The hardest part of any project is getting started. This is especially true when it comes to launching a new business. Entrepreneurs often feel pressure to “move fast and break things,” as Mark Zuckerberg used to say. But as Facebook demonstrates, it can be enormously difficult to go back and fix things later.
Businesses aren’t just founded on ambitious goals and lofty objectives. There’s also on-the-ground work that entrepreneurs need to do before they open their doors. Success requires identifying key concerns early, and then focusing on them.
It may be tempting to skip all the legwork, especially when you have a great idea. But building a solid foundation for you and your colleagues will pay off in the long run. Learn more about pitching ideas, raising funds, and assembling a great team with our Instaread on The Art of the Start 2.0.