10 Pitfalls of a Startup

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10 Pitfalls of a Startup

  1. 1. shivoo.koteshwar@gmail.com www.slideshare.net/shivoo.koteshwar www.facebook.com/shivoo.koteshwar PITFALLS OF STARTUPS
  2. 2. 01 HAVE A DREAM, PROTECT IT ITS TOUGH TO DARE TO DREAM ITS TOUGHER TO PROTECT IT
  3. 3. 02
  4. 4. 03 LIFE IS AT STAKE, COMPROMISE YOUR LIFESTYLE
  5. 5. KNOW WHEN TO CHANGE FROM PUSH TO PULL STRATEGY 04
  6. 6. 05 STRONG VISION REQUIRED! THE  VISION  SHOULD  INSPIRE,   NOT  JUST  EXPLAIN.  STRATEGY  IS   ABOUT  WHERE  WE  ARE  GOING,   NOT  WHERE  WE  ARE.
  7. 7. 06 ASSIGN ROLES CO-FOUNDERS SAY THEY DON’T WANT TO BE CEO BUT WANT TO BE THERE IN ALL DECISION MAKING PROCESS. SPLITTING WORK HAS ITS OWN DRAWBACKS
  8. 8. 07 DON’T FORGET TO SAY THANK YOU! ALWAYS KEEP TRACK OF WHO HELPED YOU ALONG THE PROCESS. YOU WILL GET ENOUGH OPPORTUNITIES TO THANK THEM
  9. 9. 08 TODAY’S REVENUE VS TOMORROWS SUPPORT COST AND REPEAT ORDERS
  10. 10. PACKAGING SELLING A PEARL INSIDE A SHELL CONNECTS WITH CUSTOMERS AT A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT LEVEL 09
  11. 11. 10 PHONE VS EMAIL PHONE: YOUR EMOTIONS DEFINE YOUR MESSAGE EMAIL: HIS EMOTIONS DEFINE YOUR MESSAGE
  12. 12. 10 + 1 CO FOUNDERS FAMILY & FRIENDS NOT NECESSARILY COMPLEMENT YOUR SKILLS TEND TO SKIP CRITICAL DISCUSSIONS
  13. 13. All  pictures  are  from  flickr.com  with   either  no  copyright  or  with  common   creaLves    

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