Monday, March 17, 2014

Growth vs. Profit? What Should Rising Startups Focus on First?

Posted By: George Deeb - 3/17/2014

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This really is not a simple question to answer. There are so many nuances that go into assessing the right answer:
  • What is going on with the economy?
  • How liquid is the fundraising climate?
  • Are you B2B or B2C?
  • Are you the first mover?
  • How defensible is your business, with patents, product complexity or otherwise?
  • What are your competitors doing?
  • How big is the market opportunity?
  • How quickly is it emerging?
  • Are you trying to dominate the world, or build a nice lifestyle business?
  • Are you venture-backed, or privately owned?
So, in light of all these moving pieces, I will do my best to layout some high level guidance.

Read the rest of this post in The Next Web, which I guest authored this week.

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