No matter what anyone says, I’ve always found the beginning of the year the perfect time to reflect and assess and then kick my butt into gear. There is an artificial tidiness to it, sure, but when embarking on a new project, I’ll take any help I can get.
But this is not about me. It’s about you. And that idea that has been lurking around in your head. The one that you can’t help but turn over in your mind any minute you mind have free – maybe in the car on your commute or in the shower or while you’re at work.
This is about giving you the way to see if that little idea could be something more – at the least, a reality, and at the grander, a profitable and growing startup.
When I kicked off the 4-week test in the fall, my goal was find a way to help more women get on their way to becoming successful start-up founders. (And while I do hope that the learnings are helpful for men and for people pursuing a side project, my real goal is to help move the needle on the number of female founders of high growth startups).
I didn’t expect to resonate like it did. People with incredible ideas that they kicked off, others that had already started but doubled down on to grow, and yet others that just wanted to know how they could support with their time or services.
But many followed up with plenty of practical questions that reminded me how much I didn’t when I started and have learned over the past 3 years. I’d love to dig into and help with these more fully.
We’ll start off with the very basics like, is this even a start-up or a fulfilling side business? Or, how can I get it built if I’m “not technical”? Or most simply, where do I even start?
But the hope is that by sharing some of the fundamentals and a simple way to get started through devoting just 4 weeks, that more great solutions will make it to the market and women who never thought they’d be founders will find themselves on their way.