Despite learning about “lean startups” in business school and at panel discussions, I often wondered if the theories were just a gimmick—until it came time to build my own business.
When launching a new company or marketing campaign, your major concern shouldn’t be whether or not you can execute on the plan. It should be whether the idea is worth investing in at all. This was the major theme behind a discussion my company hosted recently with “Lean Analytics” author Alistair Croll. He suggests that [...]
Today, I want to introduce you to a new concept for starting and growing successful companies: Lean Planning. Lean Planning is a set of tools for discovering a business model that works, building an action plan to test your assumptions, creating financial models and a plan for a viable business, and tracking your performance so [...]
These days more than ever, as a business owner and entrepreneur, you need to innovate or die. This mantra is most true for any business in the technology sector. We constantly need to move forward, create new things, better and faster. The pressure that a small business owner has to leverage innovation into growth is only emphasized by the [...]