May 15, 2012
Most of all I would like to learn accounting techniques and metrics that might be the most useful to help us understand our baseline and design useful experiments.
One experience of bootstrapping a business. We started with absolutely no cash investment (or even the intention to start a "business" much less a "startup"). As we've gone, we've taken baby steps that have advanced us to the point of beginning to hire employees.
My wife and I have been running a sewing pattern design company for about 5 years, but only now are getting serious about growth. We are interested in applying Lean Startup ideas, including to innovate with the format of consumer sewing patterns.