Hiten Shah

Hiten Shah quotes on starting a company

I tweet about startups, growing businesses, and product strategy. Co-founder of @usefyi and @producthabits with @MarieProkopets. Past: @crazyegg & KISSmetrics.

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Starting a business teaches you how to get things done with very little. Growing a business teaches you how to be data-informed. Scaling a business teaches you about yourself. You’ll never stop learning.

2

If you want to be happy, don’t start a business. Start one because you can’t imagine doing anything else.

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When you start a business your job is to do everything. As you grow a business your job is to find and convince other people to do 99% of what you used to do. Both sets of skills are required to scale yourself and the business you created.

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No risk, no reward. And the bigger the risk, the greater the potential reward. I wish I knew everything I know today when I first started building businesses. Because the mistakes I would have made along the way would have been that much more epic.

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More access to capital for starting businesses is a good thing for everyone involved.

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Chaos starts a business while systems grow a business. The transition from chaos to systems tends to be rough. And there’s isn’t a single way, path or template to follow in order to successfully make the transition. It’s *always* contextual.

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