The startup world is packed with people who want to get their business off the ground, and they want to do this as quickly as possible, Unfortunately, business doesn’t work like that – you have to put in a lot of time and effort to move from point A to point B, and this will only happen if you’re lucky (80 percent of startups fail in the first year). That being said, there are numerous things you can do to speed up the launch of your startup…
Just Make a Start
One of the biggest causes of a slow start is procrastination. Entrepreneurs are so worried about getting their launch exactly right that they never get started at all! This is one of those cases where it’s better to get started imperfectly than it is to wait until everything is just right if you want to get ahead quickly.
Don’t be Fussy About What You Sell
Sort of related to the above, waiting around until you come up with the perfect product to sell when you could be organizing bank loans, hiring staff, and you know launching your business, might not be the best idea. Most businesses aren’t built on amazing new innovations – they sell the same kind of stuff you can find in a million other places. You should do the same, but better! That way, you’ll get to launch quicker, and you can always add new products and make changes as time goes by.
Buy an Existing Business
If you’re a contractor and you want to start your own business, look up contracting companies for sale, or if you’re a dentist, enquire about general dental practice for sale, get a loan and then buy one! Why? Because it’s a lot faster than building up a business from scratch. In fact, you’ll be able to skip the launch part altogether. Sure, this won’t exactly be a` startup in the true sense, but if you have the cash, it could be the best option for you to get into business.
There’s a lot of work that goes behind a successful launch. You need to create a website (and fill it with content), design your brand, market your services and a whole host of other things. If you were to do this all yourself, then it could be years before your launch! No, what you need to do is hire a good team of freelancers and remote workers to get the work done for you. Choose people with excellent feedback, and you’ll have nothing to worry about.
Consider a Co-founder
A problem shared is a problem halved, so if you’re struggling to get things off the ground, despite your entrepreneurial ambitions, it might be worth looking for a co-founder who’s interested in doing the same. That way, you can split the work, double the creativity and bring your business to launch much sooner with a better product to offer. What’s not to like?
Ready, Steady, Go….launch your business on the world.