Critical Success Factors for a Web Startup

Last week, the entire Creately Team (except Graham – we missed you mate) gathered in our new office in Colombo for a week long strategy and planning session. We reflected on the past year, our successes and learnings, evaluated the market and primed ourselves for an exciting year ahead in 2010. We talked a bit and drew quite a lot during the week. We’re firm believers of visual thinking and communication and ended up capturing most of our thoughts and findings in mind-maps, concept diagrams and the like. Over the coming weeks, we’ll share some of these diagrams that we feel can help other young startups like ourselves do better in 2010.

Today, I’d like to share a Concept Map that Chandika put together – Critical Success Factors for a Web Startup. It captures key elements of a Startup’s operations that need the Entrepreneur’s attention and how these elements impact your success as a web startup. With so little time and so much to do – anything that helps keep an entrepreneur focused is very useful. So if you’re like me, you’ll want to print it out and pin it someplace you’ll see it everyday. Click image to enlarge success-factors-for-startupsWhat else do you think should go into the diagram? Did we miss something crucial that you’d like to add? @charan

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  1. cal

    Is it possible to get a wallpaper-sized version of the diagram?

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