Startup Advice for Founders

As a founder of a tech startup, I’ve learned many lessons. Some were very straight-forward, and others I had to learn the hard way. As we head into the new year, I’m sharing some startup advice for technology founders.

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Put your Game Face on

This is a given – as a founder you need to focus on what needs to be done. And you need to be serious about it. This laser focus is going to resonate with your team and your clients.

Play to your Advantage

You know what you’re inherently good at. And I don’t mean just professionally. But what makes you tick. Are you the type of person who tinkers and optimizes? Then build a business around that. Are you the type of person who doesn’t mind repetition? Then build your business around it. You get it… learn to build your startup around your natural talents.

Focus on your Team

Build your team as your business starts to shape. Find the people who you can work with, who you can trust, and who you can lead. Then develop your team around your business. Find the missing gaps that need to be filled. Lead the startup by example, show the way, be a mentor.

Be a diligent Founder

Be diligent in your professional life – almost to a point of being regimental in your approach. My advice would be to set up weekly routines. Focus on tasks that need to be done and communicate this with your team.

Be Persistent

Nothing gets the job done than trying – even if you fail, try and try again.

But know when to Pivot

More important than being persistent is knowing when to change tactics. Each time you fail, take a moment to reflect. Learn from your mistakes and make changes.

Make Decisions as a Founder

Don’t put off making decisions. Don’t let time decide for you. Take the lead and decide. And don’t be afraid to fail. As long as you take calculated risks, you come out on top in the long run.

Zaki Usman

Hello, I'm the founder and CEO at ShoutEx. I like to blog about marketing, mobile and web topics. Feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn.

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