A recent article authored by Social Media Week, 6 Suggestions for an Aspiring Startup Founder, had a lot of valuable information regarding the startup journey. Here’s a brief summary to wet your appetite:
- Don’t Be Afraid to Experiment
You should always be thinking of the next project. If you’re not already doing a side project, start thinking about what you can do to improve your company. Side experiments can complicate your schedule so plan accordingly. You may need to hire extra hands but it’s well worth it.
A popular misconception is that to be successful you need to focus and put all your eggs in one basket. That’s not the case for a lot of successful startups.
- Stay Motivated
Starting a new business involves a lot of work, and it’s not always interesting work. It’s easy to lose motivation and inspiration. A simple solution is to continually ready books about startups and entrepreneurs. You should also find and follow business blogs. Additionally, podcasts are a great way to stay motivated.
- Choose Your Friends Wisely
You’ll meet a lot of new people along your startup journey. You won’t be able to keep in touch with all of them; however, you should keep in touch with contacts within your industry. You should also keep in touch with industry experts and successful startup owners. Surrounding yourself with people who like to succeed is a great way to succeed yourself. If you’re a social media fan, you should connect with everyone you meet on LinkedIn. It’s free and it’s an easy way to keep in touch (and show off your resume).
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