Step 1 isn’t so clear
I had no idea where to start. An idea came about and I sat evolving this idea with my guesses of what my customers need or want. (Actually, no, I was thinking of what I want to give my customers. I only learned later that I had to be customer-centric) I don’t have a background in business or entrepreneurship. I have no idea what I’m doing. As a recent graduate, with a major as broad as a Spartan soldier’s shoulder, I decided to ask around what’s the next step in try to create something, where do I start, I don’t have programming skills I don’t have graphic design skills,obviously you can tell now that this is a tech based business. As I asked for guidance on where to start,the Business Model Generation book by Alex Osterwalder & Dr. Yves Pigneur was recommended to me. I started reading but it still didn’t seem to help. I didn’t understand much. I then started reading The Start-up Owners Manual: The Step-by-Step Guide for Building a Great Company. Again, It wasn’t too helpful. At least that’s what I thought at the time. Now there was a point when these two books started to make a lot of sense! And honestly I can’t seem to pin point where that happened but somewhere along the lines of watching this video and actually using the business model! Now it wasn’t a good business model, because it was the first one. The point is to keep evolving and then it gets to the point where you need to “validate” those guesses. because after all their all just guesses.