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How are gardens like start ups?

This is a landscaping design focus which show the similarities between cultivating a garden & a start up. This is the story of "10 years later it was an overnight success"

Source: http://casudi.esse-group.com/entrepreneurs/cultivate-your-garden-like-a-start-up/

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Seasons of Growth

Seasons of Growth

They pass through phases or new growth and then maturing growth.

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Initial concepts are often modified along the way.

Initial concepts are often modified along the way.

Plans are very good, but keep in mind they need to be flexible.

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Sometimes you have to "dump" the idea and start all over.

Sometimes you have to "dump" the idea and start all over.

If you have to fail, fail fast.

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Listen to the experts.

Listen to the experts.

Often this can help in avoiding expensive mistakes

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Not Enough Space

Not Enough Space

Sometimes there's just too much going on. Too much competition for attention and natural resources.

That's so true for Startups too!

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Persistence

Persistence

While you do have to dump an idea, sometimes waiting 10 years is necessary too. There is value in advisers to help you figure out the difference

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Weed & ReCycle the Weak

Weed & ReCycle the Weak

Trying is good, but not all things work. Sometimes they need relocating, regrouping.

Sometimes they just die. Sometimes they need new homes. Sometimes they will just do better off the premises

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Pick one really good (design) theme & follow through.

Pick one really good (design) theme & follow through.

Theme & variations is OK in the garden ~ and in a Start up, though be careful that the variations of the product don't de-focus from the product.

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Expect (& prepare for if possible) the unexpected.

Expect (& prepare for if possible) the unexpected.

Something I forgot to do yesterday which resulted in the deer eating 30% of my blooming Siberian Iris. I failed to spray the anti-deer stuff ~ too busy paying attention to other things. Happens all the time in a start up!

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Dont be blinded by success.

Dont be blinded by success.

Today I was looking up celebrating my success with my Wisteria, and slipped on the Wisteria petals and fell hard! OUCH! This can happen along the way in a start up or small biz when celebrating a success; resulting in a setback or fall!

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How are gardens like start ups?

How are gardens like start ups?