Sign in

Zak Kann
Business and technology writer • Let me give you a role in your customer’s story • https://zakkann.com

I failed more times in a year than I had in my entire adult life. But I learned from those failures.

I went into my first startup thinking exactly what every other founder thinks:

“This is the best idea anyone has ever had. There’s no way we can fail.”

After less than a year working full-time with my co-founder on the business, it seems that I was wrong. We did fail…

My 31-year journey to an answer

It all started when I was a child. As most peoples’ stories do.

In the beginning (or close enough)

At 5, I wanted to be a Pastor. By the time I turned 8, that dream was long gone, but…

5 tips that took me from constant rejection to a steady income

Upwork is a great way to make some extra money as a writer. Unlike some other writing platforms, there is no cost or waiting period for offering your services on Upwork.

They also take care of everything to do with payments, so you don’t need to create invoices, chase down…

By setting rules for myself, I learned to live with one of my greatest fears

Want to know how bad my social anxiety is?

I used to have a process for sending an IM to a friend. You read that right — I didn’t say a stranger. I needed a process to reach out to a friend.

  1. Triple-check the message for potential alternate meanings
  2. Worry…

How they differ and which is best for your company

Does it often seem that these two terms — startup vs. small business — are used interchangeably?

As an entrepreneur, knowing how they differ helps you decide what type of company you really want to be running.

In this article, I’ll discuss the differences between startups and small businesses in…

Including email marketing best practices and step-by-step setup instructions

Have you spent as many hours as I have trying to figure out how to set up your email newsletter?

I got so fed up with dealing with incomplete or out-of-date information that I decided to just write my own guide.

If you’ve ever wanted to know why you need…

Learn about the different environments, levels of risk, and potential upsides

Does the thrill of entrepreneurship mixed with the safety of a corporate job sound like the perfect combo?

Entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs alike drive innovation, but they do it in very different environments.

In this article, I’ll break down the similarities and differences between these paths and help you determine which…

An in-depth guide covering everything from defining a niche to finding clients

Why Should You Freelance?

Freelancing is becoming more and more popular. According to Upwork’s 2019 Freelancing in America Survey, 35% of the US workforce freelances at least part-time. And it’s not just part-timers either. The full-time freelancing crowd has increased from 17% in 2014 to 28% in 2019. …

A proven and detailed 5-step process.

LinkedIn exists somewhere between the worlds of social media and job boards.

So where does the headline fit into this picture — what is the goal of your headline?

The Linkedin headline is your 120-character elevator pitch. Aside from your name, it is the most prominent piece of real estate…

Proving your impact when changing careers, industries, or fields

Do You Need Transferrable Skills for Your Resume?

There was a time when I shied away from giving resume advice. It felt like those ideas should come from an HR professional or someone with decades of experience. I still think you should seek out advice from such sources.

However, my experience has given me a chance to read…

Zak Kann

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store