We recently posted our top 4 behaviors that are leading signals of failure for a startup. To celebrate the start of what we hope will be a prosperous 2017 for you, we now share the top 5 founder behaviors that are early indicators of success. While many of us intend to do these things, it’s important to bring consistency and a continuous feedback loop to each of them. Documenting and building a process to include these regular behaviors in your business will allow you to build a solid foundation from the beginning.
If you’ve started your own business, you’re familiar with late nights and early mornings, the painstaking brainstorming sessions, and the constant feeling that you’re falling behind. There’s also that constant nagging feeling that if you could just get an extra hand or another perspective, you’d be on track. While it is clear that a startup can benefit greatly from mentorship, few consider the benefits from the other side. What can you gain from becoming a startup mentor? Mentoring can be a truly rewarding experience, both personally and professionally. The collaborative process creates an environment for shared learning, allowing you to utilize your past experience, entrepreneurial prowess and rolodex to strengthen existing relationships and to build ones.
Hundreds of new startups are launched every day, and if you want to be successful, you need to figure out how to stand out from the rest. But standing out doesn’t mean that you need a flashy product or outlandish advertising scheme - it means you’ve covered your bases and are well prepared for what’s to come.
Four things that will help ensure you stand out: