It has been about six months since I wrote “On quitting my job, then working 18 hours a day, and entrepreneurship”. Since that time, I have spoken to over 100 entrepreneurs, product managers and C-Suite employees from all over the world. For a little background context, I run a digital marketing solution (MarHack) focused on early stage startups.
As part of my own customer discovery process, I reached out and spoke to entrepreneurs at various stages of success and enterprise. I spoke to nascent brands where the products were still in the whiteboard stage or, at best, a few months since launch, to startups who had secured their seed fundings, to brands who were focusing on rapid growth having received multiple funding rounds. I also had detailed conversations with some pretty cool bootstrapped businesses.