What to know before starting a startup: 1.
What are you doing?
Is this your first startup?
How are you going to make money?
Who are your investors?
What’s your goal?
What will you be doing to make this happen?
Are you confident that you can get there?
Is this something you want to do?
Is it something you will do?
Are there any other opportunities in your area?
Is your first company a good fit for your business?
Do you want a long-term commitment?
Are your customers interested in your product?
How will you make money on this business?
Do they trust you?
Is there a market?
How do you plan to make a profit?
What if things go wrong?
Do your co-founders have a great track record?
Is someone in your office with a background in marketing?
Are they motivated?
Are any of your co of-founding partners involved in other startups?
What about your financials?
Do the co founders have a good relationship with your bank?
What is your team’s budget?
Is anyone from your office or company connected to the company?
Is the company open to public financing?
Is a seed round worth it?
What kinds of questions are you asking yourself when you’re interviewing potential employees?
How much do you think you need to spend?
What should you spend the money on?
Is any of this worth it for you?
Are the company’s products, services, or products worth it, and how much do they cost?
Are some of your team members interested in the startup?
Do any of the co-founder’s other co-workers have a similar business model?
Is an employee with a similar experience at your company a great fit for the startup’s mission?
Does your co founder have experience in product design?
Does the co founder know about product development?
Is all of your product’s product designs or prototypes?
Is one of your company’s founders a product designer?
Does all of the product’s design work?
Are all of you designers or product designers involved in the company in some capacity?
Is anything else relevant to the startup or the co of founders?
Are employees from the company on your team willing to work with you?
What kind of job offer do you want?
What do you like about the company or co founder?
Are co-founded employees interested in starting their own startup?
How long do you expect to be the co Founder?
Is you going through any other job offers?
How is the company funded?
What does your co Founder think about your job?
Are anyone in your co founded team interested in running for office or political office?
What percentage of the company is privately owned?
Are those employees or co founders your biggest customers?
What level of customer service is the co founded company providing?
Is co founded the only company in your company?
What were some of the biggest challenges you had to overcome in your first year?
What did you do to overcome the biggest hurdle in your startup?
What lessons have you learned about managing a business?
How many people are in your team?
What type of employees do you have?
What sort of employee do you hire?
What would you do differently if you had more employees?
How are your co founders handling customer support?
What have you been doing to keep costs low?
What services do you provide to your co Founders?
What was the most important lesson you learned during your startup’s first year of operations?
How did you manage your team and how are you managing yours?
How well are your team working?
What types of products do you sell?
What can you do for a co founded startup?
What resources are available to you?
Do people want to work for you or have you given them the green light to join your team yet?
Are people paying attention to your startup or not?
How has your startup changed over the last year?
What steps have you taken to make your team more accountable and transparent?
Are most of your staff people who you would hire if you were in a similar position?
What other steps do you consider taking to improve your startup and your cofounder’s career?
How would you rate the effectiveness of your startup as an organization?
What impact does your startup have on your cofounded company?