Remember: you aren’t in the cool zone.
This is an extremely important habit for any entrepreneur to build – i.e. taking care of one’s finance and always be in the know of runway one has.
keep walking and keep selling.
I cried, I failed, I gave up & re-started, Again next day failed & again started , Finally I survived !
You need to come out of the startup zone; which at times becomes a comfort zone if you’ve done it for a long time. Because you can’t continue to solve the same set of problems if you desire to march your way into the growth factory
The optimal number of hands between a bootstrapped company and the customer is Zero. Bootstrappers take the red pill every day with pride and go deep into the rabbit hole to see how deep it goes.
Build a business first, get real customers, show traction and if you are able to keep growing at 20-30% month over month, continue doing so. Self-sustained growth is a real value add for the business.
I was working on too many things at any time. I planned lot of features in parallel and started working on them. But none of the feature was perfect in itself.
What’s cool? Customer money or Investor money?
As a bootstrapper myself, all I can tell you is that bootstrapping is f**king hard, but it’s fun! It makes you a better entrepreneur and a patient human being.
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Let people know that you are a startup and you provide good customer service.
Candidates, when they hear the word ‘bootstrapping company’ tend to assume that the company has NO money to pay.