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5 Ways To Build Big By Starting Small
Entrepreneurs have big visions and big ambitions. It’s what makes them great. It’s how they build transformational businesses, overcome hardships, and create the future.
When you have a huge vision, it can be hard to start small. You are bold and ready to take over the world! Yet when you drill down into the most successful companies, many had modest, manual beginnings.
Here are 5 fantastic resources to inspire you to start small.
By harnessing your vision into bite-sized first steps, you’ll be able to go faster and grow bigger in the long run.
5 Resources To Start Small On Big Ideas
A startup classic from the founder of YCombinator. Mandatory reading!
Get customers or test a product in a small, manual way to start.
Read about the crazy stuff huge companies did early on.
Resist the “if you build it, they will come” mindset! Even an MVP is too much.
Focus your energy toward testing one key hypothesis of the business.
Read about how Gagan Biyani used this to build Maven, Udemy, and Sprig.
3. The Mom Test by Rob Fitzpatrick
Our most recommended book at Atlanta Ventures!
Don’t pitch your idea. Ask questions to uncover big problems.
Let customer feedback help you find authentic demand.
Real stories about how 17 of the biggest marketplaces got started
It’s messy, it’s manual, it has ideas that translate to other businesses!
Ideas and stories on how to test a business idea without a loan, VC raise, or large savings account
One of my favorite business-building resources – their courses are always free
What other resources have you used to start small but achieve big goals? Any success stories to share?
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