Tyler from Less Annoying Business here. Here's what I've been up to:
The problem with asynchronous communication [Blog post]
As the world becomes more comfortable with remote work, asynchronous communication is becoming more popular. It's great for some things, but there are some situations where real-time is still the way to go.
The Theory of Constraints [Podcast]
This week, Rick and I talk about an approach he's using to prioritize all the different things he could be working on in his business.
What I've been working on
We discussed this on the podcast, but if you're not a listener, here's a quick update on how Less Annoying CRM did in April:
- It was our best month for revenue growth in almost three years!
- Despite April being so good, the first week of May has been bad. I only say this to remind everyone that entrepreneurship is full of ups and downs. Reality is normally somewhere in the middle.
- One of our positive trends is that our average account size is increasing slowly. It's increased by .04 users per account in the last six months. That probably doesn't sound like much, but across over 10,000 accounts, it adds up. We never want to "move upmarket" and target large customers, but it's nice getting a bit more traction with multi-user small businesses.
I'm going on vacation next week, so I'm mostly trying to tie up a bunch of odds and ends so I can relax while I'm away. I've also started doing cold outreach on LinkedIn to see if that could be a good way to find our next software engineer. Recruiting this way is very similar to sales, and I don't particularly like doing sales, so it's a bit of a challenge for me. But we just need to find one person, and it's worth doing everything we can to find the right person.