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Step 2: Create

After some time connecting, you will need to start the deep dive of learning about Lean, The Business Model Canvas, and startups in general. Take advantage of every opportunity to learn and ask others — and just start.

  • Create your business model (Business Model Canvas, etc.).
  • Focus on customer discovery & product/market fit.
    • Validate your idea by connecting with potential customers.
  • Bounce your ideas off others and get their advice.
  • Don’t worry about protecting your idea: share it.
    • You can get the idea/concept across without needing to share the “secret sauce.”
  • Continue to READ, TALK & LEARN. If you get stuck, ask the people who can help you move forward.

After doing some creating, you will have enough figured out to actually try to make your business happen: time to go to Step 3.