Business model

Company's Liftoff

A liftoff in business is a very tricky thing. Different experts estimate startups' survivability rate at around 10% to 30%. DevConcrete focuses on operational excellence when you have at least a couple of first sales completed successfully, ideally passed the startup valley of death. Otherwise, implementing the framework would be a premature optimization when what you really need is to be focused on looking for the problem-solution fit.

A recommendation for you would be to read several fundamental books that will give a perspective on how to test ideas, talk to your customers, build MVP, find the initial traction and eventually reach his majesty the product-market fit.

Recommended books and courses:

  1. The Startup Owner's Manual: The Step-by-Step Guide for Building a Great Company – Steve Blank, Bob Dorf
  2. Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers – Alexander Osterwalder, Yves Pigneur
  3. Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future – Peter Thiel, Blake Masters
  4. How to start a startup (video series) – Sam Altman and others