“Until you’re profitable, you’re on fire. And when your house is on fire you don’t waste time on tying your shoes.”
This is the lesson Matome Bopape gave me after our failed attempt at trying to build a working relationship together. I admire his sense of urgency, the need for constant relentless and the great come back to the healthy business approach.
Yep. Healthy business approach.
Running a startup isn’t that different from running a corner shop, beauty salon or an auto repair service. You get to profits quickly or die.
Don’t take any breaks. Don’t waste your energy on things that don’t build growth. Fight for profits.