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You have cleared the first step: you have a great idea. Now you just need to find a lot of money to get it moving and you’ll be on your way to fame and fortune. However, banks have been traditionally reluctant to give loans to startups. Like everybody else, they know that 90% of them don’t succeed. If banks are not an option, where can you turn to? How can your finance your startup? You could try some of these…
It’s a jungle out there. Hungry predators roam the canyons of Wall Street. Lumbering herbivores graze on the meadows of electricity and commodities. Night creatures prowl the forests of venture capital. Parasites lurk in the undergrowth of patents. Which animal is the totem of your startup? And do you have what it takes to survive? What is your startup animal?
It’s no wonder that the liveliest startups can be found in The City That Never Sleeps. Having secured its spot among the top startup environments in 2015, New York City is the place to go if you want to be inspired to start something yourself.
More often than not, startups fail. When you’ve been working day and night to build something, it hurts to admit that your idea might not be as successful as you thought. It’s time to throw in the towel and quit your startup idea.
When you’re building a startup, it is important to choose what to focus on first. It’s all about big ideas and small budgets. You shouldn’t bother with stuff like hierarchies or armchairs. It’s a startup, not a corporation. It’s people with ideas, maybe just one person with an idea which needs to be realised.
Are you the guy who nailed the right startup idea and turned a small startup into a big success? Nah. If you were, you wouldn’t be here. Let’s face it: if you’re reading this article, it can mean one of two things: either you tried and failed, or you didn’t try at all.
Yes, managing a startup is hard, but you don’t need to make it harder than it is. Others walked the walk before you. These tips gather the wisdom of many successful startup owners.
What is that? You can’t come to the stag party? Your vacation is an afternoon nap? You have forgotten your girlfriend’s name? Oh, you have a startup. Figures.