Starting a startup?
May 30, 2010 9:09 PM Subscribe
What do you wish you had known before starting your...startup?
posted by gacxllr9 to computers & internet (10 answers total) 31 users marked this as a favorite
I'll be turning 20 in a couple of weeks, and although I've been interested in entrepreneurship and startups for a long time, I've mostly been spinning my wheels. I invested myself pretty deeply in several ideas, but because I hadn't built a solid foundation of startup knowledge, they fizzled out. During this time, I've learned about the importance of market research pre-development, the difficulties of user acquisition, and found a pile of resources that have been hugely beneficial.
For all of the entrepreneurs, businesspeople, and anyone else with something to say: What do you wish you had known before starting out? What resources did you discover that made things easier for you? What books would you recommend? What would have accelerated your progress as a budding entrepreneur?
Some of the tools I've found:
-Many tech event calendars for my city
-A few communities like Hacker News, Warrior Forums (sometimes)
-Books (Founders at Work, Getting Real, et cetera)
-Tons of podcasts (Stanford's entrepreneurship podcast)