Duane is an entrepreneur with a bio that includes the words, ‘which culminated in my arrest at Atlanta Airport with 6,500 ecstacy tablets‘, He became an entrepreneur after the subsequent, almost inevitable, prison sentence because he was left with no alternative given the ‘large black hole in my CV’.
He set up a web design business with the help of a grant from The Prince’s Trust a UK based organisation to help give people a second chance. His realisation that accounting programmes sucked was the inspiration for KashFlow, a SaaS based simple web accounting package for small business. He sold KashFlow in 2013 and has subsequently created and sold two more SaaS companies, most recently Staffology.
If you’re interested in the early story and how he applied his marketing brilliance to growing KashFlow, you should watch this conversation from BoS Europe 2015.
You should also read his book, Four Thousand Days: My Journey From Prison To Business Success.
Talks by Duane Jackson
- How to Build and Market a SaaS Business | Duane Jackson AMA Recap
- 31 things I learned the hard way about growing a SaaS business. GBP from Duane ‘Startup’ Jackson, Kashflow