How to Validate Your Business Ideas with Minimal Cost

how to validate your business idea with minimum cost
Earlier this year, our host Natasha Che started Soundwise, a mobile marketplace for on-demand audio courses in business and personal development. She and her cofounders want to build the Netflix for learning-on-the-go. In today’s episode, Natasha and Founders Nextdoor producer, Xue Bai, sit down and chat about how Natasha got the idea for Soundwise. And more importantly, this is an example of how you can go about testing your business ideas, so that you can confirm that your business actually has legs, before you plunge into execution and spend a bunch of money on developing the idea.

 


Reference

Soundwise: Audio Courses in Business and Personal Development

Business Model Canvas

Lean Startup Methodology

How to Validate Your Business Ideas without Spending A Dime

How to Run A Successful Food Business while Keeping Your Sanity

Episode 11

Today on the show, I interview Kirk Francis, who is the Captain of Captain Cookie and the Milkman, a mobile bakery and dessert shop in Washington DC. By popular votes, they have the best ice cream sandwiches in town, and Kirk has an inspiring entrepreneurial story to tell. In this interview, he talks about why he picked making cookie as a business, the extreme extent he went to get initial customers, how he bootstrapped the business from nothing, and how to find the perfect locations for your food trucks. Kirk not only have great stories to share, he is also the hardest working man in cookie business. And you’ll know that’s not an exaggeration after you listen to this episode.

“Don’t be swept away by the romance of starting your own business. Although it’s very sweet sometimes, it’s mostly a whole lot of work that goes unappreciated and unacknowledged. But if you’re willing to work very hard, put your customers first, and treat your employees and partners with respect, you might start to make it. There’s really no magic formula.”

– Kirk Francis

 


Captain Cookie and the Milkman

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Flagship Location:

2000 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC

General Information

(202) 556-3396

captaincookiedc@gmail.com

Store & Delivery

(202) 795-9184

2000Penn@captaincookiedc.com

Events & Catering

(202) 681-5423

events@captaincookiedc.com


Reference

Foodtruck Fiesta