Lesson for fund-starved startups: Self-help is the best help
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What can the current crop of startups that are staring at a dip in funding learn from a turn of a phrase that was used in the early 19th century United States?

Plenty, perhaps.

“Bootstrapping,” which meant completing an absurdly impossible action (origins are from the phrase "pull oneself over a fence by one's bootstraps"), is a way to support the operational expenses and growth needs of the company, through finances that are self-invested or through the sale of the startup’s products and services.

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