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Start-up Success – Basic Parameters to Focus for a Start-up

By: DT News Network
July, 24, 2017

Authored by Mr. Raja Chakrabarty, Co-founder, Streamlyn. 

A success story of a start-up is what everyone in the present time is interested to read and looks forward for. After all, it is the classic David vs Goliath that piques the attention of industry leaders as well as the masses. A successful start-up is always an inspiration for every young entrepreneur to grow their business into a successful enterprise. Start-ups are literally a journey into the unknown and stories differ from one another. Yet, all of them have a few common ingredients to contribute to their success:

1) Vision

A well-defined vision is a gift that every start-up requires, for crossing the finish line. It turns out to be a major force behind an entrepreneur’s success, serving as a guiding star in toughest times. A startup needs to envision how to monetize and channelize profit on every avenue they venture into- from the beginning. Good things star early and Start-ups should have a clear picture in mind.

2) Speed

Getting things done in an immediate basis is one of the primary reasons why start-ups are able to achieve pre-set goals and milestones. Successful start-ups never indulge in delaying the process of getting things done, and key lies in prioritizing the work. A sign of a successful organization is make the most of the time and the value of time is immense in the current competitive scenario.

3) Budget Masters

A booming start-up is competent in supervising its finances, operating in the leanest capital. Every outlet/ faction/vertical should have its own budget allotted and unnecessary expenses should be avoided. When resources are limited, and time is of the essence, companies need to know what they require. To master the skill of doing more with less is at the crux of start-up aiming for the gold.

4) Discipline                                                                                    

Discipline is what every organization should inculcate and this starts with self-control, alongside a strong self-imposed personal standard. Without discipline, start-ups falter in their path to success, even if they are strapped with the best economy. Self-discipline eventually leads to positive work ethic, which aids in getting things done effectively and efficiently. It is vital to have all the team members aligned and working together to get to the finish line.

6) Determination

Finally, strong determination is always necessary for success to come into effect. A successful start-up lays great emphasis on the significance of determination when building a long-lasting business and never quits mid-way, especially when the road gets turbulent and scary. Challenges are bound to arise and the start-ups need determination to overcome these challenges.


It is very important for a start-up to understand the value of its target audience and pamper them to the fullest with all the necessary efforts and vision in mind to make it a success worth establishing it in the forefront. In short, successful start-ups are always looking for opportunities to do something better than competition, by conceptualizing outside of the box and constantly questioning the status quo. They commit mistakes and learn from them as they continue their long, challenging yet fruitful journey. 

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