See this excellent list of reasons why actual startups failed. https://www.cbinsights.com/blog/startup-failure-post-mortem/#20152update
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Validation Cheat Sheet
Simple steps to ensure your digital product, physical product, or service hits the mark. From Appsumo. validation_cheat_sheet
An Excellent Cust Dev Deck
By Steve Blank. Customer Discovery Process- 22 -Steve Blank
Want to Write Copy for the Web?
Check this great PDF on Copywriting from AppSumo: AppSumo_The_Copywriting_Checklist
Great Introduction to LEAN concepts
Ash Maurya has a great free intro course to LEAN concepts on Udemy. See: https://www.udemy.com/lean-canvas-course
VC and Seed money
Here’s a great rundown of a VC’s perspective on what a Seed program is and how you, as a startup, fit in. See: http://vcwithme.co/2015/07/23/anatomy-of-a-vc-seed-program-and-you
Buffer’s Transparency is amazing.
Here is where Buffer allocates their revenue: https://open.bufferapp.com/transparent-pricing-buffer/ Here’s a link to their funding, term sheet, and valuation: https://open.bufferapp.com/raising-3-5m-funding-valuation-term-sheet/ Here’s their equity and ownership breakdowns: https://open.bufferapp.com/buffer-open-equity-formula/ Here’s their open salaries story: https://open.bufferapp.com/introducing-open-salaries-at-buffer-including-our-transparent-formula-and-all-individual-salaries/
Company Culture and Core Values
The following are a sample of some core values from several companies I’ve either visited or read about — and I like their stated values. I’ve also included the Four Agreements at the end because I think these are an example of values that help people and teams that work together. Buffer’s Values Zappos Family Core […]
Firing Employees: The Good, The Bad, and...
Having been at the receiving end of being fired/outsourced (whatever it’s called these days), I’ve witnessed and experienced both good processes and bad ones. I’ll share my thoughts on what I feel like is good advice for what is arguably one of the most difficult things to do as a company owner or manager. This post […]
I’ve been working on three big startup ideas over the past 2+ years. I’ve come to appreciate the Duh Factor for B2C projects. The duh-factor is how long it takes to get from describing your idea to the listener to them getting it and wanting it (how long does it take for you to get […]