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Re-Inventing How We Do Start-Ups! « Business Model Alchemist

Re-Inventing How We Do Start-Ups! « Business Model Alchemist | Online Business Models | Scoop.it

If architects conceived and constructed buildings the way we do start-ups there wouldn’t be much standing. I’m deeply convinced we can change that and substantially increase the odds.


Admittedly, launching a start-up means dealing with more unknowns than in architecture. The former deals with unpredictable markets and potential customers, while the latter deals with solid materials and the laws of physics.

 

However, while an architect uses concrete tools and systematic methods to come-up with and construct his buildings, most start-up entrepreneurs shape and build their ideas pretty much barehanded in terms of tools and methodologies.

 

I’m convinced that this is a more important reason for the high failure rate of start-ups than the unpredictability of markets.

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Memberly Aims To Help Businesses Sell Physical Goods Via Subscription

Memberly Aims To Help Businesses Sell Physical Goods Via Subscription | Online Business Models | Scoop.it

Subscription sites for physical goods are proliferating: Birchbox, which sends monthly boxes of beauty samples to subscribers, just closed a $10.5 million funding round, and other sites, like Foodzie and CraftCoffee with their tasting boxes, are getting into the subscription game as well.

 

Memberly, a NYC-based startup from the founders of tea community site Steepster, aims to help small businesses—including publishers—and individuals run subscription programs for their own goods.

 

The site, which is currently accepting users by application only, is featuring subscriptions from four companies right now: monthly tea boxes from Steepster; undershirts made in Mali; quarterly art books from Portland independent publisher Little Otsu; and Paleo Diet-approved snacks from PaleoPax. 

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