Increasing the chances of successful start-ups


Starting a new business can be exciting for a New Jersey entrepreneur, but it can also be quite risky. There are often many competitors in the same line of business. Plus, sometimes entrepreneurs focus on the wrong aspects of the business, causing them to lose customers - and profits. However, there are some ways to increase the chance of success.

In order to form successful start-ups, entrepreneurs must have a concept that will help not only a few hundred people, but millions of people. The idea must turn into a product that can help people. If people like the idea, then the money will follow. That's why it's important to think big, on a global level.

A start-up's employees are its greatest assets. The business will only be as good as the employees. Not everyone can work in a start-up environment. The right employee needs not only the skills, but also dedication and passion. He or she must be willing to put long hours into the company. Entrepreneurs should take the time to find the right match, as a wrong match may bring down employee morale.

Another thing New Jersey residents should keep in mind is to get the product out early. Many entrepreneurs keep waiting for the perfect product, wasting time and money. Instead, getting a solid product out on the market will let the customers decide if it needs any tweaks.

Starting a business is not the right move for everyone. There are many risks involved and while some entrepreneurs make millions or even billions of dollars, many others end up bankrupt. In fact, 95 percent of businesses go under within five years. A business requires time, money and motivation. It also requires planning and filing the right documentation to ensure there are no legal problems down the line. New Jersey residents should do their homework before beginning to create their own start-up.

Source: The Next Web, " 7 reasons why your startup will fail (and how to soften the blow)," Rahul Varshneya, May 5, 2014