Past Meetup

How Bootstrappers Manage the Work/Work Balance In Their Startup

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Price: $5.00 /per person

Hobee's Restaurant

4224 El Camino Real · Palo Alto, CA

How to find us

We are in the back room.

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How Bootstrappers Manage the Work/Work Balance In Their Startup

Strategies for allocating you time between revenue generation, lead generation, and product development.

As bootstrappers we need to allocate our time to a number of distinct activities with the three most important being billable work, lead generation, and product development.

• Billable work generates revenue today.

• Lead generation, whether it's by what you say, what you write, what others say about you, or getting found when and where prospects are looking, replenishes your pipeline of future business.

• Developing new products and services lays the groundwork for future growth.

Sean Murphy ( (@skmurphy ( of SKMurphy, Inc. ( will offer some perspectives on how to manage the trade-offs in different allocation strategies and then lead a roundtable discussion with other bootstrappers to analyze their needs and make these trade-offs in their own startups.

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.

We meet in the back room, so space is limited — Please RSVP.

For more information about the group visit (

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