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Founder advice: Some basic tips for building a startup

Whether you’re currently in the process of starting up your own business, or you’re simply thinking about launching your own company, here are some basic tips that you’ll want to bear in mind.

Firstly, you’ll want to make sure that you enter the right market with a product or service that is the best that it can be. Take as much time as you can to develop your idea – since a good business model is much more likely to pay off in the long run. If what you’re offering is not as good as it could be, then it won’t take long before another company will offer something better. The other advantage of making sure that your product or service is reaching its full potential is that customers are more likely to become repeat customers or even recommend a specific product to their friends.

Another critical aspect is the need to find a good name (and also domain name) for your product/company. A great and easy to remember name might save you some marketing dollars. If all suitable domain names for your product/business are already taken you might want to consider to buy an existing domain.

You will also want to make sure that when it comes to launching your business idea, you have the right staff in place make sure it is a success. For example, if you want to launch an online gaming site because you have an interest in casino games, then you’ll need to make sure that you have staff who understand the technological side of this venture. Simply being passionate about a product or service is usually not enough to turn it into a successful business organisation. Nevertheless, passion does play an important role when building a successful company; when it comes to the team, it can help you to not fight when problems arise, if you all have the same goal for success.

Of course, some of the keys to launching a successful business can also be put down to careful planning. A business plan is not always a bad idea; it will not only help you to attract investors, but also forces you to think deeper about your business idea and its potential problems and challenges. Within this plan, you should also have a strong understanding of the current market that you are trying to enter, and be prepared for any competition that you may encounter. Be clear about your budgets, and don’t be tempted to take risks that you can’t afford to take.

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Thomas Ohr
Thomas Ohr
Thomas Ohr is the "Editor in Chief" of EU-Startups.com and started the blog in October 2010. He is excited about Europe's future, passionate about new business ideas and lives in Barcelona (Spain).

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