Lifetime Plans: It’s time to rethink their purpose

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  In the 1800s, book publishers in Germany had it all figured out. They sold ideas for planned yet unprinted books to subscribers who were happy to pay in advance. It covered the publishing costs and helped them in gauging the interest a book would command. Back then, it was called Praenumeration. Of course, now, …
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3 Explosive Ways to Get Users For Your Startup Without a Budget

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Apart from product development, customer acquisition is one of the toughest stages of building a startup. The customer acquisition phase can determine whether your startup will take off or will be among the many that will never be known. Today, getting traction for startups is more difficult even with “TechCrunch”, “Mashable” and “VentureBeat” still around. Getting Crunched or Mashed is …
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21 marketing tips from startups that bootstrapped their way to success

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When building your startup, you have two options; raise funds or bootstrap. The business plan way of raising money for your venture still has its place. However, intense competition among startups makes raising funds a long shot for most entrepreneurs. For the most part, you will be better off bootstrapping your startup until you have …
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The Bootstrapper’s guide to first 1000 trial signups

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After hundreds or thousands of hours of coding, long coffee nights and irregular sleeping patterns, your product is finally ready. You are eager to show it to the world, get people to start paying for it, and at least get a payoff for all your hard work. Heck, you may also be eyeing some VC …
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Benefits of Co-Working Spaces for Startups

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Most tech startup successes have humble beginnings. We have all heard stories of the brilliant founder who starts his company at his home garage or basement, makes something great, finds a partner and goes on to conquer the world. In the very early stages of your startup, working from a garage or basement can be …
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