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  1. klaipeda

    My marketplace bootstrapping strategy: what are your thoughts?

    MARKETING 
    Hello, I'm building a marketplace, and I'm very close to the release of the MVP. I created the brand following the concept I learned reading Al Ries books about positioning; My brand is in a new category compared to the competitors and has a new approach to the market, bringing new technology...
  2. gianluca_c

    Launching 6 Job Boards in 6 Months

    EXECUTION 
    Hi fastlaners, i've been reading this forum for years and decided to open a thread to document my latest business endeavour. For the next 6 months i will be building and launching 6 niche job boards. Why Niche Job Boards? In my head I’ve rationalized that a job board is the simplest form of B2B...
  3. Vigilante

    Raising Pre-Revenue Angel Cash Is A PITA

    HOT! MARKETING 
    I could write a book about all of the ways NOT to raise money. Having previously bootstrapped a few companies, I wanted to do this one completely differently. I know that I have something that can reach massive scale quickly, but it requires more than some fancy new business cards and a Regus...
  4. C

    Bootstrappers for a small interview WANTED!

    MEETUPS 
    Hello Guys, I am a current master student at the Rotterdam School of Management. I have been studying entrepreneurship for 3 years now. Currently, I am pursuing my master degree in Strategic Entrepreneurship and will try to work with star-ups later on. For my last course, I am doing...
  5. Not Most People

    Building/Scaling a chatbot agency from nothing in 2020

    EXECUTION 
    Hi Everyone, Right off the bat I apologize for the length. I tried to be thorough with this one. I also meant to get this execution thread going at the beginning of 2020, but didn't quite get around to it. No excuses - that’s on me. Quick Background: I spent my first 5 post-college years...
  6. Siddhartha

    27 minutes or less: How to cold call prospects while dealing with a dayjob?

    SIDE HUSTLE WEB DESIGN 
    Howdy all, Lately I've been re-engineering myself to create value, and right now in my journey, I have an interesting problem in uncharted waters. I'm working to develop a real web-design business from the ground up. To do this, I'm working on filling my pipeline via prospecting and winning...
  7. O

    Agile bootstrapping of a drop-shipping business

    SIDE HUSTLE 
    Hi all, first of all deep thanks to all of you for having helped me along this looong year to push forward my interpretation of my own life. Without this blog + book i would have not been able to raise my market intrinsic value to a point allowing me to chase the answer i would like to raise...
  8. WHY

    Silicone Molds? Who to contact/get foot in door for creating samples

    Hi all, Been doing a good amount of research and I can't seem to find people who really do original silicone mold ideas. I'm attempting to create a new type of cup that requires a brand new design, but most silicone companies already have premade molds, are baking only oriented, or some other...
  9. Hassan

    Side hustle to $5k/Month:Watch Me Go All In Content Marketing

    MARKETING 
    You know that light-bulb "aha!" moment when something inside you just "clicks"? A powerful idea or message penetrates you with brutally honest, but beneficial and life-altering truths? Well I recently finished reading "Can't Hurt Me" by David Goggins, and it jolted my mind into gear. It...
  10. bbar97

    Advice on bootstrapping an invention?

    SIDE HUSTLE 
    I'm considering moving forward with one of my 70 ideas for inventions/new services, but there are a few roadblocks I need to clear before I decide to go all in with it. Its a product in the garden/home product industry, and its moderately complex so design and manufacturing costs won't likely...
  11. SeanP

    Anyone accessed the Rollover for Business Startups (ROBS) funding approach?

    I am considering accessing the ROBS (roll over for business startups) program to roll my 401k into a 401k plan under my start-up without deduction or penalty where the funds are exchanged for common stock held by the 401k. Those funds can then be used to finance operating expenses for my company...
  12. DennisDuty

    How a Stable Boy Built a Business Bigger Than McDonalds

    In 1909 a farm boy got a job shoveling animal poop at a local ice shop. Back then ice boxes needed ice delivered, and somebody needed to clean up after the animals that pulled the wagons. This boy would grow that company to have more location than Holiday Inn, Walmart, Dunkin Donuts, and...
  13. TreyAllDay

    How to Give Your Business an "International Presence"

    SIDE HUSTLE 
    Just thought I'd do a quick thread on a few interesting things I've done over the last year to make my business seem "bigger" than it is. I'm also curious if anyone has done anything similar, and how they boost the image of their business. When I first got started I was seeking to bring a few...
  14. Kepler

    This is for anyone who feels lost or doubtful in their journey

    MINDSET RANT 
    Hi ya'll I know i'm not killing it out there like some of you are, but today I realized something that really got my A$$ in motion and really pulled me out of my rut. This is to the little things, that when stacked on top of each-other build great things. So I have been doing facebook ads...
  15. cmor16

    Arbitrage and the Mindset of the Masses

    SIDE HUSTLE 
    Here is a link to an article about a hustler who raids the Walmart clearance aisle and resells on Amazon. I made the mistake of reading through the comments which immediately got my blood boiling. People left and right shitting on him for it, calling him a scammer and rip-off artist. All the...

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