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10 Jul 2013

Calling All Small Business Owners

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by Jesse Mecham

Before joining YNAB in March, I spent the previous five years running three small web-based businesses.

I loved self-employment in spite of (and because of) its stresses. All three businesses were serendipitously sold last December, leaving me with a little extra money in the bank and a lot of experience.

Jesse was one of my main sounding boards during my time as a business owner. Now that I’m working for YNAB, we’ve had many more conversations about the challenges and opportunities facing those of you trying to carve a living out of the economy.

We’ve asked ourselves what the YNAB brand could do to support small business owners – beyond giving you great software and 4 Rules for money management.

We have some ideas, none fully formed, and Jesse’s interest is piqued just enough that he’s given me the green light to explore ways YNAB could help small business owners thrive.

If you’re a small business owner of any flavor, I’d like to chat with you about your goals and challenges.

Don’t misunderstand – this isn’t a conversation about solutions. We don’t have any (yet). I’m exploring whether a big enough group of small business owners share a set of challenges in common that match well with the YNAB team’s core strengths. If I find a compelling set of overlapping problems, Jesse and team may develop a service (beyond software) to solve those problems.

Here’s what I’m asking for:

Willing to chat with me? Use this form to get in touch.


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