From Idea to Launch: How to StartUP!

Do you remember when Mom would tell you to eat your peas if you wanted to grow UP big and strong? Now that you are grown up and have a great idea for a product or service, do you think Mom’s advice can still help? It can! If you are like many would-be entrepreneurs, the problem you’re running into with your great idea is not knowing how to get it off the ground. This problem does not have to stop you from getting your idea up and running, though, as long as you remember to eat these three P’s: Plan, Prepare, Proceed. Plan In this P, you’ll start by examining your idea very closely, and run it by a few friends or family members. Is it really something that you can do? After all, the best idea in the world for a new type of rocket can’t really be executed by a veterinarian with no background in aerospace engineering, ya know? Make sure the people who know you best have at least some confidence in your ability to take your idea from the drawing board to the production line. Next, start planning what you will need to make your idea …