Secrets to STARTUP SUCCESS
Venture-Level Strategies: Strengthening and Lengthening Your Runway
The metaphor of the runway is widely used among entrepreneurs to represent both the excitement of speeding toward a successful liftoff and the risk of crashing into the heap of floundering ventures just beyond the end of the pavement. What follows are four strategies for building a long, strong runway for your venture.
1. Launch close to the customer.
2. Address your biggest risks early.
3. Raise more money than you think you will need.
4. Commit resources wisely.
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