Close Your Ears To These Startup Validation Noises

startup validation noises

During your startup validation interactions with other people, you’ll hear a lot of noises—pleasant words about your idea that make you feel joyful. Although these words look like validation evidence, they actually pose a threat to your progress. They simply make you feel over-optimistic about your idea. On the one hand, people will naturally feel […]

7 Customer Interview Tips To Generate The Best Insights

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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 […]

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)

Minimum Viable Product

Traction will come only if you’re competent to validate three elements of your idea:: the problem, the solution and the business model. Which means your assumptions about each one of these elements have to be true. But, how can you know whether your idea is valid or not? By testing them in the market—i.e., with […]