Do you dream of starting your own company? Itching to build your own business and be the boss? While it is possible to succeed as an entrepreneur with a single great idea, more often than not, successful entrepreneurs come from seasoned backgrounds in their industry.
You've had a brilliant idea, one you think could turn into a rare "unicorn". But before you dive headlong into launching a business, first take the time to validate your idea. This will help ensure that there's room in the market for your idea - along with potential customers. It can also save you from doubling up on something that already exists, or attempting to shoehorn yourself into an overcrowded vertical.
Here's how to figure out whether your idea has legs.
The business startup scene is one of the most ruthless sectors in the world. With a 90% failure rate, it’s obvious most startups don’t make the cut. Sure, some of the blame can be placed on market saturation, but the bitter truth is that most startups simply don’t know how to, well, start.
Having a great idea is one thing; seeing that idea to fruition is a whole different story. Grit, gumption, tenacity -- these are the traits you need to survive in the industry.
If you’re looking to test your mettle in the startup world, here are four tips to help you start moving.
Topics: Start Up
You may be puzzled by the title of this post. You might ask yourself, "Why should I want to mirror a startup culture? My company is established and thriving." While that may be true, there are many positive things to be gleaned from a startup mindset that can improve any size business.
When you think about a startup culture, visions of air hockey tables, modern furniture, brightly colored walls, and an all-fun mentality may come to mind. But in reality, a startup culture is so much more.
Here are a few common tenants of startup culture that could benefit your business and everyone in it.
It’s not easy being a solo entrepreneur. But that's showbiz baby.
Since you’re ridin' solo, you are forced to wear many hats which can be both exhilarating and exhausting, depending on the day. Thankfully, technology and the era of internet has made working alone easier than ever.
There are tools and apps and goodies galore to help you make the most of your day, get “all the things” done, and even do them on a budget. Keep reading for some our best “gotta have ‘em” tools to help make your solo venture successful.