Best practices for startups — a list by topic

Asking questions and listening

Churn and retention

Company culture

Compensation and options

Customer development and feedback

Exits

Firing

Focus vs. distractions

Founders and CEOs

Free, freemium and premium

Fundraising and pitching to VCs

Getting a job

Goals and metrics

Hiring

Job interviews

Job To Be Done — a product framework

Managing people

Marketing, PR and Persuasion

Meetings and introductions

Mobile

My Presentations

Offices

Partnerships and bus dev

Performance Reviews

Platforms and marketplaces

Pricing

Product-market fit

Product insights and trends

Product management and growth hacking

Promoting people

Public speaking and presentations

Reference checks

SaaS and subscription businesses

Selling

Strategy

Thank you’s

The business of content

Training

VCs and Boards

Work skills and lifehacks

Work-life balance

6 thoughts on “Best practices for startups — a list by topic

  1. Hi David, Thanks for compiling this menagerie of business acumen. I love that you challenge me to think, question, and rethink. All leaders read and you seem to be voracious. Keep up the good work. Mitch

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