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You've read Lean Startup and "How to Build A Billion Dollar App," but you're still no closer to building the next Google than you were 6 months ago.

Your time is limited

You're already working one full time job AND trying to get your startup off the ground. You don't have time to read another newsletter the size of a Master's Thesis.

You need actionable advice in bite-sized pieces

We're pulling the best articles from vetted founders all into one place.

Each lesson can be read in less than 5 minutes. You can get everything you need without ever leaving your inbox. Or dive deeper if you want to learn more on a particular subject.

No fuzzy, motivational poster bullshit. Real, actionable advice to help you build your company. 

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Peep our recent lessons

Start in the South #75 - No-code refresh

Start in the South #74 - The native/hybrid spectrum

Start in the South #73 - Accessibility is simply good design

Start in the South #72 - Fact: it's not impossible to run a startup and stay healthy

Start in the South #71 - Don't forget this when you launch

Start in the South #70 - NEW: step-by-step guide and free templates

Start in the South #69 - Frontend dive: Gamification

Start in the South #68 - Founders & fitness

Start in the South #67 - This increased companies' revenues by 7%

Start in the South #66 - Yeah, but did your coffee do THIS?

Start in the South #65 - Paint or photoshop?

Start in the South #64 - Contracts that cover your SaaS

Start in the South #63 - Two truths and a lie

Start in the South #62 - Does your employer own your startup?

Start in the South #61 - What you should know about no-code

Start in the South #60 - Where to find friends

Start in the South #59 - Why we use OKRs

Start in the South #58 - Don't fall in love with the wrong one

Start in the South #57 - Do you all have any SOPs?

Start in the South #56 - Being the best product and also doing good

Start in the South #55 - Start with a Spreadsheet

Start in the South #54 - Offering a below market rate salary

Start in the South #53 - When should you hire full-time?

Start in the South #52 - We’re doing a thing…

Start in the South #51 - Better than yesterday

Start in the South #50 - We're getting personal

Start in the South #49 - Your idea isn’t a fact. It’s a guess.

Start in the South #48 - U-turn or re-route?

Start in the South #47 - Why culture isn't a buzzword

Start in the South #46 - ...it's a spectrum

Start in the South #45 - 9 of our least favorite tech trends

Start in the South #44 - Cold emails that people read

Start in the South #43 - DRY vs. PRY

Start in the South #42 - The true story of a non-technical founder

Start in the South #41 - How to achieve your goals

Start in the South #40 - Tiny words. Big impact. Microcopy 101.

Start in the South #39 - Your 2018 geeky gift guide!

Start in the South #38 - You need a vacation

Start in the South #37 - Picking a target market

Start in the South #36 - How to minimize your customer support

Start in the South #35 - What to do when you can't find a technical co-founder

Start in the South #34 - 5 ways you can get sh*t done

Start in the South #33 - How do you hire programmers without seeing their code?

Start in the South #32 - Writing better landing page copy

Start in the South #31 - Outsourcing development

Start in the South #30 - Nutrition for founders

Start in the South #29 - Choosing a color for your startup

Start in the South #28 - The other side of the hiring process

Start in the South #27 - Perfectionism won't help your startup

Start in the South #26 - Crafting your pitch

Start in the South #25 - How to choose a name for your business with minimal stress

Start in the South #24 - The power of transparency for your startup

Start in the South #23 - Do you need a mobile app for your startup?

Start in the South #22 - Hiring part 2: Asking the right questions

Start in the South #21 - Want to be a better leader? Get more sleep.

Start in the South #20 - Hiring is effing hard

Start in the South #19 - Dealing with stress as an entrepreneur

Start in the South #18 - Boosting your bottom line via email onboarding

Start in the South #17 - Negotiation tips for founders

Start in the South #16 - 5 things I'm digging this week

Start in the South #15 - Too much feedback is toxic

Start in the South #14 - When to build a no-code MVP

Start in the South #13 - Meaningful, not sleazy, networking

Start in the South #12 - The deal with growth hacking

Start in the South #11 - How to tackle setbacks

Start in the South #10 - Design basics for non-designers

Start in the South #9 - 7 advantages to bootstrapping your SaaS

Start in the South #8 - Customer support basics

Start in the South #7 - The price is right (Part 2)

Start in the South #6 - The price is right

Start in the South #5 - Scoping your minimum loveable product

Start in the South #4 - Planning that moves the needle

Start in the South #3 - Product/market fit

Start in the South #2 - How to validate your idea

Start in the South #1 - Fear, fuel and being an entrepreneur

Who are we?

Hey 👋 we're Krit. We're an app development studio that specializes in helping non-technical founders at B2B startups turn their bold ideas into incredible tech products.

We've spent thousands of hours helping startups design, build and launch profitable apps. 

Based out of Charleston, SC we believe the next wave of super profitable companies will come from outside of Silicon Valley. 

Want to see us cover a topic? Dealing with something tough in your startup? Email andrew@builtbykrit.com