Lean Startups

Starting a Business

Want to Make Your Startup Look Bigger? Tweak Your Phone System

When you're just starting up and you want to land top-tier clients, you'd be surprised how important a proper communications regimen can be.
Starting a Business

How to Start Up from Your Dorm Room

Student entrepreneur Franco Capurro launched his startup from a crammed, two-bed dorm room in China.
Starting a Business

Lean Startups Need Business Plans, Too

Lean business planning doesn't mean no business planning. The formal written business plan has long been obsolete. A real business plan should grow organically, with regular review and revision.
Starting a Business

Simple Sales Tips for Growing Your Customer Base

In this book excerpt, Steve Blank and Bob Dorf outline lean methods to get customers to spend more, and to send referrals your way.
Marketing

How a Lean Startup Can Keep Customers

You have customers for your new mobile app or retail website. Here's how to fight churn.
Starting a Business

Startup Owner's Manual: How to 'Get' Customers

Now that you've launched a mobile app or retail website, it's time to 'pull' customers toward you. Here's how.
Starting a Business

Why Innovation Dies

Author Steve Blank argues that the road for innovation does not go through committee.
Starting a Business

How to Build a Billion-Dollar Startup

Professor Steve Blank says the quickest way to create the next Instagram is to move basic human social needs -- like friendship, dating and sex -- into the digital world.
Starting a Business

The One Simple Task That Will Help Your Startup Succeed

Many startups fail because their founders don't take the time to talk to potential customers before opening. Here are a few tips on getting feedback effectively.
Starting a Business

Steve Blank on the Era of the Lean Startup

People are starting to realize that startups are not merely small versions of large corporations. And that's exciting, Steve Blank says.
Starting a Business

Spreading the Gospel on a Lean, Mean Startup Strategy

Eric Ries talks about the ideas behind his new book 'The Lean Startup.'
Starting a Business

Pivot or Persevere? The Key to Startup Success

Perseverance can be overrated as an entrepreneurial trait. Knowing when to change course to test out a new approach might be even more important.
Growth Strategies

Lean LaunchPad: A Crash Course in Startup Success

A new class created by serial entrepreneur Steve Blank puts a focus on testing ideas before jumping in.
Starting a Business

Business Planning for the 'Lean Startup'

This next-generation strategy calls for planning--and revising--as you go.