Building in the Open

Commitment to Open

As the founder and currently only employee of Epilocal, I am inspired by organizations like Buffer and Ghost that are transparent about their companies and build in the open.

Epilocal is still a small project, but I have decided to document some of the decisions and challenges I make along the way that you can find in the Open Blog below. I also commit to the following:

  • Once monthly revenues are over $500, I will publish a public revenue dashboard
  • If the project grows to the point I am no longer the only employee, I will post the formula for determining salaries publicly

You can follow along on my journey through the blog posts below or follow me on LinkedIn, Twitter and Medium.

Greg Dickens


Greg Dickens

The Open Blog

Why I Don’t Launch on Product Hunt
Don’t Build a Startup, Build This Instead
The Startup Rules I Broke (and You Should Too)
Off the Sidelines: From Startup Mentor to Startup Founder
Breaking Through: Lessons Learned from My First Sale
Your Most Valuable Work is Also the Most Frustrating
Why I'm Not Afraid to Build Alone: Debunking the Solo-Founder Myth
What I've Learned From My First 6 Months Of Bootstrapping
Why I Decided to Build in Public