Can your business idea be bootstrapped? Or if you want to be bootstrapped, what other decisions do you need to make for your business?
When starting a company with limited resources, it’s important to be ruthless about reducing scope and removing distractions.
VC-backed businesses don’t sell to them, but bootstrappers can
The decision of whether or not to raise money from investors is a huge and very difficult one for most startups, so I figured I’d write down my thoughts on the topic in case it might help other entrepreneurs who are facing a similar decision.
The more I think about this, the more I realize that major business problems have almost nothing to do with making mistakes.
The internet has opened up all kinds of new opportunities for businesses in the last decade. At Less Annoying Software, we're taking advantage of a relatively new internet-enabled approach to business called "the lean startup."
The consensus among most lean start-ups seems to be that you should spend as little time as possible in meetings reviewing strategies and projections, and you should instead spend that time actually building your company.
One of the things that I love most about working at Less Annoying Software is that we don't have any artificial barriers between us and our work.
Here at Less Annoying Software, we're big fans of Software as a Service (SaaS).