It’s hard to believe that the new year is here! I’m sure that for the first ten-fifteen days of 2017 will be slewed with resolutions extending from the imprudent ones (Joining gym for sure in 2017) to the thoughtful ones (Business & personal growth in 2017). Both these resolutions are difficult – so we are here to help you build, shape, and flex your business muscles.
At ThugStart we understand that running a successful start-up is no cake walk (and those of us who are in this business, know it). There’s a fair amount of discipline, drive and dedication involved that propels individuals into action, gives them the confidence to find their way around hurdles, and catapults them towards victory.
This year we at ThugStart published more than 400 plus articles and while we are not obsessed with clicks and eyeballs – it is interesting to see what reverberated. Listed below are the year’s top ten most popular pieces of ThugStart thinking, based on multiple factors.
Let’s cheerio 2016 and welcome 2017 with new promises & new you! Let’s continue to celebrate the spirit of entrepreneurship in the best-ever ways known to us.
If You Begin, You Win. – ThugStart
In the world of cut-throat competition, entrepreneurs must have enduring inspiration and strong vision. Entrepreneurs are required to find their passion and muse to keep up their passion so that they can keep their business ventures on top. I am not writing anything new here, it is understood that entrepreneurship is 24*7 things.
This 24*7 life leaves the best hero stories and legacy for your kids … well true!! But, let me tell you one thing … when I was busy searching to educate myself on various business acumen and insights by famous personalities what I completely overlooked what was right there in front of me. Why I was reading Warren Buffet’s business wisdom insights, when my champions … my tiny tots are right here in a way educating me with amazing business insights.
Do you have what it takes to be successful? You don’t need the right family, an inheritance, supportive parents, good looks, or anything else that’s beyond your control. Those things can certainly make the road smoother, but they’re not imperative.
While some take it seriously; some bid it farewell just after few days entering the new year. For some it is something they would spend their entire December – some call it yet another chance to make it. It’s that time of the year and we proudly call it New Year Resolution – trust me no one can actually deny having made any?
The problem with the resolutions is that we always choose the “Things to do” that are hardest to do / achieve – the stuff we have failed many times in past too. This year – I really want to achieve all the resolutions and hence the objective is to be HAPPY.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. As wantrepreneurs, you may have big dream and plans about your future startup but you have to begin somewhere. Getting started will give vision to your dreams. Stop dreaming about your multibillion dollar unicorn – start today – start now. As an aspiring entrepreneur – you may entail challenges, glitches, complications and lot of hurdles but everything gets sweetened with the potential rewards of a successful startup. Trust me there is no reason for you not to achieve the same or better success which other startups have achieved.
An entrepreneurial client is brilliant at getting things done. In his previous position, people often approached him even from other departments – they knew if a challenging job was to be done – to give it to Todd (not his real name).
What made Todd so successful?
Starting your business is definitely an adventurous ride which gives you a mix of several emotions. Someday you might be excited and happy while other days you might be scared, frustrated and probably even angry. It is no doubt that like most other things the first time you try, you learn the hard way. Even though you might have done a course on entrepreneurship and read through several books, there will always be stuff that you must get through with trial and error.
Any new startup is like a baby that needs nurturing and care till it is capable of taking care of itself. Once the business gets rolling, it will be an independent entity that may require strategies but no hand-holding through the implementation of strategies – There would be experienced team ready for these strategic challenges. Startups have everything fresh and challenging – A Fresh idea, new team, budding entrepreneur, and apprehensive customers. This is the reason why about 9 out of 10 startups fail at their budding stage and are killed before they are actually launched.
Startup is an idea that waits for the right implementation – This is where the challenge lies!
If you are the budding STARTUP aiming to fall in the 10% who survive – Don’t commit the 5 fatal mistakes given here.
Let me tell you, Astrology and zodiac signs have always fascinated me and that is the reason I am extending my insights through this write-up. While reading lot of about different zodiac signs and what makes each of them unique when it comes to “Entrepreneurial” traits, I came across a lot of questions from various geographies asking, “Which Zodiac Sign Makes A Successful Entrepreneur?”
For those with entrepreneurial minds, nothing beats the sense of freedom that comes with breaking away from the routine job and becoming one’s own boss. But such freedom always comes with a price. Nearly all accomplished entrepreneurs will amuse you with long inspiring stories, long nights, and lean times.
This is one part where we know the success stories of successful entrepreneurs, and there is another segment of entrepreneurs who are yet to succeed. Entrepreneurs are risk taking business personalities, someone who initiates new commercial success.
For many Startups, a major challenge is to attract investors and raise funding. Investors would rather like to invest into an established startup that has some proven track record than to invest in a potentially high-risk startup where the payback is also grim. Here comes the lean startup methodology that can help you reduce the risk of losing money and attract investors with a better chance of getting attention.
There are times when you are convinced that your idea has huge potential, is solving an existing problem and is a potential success soon. Investors on the other hand would typically juggle between potential risk v/s upside! If the potential earning is low or the risk is high they would rather invest their monies elsewhere.
Let’s understand how a Lean Startup model and actually reduce the potential risk involved and what possible questions an investor might ask.
Tough days are inevitable but we have all the motivation you need to tackle those feelings and operate at your best. Here are 50 awesome quotes that will help you to stay on top of your game in business and life from some of the most influential people. So if by any chance you are not feeling fantastic today, here are the quotes that will help you stand-up and face the situation.