Great read with some great pointers this. Having burnt by the odd outsourced design / development relationship in the past, I can relate to a lot of the advice that Derek has given. I specifically like & agree with #7: You’re going to hire at least two different people
First time here? Start with the hits:
If you're validating your (startup) idea, this is the ultimate method.
Because it's a rollercoaster-like life as an entrepreneur.
Every sale and every relationship with a customer starts with you helping them.
Pressing pause on a startup is the hardest thing I've ever done.