How to Bootstrap your Startup?
Bootstrapping Lessons from $12 Million a year Startup!
BOOTSTRAP : to promote or develop by initiative and effort with little or no assistance
Despite the dream of some entrepreneurs to meet a VC with deep pockets, the fact is that 99.9 percent of business owners pull themselves up by their bootstraps. Bootstrapping a Startup can be both financially and emotionally rewarding.
Meet Brian Knight co-founder SQLServerCentral.com, BIDN.com and JumpstartTV.com who bootstrapped his Startup which is today $12 Million a year company in Jacksonville.
While starting Pragmatic Works and other companies, Brian (as with others) made a lot of naïve mistakes. In this session, he will share with you the pitfalls he found when starting a business and managing a team of developers and consultants. Learn how to create a culture in your organization or team that will help you retain employees and help your team stand out. Learn some of the mistakes that most leaders make when starting a company. Finally, learn how to turn your idea into reality and grab your first customers.
Key takeaways in this engaging workshop
· Learn how to bootstrap your first business
· Learn key mistakes in bringing in partners
· Learn how important culture is team morale and employee retention
When & Where
iStart Jax is a Business Accelerator for Tech Startups in North East Florida. Primary objective of iStart Jax is to provide resources for the Startup Ideas. iStart Jax offers Mobile and Web Based resources to Startups and Entrepreneurs, organizes programs such as Startup Weekend to accelerate the growt of Startup community and helps access to capital. Goal is to redefine the Startup Ecosystem of North East Florida with the support of Local, State, National and Global resources.