Top Startup Mistakes & Business Lessons Shared by Founders
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John Turner founder of Quietkit: Free Guided Mediation for Beginners
"A thirst for knowledge is a big plus for any entrepreneur, as it's hard to anticipate ahead of time when one piece of knowledge will help you in a previously unanticipated way."
Meet Javed Hussain founder of Alif Baa: an edtech platform that teaches children the Arabic...
"Our marketing strategy is centred around the use of social media. We use Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to engage and build rapport with our audience."
Meet Narek Safaryan Founder of Renderforest: Animation, Slideshow and Video Maker
"Competition for any segment can be tough, but if you come with different approach and find your unique selling point, your company will start to grow so the users and the company can benefit."
Meet Ron Spreeuwenberg, Founder of HiMama: Connect Parents and Childcare Professionals
"I know many very smart people that could perhaps be successful in starting their own ventures, but simply don't have the risk appetite for it."
Meet Michael Kaplan CEO/ Co-Founder of Fashion to Figure: Plus Size Clothing for Women
"We took too long to open our first store. Wanted everything to be perfect but that never happens. We lost two years of learnings because we were seeking perfection. Classic mistake."
Tod Browndorf, founder and CEO of Coggno: Cloud-based Ecosystem Online Training Marketplace
"We originally raised a friends and family round, and then used a ton of sweat, went without salaries, and then accessed the best investor a company can have - great customers - using the revenue created to fuel growth."
Meet, Brett Derricott, the Founder and CEO of Objective: Web Design and Brand Development
"My advice is to take as little funding as possible and delay getting that funding as long as possible. The sooner your business is self sustaining, the better."
Sara Rodell Founder of Loop and Tie: Give the Right Gift, Every Time
"Our growth has been driven by direct sales. We identified markets where client service and relationships were important drivers of business."
Meet Lisa N’Paisan Co-founder Drink and Tell: The Ultimate Pre-Drinking Game
"We both became spiritless souls at work so literally quit our jobs simultaneously; she moved to Chiang Mai and I moved to Berlin. We built our app from opposite sides of the world.."
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