Category Archives: Entrepreneur

Open Source Church Management Software

The past few months I’ve been working with the smart folks at Focus Ministry to help refine the business direction.  They are doing an amazing job building products and managing custom development for churches.  Much of their work has been focused on extending or customizing existing church management software such as Fellowship One and Community Church Builder. As… Read More »

BuddyPress Demo – Example Site

As the days of web 1.0 are coming to an end we’ll start seeing a slew of niche-based social networks taking over static web 1.0 space.   Personally I’m not a big fan of the typical web forum as a very small percentage of visitors actually contribute to the forum discussions. Fortunately there are several… Read More »

Challenges with WooCommerce v2.0

Update: as of  Aug 21, 2012, the Scandle Candle site below is no longer using WooCommerce.  I was never able to successfully upgrade to WooCommerce v2.0 so we moved it to BigCommerce. Since Woocommerce seems to be a popular topic on my blog, I thought I’d follow up with an update to my original Woocommerce… Read More »

My 15 Favorite Entrepreneurial Books

My friends and family know I read business and Entrepreneurial books almost exclusively. There are a few who ask for recommendations so I created a list of my 15 favorite entrepreneurial books. These are listed in no particular order. Outliers: The Story of Success Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world… Read More »

A New Adventure

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” Theologian, Howard Thurman It was July, 1997 and I just released my first mobile app, SimpleDB for the PalmPilot. The entire personal digital assistant (pda)… Read More »

My Hyperlocal Journey

In early 2008 I was searching the web for information on lakes around the Dallas/Fort Worth area.  What information I found was sparse and outdated.  I knew other users were having the same issue so I partnered with a friend to develop LakeHub.com, a network of sites focused on information including real estate, rentals, marinas, fishing guide… Read More »

How to Earn Extra Money with WordPress

I believe everyone should work towards creating passive income.  Generating just a few hundred extra dollars per month can go a long way when you lose your job or get in a tight spot.  Fortunately tools such as WordPress provide excellent opportunities to earn some extra money. To create long-term passive income you’ll need to… Read More »

Woocommerce Example Site

Update: as of  Aug 21, 2012, the Scandle Candle site below is no longer using WooCommerce so I removed the link since it is no longer an example of a WooCommerce Site.  Due to a number of Woo issues including the fact that I was never able to successfully upgrade to WooCommerce v2.0 so we… Read More »

How to Create an Effective Facebook Community

It seems that most Facebook advertisers treat Facebook the same as any other advertising medium. They create a page for their product or business then run a generic facebook ad hoping users will “like” their page. Sounds easy enough but it doesn’t work. Facebook users understand that “likes” are immediately visibile to all their friends… Read More »