There are many factors determining how likely your startup is to grow, but which factors are the most important for you to succeed?
If you have ever undertaken this venture, the complexities of getting your startup off the ground will look familiar in this flowchart shared by Flowing Data representing how it feels to work with the technology and investment group, HackFwd.
The important thing to remember from this graphic is that no matter the distraction (De Lorean test drives to 1984, teaching werewolves C++, or a few beers with friends) the foundation of your startup succeeding is hard work.
So no matter your age (42 or 23) you can follow these steps to start your startup…
1. Get inspired
2. Be passionate about an idea
3. Build out a concept
4. Have time and money
5. Find funding
It’s important to note here that there are many ways to find funding when you are a little short of #4 (time and money). Reaching out to investors like HackFwd or getting involved with startup incubators could be the key to completing the rest of the steps you see below!
6. Know someone in the network
7. Present your prototype (and have it approved)
8. Build and launch a Beta
9. Update product
10. Public launch!
Hey, we never said it was going to be easy.
But if you stay focused, work hard, and commit to your passion, you have a great chance to reap the benefits of a successful startup!
About the Author: Deanna Zaucha is the Senior Specialist of Content Marketing for Webs and Pagemodo, and also manages our social media presence. She can be found on a dance floor, or on her iPhone keeping up with trends in marketing and tech. Get more from Deanna on the Webs Blog and Twitter.