There is a very important reason why I am writing this article. It is an article from the heart to those who are reading. We all know that times are changing, and changing quite fast. The root forth which all social change occurs stems from the development of technology. It doesn’t matter what that technology is or where it comes from – technology forces people to change. Those who refuse to do so, they will find failure not too far off.
There is a term for this: technological forces. Technological forces are the impacts that developments in technology have on societies, governments, businesses and consumers. There are both positive technological forces and there are the negatives. Positive technological forces are better overall management of everything from time to information, while increased unemployment and abuse of information are examples of negatives.
We are seeing these both sides more and more every day. Those who are intuitive step up and do something to negate the negative aspect while attempting to promote the positive. Then there are many who sit around and complain about unavoidable technological forces occurring around them such as automation taking jobs.
If you look around at such social issues such the threat to jobs that automation poses, then we sit back and think long and hard, most of us knew that this day was coming sooner or later – just happens to be that it came much sooner. We actually experience those “I knew that was coming moments” quite often throughout life. Yet, we seem to fall into the same trap.
If you are one of those who is seriously thinking of starting your own business, then allow me to share some quick tips to help you find a starting point, because no time has been better or more necessary than now.
Let’s Get Started – First Things First
One important tidbit of business advice: you must learn not to put the cart before the horse. A lot of new business owners and entrepreneurs seem to have this habit of overthinking things, which leads to doing things that they don’t even need to do at the moment.
If you are just now getting to the drawing board, most likely you yet to develop a product or service, have no customers and no revenue coming in. This means there is no need to come up with company names, design logos or even file to become a legal business.
Furthermore, if you are someone who likes the idea of launching a startup but really has no clue as to what to offer consumers, it is quite alright. Take a deep breath and relax. This is now the time to ponder what the market is missing and how you can fill the gap. Statistically, the average person comes up with a million dollar idea once a year – think about that.
Lastly, you don’t need to be a master at technology, coding, or anything else for that matter in order to start a business. Good business mindedness is what you need. If you lack knowledge in something, find like-minded people who share your dreams but also have the knowledge and skills you lack.
Not every startup idea takes money, especially for those who can write code – those people are blessed with golden finger tips. This, again, is why it’s important to network and team up with people who think like you. And don’t forget the possibility of seeking some business funding.
Remember This Aspect of Business 101: Sell Your Idea Before You Produce It
Remember the whole cart-before-the-horse issue? This is one of them. Some people in the world of business say this goes hand-in-hand with developing a Minimum Viable Product (MVP). Never waste hundreds of hours and hard-to-come-by cash building a product before you know the temperature of the water – stick your toes in one at a time until you’re sure you’re ready to jump in.
Use technologies such as social media to reach out to people and get some idea what it is they’re looking for in a solution to a problem or what they want from a new product. Once you have a general picture, start building on it, keeping your potential buyers informed of your progress – you never know, they may give you some great advice. Plus, this helps you build a report with them.
Source Talent Where Needed – Or Take Advantage of Business Automation
As I wrote above, you don’t really need to have a lot of technical know-how in order to turn your idea into a successful startup. You only need to be good at team building and spotting good talent.
Once you’ve drawn up your idea, find out when and where the best meetup events are taking place and see if you can catch yourself a co-founder or two. Maybe you can’t pay them, but if they like your idea enough to become a co-founder, problem solved.
These things I have shared are not all there needs to be done, but to explain any more would require a book. Nevertheless, these three things listed above will take a lot of work for you to get the hang of. If you actually make it to sourcing talent or recruiting talent to join as co-founder(s), then you are well on your way to seeing your dreams come true.