How to Have a Successful Startup

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How to Have a Successful Startup

It is a fact that the majority of startups fail. Why is that? It is not because their ideas are bad. It is because they just did not plan things well. If you have a great idea and want to make sure that it turns into a success then you need to follow our guide on how to have a successful startup.

Think Like A Business


Whatever your idea is you need to be able to sell it. Why should somebody want to buy it? If you can't think of ten people who you know that would want this product then you need to think about how you would sell it to them. Vision is great, but it take organization and discipline to turn it into a reality. 

Get a Lawyer


You will need one. If you have a new idea or an add on to a product, you need to make sure are doing two things that you are not violating copyright or that your idea is protected from those trying to steal it. It can be hard justify this expense when you are starting up, but lawyers can help walk you through legal process to make sure you are doing everything correctly. 

Have Cash, Then More Cash


Ideas take money to turn into reality. If you want to dedicate all your time to turning this idea into reality then you need to make sure you have the money for it. There needs to be enough money in reserve for you to push through all the initial hurdles from hiring to licensing to distribution. You need to have money for all these things or your process will get stalled or maybe even completely stopped. 



Likewise, you need someone to keep track of where they money is going. A trained accountant is good, but can be a little expensive for a new business. Quickbooks is a good start as well as a solid command of speadsheets and excel but as your operation expands, you need a dedicated financial professional who can also give you opinions on where you need to save money and where you can take some risks. 

Who Has Control


Once you have started to get things organized, have a business plan and things are starting to look good, there are definitely going to be people who are interested in investing. This can be anyone from your mom to a local millionaire. Whoever it is, you need to establish what their investment means. Does it mean partial ownership of the company? Profit sharing? Again this is where it will come in handy to have a lawyer who can draw up the right paperwork for you. 

Now you are ready for your startup to take off. If you have the passion, dedication and organization along with a little dash of luck you can turn your vision into an amazing business. Stay smart, stay focused and success will be just around the corner! 

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