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Bootstrapping: Building A Business Built By Revenue

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Slides from my Web 2.0 Expo talk on Boostrapping a business. This talk was a "beta" version of a new series of presentations and posts that I am exploring about entrepreneurship and startups. Enjoy!

Slides from my Web 2.0 Expo talk on Boostrapping a business. This talk was a "beta" version of a new series of presentations and posts that I am exploring about entrepreneurship and startups. Enjoy!

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  • 1. BOOTSTRAPPING : Building a Business Funded by Revenue (BETA) Greg Cangialosi November 18, 2009 – Web 2.0 Expo
  • 2. Is bootstrapping for you ? (because its not for everyone)
  • 3. Tenacity. This is not for the faint of heart.
  • 4. YOU must believe. No fear of failure. (the best don’t have it)
  • 5. Choose your partner(s) wisely.
  • 6. Make it official. Cross the t’s & dot the i’s (Get a GOOD lawyer)
  • 7. Don’t start with the exit in mind.
  • 8. Solve a problem or Make something better.
  • 9. Focus.
  • 10. Start Small. Don’t Bloat.
  • 11.  
  • 12. Never , ever, ever give up.
  • 13. Forced fiscal responsibility.
  • 14. Landing that FIRST client & building momentum.
  • 15. Pay yourself first .
  • 16. Slow and steady growth is a good thing.
  • 17. Experiment, evaluate & adapt. (constantly)
  • 18. Get advisors and use them.
  • 19. Listen to your customers. They are your gold.
  • 20. Hire ONLY when absolutely necessary. (and hire slowly)
  • 21. As you grow its ALL about the people.
  • 22. Growth is trading one set of challenges for another.
  • 23. Reinvest, reinvest, reinvest.
  • 24. Where do you go from here ?
  • 25. Start NOW. Recessions ROCK.
  • 26. Thank You! Q&A   Greg Cangialosi   Connect. 410.230.0061 x104 - phone greg@blueskyfactory.com www.blueskyfactory.com www.thetrendjunkie.com @gregcangialosi @blueskyfactory