With their sharp marketing and simplistic designs, they seem to have come out of no where: MVMT, Warby Parker, Casper, Everlane. Where the hell did all these direct-to-consumer companies come from and is there any room to begin your own? There is more hope than you think.
Anyone can show up to work; not everyone can perform. As much as we emphasize "delivery," team's often forget about the most important element of every role: performance. So where do you start and what do you measure? Get ready to find out.
If you Google'd your name right now, what comes up? Dozens of other people who share your name? A photographer in NYC slanging his services? A rancher in Omaha promoting single-sourced sirloin steaks? Weird…Where do you fall? Learn 3 low cost hacks to make sure your brand is top of mind for when someone Google's you.
Let's be honest, engagement sounds A LOT like retention. Don't you engage customers so to retain them? As great as it is to get thousands of customer in the door, that doesn't matter much if you can't keep em. Learn the difference once & for all.
Lore: a story or fact passed between generations yet rarely questioned of its truth anymore. What lores do you believe? Whether you're just starting your a company or a serial founder, you'll find value in these 5 deceptively simple "startup lores" most fall for.
And you're OFF! Your "purple cow" product is in dev and you feel ON FIRE (damn it feels good to start a company). But you're missing one piece: traction. Click to learn a proven roadmap to drive users to your mic-dropping product.
Startup Essentials are simple but vital concepts for making entrepreneurial endeavor as successful as possible. Please enjoy this 2nd installment talking about the importance of having a remarkable idea.
"Culture eats strategy for breakfast." As much as we feel that company culture has been beaten to death, culture really does start at Day 1. Before building your product. Before scaling your team. Before any customers.