October 20, 2009 in ATDC News

Let People Try It First

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Fred Wilson, a New York VC and a prolific blogger, wrote a great post this morning called Just Try it Out.

I get emails all the time that are ten paragraphs or more, and include a twenty page attachment. I do my best to read them and give a good response to them. But honestly, a one paragraph email explaining who you are, why you are writing, and a link to your web service is a whole lot better. If I am going to spend fifteen minutes on your business, I’d much rather it be fifteen minutes using your product than reading about it.

This is great advice for any entrepreneur, whether you are raising capital or bootstrapping. Find a way to let others experience your product or concept rather than just read about it. Want to discuss this topic further? Go to the new ATDC Forum.

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