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Adam
August 8, 2021
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Is crowdfunding still a thing for the little guy?

Short answer? Noooo! Long answer? Meeeeh, maybe. It depends. Do yourself a huge favor and just start marketing your product online. Not convinced yet? Let me explain more: Take a look at the quality of those campaigns that make as low as tens of thousands of dollars and see if you can match them without […]

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Adam
August 5, 2021
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Read this before starting your entrepreneurship journey

I didn’t have the privilege of being born in the US. I had to work hard and sacrifice a lot to come here and finish my graduate studies. I lost several years of my life doing that. The US is an amazing country for entrepreneurs and people who want to build businesses. If you already […]

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Adam
August 1, 2021
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The Three Most Common Reasons Why Startups Fail: In-depth Analysis and Stories

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill In startup land, there are so many things that can go wrong. By default, startups die unless founders constantly steer the company away from demise. There is a lot of luck involved but luck alone is not […]

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Adam
July 30, 2021
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Let’s keep our focus: Jumping ship is not always the solution

Distraction is one of the main killers of startups. We start with an idea, get it to someplace, and then abandon it for a “better idea”. I certainly am guilty of that a bunch of times. Most of the time, the reason we abandon an idea is that we think it’s not good enough compared […]

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Adam
July 27, 2021
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How do we know we have a solid idea for a startup?

The short answer is when we have customers or active users. So, it seems we need to build the product, bring the users to use it, and see if it sticks or not. That is the hardest and the most expensive way of testing ideas. Some methodologies can apply here and minimize our costs. Let’s […]

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Adam
July 25, 2021
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The Days Of No Users: The Foggy Days Of Doubt

This post is written in sympathy and understanding of the misery that most startups go through before they have their first active users. The days or even months of doubt can shake a startup to the ground. The dilemma of “Is it the idea?” or “Is it the marketing approach?“. Nothing can help a startup […]

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Adam
July 24, 2021
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Basic rules of customer interviews: Avoid bias

Hello there! Here is a short and sweet writing about how to conduct your customer discovery interview. Remember the goal is not selling your idea to the customer. The goal is to find what problems your pilot customers have and whether you are solving those problems or not. At the end of the interview, if […]

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Adam
July 23, 2021
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How to troubleshoot our startup? Pivot or Preserve?

Your back is against the wall, no one is clicking on your link. You haven’t had a new user in a while. Should I give up or should I continue? I think the answer to this question is fundamentally based on two questions: Does anyone need your prodocut/service? Are you effectively reaching out to the […]

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Calibrating your idea by getting out of the building

There are many entrepreneurs out there who are trying to find their great idea. Help them succeed. Not just that, but make money. It’s very simple, startups need to get feedback from the people for who they are building their product. There’s a great article on Inc that basically says the same thing. They usually […]

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Adam
July 22, 2021
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What do you need to succeed with an idea?

Surprisingly, you don’t need thousands of people to dig your product to succeed. You need just a few. If you find a few sane individuals who love your product, you are closer to product-market fit than you think. What you need to remember is that there are many other individuals like those who love your […]

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