Futurebooks Boot Strappers Anonymous

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For every rags to riches story we read in TechCrunch, 17 startups are doing it the old school way – with personal finance and company revenue.

We’ll look at startups boot strapping across Asia and the US, and what is trending.
Boot strapping a business is taking the untrodden path. The path with the most obstacles and unknowns. It requires unconventional thinking and a great deal of self direction.

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Futurebooks Boot Strappers Anonymous

  1. 1. Prepared for NationalUniversity of Singapore,August 2012.BOOT STRAPPERSANONYMOUS:GETTING THEREWITH NO #CASH.
  2. 2. ABOUTFUTUREBOOKS
  3. 3. VENUE SPONSORSwww.futurebooks.com.sg
  4. 4. ACCOUNTINGIS A SERVICE,NOT ATRANSACTIONwww.futurebooks.com.sg
  5. 5. FUTUREBOOKSSERVICES Sale of the business Bookkeeping, annual financials and company tax Incorporation , company secretary, work passeswww.futurebooks.com.sg
  6. 6. LAUNCH YOURBIG IDEAwww.futurebooks.com.sg
  7. 7. NO MONEY,NO HONEYwww.futurebooks.com.sg
  8. 8. NO MONEY,NO HONEYwww.futurebooks.com.sg
  9. 9. THIS ISBOOTSTRAP
  10. 10. DEFINITION OFBOOTSTRAPwww.futurebooks.com.sg
  11. 11. BOOTSTRAP IS THETOUGHER JOURNEY Investment Boot strapwww.futurebooks.com.sg
  12. 12. 20% OFFUTUREBOOKSCUSTOMERSRAISE #CASH BYCONSULTINGwww.futurebooks.com.sg
  13. 13. INCORPORATIONSTRUCTUREwww.futurebooks.com.sg
  14. 14. WE ARE BOOTSTRAPPEDwww.futurebooks.com.sg
  15. 15. A FEW WAYS TOBOOTSTRAPwww.futurebooks.com.sg
  16. 16. BOOTSTRAPAPPRECIATION
  17. 17. HOW IT FEELS TOBOOTSTRAP YEAR ONEwww.futurebooks.com.sg
  18. 18. HOW IT FEELS TOBOOTSTRAP YEAR ONEwww.futurebooks.com.sg
  19. 19. SUCCESSIS HARDwww.futurebooks.com.sg
  20. 20. 50 PERCENT OFSTART-UPSFAIL QUITwww.futurebooks.com.sg
  21. 21. STARTUP SUCCESSINCREASESwww.futurebooks.com.sg
  22. 22. BOOTSTRAP*YOUR WAYTO PARADISE* CAN CONTRIBUTE TO PRODUCTION?www.futurebooks.com.sg
  23. 23. PARADISECAN BE… Angel Series Awww.futurebooks.com.sg
  24. 24. *CAN YOU CONTRIBUTETO PRODUCTION?www.futurebooks.com.sg
  25. 25. WE CANCONTRIBUTE Front and Information Design and Content and Customer back-end architecture branding messaging engagement developmentwww.futurebooks.com.sg
  26. 26. THE HOUSE WERENOVATEDwww.futurebooks.com.sg
  27. 27. THE SHEDWE BUILTwww.futurebooks.com.sg
  28. 28. THE TRUCKWE REBUILTwww.futurebooks.com.sg
  29. 29. BOOTSTRAPIN FIVE MOVES Notice it is all about you.www.futurebooks.com.sg
  30. 30. MANAGEYOURSELF
  31. 31. YOU AREA HORSE You never stop pulling the ploughwww.futurebooks.com.sg
  32. 32. YOU AREA GOOSE You lay golden eggswww.futurebooks.com.sg
  33. 33. YOU ARE AMACHINE Nothing gets in your waywww.futurebooks.com.sg
  34. 34. YOU ARE ABULLDOG Bite on and never let gowww.futurebooks.com.sg
  35. 35. CHANGEYOU Problems herewww.futurebooks.com.sg
  36. 36. SUGGESTEDREADING 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covy.www.futurebooks.com.sg
  37. 37. MOVEYOURSELF
  38. 38. SEE WITHFRESH EYESwww.futurebooks.com.sg
  39. 39. www.futurebooks.com.sg
  40. 40. POSSIBLEDESTINATIONSwww.futurebooks.com.sg
  41. 41. POSSIBLEDESTINATIONSwww.futurebooks.com.sg
  42. 42. POSSIBLEDESTINATIONSwww.futurebooks.com.sg
  43. 43. POSSIBLEDESTINATIONSwww.futurebooks.com.sg
  44. 44. This is business borrowing from militarywww.futurebooks.com.sg
  45. 45. DRIVEYOURSELF
  46. 46. IDEAS MEANNOTHINGwww.futurebooks.com.sg
  47. 47. ACTION DRIVESSTORYwww.futurebooks.com.sg
  48. 48. THERE ARE THOSEWHO NEVER WAITwww.futurebooks.com.sg
  49. 49. MAKE UP WITH SPEED,WHAT YOU LACK IN MASSf = ma - NEWTON Make up with speed, what you lack in masswww.futurebooks.com.sg
  50. 50. “MOVE FORWARD” GEORGE PATTONwww.futurebooks.com.sg
  51. 51. “DELAY IS KILLING US” PRESIDENT LINCOLNwww.futurebooks.com.sg
  52. 52. “SCREW IT. LET’S DO IT” SIR RICHARD BRANSONwww.futurebooks.com.sg
  53. 53. WHICH DOYOU PREFER? Perfect plan, executed in 6 months? A half plan, executed now?www.futurebooks.com.sg
  54. 54. SUGGESTEDREADING Patton on Leadership by Alan Axelrodwww.futurebooks.com.sg
  55. 55. MEASUREYOURSELF
  56. 56. YOU CANNOTMANAGE,WHAT YOU DONOT MEASUREwww.futurebooks.com.sg
  57. 57. www.futurebooks.com.sg
  58. 58. EYES ONTHE STARS,FEET ON THEGROUND.THEODORE ROOSEVELT www.futurebooks.com.sg
  59. 59. www.futurebooks.com.sg
  60. 60. SUGGESTEDREADING How Will You Measure Your Life?, by Clay Christensenwww.futurebooks.com.sg
  61. 61. REPORT TOYOURSELF
  62. 62. ENTREPRENEURSARE CREATIVE I love customers I love talking about my idea All I want to do is make productwww.futurebooks.com.sg
  63. 63. ENTREPRENEURSCAN BE CFOs Establish a budget Setup a finance email address The money belongs to the companywww.futurebooks.com.sg
  64. 64. #CASHBELONGSTO THECOMPANYwww.futurebooks.com.sg
  65. 65. MAKEMISTAKESAT THELOWESTCOST.www.futurebooks.com.sg
  66. 66. SELL OFFTHE PLANwww.futurebooks.com.sg
  67. 67. REFINE FIRST… Version 20 of the wireframewww.futurebooks.com.sg
  68. 68. REFINE AGAIN…www.futurebooks.com.sg
  69. 69. …THEN BUILDwww.futurebooks.com.sg
  70. 70. SUGGESTEDREADING The Lean Startup, by Eric Rieswww.futurebooks.com.sg
  71. 71. TERMS OF USEwww.futurebooks.com.sg

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