Do you have an idea for a new product or service? Sometimes those new ideas sound great, but we need reassurance that we are going down a good path before we travel too far down the road. The lean startup methodology is based on the premise that you don’t know what your customer wants until you ask them. And since you are working for them and their needs, that is the best place to start when creating a new product or business. Following some key steps can help save you time and money in the long run.