A lot of startups began with a dream in somebody’s basement or dorm room.
Steve Jobs started Apple from his garage. Ben Uretsky and his team sat around a table screwing drives into servers by hand in the early days of DigitalOcean. And the founders of Airbnb raised around $30,000 selling special edition election-themed cereal boxes as part of their startup story.
Oftentimes, startups focus on getting enough traction for investment. But by looking at reducing costs and being more efficient, you might be able to generate profit without necessarily taking on investors. After all, this is the true goal of a business.