Best 24 Quotes & Tweets on Startup advice

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1

Most people don’t need more advice, they need more access.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

2

Work From Home is crucial step to take for all companies that are able. But let's not pretend that anyone can put in 100% during these times. If you expect everyone to still hit every deadline, nail every commitment, you're delusional, and you need to stop.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

3

Startups are a crazy balance between: 1. Unscalable work: 1:1 conversations w/ customers, personal emails, phone calls, etc. 2. Preparing to scale: knowing you must automate unscalable work to grow, even when you're winning. Knowing how to transition from #1 to #2 is an art.

Jeff Morris Jr.

Jeff Morris Jr.

@jmj

4

Behaviors that are rewarded in the corporate world will destroy your next startup.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

5

It's not too late to start a software business. Today only 3% of commerce happens online. It will become 97%. That's an almost-guaranteed 30x growth over the coming decades, not counting second order effects. (Now hurry up, or you'll only get a guaranteed 20x growth!)

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

6

It’s not that paying down technical debt will make your startup successful. It’s that successful startups have the luxury of paying down technical debt.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

7

Entrepreneurs there's so much high quality off-the-shelf software out there right now. Ignore building anything that's not your unique differentiator. You'll save time. You'll save money. You can finally focus on what makes your product special & relevant. Good luck!

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

8

In most cases, I think people are better off with no advice than some advice. There’s a good chance whatever advice you get lacks context and likely doesn’t apply. With no advice, something special happens - you have to figure it out yourself. You put your full brain to work.

Jason Fried

Jason Fried

@jasonfried

9

If your brand is going to be active on platforms where cultural moments are happening, you better prioritize hiring someone who understands culture

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

10

When building a startup, microeconomics is fundamental, macroeconomics is entertainment.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

11

Startups that are hiring ninjas, rockstars, gurus and wizards should be afraid of culture clash.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

12

For first time founders raising capital Don’t overthink it Don’t overprice it Don’t work with anyone your can’t see yourself working with for a lifetime

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

13

Timeless business advice that’s easier said than done: Know your customer better than anyone else. Then apply what you know with maniacal customer obsession. Being customer obsessed never gets old.

Hiten Shah

Hiten Shah

@hnshah

14

Counter-intuitive but key startup advice: Solve the key & most difficult risks ASAP, not later.

Keith Rabois

Keith Rabois

@rabois

15

How to create a crappy product: -fire up a committee -build what the loudest customers want -continually test your way into the right answer -start with a hypothesis of how said product maps to a business objective -create a shared ownership structure -build without true fear

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

16

Build assets that work without you, work whenever you want.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

17

As a startup, copying and pasting other people's ideas and strategy will only get you so far. At some point you need to think for yourself.

Hiten Shah

Hiten Shah

@hnshah

18

Don’t let people sitting on the sidelines tell you how to play the game. Business is not a spectator sport.

Katelyn Bourgoin

Katelyn Bourgoin

@KateBour

19

A lot of people defend selling their time because they assume it's a more challenging or legitimate pursuit - in most cases the opposite is true. If you can't produce things that work without you, you're less effective - not more.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

20

Underpromise. Overdeliver. Wise advice that too few companies adhere to.

Katelyn Bourgoin

Katelyn Bourgoin

@KateBour

21

When entrepreneurs reach out asking for help, sometimes they don’t really need advice. They just need to vent. They just need to feel like they’re not alone. Know when to advise and when to listen.

Katelyn Bourgoin

Katelyn Bourgoin

@KateBour

22

You are not your customer. Don’t assume that they think—or buy—the same way you do. A little research now will save A LOT of time later.

Katelyn Bourgoin

Katelyn Bourgoin

@KateBour

23

People will always prefer to business with people they like. You know who’s hard to like? A big faceless company with a board of directors and an army of lawyers. If you’re a small business, the playing field is tipped in your favor. Let people know you, and some will like you.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

24

Underrated business advice: Just because you’re a small business doesn’t mean your customers should be. Too many newbie business owners target solopreneurs and early-stage startups because that’s who they know. Sell stuff to people who have a pain AND will pay to solve it.

Katelyn Bourgoin

Katelyn Bourgoin

@KateBour