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Lessons All Founders Can Learn From Slack’s Famous Second Act

By Faith Benson
A blog collection titled “Second Acts” would be woefully incomplete without at least some mention of a company we all know and love: Tiny Speck. Or is it Glitch? Ah, no: today, they’re known as Slack.
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5 Tips For Brainstorming Sessions That Don’t Suck: How To Get Better Ideas From Your Team (And Yourself)

By Faith Benson
The first, most integral part of pursuing your business’s Second Act is a really excellent brainstorming sesh. You know the feeling: Whiteboards! Coffee! The term “blue sky” being thrown around like Bushwackers on Broadway! Once you decide you’re ...
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How Throwing The Plan Away Can 10x Your Business: Introducing Second Acts by Gun.io

By Faith Benson
Americans love a good reinvention story. Embedded in the American psyche is a requisite love for second chances—second acts, if you will. That’s why we love Silicon Valley.
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Top 7 Concerns Among Freelancers in 2020

By Faith Benson
Am I charging too much? Not enough? Am I saving enough for retirement? Making the most out of my tax breaks? The freelancers we surveyed this year had a lot on their minds—and a lot of advice to offer. 
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Gun.io is Democratizing Freelance Engagements

By Faith Benson
Gun.io is the first modern-day guild for independent software professionals. We’ve represented some of the highest-earning software freelancers in the US, and today, we are opening our app to the public. Claim your profile, get verified, and match ...
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January 2020 Community Update

By Faith Benson
Over the last several months, we’ve compiled a ton of feedback from the community about what works (and what doesn’t) when it comes to working through the Gun.io platform. We learned a ton. The common thread throughout all of this feedback was: we ...
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Top 5 Tech Job Boards for Growing Technology Companies

By Faith Benson
Whether you’re hiring software engineers, growth marketers, operations associates, or product leads, finding the right talent to propel your technology company forward can be harder than finding a needle in a haystack. 
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How To Conserve Capital when Building an Engineering Team

By Faith Benson
This is chapter one of the three-part series: "A Complete Guide to Capital Efficient Engineering Teams."   Whether you’re launching a new SaaS startup, scaling your current engineering team, or spinning out a product from your existing company, ...
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The Intersection of AI and Medicine | Gun.io

By Faith Benson
  Gun.io’s Frontier Podcast is dedicated to exploring business innovation through technology. In each episode, Frontier’s host, David “Ledge” Ledgerwood, chats with smart, forward-looking industry leaders working on cutting-edge technologies.
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Freelance Developers: building relationships with clients that last

By Faith Benson
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5 Essential Tools For Remote Technical Teams

By Faith Benson
This is Chapter Five of the five-part series: "Ultimate Guide for Building & Managing Remote Technical Teams."  
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How Three Companies Are Crushing It Using Remote Teams

By Faith Benson
This is Chapter Four of the five-part series: "Ultimate Guide for Building & Managing Remote Technical Teams." 3 Companies Are Crushing It Using Remote Teams We’re evolving the way we work. Sure, that’s always been the case to some degree, but ...
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