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On the Wrong Foot: 3 Common Mistakes Startups Make

The concept of startups is something that has been extremely popular in the past few years. With big success stories like Uber and the like, it is any wonder that more and more people want to make their own startup?

People, however, tend to make mistakes regarding their startups and in my field of experience, here are some of the more common ones that they make:

Doing Too Much

The power of the internet has made it quite easy for people to offer a wide variety of products or services. The thing is, the concept of “jack of all trades, master of none” does not help a business grow. You need to be able to ratify what sort of product or service you want to provide and make it sparkle.

Doing too much can make you end up all confused and if you’re confused, there is a big chance that your market will be as well.

Not Doing Research

There is a lot of data that’s available online nowadays. You can always scope out the competition through their social media pages and you can even get a pulse on what sort of things your target market is looking for by doing comparative studies on trends.

It is always important to put on your study hat and do a bit of research to see what sort of things you need to put into action in order for your startup to work.

Throwing Money at Everything

A majority of newer startups that the market has seen in recent years are all the offspring of relatively well-off parents and established moguls. This can afford them bank that they normally would not be able to obtain on their own. This can lead to some very odd business decisions when money really isn’t a problem.

Most startups tend to throw money at problems that they face. If the internal issues are not fixed, no amount of money is going to save that doomed startup.

These are some of the more common mistakes that people in startups bring. Which ones have you noticed in the past few years?

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