5 things you should do when starting your own company - #1
If there is anything I have learned from the process of starting a company and watching it grow, it's that the 'watching' never actually happens.
I get a lot of targeted ads from companies offering advice and tutorials:
'I grew my company from 0 to £1 million in revenue in 6 months and I'm about to reveal all my secrets'
'I revolutionised my life using £2 and an app you've never hear of, I was a billionaire by Tuesday night and I only did 5 hours of work, you can do the same if you give me your money for this webinar'
You get the idea... I don't doubt there have been people who have had immense success in a short period of time, and that's amazing. But a lot of the time this isn't the case, and I wanted to share with you some things I have learned on my journey so far, and I hope you can take some inspiration and find your own passion.
So my first thought is this:
Believe in your idea.
My rule is that I don't sell a product unless I would buy it myself. I truly believe that my straws are awesome, I personally would not be able to sell something that I thought was crap - it would essentially be lying and I would, of course, lose a lot of respect here.
Truly believing in my idea allowed me to jump head first into building Bare Kind from the ground. I want to 'inspire a sustainable generation', and therefore my actions are geared towards achieving this goal. My brain is teaming with ideas, my personal bank account cries itself to sleep at night but I am passionately stubborn about this and very excited for what this opportunity holds.
More ponderings in blog #2.