Donovan Janus

CEO & Founder - 17hats
World traveler, pilot, motorcyclist, and entrepreneur. Coming from a long line of business owners, Donovan had his first paper route at age 9, and officially started his first company the day he turned 18. He managed the Netherlands' largest small business website, and has been helping business owners become more successful for nearly 20 years, all while cooly maintaining a domineering streak as undisputed foosball king of 17hats.

Recent Posts

NEW! Trigger Workflows Automatically Via Lead Capture

By Donovan Janus on Jan 25, 2017 in 17hats News, Growth

Here comes another super exciting update! In our never-ending quest to help you build a better business, we always look for ways to make running things more efficient and headaches less existent when it comes to new client onboarding, and our latest feature release does both!

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The Best Advice (Ever) I Got in 2016

By Donovan Janus on Jan 04, 2017 in 17hats News

Happy New Year! As you can imagine, here over at 17hats, we are very excited to start two thousand 17! Did you know that the number 17 means transformation? Or that in tarot cards, the card 17 symbolizes dreams coming true? In other words, by having chosen 17hats as your business management system, you have aligned your stars to make 2017 your best year ever! January just started and already you should feel more successful. Nicely done! ☺

As with any new year, expectations are high and intentions are great. As business owners, however, you and I know that life usually interrupts our best-made plans. So, how are we going to make sure 2017 is indeed going to be our best year ever? Let me share with you a simple bit of advice I read that will guarantee just that…

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Our Biggest Announcement Ever! Introducing 17hats Ally

By Donovan Janus on Jul 05, 2016 in 17hats News

When we launched 17hats a little over a year and a half ago, our mission was simple: Help small businesses become more successful by reducing the insane amount of time spent doing paperwork. Based on the feedback we hear from our users every day, we've not only succeeded, but we have also provided a sense of freedom many business owners had not previously imagined. Today, over 15,000 businesses rely on 17hats. That's pretty amazing whenever I think of it!

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