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This is a good tweet about the idiocy and classism that permeates #startup culture. I have some thoughts.
In Startup Land, if you're not leveraging technology or "solving a problem," you're not allowed to be part of the club.

If you're not coming to the table with an entirely original idea (no matter how dumb), then good luck finding support.
This approach is harmful because it invalidates most entrepreneurship and it ignores a huge swath of the U.S. economy.
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[Tweetstorm] What's the TAM Chasm? A #SaaS #startup story

Early stage founders typically get thrown for a loop when they're asked for their TAM. Here's two ways to think about it that both make sense, but not really for the same person at the same time!
Let's say you're a domain expert - 10-15 years in manufacturing sw for auto ancillary units. You know the end users, you've done pre-sales, deployment, you know what their problems are, you even know how to solve some

You decide to startup to solve one of the problems Yay!
The founders of your company hate to see you leave, but also know you're a go-getter. They agree to support you with angel investment, and access to customers. You find a few friends who're hitting a glass ceiling, and want out of mid-mgmt, and into an exciting startup.
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#PillPack #Acquisition:

Hi #entrepreneur #startup: One of the best businesses to start - building up the best #distribution pipeline and providing awesome #CustomerExperience .

sam33r.com/home/besbiz

#Technology #ideas
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If your someone else is building the distribution network with awesome #CustomerExperience in your space then be very scared - Ask the Hollywood studios about Netflix and Amazon Prime

#Amazon #Technology #PillPack #acquisition #entrepreneur #startups
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Amazon to buy (for $1bn) online pharmacy @PillPack which ships prescriptions around the US, and overnight.

Under threat: $400 billion pharmacy business. @Walmart @Walgreens @cvspharmacy stocks dropped.

#Amazon #Technology #PillPack #acquisition #entrepreneur #startup
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Let's discuss the results of our #businesspoll for this week's #GEMChats! #Entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs, let's talk!

"7 Things That Business School Taught Wrongly About Entrepreneurship"

#thread #startup #discussion on @seanwise's Inc article.
1. You Need #Money To Start A Business

Many founders/entrepreneurs often get taught the misconception that investors are the first step in setting up!

Today, the method has changed and so should you! In the rise of startups, following the Lean Startup method is the norm now.
By building a prototype, testing your products to early adopters and then funding through crowdsourcing and family/friends, a successful product will attract VCs and investors to invest without needing to chase after them.

VCs are more focused on scaleups on existing products.
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Banyak banget yang nanya, ngerjain startup tu asik ya? Gw share dikit ya ilmu gw di per-startup-an selama 13 tahun terakhir. Bakal panjang ya jadi sabar-sabar ngikutinnya
Gw yakin banyak banget di sini yang ngebayangin jadi kaya Mark Zuckerberg gara-gara nonton the social network. Bikin startup tidak seindah itu, apalagi jaman sekarang, PENUH PENDERITAAN. Iya lo ga salah baca. PENUH PENDERITAAN. Tapi bukan berarti ga asik kok sob nanti lo liat
Pengalaman startup pertama gw dimulai tahun 2005. Startup pertama gw adalah sebuat software house. Jaman itu masih ngenes lah. Kenapa ngenes? Itu jamannya masih kalo lo di bidang IT harus bisa jadi superman yang bisa segala macem dan dibayar serendah mungkin
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Having a rich investor buy into our business ideas to fund the growth of our empires is a dream for many startup founders.
For the rest of us, we have to wake up and fund our own businesses.
Review this thread for practical tips for Bootstrapping your business.

#startupgrind
What is Bootstrapping?
The Small Business Encyclopedia defines it as: Financing your company's startup and growth with the assistance of or input from others.

I define it as: Building a business with out of pocket financing w/out the guidance of a parent company.
Bootstrapping Strategy #1
Know your operating costs and expenses. Ruthlessly manage unnecessary expenses.
If your partners are money-motivated, it is important to form an agreement to delay gratification. Run a lean ship in order to stay afloat.
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1/ It takes people, tools and execution to create a new product and bring it to life. Here’s a shoutout to a few products and services that have been tremendously helpful to @MarieProkopets and I as we’ve built @usefyi 🙏. producthunt.com/posts/fyi
2/ We used @typeform to create a half dozen surveys that helped us learn everything we possibly could about how people use documents. These surveys helped us learn what problems to solve with @usefyi. @DOkuniev and @robert22munoz, you two have built a beautiful, useful product!
3/ @Calendly helped us easily schedule meetings for @usefyi customer interviews so we had less back and forth emails about finding the best time and best way to chat.
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1/ Which is the world's most valuable #unicorn ?

A: Uber
B: Airbnb
C: SpaceX
D: Ummm ... none of the above

Read on ...

#valuation #privatecompanies #mobilepayments #fintech #ecommerce #strategy #startup #founders #entrepreneur sam33r.com/home/alipay
2/ At $150bn valuation @AntFinancial Services Group, which was spun out from #Alibaba in 2014, and one which owns China’s biggest payments app, #Alipay, is the biggest #unicorn in the world.
3/ Drivers of Ant Financial's $150bn valuation:

1: Size of #mobilepayments market in #China : ($13 trillion - 61.8% transactions globally)
2: Growth
3: 700 MM smartphone users
4: 76% of of those made a mobile PoS purchase in 2017
5: Penetration: street vendors accept m-payments
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1/ #FlipkartWalmartDeal is a bit unfortunate for an Indian the #startup (and the #founder) who had chance to be India's Alibaba (and Jack Ma ).

sam33r.com/home/flipkart
2/ Yes, an awesome deal for #founder & #investors.

400x for Accel Partners & Tiger Global's initial investment.

Softbank wld get 1.5x for $2.5bn within a year.
3/ Could they have become $200 B business on their own, with the original team?

Would Indian market alone have supported the kind of growth Alibaba experienced/ing?
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The Go-Getter’s Guide to Creating Your Own Luck In Your Business & Your Career

☘️#StPatricksDay2018 ☘️
#SMB #CRM #Networking
#startupgrind #entrepreneur

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Luck ☘️ is associated with being in the right place at the right time.

In your business, this is known as “proper positioning”.

👉🏾Get crystal clear about what you specialize in
👉🏾Get clear about the audience you serve
👉🏾What result do you deliver?
#SMB #StPatricksDay
The biggest mistake that new businesses make is the desire to deliver all things for all people

Proper positioning results in standing out due to hyper focus

When you lessen your competition you increase your luck by being available for opportunity.

#SMB #StPatricksDay
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Why do your friends hesitate to support your ideas and your business?

These are details you need to understand about friendship that will save you time and heartbreak on your path as a Creator.

Based on a true story.

(Thread) #SMB
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Success in small business requires the conscious cooperation of other people to succeed. We naturally rely upon the direct support of our immediate peer group.

There are 3 types of friends.
Only 1 type has the capacity to support your evolution.
Let’s go deeper.
The first type of friends you develop are your Rite of Passage friends.
You meet during moments of transformation. During times of stress, the mind seeks familiarity & comfort.
Common interaction points:
Bootcamp, Freshmen year of college, high school athletics, church choir
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Vous êtes #dev : #web développeur/se, informaticien.ne, expert.e TIC...
et vous voulez hacker la santé 🏴‍☠️
Vous êtes #designer : expert.e #innovation par les usages, ergonome, créatif... Vous aidez l'appropriation d'un service ou d'un produit 😍
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Hey because I'm from France it's hard to resonate outside my fr bubble can someone help me to reach US/Canada #Vancouver #startup 🙏
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"De l'information au piège à clics" paru dans le @mdiplo d'août. La soumission des journalistes à l'idéologie du tout-marché #Àdérouler
Konbini, Melty ou BuzzFeed sont l'avant-garde en matière de conditions de travail "à la #startup" : précarité maquillée de #fun #cool
La publicité, déjà fond de commerce, remonte à la surface, la tendance n'est plus seulement suivie mais inventée de toutes pièce #marketing
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What. The. Fuck.

Someone, please explain this to us ASAP cuz we're very very very lost.
C'mon

A pie chart of wood swatches
Can someone explain this framework?
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