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Five tips for getting your start-up off the ground

by John Saunders
11th May 22 3:22 pm

Starting your own business can be a dream come true, but it requires your determination and dedication to soar to success.

Getting your start-up off the ground and transforming it into a thriving business can seem daunting, and with so much competition out there, it can be difficult to know where to start.

If you’re looking to get your start-up up and running, then here are five essential tips to keep in mind.

1. Have a solid plan

Having a plan is essential if you hope to steer your business in the right direction. Take the time to figure out where you want to go and how you plan to get there.

Set out actionable steps and realistic timescales, as this will help you turn your start-up dream into a reality.

Get to grips on what you hope to achieve in the first three to five years. This way you’ll have something to aim for.

2. Location, location, location

Finding      the right location for your business is essential, and if you need a physical location, a diverse city with plenty of customers is perfect.

London, for example, is full of talented professionals and creative spaces that can help your business thrive. In fact, London has been ranked one to the top cities in the world for start-ups outside of Silicon Valley.

So, if you’re looking for a set up shop, then London should be a strong contender.

3. Prioritise the customer

Putting the customer first is vital when starting up your business, and you should always ensure that you provide excellent customer service – a poor experience can drive them away for good and this is especially dangerous in the early days of your business.

Reach out to them and find out what it is they want, as customers are more likely to return to a brand that makes them feel heard. Being active on social media is a great way to build up a rapport with them, and these platforms have direct messaging services that allow your followers to easily contact you.

4. Remember to market

Marketing is essential for any business and getting to grips with SEO from the start is a must.

Of course, not everyone is well versed in the art of digital marketing, but luckily there are agencies out there, such as London’s Maratopia Digital Marketing, who can assist you in all your SEO needs.

5. Know where to access help

We don’t always find it easy to ask for help.

However, there’s nothing wrong with seeking assistance, especially when navigating the unique challenges of starting a business.

If you’re in need of support, but aren’t sure where to start, then the government’s website is a great resource for information on what can help you can access in your local area.

Have you reached start-up success? Share your business tips and tricks in the comments below

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