Can you name any materialistic object which does not have a base? Right there is no such thing. It’s practically impossible, right? When talking about business, even business has a base and it is very important.
Without any firm base, your business can collapse at any point of time without even you knowing about it. Having a strong base is very essential in business.
To construct a strong base for your business, you must understand the essentials of it. You get the essentials right and you get your base perfect. A business with a firm base can do wonders and outperform any of it’s competitors at any point of time.
Now, are you thinking of starting a business? Yes! Great. I am sure that you will be very excited about starting a business and would be having a million thoughts in mind. But, before you bank on any of those thoughts I want you to analyse whether you have considered these essentials. Many aspiring entrepreneurs fail because they don’t get their basics right. So, it’s time you make them right.
Timing Is Everything
Understand, that I am not talking about the times in the market. Neither am I asking you to analyse whether it’s the right time to enter the market? No, save that for later. Bet it’s coming sooner than you think.
Over hare we are talking about your timing. Ask yourself this question over and over again. Are you ready to start a business? Can you sustain the burden of responsibilities and failures? Do have what it takes to be an entrepreneur?
This is a very crucial step when starting a business. Unless you have calculated all the possible outcomes and have the potential to live with it, DO NOT GET INTO BUSINESS until then. And if the answer is yes, you might want to have a look on the below mentioned points.
Is Your Idea Worth It?
Is your idea worth giving a shot? Ask this question to yourself. What’s in common between all the successful businesses? Idea. Their idea solves a real problem or does something so better that people just can’t turn their faces off it.
Take for example Microsoft, Apple, Google, Tesla Motors they all came up with a solution to a persistent dilemma and that’s how they made their names. Forget the later marketing, promotional stuff. It’s for later.
Your business’ success relies on your concept, so ensure that its a worthy one. Analyse what you can fix with your business concept or how can you better a prevailing solution. If you can achieve that, surely you can achieve success then.
Do You Have The Right Resources?
Every trade has its tools and thus you need to analyse do you have your’s? Once you are through with analysing your concept, analyse what are you going to need to make it happen. Entering business without proper resources is like entering a battlefield without assault power.
Make a list of your requirements and then work upon having them to work to your advantage. Some businesses may need to leverage technology to operate whereas other may need to leverage something else. Whatever it may be analyse do you have the right resources? If not then get them. Once you have them then there is not stopping.
Choose The Right Business Model
For this you can refer the link http://startup0km.com/how-to-choose-a-business-model/. This will answer all your queries related to choosing a favorable business model.
How To Go About Marketing
The word “Marketing” may seem small but it’s an ocean with very powerful tides. What you are going to do with marketing down the line it’s a different story. But, you can always draw a initial marketing plan or may be have someone who can help you with it. A consultant may be.
Operating a business is of no use if you don’t have any customers. But, how will they approach you? Marketing, promotion is the thing. When you show your presence in the market only then people will come to know about and only then will they search for you and come to you. Thus marketing is very essential, you just cannot omit it. Unless you don’t reach people they won’t reach you.
For this very reason it is important that you have your initial marketing plan ready of how you are going to approach people. Some may go for physical branding, some may opt for online or social media as per their needs and merits of each platform. But, you can only do that if you gave it a thought initially.
Majority of startups look forward to funding without realising that if you want best, you got to take out the best in you. There is no point in roaming behind investors, they are gonna turn you down unless you have something firm that supports what you are asking for. Instead of how will I get funding think about what will get me funded.
Most startups commit this mistake over and over again and some may perish over the course of time. The reason, they are looking for funding and not business. Make business your first priority and not getting funded. They won’t give their money until you prove your mettle. Concentrate on generating more and more business, more revenue, expansion, team, etc. If you picked a territory don’t just do establish your business there, conquer it and do this over and over again. Till then you will have enough in your pockets to sustain. Then you don’t have to speak the numbers will speak for you. This is how you about getting funded. Prove you are worth it, don’t beg for it.
What’s The Exit Plan?
Not encouraging you to plan your exit, but as we know if there is an entrance then there is an exit too. Choosing not to is your choice. Plan if you choose to exit then what will be your exit strategy? If you need any help with planning exit refer to this awesome blog from Business Insider http://www.businessinsider.com/startup-exits-should-be-positive-and-planned-early-2011-1?IR=T.This may help you
Off all the things in business one thing is for sure “Planning is everything” and a firm plan means way to success. Analyzing all the above mentioned elements will ensure that sustain and prosper in what you do.