Wherever you live and whatever your pursuit, most of us aspire to start their own business and become independent. Today more and more do as solo and indie makers, on their own, in some cases remotely as digital nomads and usually self-funded. My daily-ish newsletter collects useful news and insights from the Maker and NoCoder community, helping you to generate new ideas and hopefully providing inspiration to build and launch your project. Here is what some on twitter are saying about my newsletter:
I have been waiting for someone to write all things about no-code in a way that is easy to consume, have takeaways and more importantly feature the best no-code news. And today I found Springup Stories by @stromeyerco
SpringUp Stories by @stromeyerco 🤩 One of the best newsletter for makers out there with awesome content! Clemens rarely misses the opportunity to get makers in the spotlight and share what they are building.
So who am I and why did I start this newsletter? German by birth, brought up and at home in London, European by sentiment and married to the amazing Movement Medicine Apprentice Teacher Johanna. I started my career in M&A at Credit Suisse in London. After two years I noticed my passion went beyond number crunching, so I joined the Munich online media startup Ciao, which I helped navigate to health following the dot.com crash in 2000. I then took the leap and became a founder, building and launching my dream of a gentlemen’s outfitter Seisser & Cie. Then we got bigger, acquiring the established but insolvent luxury heritage brand Prantl. Following the rebuilding of the business, we sold it in 2018, after which I took a mini-break and then got involved in blockchain and digital securities. I launched Protocol Partners, a fintech and digital securities consultancy, and am also a Founder and Vice-Chair of the non-profit Oxford Blockchain Foundation.
As you can tell, I love building and launching things. It’s a rollercoaster ride (especially retail) with massive thrills as well as challenges, setbacks, and anxieties. Just to get started, you need to overcome that inner demon and stop procrastinating! But it’s worth it. Paul Graham's premise to “make something people want” always applies, but the following quote from @levelsio book Make sums it up brilliantly:
The most important message that I can give you in your future path of building products, or even the rest of your life, is to take action. Taking action is the scariest, most difficult part of life.
It's also your biggest competitive advantage. Why? Because most people don't.
I hope the links, news, and resources I collect help inspire you to get off your butt, take action and craft and launch the great product you’ve been thinking of.
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