“Bellum se ipsum alet” is the startup equivalent of Bootstrapping. The Latin phrase bellum se ipsum alet describe the military strategy of feeding and funding …
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.
Bootstrapping isn’t about one’s inability to raise funds – it’s a choice you make. To play the game you want to, by not depending on …
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.
Good list of tools and resources for bootstrapping a start-up and growth hacking tactics.
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?