Here is a simple two-step process that will help you get started with launching your startup idea today.
Launching a startup can be an intimidating process. Taking ideas from your head and putting them into an action plan starts with deciding to bring your vision to fruition. Running a startup is no easy task, and launching one isn’t either. For those who are just starting, taking baby steps is recommended to prevent yourself from becoming overwhelmed or discouraged before you get started.
These steps can help you gain the momentum you need to get your startup up and running today.
Determine the Goal
Starting with your goal in mind will save you tons of time and energy. Just like taking a road trip, it’s best to have a sense of where you would like to end up. Know where you want to see yourself, even if you’re not sure about the final destination.
Determine what your destination would look like – is it more money, and if so, how much and why? For what reason do you want to make a specific amount of money? Is it the freedom to work anywhere in the world? Maybe your goal is to solve a problem for medical professionals who work in the healthcare industry. Know and understand your “why.”
Once you know your goal, you can proceed with creating a plan of action to achieve it. Most startup failures are due to a lack of clarity – no goals, no vision. A goal will serve as your guidepost and help you kickstart the required action steps to get things moving in the right direction. Most startup founders set out on this journey to make a difference. Startups play a pivotal role in changing our world.
Start with Simple Resources
Don’t let not having a website ready discourage you from getting your business online. We live in a world where social media is a big deal. If you have the name of your business, the official logo, and an overview of what your company does, that’s enough to get going. If you are in the middle of filing paperwork like business registrations, copyrights, trademarks, and similar items of that nature, I would suggest finalizing those necessary documents before going online.
In addition, there are also other tasks you can do that will help position your startup online when the time comes. These tasks include creating your brand mission statement or company overview, determining which social media platforms to use, and registering them. It is also a great time to start thinking about the marketing strategy and the best ways to promote your startup. This level of activity will spur your mind into action. Completing the simple stuff will make way for the next set of tasks you need for a successful launch.
Hopefully, the steps above have given you some clarity and insight into why it is crucial to take action now on your idea. Even though you may experience levels of uncertainty or doubt, you will create momentum by moving forward. The goal is to start where you are with what you have. I’m sure you may have heard the quote, “An idea not coupled with action will never get any bigger than the brain cell it occupied.” ―Arnold Glasow.
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Keetria is an entrepreneur, wellness advocate, and brand strategy coach for creatives & entrepreneurs with 16 years of public relations expertise working with some of the world’s leading brands, startups, media personalities, and entertainers. If you would like to work together, don’t hesitate to reach out!