Do you want to start your own business but have no idea where to start?
Do you own a Startup but your progress feels stagnant?
Don’t worry, there’s plenty of help at hand. This week is a quick guide of seven points to consider when planning your strategy.
Do you have ideas for new Startups? Do you have ideas about what to do with your current Startup? Will the idea work? Is it creating a solution? Here’s something to consider about your next project. Paul Graham says,
‘Live in the future and build what seems interesting. Strange as it sounds, that’s the real recipe.’
In How to Get Startup Ideas Graham writes about what he has encountered and how he found solutions.
Entrepreneur.com has The Simplest Test of Whether Your Business Idea is Good or Bad.
What kind of resources do you need to push your Startup forward?
There’s online help from Start Ups. To help get you begin, you can access 10 Steps to Starting a business.
If you live in Enfield or surrounding areas, Enterprise Enfield runs programmes and offers Help and support through their expert business advisors.
Do you already have a brilliant idea for a product but it’s not complete yet, read You Don’t Need a Finished Product to Launch Your StartUp by Fortune.com
Have you got a business plan? Do you need to update the one you have?
You can get some ideas from Business.com.
The wonderful advisors at Enterprise Enfield can also help with this, in one to one sessions.
If you need your business to be in the market and in some respects ahead of the game, then you’ll need help with your brand. A knowledgeable business coach and marketer who can help to make your business and brand grow is Sara Carter of Sara Carter Business.
Investments (Funding is more appropriate)
For advice about finance and loan, you can speak to someone at Enterprise Enfield
For funding applications, Diana Roy of Up Write is an experienced expert in her field. Follow her on Twitter https://twitter.com/UpWriteUK .
Who is on your team? Are you a one-person crew at the moment?
Steve Jobs knew a thing or two about teams. He knew to have people around him with different skillsets. While we may have to work on our own, to begin with, when we do have a team, we need to surround ourselves with people who are really good at what they do.
Fast Company has a suggestion for your team in The only 6 People You Need on Your Founding Startup Team.
I hope these seven key factors have been helpful.
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Thanks for reading.