Great Response and Post!
My company currently have been focusing on large clients and relationships
and the deals take a little longer to close. What I want to add is it is
about how long you can last without burning all of your funds because
there are so much opportunity down the road. You have to focus on setting
your priorities. If you wonder off your path just make sure that it is
bringing in revenue the next day and not 3-4 months later because you will
be gambling your effort and time. It is also luck and a lot to do with
skills, your team, and your business networking.
> This is a really good post Peter!
> While "Avoid tempting distractions" is a good advice, but we did that, and
> may be got lucky with it. We started a a social gaming site early last
> year (before I talked with you), but towards Sept, we came up with a very
> compelling iPhone app idea, and decided to take a diversion. Were able to
> launch after few months. During this one&half month of release many blogs
> (including TechCrunch article) have helped us keeping the momentum going.
> Regardless, a great list there... and with your permission, I will post it
> on my blog.
> - Satyajit
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> Be stingy with your cash.
> Pick Founders carefully.
> Hire generalists early, specialists later.
> Create your own culture.
> Avoid tempting distractions
> Support Cust fanatically.
> Keep some 1 Pagers with you all the time. Pass ???em out.
> Write Exec Summary
> Keep you Biz Plan short
> Have a Web Page, Blog.
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> Encourage diverse thinking.
> Use your time wisely. Is it getting you closer to your goal/s?
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