Something you wish you knew when at any stage during your startup, a successful tactic or method for (fill in the blank), or a principle someone shared with you which served you well.
If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. Your cofounding team matters. Do not underestimate all the steps needed to get it right!
The most important lesson I have learned is that every start up needs to set goals that are in line with their current bank account balance. Well-funded start ups can focus on user adoption, virality, a pipeline of prospects and a product for a broad market. However bootstrapped start-ups need to focus on revenue and profitability from day one. For enterprise SaaS companies, this will likely mean that you will start with a single customer and build them a solution that you believe is relevant to many other customers down the road. Focus on product-market fit by generating revenue from your first customer and delay any hiring until after you have cash coming in the door.
Forget about your gender, Just act
Before starting out new venture, my first advice would be identifying the target customers and the problem the founder is solving.
Great question ,Thank you. I advice everyone to think from a customers perspective not owner's perspective ,then you will win.
Don't waste your time with Meetups. Have a plan. Make an impact for a validated and targeted audience.
As designer,stick your nose out to always be at the trend zone.every style is or was a mistake.creativity matters a lot.the ability to form out a new trend from an existing one is Creativity.
Tend your idea garden.
Put a bluetooth whiteboard by your coffee pot (so to speak, some easy way to preserve good ideas). Ideas, like organizations, grow organically. When you pack a bunch of creatives into a small space, you'll generate hundreds of great ideas. But frequently, group think suppresses worthwhile sprouts that end up withering on the vine.
As time moves along and the money maker is making money, the organization can go back and review all those great little idea sprouts well-preserved back in the greenhouse. Like all organic growth, some grow rapidly, some take a bit longer and some really are just fertilizer. But if these ideas are not somehow preserved, we can all know the outcome of any further development.
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