The early days of launching a startup are full of fun opportunities and challenges. You get to make tons of creative decisions for your new venture. But you also need to tackle the practical elements like coming up with a name and choosing the right marketing tools. Luckily, members of the online small business community are familiar with these challenges. Get their top tips for startups below.
Learn How to Utilize Hubspot for Startups
There are several tools available to help startups grow and thrive. Hubspot provides a full CRM platform that can make several functions easier for new businesses. If you’re just getting started, read this mvpGrow post by Sarai Cross to learn how Hubspot for Startups works.
Start a New Side Hustle from Home
Side hustles can be the perfect option for starting a brand-new venture. You get the security of your current job, which provides some time and money to get your business off the ground. Check out this Small Biz Tipster post by Fd Shakil for five easy side hustles to start from home. Then head over to BizSugar to see what members are saying.
Pick the Perfect Name for Your New Product
If you’re starting a product-based business, you not only need to come up with a new company name, but you also need to name your first products. There are many factors that go into successful product naming. Mary Kyamko shares insights in this Crowdspring post.
Maintain Startup Motivation While Working Harder
Launching a successful startup requires hard work. And it also requires constant motivation and inspiration. Get tips on how to cultivate both of these important factors in this Startup Professionals Musings post by Marty Zwilling.
Find the Best Dropshipping Products to Sell
Dropshipping can be an appealing model for startup entrepreneurs. You get to sell products online, without handling the fulfillment process yourself. So what are the best products to sell in this niche? Nicola Bleu lists the top options in this Blogging Wizard post.
Start a Freelance Writing Business from Home
Freelance writing is another popular option for new entrepreneurs. This model allows you to work with multiple companies on a contractual basis, usually while working from home. Learn more about starting this type of business in this Porch post by Cassandra Rosas.
Consider a Self-Service Restaurant Kiosk
If you’re interested in breaking into the food industry, self-service kiosks can be more convenient and cost-effective than restaurants. So what do you need to know before buying into one of these businesses? Eyal Katz breaks it down in this Hi Auto-post.
Measure and Improve Your SEO
If you want your new business to succeed, potential customers need to be able to find you online. A solid SEO strategy can get you there. In this Serpstat post, Amanda Winstead details how to measure and improve your site’s SEO.
Use Social Media Effectively
Social media is a popular marketing method for startups since it’s mostly free and easy to learn. However, you need a plan in place to make the most of your efforts. In this BusinessLoad post, Jasmine Pope goes over the basics of creating a social media marketing strategy.
Learn How to Make YouTube Shorts
YouTube can be a successful marketing channel for startups. Or it can even provide a primary revenue stream. YouTube Shorts is one popular feature that many creators utilize. Check out a guide to YouTube Shorts in this post by Neal Schaffer. Visit the BizSugar community to read comments from other entrepreneurs.
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