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Bootstrapping

  1. Alexander Muse Co-Founder, SpringStage Inc. amuse@biggu.com 1+214.550.2003 Website: http://biggu.com Blog: http://texasstartupblog.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/amuse Bootstrapping…
  2. Step One: Steal* * This presentation 100% stolen from Guy Kawasaki
  3. Step Two: Focus on cash flow, not profitability.
  4. Step Three: Forecast from the bottom up.
  5. Step Four: Ship, then test.
  6. Step Five: Forget the ‘proven’ team.
  7. Step Six: Start as a service business.
  8. Step Seven: Focus on function, not form.
  9. Step Eight: Pick your battles.
  10. Step Nine: Go direct.
  11. Step Ten: Understaff
  12. Step Eleven: Position against the leader.
  13. Step Twelve: Take the ‘red pill’.
  14. Alexander Muse Co-Founder, SpringStage Inc. amuse@biggu.com 1+214.550.2003 Website: http://biggu.com Blog: http://texasstartupblog.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/amuse Good luck!

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