To be an entrepreneur is a kind of art, because you should develop your project with creativity, passion and love regardless of any difficulties and days of extreme laziness (I am sure, there are such days in your life). So, the only secret to success is a big desire, hard work and extreme patience.

Starting any startup is a process of step-by-step actions everyone should follow to see the results. I will describe basic components you should take into account at the very beginning of your wonderful entrepreneurial journey.

Let's do it:

1. Idea
Try to think about your own interests or problems you would like to solve. Remember that you should be a number one customer for your business.
For example, you cannot launch a successful project for vegans, if you are not a vegan yourself, or it will take you much more time for research and analysis. Think about things you really enjoy, understand and would like to devote your life to.

2. Analysis
Don’t be afraid of this step and try not to avoid it. Analysis is your tool for understanding the market and its needs. You can ask your family and friends if your idea is interesting to them. Googling can also help to learn about competitors, their pluses and minuses to be used in your own startup.

3. Development
It is high time to develop your idea and implement everything you planned. It is cool if you have a team or at least a partner, because at this step any support really matters. But if you are starting alone, ask people to help with steps they are more skilled at. It will help you to save time and avoid mistakes.

4. Launch
Never think that you should go to the market only when your product is perfect. There is a technique called MVP (minimum viable product). It is a product with enough features to see the world and satisfy early users. Do the first version of your product and launch. Such a strategy will help you to minimize cost losses and get customers’ feedback.

5. Improvement
When your project is launched start working with clients asking them about their feedback. This step is one of the most important because only now you can understand if you are on the right way or your project requires considerable changes. Sometimes it happens that you need to transform your initial idea in order to create a cool product.

6. Growth
This step has no endpoint. There is always room for development and place for growth. My key advice is to go in pace with time and customers’ needs even if it requires to transform your project.

Develop your creativity and imagination, but focus on real problems you could help to solve – in this case your business idea will be 100% successful and find its happy customers.
And one more thing! Remember, that one day you will be at the place you always wanted to be and keep on working.

Author's Bio: 

Tetyana Artemova is an entrepreneur and founder of IStartHub (, a blog for starting entrepreneurs that provides a valuable information on how to start a business and stay motivated.