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Celebrating the Small Wins

November 5, 2018

Our tiny, two-person bootstrapped software company, Highview Apps, has recently passed $100k in total revenue. This is certainly a big milestone for us and took almost 2 years to get to this point. For some reason, it didn't feel that long and felt like we actually got here fairly quickly. Looking back, I realize that part of the reason is because we celebrated the small wins, which kept us going and motivated.

When you ...

Just Get Started

August 31, 2018

A few weeks ago, I finally finished building a feature for one of our apps that I've been putting off for weeks.

I've been procrastinating because the problem seemed complex and just not that interesting to work on, even though it feels important and could potentially increase our conversion rate. Then one day, while sitting in a coffee shop and just about to wrap up for the day, I decided to just pick ...

Easily sync your Shopify inventory with your suppliers' feeds with EZ Inventory

May 31, 2018

Automated Shopify inventory updates made easy.

Our latest Shopify app, EZ Inventory, was just recently approved and now live on the Shopify App Store! This is now our fourth Shopify app and we've really used what we've learned from the previous apps to make sure it's designed well.

We've been pretty much focusing on building apps on the automation side of managing an e-commerce store and we feel EZ Inventory compliments our two other apps quite well ...

Profit First and Paying Yourself First

April 15, 2018

I was recently re-reading this article by Basecamp which really resonated with me.

When we started Highview Apps, both my co-founder and I agreed that we'd bootstrap the business and start paying ourselves right away as soon as we're making profits. Being both engineers, we were able to keep our costs extremely low as we didn't need to hire anyone to build our products. Servers cost very little ($5/month per server ...

Goals for 2018

February 4, 2018

Last year had been a great year for me, in both personal and business.

In my personal life, nothing really exciting occurred but nothing bad happened either. It was a low-stress year. I felt pretty content with my lifestyle and still grateful for having a lot of flexibility. Being able to work remotely pretty much allows me to live almost anywhere I want and move at any time. Because of this flexibility, I was also ...

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