Startups & Stores
I almost forgot one of my rules (lol). Stores help any website, brand or idea get better faster. There are things you learn creating a store our #startup http://www.curagami.com can't teach.
We have over 30 years of ecommerce experience and creating one Shopify store will, over the course of the 2 - 4 days it takes, teach you half of what we know.
What Creating A Store Teaches Startups
* Content and copy writing.
* Product categorization, planning and business intelligence (#BI).
* Social Media.
* Thinking about THEM (your customers).
* Learning to test & validate assumptions.
* Provides a new dimension for B2B and B2C products, companies and tools.
The new "perspective" the last bullet mentions is the gold. Getting out of your head and testing assumptions and ideas IRL (In Real Life) is more valuable than every brainstorm we've ever had.
Brainstorms and past experience create an assumption framework. Creating a store pushing assumptions into the deep end of the pool and they learn to swim fast or drown
We work around 6 startups and NONE of them have or are likely to follow my advice to create store. Every startup here in Durham thinks they are selling a THING.
I've learned the hard way the first thing we startups sell is OURSELVES (you & people on your team). Next thing you sell is money making competency. If you know a better way to prove "money making competency" than spending $200 to create a Shopify store be sure to tweet @Curagami and share that idea and trust we will be creating your idea next :).
Marty & Team Curagami
PS. Will share HackHeadphones.Shopify.com when its live (probably Monday)
Via Martin (Marty) Smith