The Stairstep Approach to Bootstrapping

Software By Rob

I started embracing it as a framework on my podcast around 2010, and in 2013 I gave it a name. I decided it was time to put pen to paper and lay out what I see as a repeatable path with a higher-than-normal success rate, to bootstrapping yourself to the point of quitting your job.

A Look at Responsive CSS Frameworks

blog.teamtreehouse.com

Next → A Look at Responsive CSS Frameworks. CSS frameworks have gone responsive, squeezing content into a spectrum of desktop and mobile browsers with varying degrees of success. Today’s frameworks have an added feature: The ability to change when viewed on mobile devices.

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Twitter Bootstrap Themes Are Coming

Nick O'Neill

Twitter Bootstrap, a framework for quickly developing front-end web interfaces, has permanently changed the way web applications are built. Not surprisingly, in the few months that Bootstrap has been available, it has risen to become the most popular repository on Github of all-time.

Web 2.0 Development and Business Lessons: Why are you Still Making.

Web 2.0 Development and Business Lessons

Open Source to the Rescue The more I delve into the bevy of open source tools and frameworks the more Im stunned when I see poorly executed applications. The Minimum Viable Product Dissected Lean Office Design for the Bootstrapped Startup Porter's Five Forces, Web 2.0 Web 2.0

As promised, Bootstrap creators release first update since leaving Twitter

The Next Web

When Mark Otto and Jacob Thornton, the creators of the Bootstrap toolkit, announced they were leaving Twitter last month, they promised to continue working on the project, even though it was launched in August 2011 while they were employed at the social networking giant.

1M/1M Announces Partnership With TiE Chennai

VentureWoods

I liked this venture very much and see the basic framework of using the Indian cost structure to provide SaaS products that are competitive in terms of performance and functionality at drastically lower prices as a massive opportunity for Indian entrepreneurs to go after. On Saturday, April 9, 2011, I arrived in Chennai at 3:00 a.m. after a 24-hour journey from California. At 11:00 a.m.,

10 Ways To Lose Your First Million As An Entrepreneur

Startup Professionals Musings

Are you going to bootstrap, or borrow from personal assets? You now have a clear financial framework to help you make better decisions, and you will act more strategically, less impulsively. Starting a new business is a serious undertaking.

100th 1M/1M Roundtable: Dedicated To Steve Jobs, Reinforcing Mission To Restructure Capitalism

VentureWoods

Our community has successfully established a culture of bootstrapping as a counterforce to the compulsive rush to financing that entrepreneurs often mistakenly engage in, only to be rejected over and again by investors. And finally, we have defined 1M/1M as a framework for capitalism 2.0, “Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes … the ones who see things differently.

How to think about cash vs. equity compensation

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

Hard to know, but an important question for a bootstrap startup to answer! Here’s a simple framework for how to come up with those numbers.

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You Don't Know JavaScript

Web 2.0 Development and Business Lessons

The use and knowledge of frameworks such as jQuery or Dojo is great, but you cant become a master of these toolkits without a good understanding of the JavaScript behind them. The Minimum Viable Product Dissected Lean Office Design for the Bootstrapped Startup Porter's Five Forces, Web 2.0

5 Reasons to Blow Up Your Current Website

Inc Startups

Fast forward to 2013 and new development frameworks like Twitter Bootstrap obviate the need for a great deal of Band-Aid functionality. That is, these frameworks "ship" with many neat features baked in. Be honest: Is that Web design as attractive as it was five years ago?

6 Steps To Choosing A Pricing Model For Your Startup

YoungUpstarts

Steve Blank promotes this framework and it has been used by a lot of startups in the Silicon Valley. Therefore the better idea might be to take a look at a bootstrapped startup who is in a market for several years. by Olga Mykhoparkina, Chief Marketing Officer at Chanty.

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No, that IS NOT a competitive advantage

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

Software patents are especially useless for small, bootstrapped startups. Next week I'll go into depth on some true unfair competitive advantages — ones that cannot be overcome even by a giant company, a funded company, a bootstrapped company, or an open-source movement.

We Like Humans, But We LOVE Code (Machine Learning Case Study)

OnStartups

Using the Bootstrap framework. The following is a guest post by Jonah Lopin (@jonahlopin) , founder at Crayon. Jonah is a HubSpot alumnus, and I''m an angel investor in the company. Here at Crayon , we love humans. In fact, all our moms and many of our best friends are humans!

Web 2.0 Development and Business Lessons: Why You Need to Learn.

Web 2.0 Development and Business Lessons

Couple this with the expansion of mobile development using tools like PhoneGap and Sencha Touch, server side frameworks like Node.js, and the growing shift of desktop applications into "the cloud", it is clear that JS is here to stay. Functional frameworks like backbone.js Web 2.0

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API First Transformation at Etsy – Operations

Code as Craft

The process of setting up that environment is called bootstrap. This bootstrapping process is a fixed cost in terms of CPU work, regardless of the actual work required by the request. Also, we spent some time optimizing the bootstrap process.

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Seven Reasons Why Today’s Boomerang Kids Can’t Hack It In Business

YoungUpstarts

I know firsthand what it takes to bootstrap a business from the ground up. Given enough determination, it’s never too late to acquire the skills and the mindset you need to bootstrap a start-up. They’ve been taught to conform to existing frameworks.

Lessons from a year’s worth of hiring data

blog.alinelerner.com

Frequency of buzzwords (programming languages, frameworks, OSes, software packages, etc.). Or I can create a new, actually useful JavaScript framework. Or I can spend a year bootstrapping a startup in my off hours and get it up to tens of thousands of users.

6 Things a Successful Startup Needs

Inc Startups

If you''re a solo bootstrapping entrepreneur, a less scalable niche opportunity is more likely to bring you success as you can service that niche with a lifestyle business, and not worry so much about getting pushed aside by well-heeled competition.

Web 2.0 Development and Business Lessons: Porter's Five Forces.

Web 2.0 Development and Business Lessons

Style Michael Porter’s Five Forces framework has become the de-facto tool for performing a strategic analysis of your industry or business and determining its overall attractiveness/profitablity. Web 2.0

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Interview with Sramana Mitra on 1M/1M Program

Life Beyond Code

Our community has successfully established a culture of bootstrapping as a counterforce to the compulsive rush to financing that entrepreneurs mistakenly often engage in, only to be rejected over and again by investors. And finally, we have defined 1M/1M as a framework for capitalism 2.0, He has veered away from angel financing, and has decided to bootstrap with customer money, and preserve equity ownership, foregoing any immediate dilution related to financing.

Your Financial Model Is A Work Of Fiction; Build It Anyway

Seed Stage Capital

It’s a great framework for thinking through your business in an objective, critical manner, and it forces you to construct numbers around each assumption you have about your business model.

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The Three Types of “Second Seed” Rounds: Too Cold, Too Hot and Just Right

Hunter Walker

But for most it’s a lumpy mixture of bootstrapping, friends and family, hackathon prizes, angels, incubators/accelerators and venture capital which combine over a period of months or years. However as we saw the inbound volume increase we needed a framework to understand the opportunities in order to make good decisions of how to spend our – and founder – time.

Good Start, But This App Needs a Few Pivots

The Entrepreneurial Mind

version of my syllabus for my planning class that has become largely centered around the Business Model Generation framework. Students and alumni who have been using the business model generation framework have been raving about its power and utility. So for the entrepreneur on a tight budget, bootstrapping your way to launch, I still recommend the paper version and all of the free information available on the web.

1M/1M Strategy Roundtable: Investors Don’t Fund Broad Ideas

VentureWoods

While many entrepreneurs find it difficult to answer all the questions in the CYS framework, I strongly recommend that you address the following items in your roundtable pitch at the minimum: (1) A validated customer value proposition. (2) In 1M/1M, I teach the EJ methodology , which is based on my Entrepreneur Journeys research, and emphasize bootstrapping, idea validation, and crisp positioning as some of the core principles of building strong fundamentals in early stage ventures.

Reverse Resume

Tony Wright dot com

Maybe other folks might find it useful as a framework to post something similar (or at least organize their thoughts). Most people in technology are frequently contacted by recruiters.

Appgyver launches Composer and starts targeting Enterprise customers

ArcticStartup

Watching how their users were employing Steroids, they learned that many of their user were putting together their framework and scaffolding from generators that would do it for them - you could see so in the types of CSS they were using.

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How to Pick the Programming Language for Your First MVP

Kevin Dewalt

frameworks are the next big thing – perhaps someone even advised you to use one based on your solution. More important than your choice of framework is the availability of people to help you.

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Startup Resources

www.vccafe.com

Design/Front End: Twitter Bootstrap : Include this in your website, and you are half finished. Express : Express is built on NodeJS framework. Web frameworks. Zend Framework (PHP). open source framework for Ruby. a PHP open source framework. About VC Cafe.

Your Business “Driving Force”

Market by Numbers

Market By Numbers on Twitter | Entries RSS | Comments RSS Market By Numbers High-Tech Marketing and Customer Development Home What is Customer Development?

Why Website Templates Are Not Optimized (and What to Do About It)

ConversionXL

Get the framework in place via template and then make your style changes to suit your brand and the campaign’s purpose. Why do the work when it’s already been done for?

Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: 1M/1M Partners With Indian Angel Network

ReadWriteStart

I presented my usual 1M/1M perspective on bootstrapping. Even if there were fleeting thoughts of being bailed out by investors, they have now been banished and we are focusing on bootstrapping and making the model work with customer money."

Where to Turn When VC Funding Isn’t Right for Your Startup

UC Berkeley

You need to get out of the building and talk to people to construct a meaningful framework. Then be open to that framework evolving along with your company’s progress. by Laurie Peterson.

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Transcript of The Key to Success? Taking Care of Your Community

Duct Tape Marketing

For those that are familiar with Studio Press, it was pretty much the industry standard for word press things for many, many years powered by the [Janis 00:01:44] framework, which is our design framework that makes word press more powerful and easier to use.

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CEOs Learn to Speak in Code

Inc Startups

After studying HTML, CSS, and JavaScript two nights a week for 10 weeks, Hughes was able to grasp basic website structure and the value of time-saving design tools like Bootstrap. When our contractors talked aobut 'front-end framework,' I had no idea what they meant," says Hughes.

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5 'Essential' Things One Start-up Launched Without

Inc Startups

Everyone knows bootstrapping means doing more with less--but sometimes bootstrapping means offering less so you can actually do more. Perhaps these kinds of features are much easier to build and have in place from day one with the frameworks available now.

Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Exciting Companies Lined Up For Microsoft Startup Grant Finals

ReadWriteStart

They charge $9, $29 and $59 per agent per month and I am eager to see bootstrapped, scrappy Freshdesk morph their pricing structure to aggressively compete with them. We see Bizosys as a promising niche vendor with demonstrated capabilities in creative bootstrapping.

Exciting Companies Lined Up For Microsoft Startup Grant Finals

VentureWoods

They charge $9, $29 and $59 per agent per month, and I am eager to see bootstrapped, scrappy Freshdesk morph their pricing structure to aggressively compete with them. This company is 100% bootstrapped, and like Freshdesk, they are also offering a value proposition at a substantially lower price-point than competitors, making it affordable for small companies. We see Bizosys as a promising niche vendor with demonstrated capabilities in creative bootstrapping.

Lessons Learned: Validated learning about customers

Startup Lessons Learned

People talk about funding funding funding, bootstrapping, etc., Transitioning from founder sold bootstrapped revenue to a functioning sales team is certainly possible. Eric, I have Steves book and wish I had it for 1 couple of my earlier startups where the framework would have helped our team get on the same page. Now that Im in a web based company Im finding a difficult match the framework, culturally.

Responsive emails that really work

Code as Craft

It’s a two-column layout that wraps to a single column on mobile: For modern browsers, this would be an easy layout to implement—frameworks like Bootstrap provide layouts like this right out of the box.

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