Days 81 to 100: The startup checklist
Test, measure and iterate your business concept
As Housekeep founder Avin Rabheru explains, in the first 100 days you should “do things that don’t scale”. Rabheru continues: “Don’t worry about problems that have solutions at scale, worry about problems you have right now. We cleaned dozens of houses before we had a website or could even take payment for the cleans!” In essence, prove the concept.
Pobble founder Jon Smith: “Become a storyteller and practice your pitch at every opportunity, whether this is to investors, future team members, founders, friends, family and even partners! All will need to be convinced of what you are saying without actual proof!”
Lastly, make sure you can walk before you run!
RefME’s Hatton says you need to focus on being flexible in the first 100 days while carwow’s Hind advises you to “set your [business] up in a logical order and leave room for growth as you become more successful”. Rebel Kitchen founder Arbib has some final words of wisdom: “Know that you can always pivot or alter plans if your original decision turned out not to be the best or the landscape changes (it often does!), so don’t get too attached to a specific idea or concept. If something doesn’t work you have to let it go and change your strategy.”