10 things to get from ’start-up’ to ’small global business’

starting-up | PlanHQ | 2 Comments

  1. Establish some thought leadership: (read others blogs, write your own posts, give feedback to others you admire)
  2. Design a concept and get your thinking and idea into something real(ish) and get it out there quickly
  3. Get some quick wins through good design, web marketing and being quick to respond
  4. Plan for get ready to handle successes - Lift your head
  5. Speak don’t just attend - Target a conference/event that you can speak at
  6. Networking success - Be a strong personality - if you piss a few people off, thats OK, have another shot at them later with a different style
  7. Launch - If you cross the first barriers - Do a launch. Its for customers, press, investors and you and your team!
  8. Get comfortable - really comfortable, feel like its your home, then you’ll feel at home!
  9. Partner with people wherever you go
  10. Follow-up and stay on it

Personally, after making some good progress through 1-9, I’m still behind on #10 and swimming to reach the surface, so if I said I’d get back to you and haven’t, I’m really sorry but won’t have forgotten about you.

2 people have commented on this post

  1. Thanks for this -
    I appreciate the website and think I like the plan tool. Will try…

    re this post to go from start up to small global business, what does #9 mean?

    “Put someone on the ground”?

    Dannyk | Nov 21st, 2007 at 3:54 pm
  2. Hey Danny, Thanks,

    I’ve just corrected that, its meant to say get someone on the ground in a new country when you start selling there,

    Tim | Nov 25th, 2007 at 2:53 pm

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