Stop the Premature Pivot – IMP#29

Starting a business is tough and one of the most frustrating experiences you’ll have as an entrepreneur is getting stuck and staying stuck.

It can be heart-breaking to be in a situation where you’re working as hard as you can, but it feels like you’re just spinning your wheels and not making any progress at all. I recently wrote about how to escape from “Pivot Limbo” and because this topic is so important, I have a follow-up podcast episode for you today.

Listen in to learn about the 3 most common mistakes early-stage businesses make (that get them stuck) and how to avoid them:

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Do you have any questions about this topic or personal experiences to share? Let us know by leaving a comment below!

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I'm the founder of ActiveGrowth and Thrive Themes and over the last years, I've created and marketed a dozen different software, information and SaaS products. Apart from running my business, I spend most of my time reading, learning, developing skills and helping other people develop theirs. On ActiveGrowth, I want to help you become a better marketer and product creator. Read more about my story here.

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nuçe says September 2, 2014

Learned some important tips from your post Shane. Looking forward to implementing your tips about responding to relevant comments and ignore the trivial comments to better engage my readers. The call to action about answering questions will be useful on my blogs also..

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    Shane says October 19, 2014

    Thanks for the comment! I hope you’ll get good results from testing these methods out. :)

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Tommy says September 2, 2014

Good podcast Shane. It’s easy to get caught up in the “the customer’s always right” mindset and get stretched too thin.

Of course it helps to start with the narrower focus you talk about in the Impact System. At least then you’re not starting with a complete blank slate (hopefully)!

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    Shane says September 4, 2014

    Thank you for your reply, Tommy. Yes, my own system evolved to try and avoid this kind of thing in the first place. But it can still happen. Like they say: no plan survives the first contact with the enemy. Similarly, no business plan survives the first contact with the market. :)

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Duncan Elliott says September 1, 2014

Hi Shane,
Is this similar to what you want with the feedback request and voting plugin?
I have no idea if this is any good – I just did a quick look around for an alternative.

Also, this might be adaptable – http://wordpress.org/support/plugin/gd-star-rating

Good luck,

Duncan

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    Shane says September 4, 2014

    I’m not sure if a link is missing here…. the star rating one might be adaptable, but it would be nice to have something that’s really made for what I have in mind. Like I said: I’ll have our own developers create something, since the plugin I used to use doesn’t exist anymore and it was a very valuable plugin for my business. I’m sure we can build something even better and use it ourselves as well as making it available for our customers.

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