What is a couple of things you wish you knew when starting your startup/ product?

Shivam Ramphal
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As everybody knows, when you apply the hours and work into something, it'll grow to be better than the way it was before. As I was thinking to myself, I was wondering what are some things I wish I had had when beginning this startup/ product. What are some things you wish you had known when starting this business/ idea?

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Founder of higgle.io and daku.app
Here are mine 1. Focus on one until success or failure. 2. Having a partner in business can change the game for good. 3. I wish if I knew how to launch in producthunt the right way. Including what are things decide the top positions.
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Creativity has no limits
@thisissubhendu, well said, I can agree with having a partner or someone to communicate share idea with.
Shopify Expert
It's hard. Really hard. It's lonely. There's no foxhole mentality like you have with a regular job. Growth is bumpy. Very bumpy. Your friends & family won't be customers. Find something to fuel your drive. There's a safety net. . Reinvest in the business. Pay attention to the numbers.
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@chandan_shopify Well said, most people don't understand the dedication it takes to get something started and performing well.
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Living for experiences
1. Raise smart money, not dumb money. 2. Build an MVP within a week. 3. Traction from day one, focus on growth metrics from the start.
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@rg97 I agreeeee!!! Taking it step by step and having a goal/ mission mindset, not a resultant mindset.
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Focus everything in the metrics and data to extract the appropriate conclusions😊
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Customer Support Expert! ProProfs
Even the thought of starting a new business and competing in today’s competitive business world can scare many people. In our first year of operations, we had a lot of customers who did not understand how to use our products - as a result, we had hundreds of emails to reply to. I wish we had made the right investment in a customer support software (https://www.proprofsdesk.com/cus... offer support across multiple channels with ease. We would have saved a lot of customers from leaving our business
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@jared_cornelll, I understand, thanks for the insights on focusing on communication to help everyone be on the same page.
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