How to get Product-Market Fit

As you guessed it correctly, there is a unique path for every company to get product-market fit. But there are a few things that will help you get there. Here is one advice from Marc Andreesen. Do whatever is required to get to Product-Market fit. Including changing out people, rewriting your product, moving into a… Continue reading How to get Product-Market Fit

Lean code and developers’ side projects

“I like to focus on software development, and marketing is really not my game.  I don’t like to step out of my comfort zone” It’s not too uncommon to hear something like this for when you work with developers who are working with side projects, helping them to build those missing pieces on marketing. Many… Continue reading Lean code and developers’ side projects

Checklist for creating and using your first lean canvas

  Lean Canvas is the first step that you get into when you have an idea. And, even when I collaborate with developers working on their side projects or some of the early startup projects, it’s not very uncommon that this step was not followed at all. And, my work with them starts with creating… Continue reading Checklist for creating and using your first lean canvas

Can someone explain alpha launch, beta launch and start-ups?

Alpha, beta and MVP (start-up) launches are the product/customer validation methodologies that help in building confidence to launch the product, and thereby results in the success of the product in the market. Even though they all rely on real users and different teams feedback, they are driven by distinct processes, strategies, and goals. These three… Continue reading Can someone explain alpha launch, beta launch and start-ups?

Have an idea, what next?

This is one question (or some version of it) that is asked on Quora quite often. And, here is a long version of its reply. Launching a new business When you plan to startup, according to the old formula, you write a business plan, pitch it to investors, assemble a team, introduce a product, and… Continue reading Have an idea, what next?

Free eBook: Getting the first 100 customers for your startup

Early in a start-up’s life, the main focus is on building the right product for the right market. For most start-ups, this is the period when you start winning your first 10 or 100 customers. If you don’t have buyers, you don’t have a business. Without customers, it doesn’t matter how awesome your start-up is,… Continue reading Free eBook: Getting the first 100 customers for your startup

Checklist for articulation of pain point hypothesis (with a free downloadable PDF copy)

In my work with developers working on side projects and early-stage start-up founders, what I find common many a times is that there is a lack of awareness on the importance of a clarity on the pain point, but also an equal amount of difficulty in articulating the pain point even when there are handful… Continue reading Checklist for articulation of pain point hypothesis (with a free downloadable PDF copy)