How we decided to embark on this.
I've [Kurt] spent the majority of my work life dealing with numbers and data, usually to the benefit of who I was working for. I've always been fascinated with numbers and data and trying to devine what they say to me.
During a project that I did for the US Chamber of Commerce
in DC, I started to work a lot with the data available on the BLS website. I came upon the idea to build out a data project around this data - with the end goal to provide a tool for small and growing businesses to use to help them run and grow their business.
I brought this idea to what I consider to be my kindred spirit, John DeFeo and we got to talking about this idea of starting an online data tool, with a lot of non-opinion-based assessments of how we see the world of data. Therefore the birth of Stavera. [You do have to say this with an Italian accent, which I've been doing in my head since we purchased the domain.]
Welcome to this ride -- we've got a really good vision for where things will get to and even if nobody ever reads what we put together, I know that we are going to have fun putting this puzzle together.