Tips to get your Startup Business Off the Ground

1. Turn your general idea into a specific idea. 
What’s the product or service? Who is going to buy it? How will you get paid? 
Be as specific as possible.

2. Don’t wait to get going. 
Aim for 30 days or less to actual startup time. Do whatever it takes to make that happen — get a free website from, sign up for a PayPal account if you don’t have one, and put your offer out to the world even if you don’t think everything is 100% ready.

3. Tell everyone you know about what you’re doing. 
Don’t spam people, but do contact your friends to say, “Hey, I’m doing this thing — want to help? Can you spread the word?”

4. After the offer or product is out and you get initial feedback, commit to a process of continuous improvement. 
Every day, identify 1-2 actions you can take to further develop the project. 
Even if they’re small actions, the process will help you focus on being proactive instead of constantly responding to things.