March 13, 2009

13 Tips for Business Start ups

It has been quiet a while since the last time I featured someone here in Internet Business Dreams blog. Today, our featured internet and business enthusiast is Paul Grahams.

Paul Graham is an essayist, programmer, and programming language designer. In 1995 he developed with Robert Morris the first web-based application, Viaweb, which was acquired by Yahoo in 1998. In 2002 he described a simple statistical spam filter that inspired a new generation of filters. He's currently working on a new programming language called Arc, a new book on startups, and is one of the partners in Y Combinator.

Now, what's more worth noting about Paul? I found one of his articles he wrote which I believe is a very good source for all internet business start up owners and even those aspiring to be. He has written an article with practical and really helpful tips. He entitled his post as Start Ups in 13 Sentences.

What are those 13 tips for business start ups? Check it below.

1. Pick good cofounders.
2. Launch fast.
3. Let your idea evolve.
4. Understand your users.
5. Better to make a few users love you than a lot ambivalent.
6. Offer surprisingly good customer service.
7. You make what you measure.
8. Spend little.
9. Get ramen profitable.
10. Avoid distractions.
11. Don't get demoralized.
12. Don't give up.
13. Deals fall through.

Paul expanded his thoughts on each tip, so check it out.

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