Friday, 27 September 2013

Micropreneur versus venture funding who wins you decide

Just for a bit of fun, I thought I would see if me as a bootstrapping micropreneur could compete against a the latest intake of venture funded businesses from seedcamp.com incubator http://www.seedcamp.com/2013/09/new-teams.html

The only thing I could think to compare between websites, was to look at the Alexa.com rank as this is the only easily available public data I could find. The lower the alexa rank the better, for example Google.com has a rank of number 1, facebook.com number 2 (i.e. the second most popular website), a smaller site might have an alexa rank of 1,000,000 etc.

My site www.steelbeamcalculator.co.uk website has an alexa rank of 469,656

Latest seedcamp intake alexa ranks as follows;

151,657 gopixel.me
269,825 sharelatex
1,140,521 teddytheguardian
1,243,082 stamplay.com
1,884,882 hypeapp.co
2,177,166 spreddit.co.uk
2,361,264 legal-tender.com
2,546,856 ctrlio.com
2,696,182 saberr.com
3,209,132 revisionapp.co.uk
9,869,951 winnow solution

Only gopixel and sharelatex have a higher alexa rank than steel beam calculator so far, I will review this data every 3 months to see who wins, I expect 1 or 2 of the seedcamp to do better than me and the rest will probably fail. The site I launched yesterday www.beamcalculation.co.uk has an alexa rank of 9,764,199, so it will be interesting to see how that one performs.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

New website launched today

Hi,

I launched a new website today - www.beamcalculation.co.uk
the quick and easy way to get your Steel Beam Calculation Reports

Lots of great features including;

Great Value

Only £29 per calculation report, we will not be beaten on price

Building control

Accepted by building control departments

Guaranteed

We offer an unconditional 30 day money back guarantee

Free Support

We provide free technical support to all our users

Just select the calculation type and fill in the simple online form, make a secure payment online and we will email your calculation report within just 3 working days. 

Regards,
Kevin



Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Top Structural Calculation Rescources

Tata (formerly Corus) "blue book", provides section properties and member capacities of steel sections to Eurocodes and British Standards;
www.tatasteelconstruction.com/en/design_guidance/the_blue_book/

Approved Document A, gives standard details which are deemed to meet the structural requirements of the Building Regulations, the details are just one way of achieving compliance and other equally valid methods may be used. The previous 1992 edition has some useful timber span/load tables which have been omitted from the 2004 edition.
www.planningportal.gov.uk/buildingregulations/approveddocuments/parta/documenta

Free Padstone Calculator;
www.steelbeamcalculator.co.uk/freepadstonecalculator.aspx

Free Standard Beam to Beam Connection Details and Beam Splice Connection Details;
www.steelbeamcalculator.co.uk/BeamConnections.aspx

Standard Chimney Gallows Bracket Detail;
www.haringey.gov.uk/chimney_breast_removal.pdf

US Document showing how loads are applied to beams
www.beamchek.com/AcrobatFiles/IntroLoadPath.pdf

Sunday, 1 September 2013