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How To Get Your Startup Off The Ground Quickly

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Launching a startup is a scary prospect because more than 80% of businesses go bankrupt and have to close their doors. So, the idea of rushing it might make you queasy. However, although you should never walk before you can crawl, there’s no room for wasting time. Taking too long to grow will mean sourcing more capital and incurring new debt, both of which can be terminal. 

The key is to be pragmatic and speedy simultaneously. Sure, it sounds like it’s a lot to bite off in one mouthful, yet it’s not impossible. Here are the things to keep in mind as the owner of a startup.

Make Sure You’re Excited

You’re going to spend double the amount of time in the office than the average worker, so it’s essential to be excited. Otherwise, Monday will be your least favourite day, and it won’t bode well for the future. Startup bosses need to jump out of bed in the morning and rush to work to use their time as efficiently as possible. The only way you’ll adopt this attitude is if you’re passionate about the project. Choosing a concept that’s close to your heart that’s interesting and challenging should prevent you from regularly suffering from the Monday blues.

Create In Your Own Image

The customer is always right, but do you see yourself as a run-of-the-mill shopper? You should because it will help you to create products and services that will sell. As a regular person, you understand what it takes to encourage you to make a purchase. All you need to do is put the idea in your head into practice and tweak it a little. An excellent example is a gift for yourself. By creating a present that you’d like to receive, you’re bound to find a gap in the market filled with people who agree with your theory.

Use Turnkey Solutions

A turnkey solution is readily and easily integratable. Whether it’s turnkey contractors or software developers, their services should save you a massive amount of time. Of course, you need to be able to trust that what they provide is of the highest standard, which is why it’s essential to pick wisely. As with any partner or outsourcer, it’s wise to factor in their reputation and standing in the industry. Another consideration is how previous customers enjoyed their experience. They’re not biased, so their answers are insightful.

Have Fun

It’s hard to have fun when there are bills to pay and finance to secure. Still, if you’re not able to have a good time, don’t take it out on your employees. Workers that turn up to a positive environment daily will maintain a high level of productivity as they’ll enjoy their work. As a result, they’ll go the extra mile for the firm in the opening stages of its lifecycle. A fantastic test is to determine whether people would want to work on a weekend. If the majority would, you know you’ve got an excellent environment and a reliable team.

Hopefully, these tips help you move quickly and efficiently.

 

About the author /


Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Applied Change, a Business Change consultancy based in the UK. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development.

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