I’m at the Launch Scale conference hosted by Jason Calacanis in San Francisco this week. And the overwhelming advice in the talks and panels with investors is Grow Smart.
There is a growing appetite for real businesses, not just hyped up vanity metrics. This is good news for the startups I coach. Whether a founder wants to build a company that requires outside funding or wants to bootstrap, the right answer is to focus on the fundamentals of a solid business model validated with customers.
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