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Start-Up Practices to ACTUALLY Be Successful

About the Book

There is no magical advice that we can give that will turn your business successful. Success is based on the small decisions you make EVERYDAY. This book is a collection of the concepts that guide you out of 'Magical Start-Up Land' and turn you into a REAL, successful business. We teach simple ideas in short chapters, so that it is easy to skim and pick n' choose. Our hope is that when you come face to face with these small decisions, your answer is clear based on these guidelines.

These are practices preached by THOSE THAT HAVE DONE IT.  Basecamp, Salesforce, Baremetrics, SaaStr. Learn from the people that have already done it and teach it! If you want to be great, stand on the shoulders of giants.

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Drew Haines
Drew Haines

Drew Haines is an investor, entrepreneur, and author. He has been teaching and buidling businesses since 19.  With a background in Electrical Engineering and a specializtion in Entrepreneurship, he runs DevCo, a Ruby on Rails consulting company, and is CTO of HoursLogger, a time tracking and billing solution for consultants that integrates with QuickBooks. He hangs out in sunny San Diego and enjoys surfing/ runnning when he isn't programming or teaching.

"The greatest ablility of the human mind is to learn new things. If you want to be great, stand on the shoulders of giants. Learn from those greater than you and spread the knowledge you gain."

Matt Haines
Matt Haines

Matt is a CPA in California with experience in audit from top firms in the Accounting and Finance industry including KPMG, LLP and BDO USA, LLP.  

Matt maintains the financial health of Devco and is responsible for the Accounting, Tax, Sales and Marketing functions within the Comany.

When he's not working, he's searching for that perfect wave, strength training in the gym or training his mind with some yoga and meditation.

Table of Contents

  • Starting Up!
    • Iterate
    • Have An Opinion
    • Sell A Service First
    • It ISSSSS About Money
    • Don’t Solve Problems You Don’t Have!

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