Tips for bootstrapping startup

Not all startups have the privilege to get investment right off the bat–sometimes it takes bootstrapping a business by funding it out of your own pocket.
Bootstrapping a startup is a lesson in hard work and flexibility, but ultimately it can help accelerate a company’s success. From our research we recommend to follow these tips to survive the startup journey:

1. PICK A CO-FOUNDER WISELY

Have a similar mindset around you as a co-founder, different prospective in the starting stages may be critical. When bootstrapping, the majority of the work has to be done internally, so look out for a complimentary skillset. This also helps in keeping expenses low.

2. Focus on sales

To be a successful bootstrapped business have a business model that generates revenue from day 1 of operation. Without any cash inflows, you’ll end up burning your reserves sooner or later.

3. Keep a close eye at cash

Don’t ever involve your personal account for business spendings, fund a bank account specifically for the business. Having a separate business account, you can learn all the cash inflows and the expenses of the business.

4. DON’T OUTSOURCE JOBS YOU CAN DO YOURSELF

Try doing jobs you could do yourself to avoid expenses. The amount saved is the amount gained in this process.

5. NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE TO LEARN

If you don’t know how to do something, try to learn it. Don’t be afraid of learning new things; you’ll be surprised by your abilities.

Bootstrapping a business is difficult, but it’s by no means impossible. Ultimately, bootstrapping is making an investment in yourself that will pay off for your company in the long run.

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Tips for bootstrapping startup
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How to bootstrapp your startup
Aditya Gupta
Startupwine
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