Luxoria - 6:53 am on Apr 24, 2011 (gmt 0)
I concur, don't jump ahead to quickly. Well, this all depends on the disposable capital able to be invested. A small 5k startup will run rather thin for a while...
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While the other end of the spectrum is completely different for a 100K, 500K, 1M startup.
If you starting up on the low end of the spectrum do not fool yourself into thinking you can treat this like a 100K+ startup. Startups that rush the process burn through their cash then at the end of the day, year, 5year all they have is a disconnected phone and box business cards as a door stop.