How many of you build or experiment with an idea that can lead you to launching a startup?

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Well I just launched my own virtual assistant business on the first. I even did it legally through LegalZoom. I had an idea and I took a leap of faith. Now I’m the owner of Abel Assisting LLC.


@Brainlabs interested to learn more

I do


In my experience, most do. A minimum nonviable product. Talk about it, blog about, get in an incubator, post questions about it... Build a landing page to validate demand for the idea, THEN maybe startup.


I want to know how do you handle the legal hurdle of building a product with all the legal restrictions of your current employer.


Read your employee handbook it’ll clearly define how they treat intellectual property.

also some states have laws protecting employees regarding IP.

Start there. 

I do...

I've tried an idea last year but covid really put a dent in my growth plan...

Was the idea parallel to what you do regularly??


How do you go about launching an idead whipe dealing with the golden handcuffs?


Building a startup now

Thank you 🙏🏽

Following... I want to do one but still have a cold feet.

Got a few

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A sincere advice for people in the age group bracket 22-26 years (max)

Get out of these shit IT corporate world.

Start preparing for SSC CGL(mainly target this exam). There are a hell lot of opportunities if you clear this exam and these jobs provides a lot of job respect in the society.
Even if the salary is 60-70k (starting salary) but the job security and the facilities are simply incomparable with the IT jobs.

Don't waste your time & energy in the ruthless labor market just for money.


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