Hacker News new | past | comments | ask | show | jobs | submit login

I highly recommend reading about the business model canvas (definitely get this book [1]) and the "double diamond" framework [2] in design thinking. I'd also recommending reading some Steve Blank [3] for the "mainstream" understanding of "startup business".

The Lean Startup [4] is often recommended, but I've been told it's extremely beginner-level (though I haven't read it, so my analysis might be unfair)

If you want to get really in-depth, there's a lot of really great interplay between the design discipline and entrepreneurship that is often overlooked. "Design Thinking" is much more than a buzzword, check it out.

[1] https://www.amazon.com.au/Business-Model-Generation-Visionar...

[2] https://www.designcouncil.org.uk/news-opinion/what-framework...

[3] https://www.amazon.com/Startup-Owners-Manual-Step-Step/dp/09...

[4] https://www.amazon.com/Lean-Startup-Entrepreneurs-Continuous...




Blank provides a nice framework for thinking through a business idea but there are companies still selling software for dialup modems and your grocery store (in-spite of terrible fundamentals) is still in business.


Oh definitely! My thoughts are mostly aimed at your "stereptypical" SV-style venture.

Small business is an entirely different, and almost completely distinct, field (that I have little-to-no expertise in).




Guidelines | FAQ | Lists | API | Security | Legal | Apply to YC | Contact

Search: