How I Can Help Your Startup


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I receive many requests for help from entrepreneurs based on my experience and the content of this blog. While I enjoy helping, I am not always the best person to help depending on the problems you are facing. To help save both of us time, I’ve put together a list of the main ways I can help you build your company. You can find it on my website or in this post below.

This list was inspired by Leo Polovets (who has a great blog that you should read) and his “Ways I Can Help” post. If you think I can help you based on what you see here, feel free to contact me as I’d love to help.

How I can help you build your business:

  1. Leadership and Team Building

Over the past 20 years as a CEO and CTO I have built teams as small as 3 and as large as 100 across multiple industries, hiring everyone from interns to senior executives. I can act as an executive coach for you and help you improve your management skills, and/or help you with any of the following:

  • Recruiting and interviewing strategies.
  • Onboarding processes and team mentorship.
  • Providing effective feedback and performance reviews.
  • Team motivation and chemistry.
  • Dealing with problem employees.
  1. User Interface/User Experience Design

I have spent over 15 years building award winning user interfaces for both consumer and enterprise companies, working as both an independent designer and with some of the top design firms. I can help with:

  • Usability studies and customer surveys.
  • Wireframing and user flow designs.
  • Visual design including color palettes and font choices.
  • Design reviews and peer evaluations.
  1. Marketing and Sales Strategies

I have successfully grown businesses from zero to hundreds of thousands of customers and tens of millions in revenue. I can help with:

  • Designing your launch plans and messaging.
  • Building a customer communications plan.
  • Refining your sales pitch.
  • Preparing for investor pitches.
  1. Complex Algorithm Design

I have a Masters degree in computer science with a focus in Machine Learning, which I have applied to complex problems faced by real businesses. I also provide open source libraries that implement common machine learning and other complex algorithms. I can help with:

  • Complex algorithm design and evaluation.
  • Machine Learning applications, model and feature selection.
  • Complexity analysis.
  1. Large Scale Software Systems Scaling

At Flurry, I built one of the largest data processing systems in the world spanning thousands of servers and multiple data centers. I can help with:

  • Capacity planning and load testing.
  • Security and compliance protection.
  • Large scale/distributed software architecture.
  • Systems design and monitoring strategies.
  1. Analytics and Business Intelligence

I have helped dozens of companies across a dozen industries design their Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), metrics dashboards and analytics to help improve their business. I can help with:

  • Analytics tool selection.
  • KPI selection and monitoring.
  • Metrics investigation and analysis.
  • General business analysis and intelligence.

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Image Credit: CC by Frank Röttgers


About the author: Sean Byrnes

Sean is the founder of Flurry, the leader in advertising and analytics services for mobile applications. He is currently an advisor, mentor and angel investor in the San Francisco bay area. You can read more of his advice and thoughts on building businesses on Sean On Startups and his personal website.

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