What is the best way of learning how to run a successful startup?

Walt Disney once said that the easiest way to get started is to quit talking and start doing.

The path to building a successful business is rarely a simple one. But in the beginning, it seems simple enough: you’ll build an amazing product, market it and watch as people pull out their credit cards. The truth is, building a business brings lots of unexpected twists. People quit, products fail, you burn out.

  1. Do your research.
  2. Everyone has good ideas.
  3. Work with mentors.
  4. Build strong relationships.
  5. Set deadlines. Make one of two goals that you can achieve.
  6. Have an accountability partner.

Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other. There are common problems that all businesses face, regardless of industry. Their condition may be different than yours. Make a plan and stick to it. Plan for what is difficult while it is easy.