After building 6 weekly ,lean startups in a row I wanted to sum up my experiences and share it with you. What are the best ways to find new business ideas, to execute them and finally to validate them? I don’t know for sure, but at least I got some good ideas
Have you ever been in a city and wanted to make a bicycle-tour? Then you will probably be annoyed by the high prices and the shabby bikes. Time to change this with my next weekly startup: MyBikeRental.com - the AirBnB for bicycles.
Week #5 starts and this time I don’t want to use one of my existing business ideas, but find a complete new one. How do you generate business ideas from scratch? What are great and easy tools to use? Where do you find the best ideas? This is what I want to find out in this blog post.
Is it possible to launch an agency within 5 days? Can I build a scalable startup out of it? Where do I find employees? How to get into contact with my prospects? What could I sell them?
I really don’t know the answers, but I want to find it out with my next weekly startup: Stratvisory. Read More…
How do you build a successful startup? Where do you get your ideas from? How do you find out if a startup works or not? How do you stay motivated after working on a startup for several months?
These were just some of the questions which people asked me via Facebook, Twitter, email or the comments section after my last startup Meet-a-Mom.
I would like to answer these question with one of my existing startups: Consulting-Cases.
You want to find a great business idea? Then look for a problem that is so painful that people cobbled together an interim solution.
I have tried this for my second weekly startup and actually found an interim solution for a problem: A lot of mothers post on forums to find other mothers in their neighborhood to do joint activities. Once again: They post it on forums! Come on, that’s like looking for a new partner at Craigslist!
I thought, there must be a better solution for that.
That’s why I started my next weekly startup “Meet-a-Mom”…
Wouldn’t it be cool to enjoy events with your friends, meet new people and make some money? Do you agree? Yes, me too! Therefore I launched: Sharevent, my first startup for this blog.
My week at a glance: Within 5 days I sold 22 tickets for a wine-tasting event and made $ 745,- in revenue. I built the Sharevent website and talked to 12 shop-owners, whose event I wanted to promote on our new website. 6 of them were interested, but just three took our offer.
At day 4 I presented Sharevent to the world - but did it work?
Have you ever tried to build your own business? Did you fail? Did you notice your failure too late? Welcome to the club!
I have built a lot of startups, and many of them failed (fortunately not all of them). Unfortunately I noticed most of the failures too late, after I spent thousand of dollars. Yeah, that’s painful.
So I asked myself: How can I decrease my failure rate? Or at least: How can I recognize a failing startup earlier?
And that’s why I started this blog: The Weekly Startup.