The Startup Saga
Has the adventure within you asked you to pull the plug?
Or have you been intoxicated by the vision of the monetary drug?
Give in, you should never, to the copycat culture,
Cause energy you will waste fighting the competition vulture.
Ask your self the questions of timeless knowledge,
If you are truly unique or just another dropout of college.
Don’t invest too much before you have sales,
Or the stories of your debt, will be the new fairytales.
Business should be profitable after at least three years,
Otherwise it is just a hobby that will bring you to tears.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained,
Patience and composure should always be maintained.
Don’t over valuate or you will find it difficult to be acquired,
For valuation is a bubble, which gets you inspired.
Become popular by getting featured in the Wired,
It will save the PR efforts of the people you have hired.
Visit an investor for funding if you wish to scale,
Customer acquisition cost will be your holy grail.
Start a student ambassador program if it suits your audience,
They will market for free in exchange for guidance.
Lobby you must for forging meaningful alliance,
For building relationships in B2B is an applied science.
Build burn rates for perception of risk,
Over investing will prove to be your slipped disc.
Co-founders are as important as your business’s concepts,
A famous college will help you to flex your biceps.
Learn from the mistakes that others have made,
This will help you to fight and sharpen your blade.
Make a difference in the society you must,
This will help you to position yourself as just.
Stay graceful when you are facing fire,
Taking the right steps will help you achieve what you desire.