Silicon Florist links arrangement for April 1, 2022 💐

Portland software engineer salaries a bargain compared to other tech hubs

The median total compensation for software engineers in Portland is $150,500, according to research from the anonymous professional social networking site Blind.

1950 Census

The 1950 census records were released by the U.S. National Archives on April 1, 2022. This website provides full access to the 1950 census images, including population schedules, enumeration district maps, and enumeration district descriptions.

How Did We Raise $3M Pre-product… With a Simple Slide Deck?

I’m often asked how we did it by new founders. So often that I finally decided to apply Matt Mochary’s advice in The Great CEO Within (I’m not sure to be a better CEO now, but the book is good!) which says: ‘If you say it twice, write it’.

How Do VCs Valuate a Company?

As it turns out, getting funding from a VC is less about creating hype and more about presenting the cold, hard numbers. After all, investors don’t show up to hear business proposals because they want to be entertained—it’s because they want to make money.

Getting Your Startup’s First Customers Is Easier Than Most Entrepreneurs Realize

I’m sharing this story because, if you’re an entrepreneur, you need to understand that the digital age (and, specifically, social media) have forever changed marketing. Traditionally, when entrepreneurs began advertising their startups, they would promote their companies to as many people in their markets as possible.

How to Mentor in a Remote Workplace

Four decades of research leaves no doubt that employees with access to positive mentoring relationships accrue numerous personal and professional benefits. And when mentoring is a discernible element of a company culture, retention and advancement of talented new employees is enhanced. But how can managers shift their approach to initiating and nurturing these relationships when prospective mentees aren’t physically present?