August 29, 2019

Pitching indie businesses in front of wannabe unicorns

Le @foreverhannahle

Hi y'all, this semester at business school, I'm in a venture implementation class. Definitely trying to use thegoodstartup.com for the project since it's the best use of my time to really validate my work along the way, but it seems like the other kiddos in class want to do the crazy fast-growing startup with venture capital route. Which is totally cool!

But I was wondering if y'all had any ideas on how to present a clearly solopreneur venture like thegoodstartup.com to a class of students who care more about fast growth and exit strategies? Would love all your advice, and maybe I'll send an update on how the pitch went after next week :)

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    Hi Le! I sent you a message through your project. :) Maybe you can present some evidence from this site about the solopreneurs who are killing it, and with no overhead! And I would start with your own personal goals and lifestyle choices. If it's a project that is close to your heart, why would you want fast growth or exit, in the first place?

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      Thank you so much! I'm going to get back to you as soon as I can! Your advice is really helpful, always love me some real-life evidence!

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    I think, in the early days, everyone is most interested in how you are planning to grow. You'll probably get a lot of questions like:

    • How are you going to make money?
    • How big will this ever be?
    • How will you grow your audience and how fast?

    The answers don't need to be "we'll make a billion dollars!" and I ~think~ hope that class members might be open to the idea of going the slow and steady route. Just having a plan gives you a place to start conversations from and build from there.

    Good luck with the class!

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      Thank you so much! I'll have a lot of questions to anticipate :) slow and steady really is the name of the game