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Founder Success

Why Learning About Startup Failure is Critical to Succeed

If you’re thinking of starting a startup or you’re already a startup founder, then this post will help you discover why learning about startup failure is critical to startup succeed. The startup world is very inclusive, but it’s also a

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Minimum Viable Product

How to Build a Minimum Viable Product

In this post, I’ll discuss steps to building an MVP, seven ways of how you can build a minimum viable product, and I provide resources and insights to help you do it and continue thereafter. Background A minimum viable product

Business Model

10 Popular Business Models for B2B & B2C Startups with Pricing Tips

Now it’s time to figure out which business model to use for your startup. In this article, we’ll talk about each of the ten business models, with current examples of popular companies that use them. These business models don’t necessarily

how to start a startup: a step-by-step guide
How to Start a Startup

How to Start a Startup

Learning how to start a startup is important to your success. In this article, you’ll learn the step-by-step process to move forward with your startup idea. And, we provide you with details and resources to help you within almost every


How to Find Co-Founders & What to Look For

You’re here because you’re wondering, “where do I meet co-founders for my startup?” And with a shift into looking online over in-person due to the coronavirus, it’s even more crucial that you know how to find co-founders and what to

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34 Types of Startup Metrics to Measure (with Examples)

Startup metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) are important to understand and keep track of so your startup can measure, analyze, and grow your business using data, rather than blindly trying to grow. But not all key performance indicators were

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How to Start a Startup

The Top 4 Ways To Do Startup Idea Validation

In this post, we show you four ways of how you can test and validate your startup idea.  Hopefully, it’s a really awesome idea! Since 42% of startups fail from building products or services with no market need, it’s important

How to Start a Startup

What is a Startup and What are the Types of Startups?

Have you ever wondered, what is a startup and what are the types of startups? Therefore, as leaders in the space, StartupDevKit is setting the record straight by defining what is a startup and what isn’t a startup. We’re also

Business Development

How to Write a Great Startup Executive Summary

This is a best-practices guide to learn how to write a great startup executive summary for your startup or business and you can get a template for writing an executive summary too. There are two main purposes for writing an

Customer Profiles and Buyer Personas

How to Build Customer Profiles and Buyer Personas

It’s incredibly important to know how to build customer profiles and buyer personas for every startup and business so you can have an effective marketing and sales strategy. No business should be without this information and it’s a vital aspect of how

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Hiring / Recruiting

10 Rules for Building a Disruptive Technology Startup

Creating a disruptive technology with your startup, a startup that aims to change the world, is not an easy task. But this article shows you the ten rules to follow for creating disruptive technology and a disruptive startup overall. However,

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The Top 30 High Traffic Startup Directories for Promoting Startups

We found the best startup directories with higher traffic so you don’t waste your time on low-traffic directories. Almost every one of the online startup directories in this post’s list is comprised of thousands of other startups and tech enthusiasts.

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How to Start a Startup

How to Structure a Startup Website that Converts

To structure a startup website that converts, startups need a combination of good UX/UI design, good copy (the way the content is worded) where the website has an overarching narrative that matches the intent of the target customer, funnel optimization,

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Founder Success

Why No Product-Market Fit Causes 42% of Startups to Fail

Chapter 1: No Market Need (No Product-Market Fit) (42%) These are excerpts of the first chapter of the book I’ve been writing (soon to be released) called Startup Survival Secrets. It goes through the top 20 reasons why startups fail,

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Beta Testing

The 17 Best Desktop and Mobile App Beta Testing Sites

Searching to find a list of all of the beta testing sites for testing your startup’s app was tough, but not anymore! That’s why I scoured Google and made a list of all of the desktop and mobile app beta

Conversion Rate Optimization

How to Growth Hack Your Startup: A Guide

Learning how to growth hack a startup is an extremely worthwhile process and it’s a critical part of finding out how to be sustainable in the long term. That’s because your vision, product, and users become fully aligned when you

Lean Startup Methodology

The Top Reason Why Startups Fail & How to Prevent It

There many reasons for why startups fail.  However, in this post, we’ll dig deep into the top reason why startups fail & how to prevent it. That’s also because it’s also the most important thing you want to prevent and

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