Start Small, Stay Small: A Developer’s Guide to Launching a Startup

Book Cover: Start Small, Stay Small: A Developer's Guide to Launching a Startup

Start Small, Stay Small is a step-by-step guide to launching a self-funded startup. If you're a desktop, mobile or web developer, this book is your blueprint to getting your startup off the ground with no outside investment.

This book intentionally avoids topics restricted to venture-backed startups such as: honing your investment pitch, securing funding, and figuring out how to use the piles of cash investors keep placing in your lap.

This book assumes:

* You don't have $6M of investor funds sitting in your bank account
* You're not going to relocate to the handful of startup hubs in the world
* You're not going to work 70 hour weeks for low pay with the hope of someday making millions from stock options

There's nothing wrong with pursuing venture funding and attempting to grow fast like Amazon, Google, Twitter, and Facebook. It just so happened that most people are not in a place to do this.

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Anything You Want: 40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur

Book Cover: Anything You Want: 40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur

You can follow the beaten path and call yourself an entrepreneur or you can blaze your own trail and really be one. 

When Derek Sivers started CD Baby, he wasn’t planning on building a major business. He was a successful independent musician who just wanted to sell his CDs online. When no one would help him do it, he set out on his own and built an online store from scratch.

He started in 1998 by helping his friends sell their CDs. In 2000, he hired his first employee. Eight years later, he sold CD Baby for $22 million.

Sivers didn’t need a business plan, and neither do you. You don’t need to think big; in fact, it’s better if you don’t. Start with what you have, care about your customers more than yourself, and run your business like you don’t need the money.

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Reviews:Benny Chan wrote:

Good read if you wanna start a business you like. There is not a single way to do business. You don't necessarily need to raise a huge funding.

On the contrary, you can start small and sustain your business step by step.

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