How to use Trello to effectively run your startup

What is it? Trello is a collaboration platform for managing tasks. What sets Trello apart is its dedication to a kanban focused system for helping people get work done. What is kanban? Kanban is a Japanese (Fun fact: Kanban means billboard in Japanese) productivity system created by Toyota in their vehicle manufacturing process. At its core, it’s a visual way of tracking…

2 Types of Startup Risk

2 Types of Startup Risk

Steve blank mentions two types of risk that every startup has in his book, The Startup Owners Manual. One of these risks has to do with WHAT you building, while the other has to do with WHO you’re building it for. 1. Invention Risk When building a startup naturally you’ve come up with something to sell to someone. This might be a…

3 Rules for Startup Product Development

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Rule #1: Don’t forget customer development What is customer development? Customer development is the process of codifying the set the guesses you’ve made about your startup and turning them into concrete testable hypotheses.  Steve Blank breaks the customer development model into 4 steps, 2 for figuring our and validating your customers and then 2 for testing your ability to create these customers…