Basic Things to do Before you Start your Startup


Starting a startup is not easy at all. This is why you need to make a few considerations before you actually start off in this direction. Read ahead to know the pre-requisites that will help you excel.

  1. Identify your industry: First, you must be able to pick the industry in which you wish to start your company. You have a number of sectors such as online clothing, shoes, watches, application-based cab services and much more. There is no dearth of options. The ideas to choose a sector that is already flourishing and then bring about a new element which will make people feel that they have certain advantages if they opt for your services. In case you wish to do something totally out of the box, then you must be able to think or a sector which needs attention and can be cultivated further.
  2. Identify marketing strategies: Marketing is the key to success for each and every company. This is for small scale as well as large scale and established companies. This is why your startup is no exception to this rule at all. There are traditional marketing means such as the Tv, the newspaper advertisements and also the radio. In case of the newest marketing tricks, your best pick will be social media marketing and the use of bloggers as well as KOLs (key Opinion Leaders).
  3. Think about funding: Next, you must think about the funding. This is very important for you because without this, you cannot even think about starting your business. There are a number of options for you such as reaching out to investors, asking peers and family as well as searching for bank loans. In case of loans, you must be sure about the bank you are choosing and the policy that they follow. Make comparisons regarding the interest rate charged by the alternatives on your list and then finally pick one which suits your needs the best.
  4. Pick a name: Just like your personal name influences the way people think about you, the same applies for your startup. Pick a name that is clear, easy to pronounce, short as well as makes your work and department of services very clear. Do not go for names in foreign languages that are not easily understood by the masses. The point to be noted here is that people should be able to connect with you instead of perceiving you as someone who is difficult to get to.
  5. You must try it on a sample group: Last but not the least, you must know whether you are on the right track at all. This is why you must first choose a small sample group and try your services on them. This can be done in a certain store or even just randomly in any part of your city. This is where you will be able to meet the potential buyers and get their honest opinions and reviews. Always value this feedback.

About Jennifer Cribsly

I'm a former real estate broker who specialized in helping first time buyers be able to purchase a home. Now full time mom, part time real estate owner/investor.
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