I’ve made startups sound pretty scary so far. I’m sorry, I can’t help myself sometimes, I’ve just seen so much. The good news is, this is a pretty complete list. If you avoid all the mistakes I warn about here, you’ll be in really good shape.
We stand on the brink of Spec being considered a true "startup" – I'm not quite sure what we really are. We technically have employees and revenue, we pay taxes and worry about things like growth and expenses.
But somehow it doesn't feel like a "tech startup" in my mind. And I'm not sure if that's a healthy or dangerous – either way this was a helpful article to read. It's a reminder to not get sloppy with revenue and expenses and to continually focus on providing value to the community.