This post was originally published on Medium.
Just when the summer starts to cool off, the startup hustle heats up. This fall will be boiling and it’s going to fly by. Get your shit together or you will lose.
There are metric fucktons of startups launching. Deals are going to be closing left and right in September and October. 67 accelerators are open for applications and competing for the best ideas.
Everyone is going to be competing for customers and eyeballs. Advertising and marketing spends are going to be at an all time high leading up to the holidays.
Things you can to do now to prepare:
Get your financial model and budgets in order.
Re-connect with your crew
Any advisors, mentors, and potential partners. Hit them up now. It doesn’t matter if they might be on vacation. Send them an update and get back on their radar.
Setup Retargeting Campaigns
Metrics and Market Analysis
Know your business inside and out. How well things are performing, who you are targeting, how far you’ve come and what its going to take to get where you want to go.
Figure out what your audience is interested in. Talk to your customers. Deliver the goods.
One Liner and Elevator
KISS. Simple and effective.
Embrace the chaos and remember to have fun.