Lawson Hembree's 5 Tips for Startup Success - Innovate Arkansas
Lawson Hembree's 5 Tips for Startup Success
By Mark Carter, 9/3/2012 12:00:00 AM
We asked AFS founder Lawson Hembree, a client of Innovate Arkansas, to consider five key ingredients to launching a successful startup. Here's what he came up with:
1 Make it happen. Lots of people have great ideas; few act on them.
2 Find and develop the 3Ps: Product, People, Passion. Have the right solution for the right problem for the right market.
3 Think strategically and keep moving forward. Look for ways to make things more efficient and new ways to solve problems.
4 Be humble and coachable. The greatest hindrance to progress is pride.
5 Invest in the lives of others. "All lasting business is built on friendship." - Alfred A. Montapert.
Lawson on Innovate Arkansas:
"Innovate Arkansas has been a valuable resource for us as we've moved forward with AFS. Individuals like Jeff Amerine and Mike Smith have been instrumental in connecting us with resources and people that have enabled us to gain insight and further solidify our unique value proposition."
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