If you want to stand up ideas that could make you millions, you must be willing to invest in 4 key areas.
Startup Success: The Importance of Sales Strategy and Structure
It isn’t news that in the startup world, it is often a badge of honor to fly the airplane while fixing it. Startups need to have people involved who have an “all hands on deck” mentality and are comfortable wearing multiple hats. In order to succeed, flexibility must be embraced.
Startups are made of unique individuals that have specific skills. It’s impossible to be great in all the areas that must be considered when building a business from the ground up. Often, the areas that are not the founder’s strengths are the ones that can fall behind. Some of the top areas that come to mind are: vision, investors, funding, finance, operations, development, technology, and sales.
As an eternal optimist, I can’t resist imagining the business environment after this “storm” has passed. My career has been focused on building and rebuilding businesses, so I’m hardwired to think this way. And because of the wildly varied experiences I’ve had working with startups and some of the largest corporations in the world, I see a major obstacle or opportunity (depending on your perspective) ahead once we are clear to resume our lives.