Startup – Each week I identify a different theme and provide you with content, some original and some from external sources, around that theme in two separate posts.
The first post represents my thoughts, experience, advice or questions on whatever the weekly theme is. Later in the week, a second post will summarize and provide links to several articles and videos from other sources, providing additional information on the weekly theme.
This week’s theme is startup business.
Part 1 This Week
In Part 1 this week I provided you with some original thoughts and content on what to consider before starting up a business. In Part 2 I am providing you with links to other sources. In this case, not surprisingly, the primary source of the external content is Entrepreneur, since that is their focus. Through these outside sources we are covering a wide array of topics around the subject of startups. They in turn provide links to many more articles and information.
5 External Sources for Tips on Startup Business
The first 4 of the following 5 links come from Entrepreneur. The fifth comes from Inc.
- You gotta get out there? Among the many concerns of a startup is just how in the world you can get word out there that you even exist, let alone add value. A sold public relations campaign is required. One component of that campaign may be media coverage. This article provides 5 ways to get media coverage as a startup. I’m going to follow each and every one of these ideas for an upcoming product launch.
- What it worth? How do you determine that what your startup is worth? Ever watch Shark Tank? Almost every entrepreneur goes in with an inflated sense of what the business is worth and then struggle when asked “what are your sales” and “how profitable are you?” This article provides 3 tips on how you value your startup.
- 50% of startups no longer exist after 4 years. The risk is very high but can be reduced when you follow a few tips. Although this article is written with tech startups specifically in mind, there are lessons for every kind of startup within it. I would add to its 4 ways to keep from tanking this tip – formal planning increases your odds of startup success by at least 50% Get Business is ART for an easy to use process and templates to do so.
- I really like this piece discussing Day 1 of a startup. Find the right fit. In order to do so, you have to really take a look at yourself and decide what success means to you personally. Sign up here to get a copy of my free roadmap to Creating Personal Success.
- Your startup started up just fine. Now how do you master growth? Sometimes it can be tricky and sometimes you have to be careful what you wish for. Too much growth in an unprepared business can drive it in to the ground. Here are 4 tips for mastering growth.
Now It’s Your Turn
Go get ’em!