Entrepreneurship · Lean startup

Seasonsed startup founders, what's one piece of advice you would pass on to new founders?

William Lee Founder & Lead Designer @ Cradddle | I'm also slightly obsessed with design feedback and UI.

January 9th, 2018

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.

Jana Nevrlka Cofounding Strategist

January 10th, 2018

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!

John Robb Entrepreneur & Advisor

January 9th, 2018

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.

Stephen Abuka Business Development |Capacity Building Consultant, Founder & CEO Lifegate Agro Enterprise

January 9th, 2018

Forget about your gender, Just act

Sai Sandeep Co Founder , Click&pay

January 10th, 2018

Before starting out new venture, my first advice would be identifying the target customers and the problem the founder is solving.


Dr.Salam Amin Founder of SOSYourBusiness and Business Consultant.

January 10th, 2018

Great question ,Thank you. I advice everyone to think from a customers perspective not owner's perspective ,then you will win.

Kenneth Fax IT/ICT, Software, Enterprise, Blockchain, Cybersecurity, Telco, GovTech

January 10th, 2018

Don't waste your time with Meetups. Have a plan. Make an impact for a validated and targeted audience.

Francis Paddy Ogon Cofounder and CEO of Deluxe incorporates and paddy's group of companies

January 10th, 2018

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.

Richard Hammond Quantum is logical. Organizations grow like gardens. Become a knowledge farmer.

Last updated on January 10th, 2018

Howdy William,

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.

thanks!

Anonymous

January 10th, 2018

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