5 Tips for the Bootstrapped Startup

Sometimes, the startup environment feels like a lot of people mimicking Cuba Gooding Jr. in Jerry Maguire. That is, itching for someone to show them the money. With the rise of accelerators and incuba...


Bootstrapping Design & Development: A Young Entrepreneurs Guide

Have you ever had an idea that you just knew would work, but didn’t have the resources or the technical know-how to bring it to fruition? It’s a frustrating experience most young entrepreneurs fac...


Comic: Penny Pinched Beyond Bootstrapping

Time to pull up your socks and start bootstrapping.  Got a great idea but it’s still in your head? Not sure if any customers would give your idea a second look?  Still trying to figure out the...


7 Lessons From Bootstrapping a $15M Lifestyle Business

Since we started Mindvalley, we’ve blossomed to over 100 employees and revenues past $15 million a year (50 million in Malaysian Ringgit). We’ve become one of the biggest sellers of educational co...


Bootstrapped Budget? 5 things to know if you outsource

When we had the idea of creating PrepLounge, my business partner and I knew that we could not afford it alone. Had we had a national (German) software company develop our website, we would definitely ...


Bootstrapping: Accumulating Wealth Instead of Winning it Like a Lottery

We’ve all heard “cash is king” for businesses, but is this really true? If you are an entrepreneur, you understand how delicate startups are. They are growing entities that should be handled wit...


Bootstrapping isn’t for Wussies: How to Obtain Profitability & Scalability

When an entrepreneur starts their business, chances are, especially if they are bootstrapping, there is a continual focus on getting started and grinding through the first year or two. This is when mo...


Choosing Your Bootstrap Staff

When I founded CyberSynchs in June 2008, I was challenging myself to move in a new direction.  I was a recording artist with a valuable tech idea and I needed to assemble a team of professionals to c...