Episode details

So many developers (your podcast hosts included) make the same mistakes when trying to turn an idea into a business for the first time. In this episode, Ben and Adam talk through a bunch of these mistakes, why they matter, and what you should do to avoid them.

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  • (00:00) - Ben's Laracon talk "Predictable Mistakes of the Developer-Turned-Founder"
  • (02:57) - Mistake: Starting with SaaS
  • (15:21) - Mistake: Selling to consumers
  • (17:40) - Mistake: Selling to struggling businesses
  • (24:24) - Mistake: Not pre-selling your product
  • (25:52) - Mistake: Assuming people are rational
  • (26:58) - Mistake: Not choosing a customer you like
  • (28:05) - Mistake: Being comfortable with your pricing
  • (33:37) - Mistake: Raising VC
  • (40:09) - Mistake: Overfocusing on legal and compliance


Published on Aug 30, 2023 in Entrepreneurship
US English


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