New Business Startup Mistakes


I just jumped off a private consultation with several clients. We discussed several specific startup challenges. This was an important session and so with their permission, I thought I’d share a general summary of the things we covered:

Every new business has challenges. You just don’t know what you don’t know.

Here’s a summary of the top 5 reasons we discussed as to why new startups with great ideas fail:

#1: Inability to focus: Great ideas are meaningless without a singular, laser-like focus on execution.

#2: Ignoring the customer: Startups fail when they build products for themselves, not for the people who will actually use them.

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