Founder of Social Startup FreeWater Shares Their Top Insights

FreeWater founder, Josh Cliffords.

Any entrepreneur can tell you, launching a startup is a learning process. Therefore, one of the best things you can do prior to launching a startup of your own is to learn from those who have blazed the trail. Josh Cliffords, founder of social startup FreeWater, shared valuable insights during our interview that will inspire and motivate aspiring entrepreneurs.

Business Insights From the Founder of FreeWater

What is your #1 piece of advice for startup founders?

“To live abroad in a cheap country while in the idea phase to extend your runway as long as necessary until you find product market fit.”

What is the best method you’ve found to avoid burnout as an entrepreneur?

“Having a startup/mission that is about more than just making money. It won’t prevent you from being burnt out but it will keep you pushing forward.”

What is your advice for coming up with a unique startup idea?

“Go on a trip around the world and simply focus on making yourself happy. And from that state of mind you might get lucky and figure it out.”

What is your advice for overcoming challenges and failure?

“Embrace the suck!”

What is the biggest lesson you learned and what can aspiring entrepreneurs take from it?

“Things tend to take longer than you initially anticipate so be prepared to be in it for as long as it takes because it may take 5-20 years if you are lucky.”

What is your advice for entrepreneurs seeking funding for the first time?

“Get traction and hit milestones before you bother to ask.”

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