How to start a successful startup and make it work
“The best ideas do not come from reason, but from a lucid, visionary madness”
Erasmo da Rotterdam
Every startup starts with a big dream and we hope that our contribution can help you realize yours: start a successful business!
Every year more and more visionaries decide to go on their own to open their startup and today, thanks to continuous innovations and technological processes, the possibilities of finding information, talents, materials, products and services have greatly expanded. In fact, there are many innovative business ideas that find fertile ground in the great desire to set up on their own to make a dream come true, to have more independence, to invent a job that they would otherwise struggle to find.
Therefore, if there is no shortage of ideas, the challenge is not to make false steps and concretely understand how to create a startup that becomes a successful scaleup.
Being your own boss, in fact, is both difficult and rewarding, so before starting, you will need to gather all the information and knowledge possible on the problems you may encounter and on the possible solutions.
B-PLANNOW® has decided to share its experience, providing you with the tools that will help you build a successful startup through a weekly editorial plan consisting of over a hundred articles.
We will start from what you need to know before starting, from the embryonic idea to its validation, passing through the analysis of business models, the market and buyer personas, up to the choice of the best possible structure; we will examine the steps to take to start your business between corporate identity, marketing, administration and finance; we will describe the management techniques to start and launch your business from the team organization to the search for talent; we will explain everything you need to know about the management of a startup from customers to suppliers, from employees to the control of KPIs and finally we will teach you the expansion and growth strategies up to the possible exit.
If you are thinking of starting a startup you must follow us on this journey. From taking the plunge to the exit, the road is long but if you want, you can take it with us from today!
Take the plunge
Going on your own: evaluating the pros and cons of a great lifestyle choice
Professional self-assessment: analyzing strengths and weaknesses with practical examples
How to find innovative ideas for startups
Better to sell services or products? Tips for a new business
Market niche: what it is and how to find the most profitable
Create a competitive advantage and stand out from the competition
Finding value propositions with the Value Proposition Canvas
Vision, mission and company values: what they are and how to define them
Corporate forms: what they are and how to choose the most suitable for you
Family business: when it is convenient and how to start it
Transforming an idea into franchising: what are the operations to be carried out?
Non-profit associations: how it works and create one
Planning a good business strategy: The first step to success
How to choose the right business model
Market analysis: what it is, what it is for and how to do it
SWOT analysis: what it is and how to do it with practical examples
Porter’s model: what it is and how to use it to evaluate one’s position with respect to competitors
PESTEL analysis: know the factors that you cannot influence and react with ad hoc strategies
Identifying your target audience: methods and examples
Buyer persona: who is (what it is) and why it is important to define
From potential demand to market penetration: what you need to know about your business
From traditional physical location to coworking: advantages (and disadvantages) of each type of location
Choosing commercial premises: another crucial step for your business
How to find suppliers for your business
Outsourcing: what is externalization of tasks and when it is needed
Work life balance: how to find your harmony between work and private life
Working with friends and family: a nice opportunity (that needs to be managed)
Take the first steps
How to find the perfect name for your company
How to create a successful brand from scratch
Storytelling: how to do it and how it can improve your business
What is the Marketing Mix? Definitions and examples
How to create a sales process and make it effective
How to sell online: tips, ideas and the best platforms
How to sell services online: learn by testing
Accepting payments online: available solutions and the most secure methods
E-commerce business model: the B-PlanNow Board eCommerce®
Fulfilling an order: tips and strategies for managing the flow
What are the costs of starting a company?
How much does it cost to start a startup
Innovative startup: definition, requirements, advantages and examples
How to set sales goals for your business
Financing a startup: 10+1 ways to find funding and investors
How to seek investors for your startup
What is debt capital and how it is calculated
Startup accelerators and incubators: what they are and what are their differences
Crowdfunding: let’s see what it is and what it is for, who can use or invest in it, what are the risks, and the best platforms!
How to submit a Start Up Project: the B-PLANNOW PITCH®
Business accounting management: what it is and how to do it right
How are companies taxed in Italy? Let’s see together what the main taxes are and how the Italian tax system works
Opening a business bank account: when, how and what is needed
Protecting the business: conducting a business risk assessment
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