When you’re starting out, you may be tempted to start with the wrong idea.
It might be the right idea, but it might not.
Or it might work.
We asked our favorite startup founders to give us the tools they’ve used to overcome those first few stumbling blocks and get us to where we want to be.1.
Stop and ask yourself: What are the things that I can do to make this a success?
If the answer is nothing, then your idea is dead.
There are plenty of ideas out there, but there’s no guarantee that they’ll succeed.
That’s the beauty of a startup — you have the freedom to decide.
If you want to start a company, that means you can make mistakes and learn from them.
But if you want your startup to succeed, it means you have to stop and ask, What am I doing wrong?
We’re going to dive into that in a moment.2.
Find your own voice.
We’re not talking about a lot of the best ideas that you’ll find at your local bar or in a bookstore, but what makes a great idea unique.
If your startup is not a one-trick pony, then you can’t succeed.
The best ideas, when done well, can lead to something great.
You’re in the driver’s seat.3.
Build a prototype.
If there’s one thing we learn from our founders and founders of the last five years is that you should never build your first product in a room full of friends, it’s a prototype of the next product.
Don’t waste time building something that you have no chance of ever seeing in a store.
The world’s biggest online retailers like Amazon and Etsy use prototypes.
That makes it easy to get things right, but they’re still very expensive.
Start with a prototype and then start from there.4.
Make a living.
As we said before, you don’t need to spend your entire life making money.
We’ve found that the most successful founders are also the most focused.
If they’ve always wanted to start an online store, but didn’t know where to start, then they’re probably going to miss out on a lot.
And even if you have an idea that you think could be a billion-dollar business, don’t let it go to waste.
Don a company and work on it for a year or two and see what happens.5.
Find out how to make money.
You can start with a great startup idea, get it approved and get it on the web and make money quickly.
But even if it works, you might not have a great business to follow in your lifetime.
This is where you find out how your startup can be a success.
The founder of Alesis, a website that helps users make money, started her business by selling clothes online.
She realized she was doing something wrong, so she looked at her business, which she loved, and she started researching online marketplace platforms.
That led her to Aleses, where she could get online sales and a stable of customers who could pay her the money she needed.
In just four months, she raised over $200,000 from over a thousand customers and customers who paid her money.
In four years, Aless had more than $2 million in sales.6.
Find a mentor.
If a founder wants to succeed at a startup, he or she needs to find a mentor to help them succeed.
Start by connecting with the best entrepreneurs you can find.
Then you can help them with the things you think will help you succeed.
There’s no one better to help you find the right mentor than an entrepreneur like Mike Osterloh, who started his own business in 2006.
He’s the cofounder of Osterlooh.io and cofounder and CEO of Startup Lab.7.
Ask for help.
Most founders we interviewed had already done something with their lives that led to a successful start-up.
That means they’re ready to help someone else.
It’s a way to be flexible and make decisions without having to give up on your dream.
But don’t be afraid to ask for help if you can.
Ask your friends and family for help and ask the people you trust to share their secrets and give you the best advice you can possibly ask.
If the advice is good, then maybe you’ll get started.8.
Don, don, don.
If everything is going well, there’s nothing wrong with starting small.
You don’t have to be a millionaire or a billionaire to start your own company.
But a startup’s goal should be to make you a billionaire, so you don:A.
Get a business plan together and outline it to a board of advisors.
Figure out what your company is going to do and make a plan to get there.
Set goals, milestones, and work towards them.
It takes a lot to start out small, but