The Beauty of Bootstrapping - Doing it Anyway

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This is my presentation from The Feast Conference. Notes on the presentation are here: http://www.voodooventures.com/2009/02/12/the-beauty-of-bootstrapping-doing-it-anyway/

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  • Customer #1


































  • Customer #1






  • Bootstrapping a business forces you to focus on making money.
    Cashflow is king.
  • Bootstrapping a business forces you to focus on making money.
    Cashflow is king.


  • Rising tide lifts all boats.
    BBO story about Las Vegas.
    The action that is happening in NOLA right now.
  • Failure




  • - connector - networker
    - social capital
    - add value
    - help people out




  • The Beauty of Bootstrapping - Doing it Anyway

    1. 1. the Beauty of Bootstrapping DOING IT ANYWAY Thursday, February 12, 2009
    2. 2. IMPOSTOR SYNDROME Thursday, February 12, 2009
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    12. 12. 1999 2009 Thursday, February 12, 2009
    13. 13. Cost of starting a startup 1999 2009 Thursday, February 12, 2009
    14. 14. # of startups Cost of starting a startup 1999 2009 Thursday, February 12, 2009
    15. 15. $1mil revenue $500k $50k time Thursday, February 12, 2009
    16. 16. $1mil revenue $500k Ramen Soup $50k time Thursday, February 12, 2009
    17. 17. $1mil revenue Bootstrapping $500k $50k time Thursday, February 12, 2009
    18. 18. $1mil Growth Capital revenue $500k $50k time Thursday, February 12, 2009
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    22. 22. Search Engine Optimization Thursday, February 12, 2009
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    29. 29. DAVE MULLEN Thursday, February 12, 2009
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    33. 33. C A S H F L OW = SUSTAINABILITY Thursday, February 12, 2009
    34. 34. H O W D O YO U MAKE MONEY? Thursday, February 12, 2009
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    37. 37. 100. Bio Liberty Thursday, February 12, 2009
    38. 38. I have not failed 1,000 times. I HAVE SUCCESSFULLY DISCOVERED 1,000 WAYS TO NOT MAKE A LIGHT BULB. - Thomas Edison Thursday, February 12, 2009
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    42. 42. KARMA Thursday, February 12, 2009
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