On a stress index of 1-10, being hunted, caught, and mauled by a nine-headed hydra is a 9.9. Bootstrapping your startup is a 13.
One thing I have learned about entrepreneurs is that there are no set rules. Every entrepreneur has a unique story to tell.
We encourage you to have a bootstrap mentality, irrespective of whether you have raised a large amount of funding or not.
Financing is a widely discussed topic in the startup community and it seems like everybody has a different opinion…
Instead of wasting valuable time developing a memorable elevator pitch, get out there and test the waters.
Something as simple as this was truly transformative for our business. We grew 350 percent in less than a year.
Whether you choose to bootstrap or take early capital, remember to always do this.
The age-old concept of the American dream lives on in the world of startups — we have pulled ourselves up by our very own bootstraps.
Admittedly, I have a little beef with using “money raised” as a metric of success. Is it a clear metric of progress? Yes. Success? Not as much.
Here’s a look at the top 10 bootstrapping tips for early stage ventures.