2Have a passionate purpose 1396 3Seek out spikes of talent 1392 4Be a better listener than the competition 1391 6Better do 1 thing well than 10 things poorly 1384 7Practice rapid prototyping 1380 8Be a ferocious learner 1379 10Build a bi-directional network, balancing taking with giving. 1363 11Think and act like you have nothing to lose 1346 13Better make a decision than no decision 1342 14Put your ideas down on paper! And create a structured businessplan. 1335 16Print out the homepage of your competitors or similar businesses. Make notes on it about what you like/dislike. Add to your business plan. 1324 17Create a dedicated work schedule for your startup. Create a timeline. 1324 18Create a plan for SEO/SEM, including a social networking plan. Implement immediately. This is the foundation of modern business. 1323 19Think big, start small 1323 20Money from customers is better than money from investors. 1322 21Don’t take venture capital too soon, take it if you really need it 1322 22Bring your own money 1322 23Don’t just talk about your ideas, execute them. 1321 24Do not shell out one cent until you have more money than time. Otherwise, do it yourself. 1321 25Set out success markers. In 6 months, 1 year, 1.5 yrs, 2 years, what is satisfactory success for you. When might you give up your startup? 1321 26Register your business and trademarks/patents appropriately. 1321 27Create a list of contacts related to your startup including weblink, contact name, email, and number. 1319 28Have an exit strategy for your startup. You are always angling towards the right exit, and not get stuck. 1318 29Have crystal clear for yourself what your startup is doing in two years including where & with whom. 1317 30Make sure your business is scalable. Can you handle rapid growth, short sales cycle, or stagnation? How does this affect your expense/costs? 1317 31Know your customers, talk with them. 1317 32Stay away from vampires and Zombies. These are people who sell services by making false stories. 1316 33Co-work with likeminded folks. 1315 34Start with the end in mind, act like you would if you had reached your goal. 1311 35Bring your own money 1311 36Know the market. Try being a customer. 265
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