Startup Goals

Create a business from the ground up
A fast-growing business that can scale
A site that acts as a middleman, b2b, b2c or c2c
Monetize via subscription model, advertising, whatever it takes

Watch How to Choose a Business Model on Vimeo! – Roan Lavery – founder of freeagent – accounting/billing for freelance entrepreneurs in UK

Intersting points
b2b subscription service
$20 per month 4000 users = $1M Revenue per year
create niche and focus geographically
charge people
be careful what you give away, he preferes subscription w/trial as opposed to freemium model

Paul Graham – One of my favorite bumper stickers reads “if the people lead, the leaders will follow.” Paraphrased for the Web, this becomes “get all the users, and the advertisers will follow.” More generally, design your product to please users first, and then think about how to make money from it. If you don’t put users first, you leave a gap for competitors who do.


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