To be successful in your startup may be a difficult task; but it’s not impossible. In this article, learn from owners of successful startups what it takes to ensure a flourishing venture.
You are not alone
To begin with, it’s important that whatever happens good or bad, you are not alone. While you are not the only startup owner who is doing it successfully, you are also not the only one who is failing. Co-founder and President of Give Forward Ethan Austin shares these wise words.
Know that you will never know
Aaron O’Hearn, co-founder and CEO of Startup Institute offers great advice about decision-making in a startup: “You will always be forced to take decisions without fully understanding what is happening. That is something that you need to get used to.”
Know what’s important
According to Pavia Rosati, founder of Fathom advises startup newbies, people get too passionate about their startup. “It is true that as the owner of the startup, no one will feel more passionate about your product than you,” she says. “But know what is important and where to channel your passion. It is okay if the logo is not the right shade of yellow, it still is a logo. Concentrate on other important things.”
Take heed of the advice that Jamyn Edis, Founder, and CEO of Dash Lab gives about how a success of a startup lies in the right balance between ideas and instincts. “Ideas and talent are important, but so is luck and resilience,” he says.