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Business Tech

Stripe Invoicing – Misses the Point!

Stripe has just launched a new invoicing tool to help its customers create invoices faster and more efficiently. However, it misses the point!

Stripe has offered invoicing options for some time within its standard platform, but now they have decided to segment it out and try to charge for something that was previously for Free (without telling anyone).

Additionally, the invoicing product only seems to be tailored to its current customer base, which is very tech / startup / businesses that require a developer heavy!

Oh… and I forgot to mention that they want to take 0.5% of your entire invoicing price just to provide you with super basic tech you really should be getting for Free.

No wonder this is getting heavily downvoted on ProductHunt!

Better luck next time Stripe. This could have been good, but missed the mark.

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Business

How Many Photos and Videos are on Shutterstock 2021

Shutterstock has over 350 million photos and vectors at the beginning of 2021 – with approximately 10 million videos.

Great collection, but very expensive for the average creator. They have tried to focus on the top end of the business market.

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Business Cryptocurrency

DogeCoin Crashes as Elon Musk Jokes at the Coin on SNL

Dogecoin is crashing!

Dogecoin is down 15% in just the last 24 hours.

Elon Musk was on SNL last night in the US and it has lead to a giant crash in Dogecoin immediately as the credits rolled on the show.

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Business

Ideas are just a Multiplier of Execution

I came across this image a while back from Derek Sivers (who started CDbaby). Its an old image, but I think it explain a lot.

A few people have mentioned to me recently that they have new business ideas, but they are scared to tell too many people as they think their idea could be copied. I replied to them stating that they shouldn’t be worrying about the idea – and everything comes down to execution!

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Business Finance Stock Market

Dogecoin Pump and Dump – But NO Dump just yet

DOGEcoin is a meme coin with no value at all. It seems like the Redditors on Wall Street Bets are doing a pump and dump, but its been just over a week now and dump hasn’t really happened.

It seems like the Buy and Hold game is on.

Loving the fact that this joke coin now has a market cap of $32 billion.

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Business

VCs More Worried About Their Socials

Is it just me or do VCs spend more time tweeting these days compared to actual research in the markets they are going to invest in?

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Business

Running a Business is All About Your Ability to Learn – Quickly

Life feels like an endless To Do List at the moment.

Its amazing – when you learn about business the courses really teach you about being able to run a small business. They never tell you that as it gets bigger your job becomes harder and harder and its all about your ability to learn a completely new set of skills at every different size of the business.

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Business Football Sports

Man City and Chelsea Leaving European Super League – Football is About Fans Not Greed of Some

Manchester City has officially pulled out of the European Super League – and now Chelsea is going to be the next one.

This league was all about American PE greed!

Americans don’t understand football here in the UK and Europe. Football here is Tribal. Its all about the average working person wanting to watch their favourite team play every week … from big clubs to small local clubs.

Football is about the fans!

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Business Tech

No Dogecoin on Coinbase to Trade – Why?

DOGEcoin has increased by more than 6,000% year to date – but you can’t trade the popular coin on Coinbase.

WHY???

Well – its because Dogecoin is just really a joke / meme coin with no underlying utility, but it is fun to see it rise!

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Business Tech

Inspirato By Numbers – Revenue, Members, Vacation Homes, Locations, Prices

Inspirato is a luxury vacation home rental startup that simply just lets you pay a subscription to access unlimited rentals for $2500/month or on-demand rates with a $600/month subscription.

Its 18,000 members can book 1,200 vacation homes in 395 locations.

My Thoughts:

Somehow Inspirato is going public at what looks like might be a $1 billion valuation. Based on the numbers there is potential the company has a $45 million revenue. We have to be in a bubble for anyone to consider this type of business thats growing at 30% year on a year – to be valued anywhere near $1 billion.