Important Lessons for Founders

Building my company has been the most rewarding experience of my life — but it’s also been the most challenging. Trials, tests, hard fought lessons, the startup life is a crucible by fire. But it’s a journey I wouldn’t trade for anything. And one that’s made me strong and grateful. That being said…

I wish I had had a roadmap when I first entered the fray. While there is no definitive guide, there are some basic rules I now know. First, I have some sobering news for you: ideas are cheap. And not every startup is disruptive. What sets apart 99% of successful startups are execution and leadership. Responsibility, focus, tenacity — all are a must to deliver a quality product. Here’s what you have to keep in mind to keep your business alive.

1. Identify what problem your company currently solves

The best products make our lives better. Period. If your solution doesn’t radically improve quality of life, you’re likely wasting time and money. So how do you know if you’ve got a winner? First, identify both the problem and the pain experienced by…

HUNTER GRAY

Founder/CEO of @getklutch, Product/UX Designer, Football Enthusiast, Snowboarder with a serious coffee problem

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