Month: May 2014

The Four Stages of a B2B Startup

You are never too old to learn. Thanks David Cummings.

David Cummings on Startups

In thinking through the two most recent posts on 5 Ways to Identify Product/Market Fit and 5 Quick Steps to Go From Product/Market Fit Focused to Customer Acquisition Focused, it became clear to me that there’s value in organizing the startup lifecycle into generic stages. With simple stages, it’s easier to communicate and focus in on what’s important when talking with entrepreneurs (e.g. how often have you heard entrepreneurs worrying about scaling their product when they don’t have customers yet).

Here are the four stages of a B2B startup:

  • Stage 1 – Search for Product/Market Fit (1 – 2 years)
    This involves putting the core team together, building a simple version of the product, signing the first 20+ customers, and honing in on the needs of the market. Most startups fail in this stage.
  • Stage 2 – Build a Repeatable Customer Acquisition Process (1 – 2 years)
    This involves…

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Topics and links – April 2014

Relevant information for the upcoming European elections.


Logo AskEP March 2014How can I vote in the upcoming European elections? What can the European Parliament do about the current summer-time arrangement? How does the Parliament protect animal welfare?

Answers to these questions or other citizens’ concerns can be found by consulting our selection of links below.

The following topics are based on questions and comments from citizens writing to the European Parliament.

European elections 2014

With the European elections just around the corner, citizens continue to turn to the EP with many different requests. Some citizens ask for practical information about the elections, others express their state of mind and preoccupations of what improvements the elections can bring.

European elections 2014The following links will guide you to the relevant information:

The 2014 European elections

Your Europe: Elections abroad

EPRS: 2014 European elections: national rules (11-03-2014)

Factsheet on the EP electoral procedures

Any questions on this issue or another EP-related concern? Please use our

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