Sowing the Seeds of a Successful StartupMarch 06, 2012 Posted by: Geir Hansen
A little intuition, a touch of luck, and a great deal of realistic planning go into establishing solid groundwork for a new technology venture.
The brilliant, unique idea: whether it serendipitously strikes in the middle of the night or emerges out of frustration over a problem you have experienced, it is a precious seedling with the potential to blossom into a thriving new business. When you are an entrepreneur, this singular idea will become the center of your universe as you begin to cultivate a living business from thin air.
With this idea in hand, along with passion and technological savvy, you may feel your company is ready to go out and seek funding. Although passion and technological savvy are critical ingredients to propagating any new company, they are simply not enough by themselves to drive a technology startup to success.
Entrepreneurs are often misled by tales of companies that are born from the minds of smart, scrappy inventors whose companies legendarily explode into multi-million dollar successes overnight. The harsher reality is that many startups do not succeed, and those that do rarely see success overnight. A number of different...Read More