Browsing All posts tagged under »Bootstrapping«

What is one of the best things you can do for your start-up? Learn Quickly

October 3, 2011 by


The life of a start-up is hard –   resources are scarce, uncertainty is high and it sometimes feels like you are navigating through no-man’s land. Given the lack of money that you start out with, your time is the most valuable asset that you have in the beginning. Wasting time is essentially wasting money […]

Should you sell your product to Grandma? Getting your first transaction right.

September 15, 2011 by


So you’ve just had a brilliant product or service idea~Yay! You are dying to test your idea out – who do you go to? Most likely you will start with your friends and family – if you are lucky they will tell you the brutal truth about your product/ service but most likely they may […]

You start your company with a great idea – not necessarily a financial background.

August 22, 2011 by


***This blog post has been written with the focus on helping small business owners and first time entrepreneurs** A great idea in one hand and very little money in the other is how most entrepreneurs start out on their entrepreneurial adventure. The successful ones learn very quickly how to be resourceful and find what they need. During […]

To business plan or not? That is the question….

July 19, 2011 by


Part 1 – of our business plan series. I was recently hired by a company to do some strategy work (and yes – I have a part-time job to support my start-up addiction). This piece of work uncovered a company that has grown revenue year over year for the past 6 years despite a lack of […]

Free Stuff – Everyone wants to help out a start up!

June 16, 2011 by


What do dogs and start ups have in common? A lot of things in life are free (or at least they are if you are boot strapping). Woof ! With limited funds (like many other startups), we are big proponents of free stuff  here at our startup ( And I must say we have not […] Finds An Available Name For $50

June 15, 2011 by

1 Finds An Available Name For $50. Following up to what Boomer posted a few days ago, above is a link to an interesting crowd sourcing domain / slogan website.  Having gone through the process of naming a website and creating slogans only a few days ago I am not sure this is worth spending […]