7 Stages of Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship isn’t just about making money or creating a name for yourself. It’s about helping society by putting forth such an idea into work that leaves an impression on everyone. It’s not easy to start your venture.

It is not without its challenges. It is sometimes worth the effort. These are some tips to help you get started in the world of entrepreneurship.

Entrepreneurs don’t give up despite the many obstacles they face. Entrepreneurship is a joy that surpasses challenges.

Different stages of entrepreneurship

Stage 1: The Birth of Your Start Up This is where an entrepreneur begins their entrepreneurial journey. It’s a mixture of emotions: excitement, thrill, fear, and everything in between. It’s time to seek independence in business and be able to make your mark in the market. Although you have a million-dollar startup idea, you aren’t sure how to make it happen. However, you do have a clear vision of your startup’s mission and a clear plan.

Stage 2: Managing and Growing Your business now, you’re looking for strategies to succeed in your industry. Some entrepreneurs search for investors to finance their startups. Others prefer to remain in business. Both have their advantages and disadvantages. Although independence will give more control and power to your startup, you will be in a challenging financial position. This stage is about survival. You need to choose the best option for yourself.

Stage 3: Hyper Stage If your company experiences sudden hyper-growth, you won’t be in control of the results. This stage is where many startups get into trouble. Entrepreneurs start feeling too confident after they have achieved success. They believe that they are doing the right thing and that there is no way to go wrong. These entrepreneurs who get too confident at this stage end up being blindsided. Many pioneers get caught up in the excitement and forget about their mission and goals. You must be stable to survive this stage. Stability is vital for a startup.

Stage 4: The Premier Stage When your company reaches the level of stability and survival, that’s when you are truly successful. This is the most predictable growth phase. It is best to remain in this phase as long and as possible. You begin to realize that some other businesses and companies can help you become stronger. You explore partnership opportunities with other companies. You develop interdependent relationships with other companies that are successful. This will keep your company in top shape and increase your growth opportunities.

Stage 5: Aging & Early Decline There might be a situation in which one of the most influential people in your company leaves or where your relationships with others don’t work out. Someone else’s idea might outmatch you, or your idea could have been abandoned. This could lead to the disruption of your business or company. At this point, you have two options. You can either retrace your steps to undo the damage you did, or you can disrupt the company.

Stage 6: Illness & Rapid Decline This is a phase should not be ignored if you fail to recognize the signs of declining. This occurs when your team doesn’t know what it should do or cannot solve the problems. You will be faced with doubts, fears, and uncertainties if you do not act immediately. Failure to act immediately will lead to the company’s decline.

Stage 7: Death Sometimes, it fails no matter how hard you try to make a startup work. Sometimes it is impossible to escape the most bottomless hole you have dug due to bankruptcy, cash flow restrictions, or other financial difficulties. If you find yourself in such a condition, your best bet is to shut down your business. Please get rid of it before it takes your business down with it.

Before entering the worlds of entrepreneurship and start-ups, it’s better to be informed and have done your research. Keep focused and know what you are doing.

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Samatha Vale
Samatha a senior writer for HC's entertainment team. She is an entreprenuer, mother and an excellent writer. She's also an avid reader, music enthusiast and all around inquisitive person - which is just a nice way of saying she's nosy.

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