After Running a Tech Company for a Decade, Arcweb’s Chris Cera Thinks Startup Advice Kind of Sucks

Arcweb Technologies founder Chris Cera isn’t the biggest fan of passing along or listening to startup advice.

While nuggets of information here and there are useful, so much decision making happens in the moment. You’re often working with what you’ve got in front of you:

“So much business success happens at the exceptions, not the rules,” he said.

Accordingly, Cera was a bit of a rule breaker with software consulting and development company Arcweb, which is celebrating a decade in business this month: “I did everything they tell you not to — I was a solo founder, I bootstrapped my company, and a lot of my first hires were friends.”