If you’ve got a great idea and plenty of passion for becoming an entrepreneur, you might make it in the business world with your tech startup.
Of course, there is a very long journey ahead of you and plenty of challenges to overcome.
This quick guide will help you make a start to turn what’s in your head into reality and make you the head of your own tech company.
So what’s the big idea? Read on for more!
Ideas are no good locked up tight inside your head. You need to find a way to communicate them on paper. You might have diagrams, sketches, or even photographs to help you here. The point of getting your ideas on paper is so that you can protect them. “But they’re secure inside my head,” I hear you say. No, they’re not.
Your ideas can easily become someone else’s, unless you’ve got them on paper, patented, and submitted for funding requests. If you don’t patent a working project, somebody else might realize the same sort of thing before you. And you can’t sell it if you don’t have funding to build it! Places like ‘crowdcube’ and startup loans are just some of the ways you can generate the cash you need to get your ideas into working models.
If you know what you want to build but you’re not sure you’re approaching it in the right way, speak to a trusted advisor. You might start with websites like icrfq.com that can help you source the components you need to get it working. But without someone who does this a lot on your side, you won’t know if your design in practical for mass production (should it need to be.)
Of course, once you have your prototype, you will need to thoroughly test it. Have a look at usabilitygeek.com/usability-testing-prototypes/ for tips on testing. Check it’s practical and effective. Ensure it is safe and fit for users. Will it past the standards tests for each of the nations you wish to sell it to? This testing period could be just as long as your research period, but it’s worth it if it avoids a lawsuit or two!
Taking Care of YOU
Looking after you before you become the public face of your very first product launch is essential. Don’t go out there looking fatigued! Face your customers feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and excited about the product.
Social media is one of the cheapest and potentially most effective ways to spread the word about your product. Find influencers that are willing to interview you and try your product. You need positive reviews, and plenty of promotional activity to drive the hype toward sales. Don’t worry about it being a flop. A positive approach will spread positivity.
Good luck with your venture!
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