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The Startup

9 Essential Lessons as a First-Time Founder

From pulling off an idea to evolving in the market.

Image source: Shopify.com

1. Not every idea requires validation.

2. Before a founder you’re a creator.

A perfect illustration of a Creator. Image source: https://twitter.com/OzolinsJanis

3. Build a community

4. Building the right founding team

It’s true to grow faster, you need to hire more people to help you build the product but knowing whom and at what stage is still important.

5. Start small — build MVP first

6. Keep them (users) coming! — Retention and holding on to users is as important as adding new features.

7. Growth isn’t consistent

8. Growth out of the product-fit market

9. Mapping a user story will help you funnel down every task.

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