Tips Before Launching your own Start-up

1) Solve a real world’s problem that people care about and they don’t have yet a solution

Make sure that your start-up or your new application is really solving a problem to a big amount of people. We know that you may think that small incremental changes to existed solutions, will make the difference and this could obviously happen. But most of the times the incremental changes, are not the ones who will give you the ultimate power to the entrepreneurial world. You need to think that you will solve a problem of the big mass and this will unlock your opportunity to success and let you enter the market dynamically. Think what others have don’t, and solve a millions customers’ pain.

2)Focus on sustainability

The first thing you need to think about when becoming an entrepreneur is sustainability. Sustainability is the only indicator who will make your business last over time, and if you don’t have sustainability you will lose all the investors who will maybe be interested for your startup. Sustainability starts with a profitable business model that generate cash, sales, marketing, customers support and loyalty, legal and finance.  As a startup it is sure that you may not have achieve all these from the start, but you need to have a clear roadmap in your mind that you will succeed all these in some point of time. As clear as to be able a third person to know and see in front all your steps which will lead you to this goal. Before building something at its final version, ask your potential customers if they would pay for that and how much. This is your driving test, as if the customers are not willing to pay, you need definetely do something differently. After you determine how much are your customers willing to pay, you need to consider how much do they cost you your services that you are going to launch (i.e. your cost of goods sold). Do you achieve a positive gross margin? Benchmark with your competition in order to see how much you will need to spend in order to acquire customers. Do you need to have any legal resources on place before going live? Such as terms and conditions and privacy policies who are the most common ones.

3)Masterize your self in making decisions and take actions

An another characteristic that you need to have as an entrepreneur is the ability of making the decisions at the right time. As you go along with your startup, the voices around you become more and more, from your co-founders, your friends and supporters, but at the end some decisions need to be taken. Make sure you do recognize the most important and not get comfused by the crowd. Do your research, write down on a paper the pros and cons, ask other entrepreneurs and have experience in this journey of entrepreneurship and create a balanced and diverse board. Don’t be afraid to challenge the different point of views, but at the end be sure that you kept the best one.

4) Cash must be your priority

Any startup seems successful if it hasn’t achieved to gain some cash flows. We hear it over and over again from investors, angel investors, venture capitalists and people in the entrepreneurial world, that a business is as important as its money that generates. So now do you imagine why your cash flows are a very important indicator? If you have built a perfect product but you haven’t secured your cash flows or how they will come to you, then nothing else matters. At the end, you need to bring something sustainable in the market, that will generate revenues and could make a positive impact to society.

5) Calculate and Measure

An another secret of your success will be to have the total control of your startup and what’s going on. This may happen by always MEASURE, MEASURE AND MEASURE. Take control of your progress, set clear targets and milestones, calculate your conversion rates with your visitors who become customers, your daily visits or downloads in your application, the bounce rates and who are the reason behind them and many more. Having numbers on hand and being organized, is the only way to tackle any obstacles on your way, or solve any future problem by knowing how it started, what is the reason and how you can solve it.

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9 Great Free Stock Photo Websites for your Startup

In this article, we provide you with the best Free Stock Photo Websites that will help you get the greatest free images to add in your own website and create the User Interface that you want.

As you know, the images on the internet are not free, and you need to have the permission to use them. Furthermore your need of high resolution images in the field that you want that can’t be satisfied just by searching online.

Take a look below, and we are sure that you will fall in love with them in minutes.

1. Pixabay

Pixabay is what every designer dreams of. Its images are amazing, and you can scroll down for days.

2. Unsplash

We just love the sophistication and the concept of clean and minimal pictures that Unsplash offers. If you are looking more exceptional images for your startup website then don’t think twice.


3. Picjumbo

Picjumbo offers a great and a very easy user interface where you can find very easy what you were dream of. Especially if you have a startup that goes around the food, then Picjumbo will provide you with great snapshots of them.

4. IM Free

IM Free is the ultimate website that enables you not only to find the best inspirational photos for your startup but also provides an online webdite builder. The perfect combination that noone can say no.


5. FreeImages

FreeImages is an incrediblue totally rich website of images of all the categories that you can imagine. It offers thousands of images that could satisfy from the broader till your most niche need.

6. Little Visuals

Little Visuals is a unique website for free stock photos that can make your startup look exceptional and smart, with images that are not usual in the web.

7. Public Domain Archive

Public Domain Archive offers free high resolution images for creative projects in an amount that never ends. It will boost your imagination to the maximum to a very user friendly interface.

8. Gratisography

Gratisography  will give a fresh- hipster air to your startup website, as it also includes more funky free stock images that are not seen often in the market!

9. Superfamous

As the name indicates Superfamous is one of the websites that you cannot describe it just with words, as it talks on its own. An ultimate artistic place for the most disrupted images.

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