When you start a journey, a lot of people will advise you on what to do and what not to do. While all this is common, there is also a need to know what the right thing is and what is not. What would have worked for them might not work for you, or maybe you are someone who can do things the better way. Therefore, it is always wise, to follow your passion and ignore what the naysayers usually say.
Follow the competitor
Knowing what your competitor is doing and doing what they do may land you in a soup. Firstly, you wouldn’t know their strategy, their long-term and short-term goals. Secondly, you wouldn’t understand their vision and objectives of their company. So, overall, there are high chances that you screw up. So instead of this, the best thing to do is to strategize your small business idea and work towards the success of your passion.
Your start-up will be slow
While you are employed as a full-time employee, it’s often said that you cannot work on other things productively. It is also said, that if you are working on a start-up along the sidelines, it’s difficult to take off with the plan, or it is likely to be set in at a slow pace. This myth only exists if the investors are the ones taking calls on the business frontier. It’s in fact dominated by market trends rather than individuals.
The only deciding factor that can scale your start-up idea is the market! If there a painful problem that your product/service will solve, your company is likely to hit the headlines whether you like it or not.
Working hard every day for long hours
Working hard every single day is a myth. Working smart however is the keyless spoken of. In all our experience, we have noticed people complaining of burnout, tiredness, and have witnessed a dip in performance overall. When it comes to a start-up or running a business venture, quality overrides quantity. Bringing in productive hours is more important than bringing in tired and long hours of work.
You need to have an office!
This is one of those factors that a lot of people fall for. If you think about it carefully and consider the aspect that we live in a digital world, offices will turn out to be a myth since ancient times. Start-ups are supposed to be dynamic with a lot of flexibility provided on the working frontier. All you require to achieve this is a virtual office space where you can not only connect with employees and peers from the same city but also set up meetings with international clients and prospects. Here you can create the appearance, look-feel of the physical location virtual office address thereby maintaining the standards of professionalism.
Take every Opportunity
If you have something built that solves a potentially painful problem/process, people who deal with it, will come to place their purchases! People of all category will be willing to try out the new product/service. This usually happens after the launch. Just make sure to deal with such circumstances smartly you should be willing to bend the stick to make it fit. Be an opportunist, and take every little thing offered to you to set things in motion.
A website is a must!
These days, websites act as online stores for anybody searching for anything online. If someone Google’s a service or a product similar to what you have, it’s important that your name shows up! This can only be done with a well-built website in place. Make sure you have good pictures, credible content, contact info and other things that will help someone online understand what is that you are trying to sell. Websites these days are like catalogs or window that potentially sell your stuff.
You should be passionate about the work!
This is so far, in our experience an interesting myth. Although it’s important that we have a drive and a zeal to show up at work and work on the same thing until some profits are obtained, it is also recommended that you rely on a strong business plan. If plan ‘A’ does not work, then you need to have a backup plan that can help you alternatively.
These things, however, may partially seem true; but when viewed on an open scope, they are just myths and road-blockers that can easily be nullified.
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