9 tips for startups on National Startups Day

13 Oct, 2016

Apparently today is National Startups Day (there’s a hashtag and everything), so we decided to get in on the action and ask our Twitter followers for the best business advice they’d ever received…

Being sharing, caring types, allow us to share the best answers we received.

John Kershaw, who heads up dating tech platform startup M14 Industries, hit the ground running with three tips…

Cooden Tax Consulting may have been a little self-promotional in their tip, but it’s a good one. You’d be crazy not to take advantage of every tax break you can. Make that runway go further.

Richard Gascoigne, CTO of ed-tech company Solutionpath, says you have to “show, not just tell.” And given it doesn’t snow as much as it used to in the UK, we’ll assume the grit he means is the ‘hustle and determination’ kind. Having some grit for your carpark in preparation a cold snap is probably a good idea too, though.

Phil Duggan of social media agency Noiseworks channels marketing guru Gary Vaynerchuk.

Family history tracking platform Twile has advice for dealing with investors.

For digital consultant Naomi Timplerley, community and mentorship is key.

Serial tech entrepreneur Paul Rawlings knows a thing or two about testing and revising assumptions.

Dylan McKee builds on that with a book recommendation for getting to know your market and he has good advice on prototyping.

And finally, let’s go back to John with some location advice (kind of).


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