Startup Success Framework

The content on this site (blog, interviews, etc.) is organized using the following CATEGORIES and TAGS. The CATEGORIES resemble typical groups/stages/components in a startup; TAGS are narrow topics within the broad CATEGORIES.

CATEGORIESTAGS
CONCEPTMarket Need (Validated Learning), Passion, Self Assessment, Biz Plan, SWOT…
LAUNCHCofounders, Mission, Vision, Legal, Accounting, Name Search, Bylaws, Banking, IP, Team, Culture
PLANBiz Model, Target Market, Projections, Budget,  Financials, Competition, Strategy & OKRs, Deck & Pitches, Funding, Tactics & KPIs, CRM, Systems, Collaboration…
PRODUCTVision, Strategy (Goals, UVP, Pricing), Roadmap, Features/MVP (Design Thinking), Backlog, Engineering (Agile), Innovation (Startup Sidekick Innovation Framework), Partners, Services…
MARKETINGStrategic & Tactical Plans, Editorial Calendar, Metrics, Tools, Lead Generation, Collateral, Advertising, Referrals/Affiliate. Online/Offline Channels, Conferences
SALESOnline SalesInside SalesOutside SalesChannelBusiness Development, RetailWholesaleCatalog SalesSystems (Tools, Templates, Metrics, Pipeline)…
OPERATIONSCustomer Onboarding & Support, CRM, HR, Policies, Payroll, Benefits, Tasks & Status, Tools, Accounting, Banking, Work Environment/Facilities, Security, Investors, Dashboards & Reports, Government, Legal, Insurances…
PEOPLEEmployees, Contractors, Board, Advisors, HR, Hiring, Onboarding, Compensation, Employee Handbook, Retention, Career, Professional Development, Remote Work, Work-life Balance, Team Building…
SCALEExceptional Quality & Customer Care, SystemsEfficiency, Customer Retention, Virality, Advertising, New Markets, New Products, Upsell, Funding, Key Hires, Partnerships, Reorgs, Pivots, Lean Startup
EXITWhen To Exit, Exit/Scale Options, Finding BuyersValuation, Negotiations, Due Diligence, Advisors & Experts, Life After….