Lessons Learned on My Startup Journey

Hi, I’m Kevin, an American entrepreneur living in Beijing, China.  Every week I write weekly posts about what I’m learning while building my current startup, SoHelpful, and helping hundreds of other entrepreneurs – like you – worldwide for free.

I started blogging because I felt like 99% of what I read about entrepreneurship didn’t apply to me.  I don’t care about being famous, raising millions in Venture Capital, or trying to create the next Facebook – I just want to make a good living building products that personally matter to me.  Oh, and still have a life.

Do you have the same goal?  If so, I hope these posts help you.

Inspiration

Startup ideas are easy to find – when you start looking for the right idea for you.
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Search

Forget the theory – Lean Startup, Customer Development and the hard knocks of doing it in the real world for 4 years.

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Product

How to create more value, faster, with less money

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Perspective

Sure, startups are hard.  But you can still enjoy the journey if you keep perspective.

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Team

A world class team is unstoppable – provided they don’t stop themselves by making bad decisions.

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Money

VCs, Angels, and Bootstrapping – know the tradeoffs before you choose.

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Community

Make the most from getting help and giving help.

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4 Comments

  1. Jon August 30, 2013 at 9:17 am #

    Hi Kevin,

    I met you last weekend at StartUp Weekend Manila, and you gave us some solid advice on how to simplify our business model. It was really helpful, especially since that was my first start-up event. Finding your blog and all these resources is really a testament to what you wrote in one of your blogs: Geography doesn’t really matter anymore.

    Thanks again for all this invaluable information and experience!

    • kevindewalt September 3, 2013 at 8:49 am #

      Anytime, Jon. Look forward to hearing about the great companies and products you create!

  2. Joey Gurango October 17, 2013 at 5:53 am #

    Hi Kevin! I can’t wait to meet you in person this Saturday in Cebu. Have a safe trip to the Philippines!

    • kevindewalt October 17, 2013 at 5:56 am #

      thanks, me too! should be a fun workshop

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