Build a Team

It takes a village to raise a startup or build a team. Most startups are built by a strong willed and determined (at least for a short while) entrepreneurs. Most startups fail. So what does this mean? Strong willed and determined founders are…failures? Maybe that is exactly what it means or maybe not. Founders can…

New (Wrong) Direction

Let’s just say I’m intrigued. In school, have you ever completed a homework assignment, only to realize that the problems you’ve just spent 2 hours solving were not the ones assigned to you? So now you must spend an additional 2 hours solving the correct problem or risk getting a zero. Then after spending the…

How to grow when you’re a nobody

I enjoy reading blogs touting advice on how to grow to 1,000 users in 10 minutes. It’s satire. It’s comical, because in reality, there is no 10-step or 30-minute advice that can help a new startup grow its userbase and sustain that growth. Instead of spending precious time reading these comedic pieces of literature, I’ve…

Day 5: Your idea is probably worthless

That idea you have will always be terrible…until you execute. I attended a business/entrepreneurship meeting today. The room was filled with young professionals across a multitude of industries. There was a small population of entrepreneurs, but most were working for a larger company. Many of the individuals had ideas to start something, but had never…

Day 1: It started with just a goal.

Just like that, I came up with a goal. “What is it?,” you ask. Well, I’ve decided, starting today, to write a blog post every single day until launch (and possibly continue afterwards). I will refrain from worrying about length or even grammar. I will just write. I imagine some posts will be about my…