A Step-By-Step Guide to Getting Your Startup Idea Off the Ground

Are you ready to finally take your startup idea from dream to reality? Congratulations! Here are three key steps to take to set you on your way.

1. Start Channeling Your Passion Into Energy

So let’s not beat around the bush. In the early stages of getting start-up up and running, you can expect to have to work. A lot. Think like 80 hours a week, and all of this probably making very little money. This is why if you are going to go for it, you better get ready to remember why you are there in the first place. 

If you have deep convictions and a genuine passion for what you are doing, what might seem like back-breaking labor for some will feel more like an adventure to you. So when inspiration strikes, don’t look back. Ride the wave and see where it takes you. 

2. Make Sure That Your Final Product Is Something That People Actually Want

Now that you have learned to tap into your passion to drum up the valuable energy that you will need to push through the start, it is time to take a step back and take an honest look at the product or the service that you have created. 

Now is the time to ask yourself a hard question. Sure, you love it, but is this the kind of product that people are actually going to want to buy? Of course, it is always a good idea to get a second, third, fourth, or however many outside opinions you can drum up on this one. If the answer is largely no, you may have to head back to the drawing board. 

Hang in there though! It will all be worth it in the end. 

3. Give Your Business Model a Real World Test Drive

Want to know an easy method to find out if your business model is actually doable? Try shooting to raise all the cash that you need to get up and running without having to resort to selling off any added equity.  

This means if need be, you may even have to rack up personal debt. Just whatever you do, hands off that equity!

So you have checked all three of these steps off of your list? Congratulations. If you are ready to plunge in, you might just have a viable startup plan on your hands. 

Now, for the resources that you need to get started. 

Here at Diary of an Entrepreneur, we are an all-female community of entrepreneurs from all different walks of life. What we do have in common is a passion for helping women in business succeed at what they do, whether it be through providing networking opportunities, support, advice or just some kind words of encouragement. Not only that though. When you join our exclusive femme powered community, you also get access to a wealth of the invaluable actionable resources and information that you need to help you succeed. Want to find out more? Come check out our site today. 

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Ines Ruiz is the founder and CEO of Diary of an Entrepreneur, ELEInternacional, and the award-winning Medita Spanish, the world’s first guided meditation and language app. She has two Masters Degrees in e-learning and education and was a professor at Cambridge University, where she created one of the first online learning environments for the Spanish department.

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