Building a Business from an Idea

There is a time in a startup when an idea becomes real. It’s quite an odd, almost jarringĀ transition. One day your relying on a abstract belief or leap of faith to push forward and the next you have something tangible. There are various triggers for a change in perspective: validating some core assumption of the business, bringing in revenue, and obtaining investment are all perspective changing events. Additionally, it may be that others are willing to commit to the idea such as securing a true cofounder or channel partner. The point is, a startup founder should wake up the next morning and say “things are different today…this just got real.”