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Mtn View (4th Friday) [Red Rock Coffee]

Come join entrepreneurs who eat problems for breakfast.  At a Bootstrappers Breakfast® we have serious conversations about growing a business based on internal cashflow and organic profit: this is for founders who are actively bootstrapping a startup.

  • The other attendees will all be in startups. It will be a chance to compare notes on operational, development, and business issues with peers.
  • Red Rock Coffee is at 201 Castro Street in Mountain View, just a couple of blocks from the Mountain View Caltrain Station! Join us upstairs for a little caffeine and sharing among the startup community.

For more information about the group visit bootstrappersbreakfast.com

  • Cost is a small fee to offset the coordination cost, everyone pays for their own coffee;

 

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  • Sean M.

    We had a lightning round at the end with two questions: what have you learned in 2013 that will make you more effective as an entrepreneur in 2014 and what will you stop doing to make time for it. Here are my notes of the answers:

    Be more patient.
    Fail faster.
    Focus early on value proposition, less on technical implementation.
    Drop less important details.
    Hire more carefully, fire faster.
    Stop coding so much, spend more time on sales.
    Delegate more and more effectively.
    Always build a simpler product than you first dream of.
    Network more: listen more.
    Take a step back and look at the bigger picture.
    Plan more: really hard to recover wasted hours.
    Take more time to listen.
    More focus on time management and effective action.
    Concentrate on one line of business: focus for effect.
    Build on strengths.

    December 27, 2013

  • Alex M

    Round of intro was ok, but after that I would expect more energy, effectiveness, more information exchange, and in general better use of time together.

    December 27, 2013

    • Tapa

      It's my second time, and feel good use of my time though. Good way to connect with some smart people, get help, assuming we ask for right help.

      December 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks all for having me in Today. I will be coming back next year.

    December 27, 2013

  • Marta

    Great turnout for our last Breakfast of 2013! Best Wishes for a Happy, Healthy, Productive, and Creative New Year to all!

    Today's topics included:
    - Reflections on 2013: What valuable lesson did you learn in 2013?
    - Expanding your online presence by participating in forums:"Helping is selling!" mindset
    - Scaling a home product business in the developing world: choosing partners and growing distribution channels
    - Establishing a business in the US: marketing, accounting and legal considerations. Suggested resources included aslcpa.com, incorporate.com, and LegalZoom.com.
    - Business models for EV companies: profitability, success and failure stories, patents and grants
    - Redefining your sales pitch: clarifying value add for customers and creating targeted communication
    - The ups and downs of a seasonal business: expanding, pivoting, or changing career paths altogether
    - Patents and their relationship to perceived company value
    - Co-working space available by Shoreline blvd MV

    December 27, 2013

  • Srinidhi G B.

    Sorry folks missed the event. 


    Was there at the coffee shop. But couldn't find the group. Being a first timer I didn't know where to look for :-)

    December 27, 2013

    • Sean M.

      We are upstairs, the folks at the counter can also guide you if you ask

      December 27, 2013

  • Rupesh

    Running late. On my way

    December 27, 2013

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