Getting an idea is the easiest part in entrepreneurship. Just because you have an idea, you shouldn’t consider yourself successful in any way. Success is very far off for now. Once you have a great idea, you should think about implementing it. Turning an idea into reality is where the hardship lies. The ability to do this separates successful entrepreneurs from those who fail despite having a great idea.
Thus, having an idea should not excite you. Being able to make it big definitely should. So, how do you do it? You act smart. You innovate. Yes, it is all about innovation today. Bring the change. Think different. Think out of the box.
Here are a few steps that will give you the right start:
As aforementioned, it is all about innovation. You should focus on innovating at every step. It should be your culture and your core. You should inculcate it in the framework itself for people to understand its importance. Innovation is not something you treat separately. Innovation should be your core and it should imbibe in your culture. Everyone in your team including you should know that innovation is a necessity all the time.
Bring in Diversity
Don’t eve hire people who think like you! What is the point of hiring all like-minded people? The solutions will all be the same. You need a difference of opinion. You need someone who can bring in a fresh point of view. You might hate to know that someone else disagrees with you but he may have a better idea or better solution! Think beyond yourself. Think about the company and its progress. Hire diversity.
Nah, I am not asking you to hire a mentor. I am asking you to turn to your customers. They are your real inspiration. Learn about them, communicate with them, and understand what they want. That is how you will be able to grow.
Don’t be Afraid
Failure will come. It is inevitable. It is how you dust the failure off and use it to your advantage that matters. Failure will help you learn and thus, in one way, it is okay to fail. You should take it positively and learn from your mistakes.
Patience is the key
Don’t expect things to happen in the first quarter itself. It will take some time for things to unfold. Don’t give up and don’t be disappointed. Also, things WILL get hard. Face the difficulty instead of running away.
Thus, starting up smartly requires you to think smartly!
A great idea needs to be executed in order for it to have validity. A great idea not executed properly is no idea at all! Start up smartly by innovating and bringing in different mindsets in your work place. Also, be very patient and take failure in good stride. This will help you get started well.