3 Vital Principles Each Startup Should Follow

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When we begin any startup, we can feel as if we’re helming a guerilla operation making the most out of the little resources we have. That’s often the case, and it can be an extremely exciting process. That being said, it can also be a tricky one to manage. We need to be even more careful with our funding, and our people management, and our intended goals as we set up and structure the corporate enterprise that will see us right into the future. Any startup enterprise can encourage their best pursuit when educated and supported, and that’s what we seek to give.

 

However, there are also some timeless business truths that even the most humble startup has access to provided they are taught them. These truths are more akin to principles, that is truth that can be applied to action, given life, and designated a role in our planning approach. To that end, you may find that you can skirt past issues and follow your business success pathway more easily. With the following advice, we’ll show you how this looks:

 

Time Is Money

 

Time is money. Startups will often feel this vital fact with more prominence than other firms, but the overarching truth of the matter is still the same. This means that in order to get the best out of your daily actions, using a calendar template and carefully assigning tasks to your team, with deadlines and reports, can be essential. Don’t waste time nor let your humble standing prevent you from making positive moves forward, be that in contacting suppliers, researching your industry, or working hard on your marketing strategy yourself. When you can perfect your routine, you’ll be giving yourself a crutch going forward.

 

Protection Is Essential

 

It’s important to protect your idea, your files and your people when running a startup. This means using the best managed IT services to help you ensure cybersecurity in your small, humble tech setup, even if this is through a humble service such as G Suite. Registering your IP through a patent is also an essential milestone of progress, and can help you prevent being taken advantage of. Additionally, ensuring good working conditions in your humble or rented office (even in a garage, such as tech fire safety standards being a priority), can be essential. 

 

Leadership Is Valuable

 

Leadership is valuable and should be treated as such. In a ragtag team of people working towards a startup it can often be hard for one person to make the decisions, but that doesn’t mean that a startup should lead leadership and a strong vision, in fact, it needs this more than ever. Those who have spawned the original idea may form a team that makes those executive decisions, but even within that path direct roles can be assigned and benefited from. It can’t hurt to establish an approach such as this going forward.

 

With this advice, we hope you can follow a range of vital startup principles.

Lisa
Lisa Besserman, Founder and CEO of Startup Buenos Aires, has been named as Business Insider’s “Top 100 Most Influential Women in Tech”, and the 2014 “Business Innovator of Latin America” by the Council of the Americas.

Lisa moved to Buenos Aires from New York City to create Startup Buenos Aires, the organization that represents the startup, tech and entrepreneurial community of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Startup Buenos Aires has been one of the main catalysts for strengthening the tech ecosystem in Latin America, by bringing global startup initiatives, development projects and investment opportunities to the region.
Under Lisa’s leadership Startup Buenos Aires has been credited as “Top 3 Growing Startup Cities” by CNBC and “5 Emerging Global Tech Hubs” by Entrepreneur Magazine.

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