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Houston Lean Startup Circle is your local community to learn together and apply the best Lean Startup tips, tricks and tools. As the LARGEST and FASTEST growing lean startup circle in the world, we’ve helped thousands of founders avoid mistakes that cost time and money to build a sustainable, thriving business. 👊👊👊

Our FREE hands-on workshops help first-time or struggling founders validate key business assumptions so you achieve Market Validation within 6-12 weeks 🚀 - instead of 9 months or more it takes most founders on your own - while gaining entrepreneurial skills that last a lifetime, based on the best insights from Silicon Valley.

Our upcoming events can be found here: https://www.meetup.com/leanhouston/events/

For new members actively working on their own startup or trying to figure out the best way to get started, you should apply to the LeanMastery Startup Incubator.

Unlike other incubators or accelerators that are only interested in you pitching to investors 🤔, we help you build key business functions that turn up revenue.

We do this by providing you unlimited access to our 😎 ORIGINAL tools, guides, resources and EXPERTS. This is NOT a mash-up of online tools or free Udemy courses that you can find on your own AND this is NOT a roulette wheel of random mentors that you speed date during office hours. Instead, you get personal, direct access to dedicated experts 😘 without giving up any equity.

Our process was built by working with 100s of startups. We’re constantly updating our materials and tools based on real data and feedback provided by founders on what works and what doesn’t.

🥳 You can apply to the LeanMastery Startup Incubator by clicking here: https://www.leanmastery.co/application

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How do experienced entrepreneurs build their production and delivery engine?

Curious how you can efficiently produce and deliver your product or service without cutting quality or customer satisfaction? Experienced founders understand that the production and delivery process can become a startup’s personal hell, if managed poorly. Attention to detail begins during planning and continues through solution delivery as working through each step directly impacts production cost as well as delivery time. If you’ve struggled to reduce the cost and time to produce and deliver your digital or physical solution 😭, this workshop will provide you the steps necessary to build your production and delivery engine in as little as 2 months. No matter whether your startup’s solution is a product, service or software, the engine you’ll develop with this methodology will accelerate user adoption by improving how your solution delivers value to your customer. During this 🔥 workshop, we’ll: • Understand the 6 primary activities necessary to build your production and delivery engine. • Learn the process, instrumentation and controls to build to repeatably satisfy customer demand. • Explore how to accelerate customers through the User Adoption Journey. • Discover how to analyze the obstacles that are preventing you from meeting your production KPIs. • Discuss which corrective actions to take when performing the fatal flaw by using a real world case study. By repeatably producing and delivering your product or service efficiently, you’ll be confident that your startup will be prepared to scale its operations to meet customer demand and improve your solution to stay ahead of the competition. 🤙🤙🤙 🤓 MILESTONE: Startup Phase #2, Repeatable Sales & Delivery // Milestone #3, Production & Delivery Engine Built 😎 TOPIC: Understanding how to build your Production & Delivery Engine 🤔 ESSENTIAL QUESTION: How do successful founders build their production and delivery engine to ensure solution quality and customer satisfaction? 🥳 WORKSHOP OBJECTIVE: Discover the process by which you can profitably produce and deliver your solution to your target customer, understand how to apply the User Adoption Journey, and explore how to overcome obstacles that prevent your from achieving your production goals. 😘 AUDIENCE: early stage startup founders/co-founders; team leaders and product managers who are building key business functions that generate repeatable sales and solution delivery This is an ONLINE ONLY workshop via YOUTUBE LIVE! SCHEDULE: 🧠 1:00-1:20PM: Online Workshop 🙋‍♀️ 1:20-1:30PM: Live Q&A LOGISTICS: 📆 Event date/time: Thursday, September 24th at 1:00PM 📍 Location: ONLINE (link sent ONLY to registered attendees) 🍿 Access: Livestream via YouTube Live 🚀🚀🚀 APPLY TO LEANMASTERY INCUBATOR 🚀🚀🚀 If you’re ready to start working lean, apply today to the LeanMastery Incubator. Unlike other incubators or accelerators that are only interested in you pitching to investors, we help you build key business functions that turn up revenue. We do this by providing you UNLIMITED access to our ORIGINAL tools, guides, resources, and EXPERTS. This is not a mash-up of random online tools or free Udemy and Coursera courses that you can find on your own. Also, this isn’t a roulette wheel of random mentors that you speed date during office hours. Instead, your subscription gets you personal, direct access to dedicated experts without giving up any equity. Our process was built by working with 100s of startups. We’re constantly updating our materials and tools based on real data and feedback provided by founders on what works and what doesn’t. Apply now at LeanMastery to join the incubator that your startup needs to get going, grow and thrive! https://houtx.co/ApplyNow 👊👊👊

How do experienced founders validate their scale strategies to sustainably grow?

Worried that your startup’s operations will be too costly to scale and stay ahead of the competition? The difference between well-funded startups that fail and those that continue to innovate is how the successful ones validate their scaled growth through each startup development phase. Ignoring fatal flaws or delaying implementation of necessary corrective actions often are the difference between not surviving and fully thriving as your startup idea matures into a sustainable enterprise. If you’ve been able to repeatably generate sales of your product but haven’t proven how you’ll scale your lead engine, sales engine, and production & delivery engine 😰, this workshop will provide you the steps necessary to validate your scale hypothesis for your startup in as little as 1 month. No matter whether your startup’s solution is a product or service, the scale hypothesis you’ll validate with this methodology will ensure that you can sustainably grow your operations and R&D. During this 🔥 workshop, we’ll: • Understand the 5 primary activities necessary to validate your scale hypothesis. • Document your alternative strategies for scaling your 3 key business functions while reducing the cost and time to generate qualified leads, convert to leads to paying customers, produce and deliver your product, and increase the adoption rate of your solution. • Discover how to analyze the obstacles that are preventing you from scaling your key business activities. • Discuss which corrective actions to take when performing the fatal flaw analysis by using a real-world case study. By validating your scale hypothesis, you’ll be prepared to begin sustainably growing your startup idea into a thriving business with an efficient business operations and R&D plan that improves operating margins. 👏👏👏 🤓 MILESTONE: Startup Phase #2, Repeatable Sales & Delivery // Milestone #4, Scale Hypothesis Validated 😎 TOPIC: Understanding how to validate your Scale Strategy 🤔 ESSENTIAL QUESTION: How do successful founders prove that their scale plans will work in sustainably growing their lead, sales and production and delivery engines? 🥳 WORKSHOP OBJECTIVE: Explore the method for determining various scale strategies and learn the corrective actions to take when encountering obstacles that inhibit your startup’s ability to achieve sustainable growth. 😘 AUDIENCE: early stage startup founders/co-founders; team leaders and product managers who are building key business functions that generate repeatable sales and solution delivery This is an ONLINE ONLY workshop via YOUTUBE LIVE! SCHEDULE: 🧠 1:00-1:20PM: Online Workshop 🙋‍♀️ 1:20-1:30PM: Live Q&A LOGISTICS: 📆 Event date/time: Thursday, October 1st at 1:00PM 📍 Location: ONLINE (link sent ONLY to registered attendees) 🍿 Access: Livestream via YouTube Live 🚀🚀🚀 APPLY TO LEANMASTERY INCUBATOR 🚀🚀🚀 If you’re ready to start working lean, apply today to the LeanMastery Incubator. Unlike other incubators or accelerators that are only interested in you pitching to investors, we help you build key business functions that turn up revenue. We do this by providing you UNLIMITED access to our ORIGINAL tools, guides, resources, and EXPERTS. This is not a mash-up of random online tools or free Udemy and Coursera courses that you can find on your own. Also, this isn’t a roulette wheel of random mentors that you speed date during office hours. Instead, your subscription gets you personal, direct access to dedicated experts without giving up any equity. Our process was built by working with 100s of startups. We’re constantly updating our materials and tools based on real data and feedback provided by founders on what works and what doesn’t. Apply now at LeanMastery to join the incubator that your startup needs to get going, grow and thrive! https://houtx.co/ApplyNow 👊👊👊

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