirate metrics

Digital Ocean

My current choice for Virtual Private Servers(VPS)

SendGrid

email platform to send transactional and marketing emails

CloudFlare

For Domain Name System(DNS) and Content Delivery Network(CDN)

LetsEncrypt

free automated and open Certificate Authority.  Provides the SSL Certificates to enable https

Trello

Kanban task management.

SaaSTemplate

An application starter which includes many of the necessary business use cases for running a SaaS

squoosh

Image compression service

UptimeRobot

Simple site monitorin

docker

Containers where I run my development and production environments

Amazon S3

Cloud Storage

deskle

Infinite online whiteboard

Google Tag Manager

Easy way to embed code on your site
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