Daily Blogging for a Year: A "Lean" Pathway to Launching a Web-based Business

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A lean startup process is an attractive route to business ownership for people with limited funds or who are risk averse, as such a process is designed to avoid significant

A lean startup process is an attractive route to business ownership for people with limited funds or who are risk averse, as such a process is designed to avoid significant loss and support success (Thickett, 2013). This article contends that ideal tools to facilitate this lean startup methodology of experimentation, reflection, and flexibility are social media platforms and third party selling. This reflective case study examines the author’s process using these tools to lean launch a niche web-based artisan business.