Ricardo Sanchez
Coder, Photographer, Youtuber, Blogger


Startup Interns

I have always been surprised by the amount of people who need each other but can’t see a way to find each other. This is the problem that online marketplaces try to resolve, some do it good and some others fail to work because they don’t gain the attraction of both suppliers and customers.

With this post, I would like to introduce you to a new marketplace that attempts to connect people looking for internships at local Startups and Small businesses and Startups looking for Interns.

Why is this needed?

I was looking around and noticed that while most large corporations have many ways to reach out to students or anyone else looking for internships – Small Business and Startups don’t have that same advantage or resources. This affects both the Startups and people looking for internships with interesting Startups or Small Businesses. Continue Reading

We have launched foreverbit!

We have great and exciting news to share with you regarding one of the products we have been working hard for the past few months to get the beta version out. The name of this product is foreverbit and it is a web application to save notes, lists, journal entries and the like in the cloud. The cloud is just a fancy name the technology industry uses to describe software that runs online, where users don’t need to download or install anything in their computers and since the application runs in the browser, it is accessible from any computer or mobile device.

Foreverbit is a solution for people wanting to save notes or anything that they wish to remember when in the road, while browsing, at school, etc… Write notes and remember your thoughts is the goal of foreverbit. There are other solutions out there that offer similar solutions, what we are trying to accomplish with foreverbit is to have a simple product that it is easy to use and very useful at the same time. Foreverbit has two primary functions, to let you write notes and to view them from any device and from anywhere at any time. You can write and view your notes from a Mac, a PC, an iPad, a windows tablet, your phone, etc… We hope you give foreverbit a try and please let us know how we can improve it so it works for you.

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With TidyContact I am scratching my own itch, really.

Let me start by explaining how it all started… I promise it won’t be a super long read but it also won’t be as short as you would like I imagine. Back in 1999 I had a bad experience at one of the national tax preparation firms and decided to learn and do my simple tax declaration myself. After a few months of a lot of reading and browsing irs.gov I felt ready and waited patiently until the next year to fill out the tax forms on my own. One year after that I had a group of friends and family members asking me to prepare their taxes as well… yikes! In 2001 Sanchez Plus Services was born (officially) and at the time I had about 20 people paying me money to prepare their taxes.

Fast forward to 2005, that is when my family and I moved from Minnesota to Austin, Texas and at the time Sanchez Plus Services had about 100 paying clients and the little business was already very profitable! the interesting part is that we never opened an office or even had a website… in fact, we didn’t even met with our clients in person, it was all a phone/fax operation and I just worked on it after work during tax season (February – April). After the 2005 tax season I decided to stop preparing taxes for other people and started doing computer consulting instead since that was my day job anyway, at this point my wife took over Sanchez Plus Services which she had already been helping run for a few years already and knew how to handle it and get things done. Continue Reading