Seven Steps to Building a Startup From Scratch

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Starting a company is tough. There are so many things that need to be done, and you’re in charge of doing all of them. One way, though, you can make your life easier is by building a product that caters to other people.

 This means that it’s not just your time and effort that goes toward this venture. There are lots of resources out there for you to find things like companies who’ve already built their products in the market. You can partner with them and make deals with them, such as exchanging traffic or pay-per-click agreements.

 There are too many resources to list here, but you can look into getting in touch with companies like Google or Microsoft who already have established products that have lots of traffic.Jobsrose

Another way of making your life easier is to raise funding. You’re going to want a big initial investment to get started and if you’re an unknown name, it’s hard to get investors interested in your product. One way around this is by getting funding from a professional incubator who will inject their money into your company in exchange for a percentage of equity.

It’s true that the founder has to do everything, and it’s not a good idea to split up any part of the job too much. But there’s no law that says you have to do everything on your own from day one! In this post, we’ll introduce you to some ways your team can help build your startup.

Seven Steps to Building a Startup From Scratch :

1. Defining the Problem :

What problem are you solving, and who will benefit from your solution? That’s the first step in building a startup. There’s no point in starting something you’re not sure what it is!

2. Project Management 101 :

If you have no idea how to manage your project, or who to delegate tasks to, then you need to learn. The best place to start with project management is the Lean Startup method (completely free), which we’ll cover in a future post: that way you can know what you’re doing before doing it.

3. Build a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) :

Startup founders usually underestimate the size of their product’s needs, and often build too much. For example, they’ll be building a payment system using Stripe, but then decide they need to have built a complete e-commerce website on top of it. 

This can get them stuck; every time they add another feature, they must redo the tests, which take time and money away from actual development. A better way is to build a tester version (the Minimum Viable Product) first. It should have the minimum functionality required to start doing the job. It doesn’t have to have all the bells and whistles, but it does need to work.

4. Do One Thing Better Than Anyone Else :

As a startup founder, you should be aware that nobody cares about your product – they care about their problems. If you want people to use your product, they must think they will save time or money by using it instead of something else. You can do this by building a product that has one solution for one problem – and no more!

Even if you have to build many features for your startup, focus on one of them and make it work well enough so you can launch your product on a market and do it better than anyone else.

5. Test With Users :

Once you’ve built a MVP version of your product, you need to test it with users (actual human users). The key here is to let users try it for free for a short period of time and see how they respond. If you get positive feedback, then you can gradually boost the price and add more features.

6. Build an Alumni Network :

It’s not enough to test with users: you need to build your startup based on the results of testing with those specific users. As a startup founder, you need to create an alumni network made up of other people in the same situation as you. You gain invaluable insights from each new member of your network, and that’s valuable currency – as valuable as money!

7. Raise Funding :

If your startup is successful, you need to raise funding (most startups do). But before raising money, you need to know how to do it. In a future post, we’ll show you how to raise funding and make sure you get the best deal possible.

Business is a team sport. The founder has to play every position, but that doesn’t mean there’s no place for teammates. Building a startup is hard work, but if you follow these steps, you have a much better chance of winning the game.

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