Prioritize and Optimize: The Founder’s Everyday Mission

Cash Management is the key to unlock your startup’s potential. And the mission of wisely managing your cash is translated into 2 powerful orders: Prioritize and Optimize. To prioritize is to be effective. To optimize is to be efficient. But, wait. What exactly do these words mean? What’s the difference between one and the other? […]

3 Attitudes To Leverage Your Early-Stage Startup’s Cash

The way you manage your startup’s cash in the early days will directly impact on your chances to succeed. By making the right choices, you’ll guarantee enough money to support your validation process and to find traction. By making the wrong ones, you’ll find yourself in a dead-end, with your pockets empty. In the next […]

7 Customer Interview Tips To Generate The Best Insights

Okay. You’re excited because you’ve scheduled some customer interviews. You know this is a great opportunity to generate insights that will boost your startup development. But, some entrepreneurs simply waste this wonderful opportunity because they ignore one or more of the following customer interview tips. 1. Ask Open-Ended Questions The more your customers talk, the […]

Doing Customer Interviews? Be Sure To Cover These 7 Topics

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Generating insights from customer interviews is one of the 9 Cheap (But Powerful) Steps To Get Your Startup Idea Going. But, what kind of insights should you get from these interviews? To avoid turning customer interviews into just nice conversations, I always have in mind the following seven insights. P.S.: I Consider items 1 to […]

9 Cheap (But Powerful) Steps To Get Your Startup Idea Going

Is “lack of money to launch my startup” your favorite excuse to not executing your business idea? Definitely, you must redesign your logic. Right now. Money is indeed necessary to build a successful business. But, not having enough money to build the whole business doesn’t mean you cannot start your execution. Actually, taking the first […]

5 Methods To Validate Your Startup Solution

After identifying the riskiest assumptions about your startup solution, it’s time to validate it with real people. But, what validation methods can you use? In this post, I’ll present you 5 well-known validation methods: wireframes, mockups, prototypes, landing pages and MVPs. WIREFRAMES Wireframe is a very simple, sketchy representation of your solution. Its main focus […]

Define Your Startup’s Minimum Viable Product (MVP)

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You’ll only be able to generate good traction when all the three elements of your idea are properly defined—the problem, the solution and the business model. Which means your assumptions about each one of these elements have to be true. And to know which of your current assumptions work and those that should be replaced […]