Check out these business lessons from Flying Fish brewery. The lessons learned for them are very pertinent for anyone starting out. I have said before that an early-stage technology entrepeneur has more in common with an entrepeneur opening up a 7-11 around the corner than they have in common with the problems Larry and Sergei at Google deal with. This article really brings home some of the key problems that any entrepeneur will have to deal with.
- Investment funding
- Finding customers
- Distribution channels
- Capital investment decisions
I’ve seen a lot of my startup clients make some of the same assumptions and mistakes that the Flying Fish people have. It is always interesting to me how some problems domains.