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Startups are Growers or Showers. Which are you? 👀

Jun 17, 2024

Startups are Growers or Showers. Which are you? 👀

In the startup ecosystem, showers are those that make an immediate impact.

They launch with a bang, grabbing attention, funding, and market share quickly.

→ Think Uber, Snap Inc. – high visibility, rapid growth, and significant investor attraction.

But this rapid ascent comes with its own challenges: intense pressure to sustain growth and the risk of burnout.

→ On the other hand, growers are the unsung heroes building their foundations silently and steadily.

Their growth might not be visible initially, but like the Chinese bamboo plant, they are laying down deep roots.

For years, the bamboo plant shows no growth above ground, but when the time is right, it can grow up to 80 feet in just a few weeks! 🌿

→ Startups like Intuit Mailchimp and Basecamp (37signals) exemplify this.

They focus on sustainable growth, solid product development, and understanding their market deeply.

This steady approach results in resilient businesses with loyal customer bases and long-term success.

So, whether you're a shower seizing the moment or a grower playing the long game, the key is to understand your growth strategy, stay adaptable, and remain committed to your vision. 💡

Remember, sometimes the most significant growth happens beneath the surface, preparing you for a breakthrough moment. 🌱✨

Size matters — When it matters. Ha!

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