Here's what to do if you're Struggling to Launch
Struggling to Launch
Sometimes businesses get off to a rough start and have to go back to the basics and see what is causing the issues. Sometimes we can learn some extremely valuable lessons or correct some simple mistakes. Then, the engine starts to purr.
There have been countless other businesses that started back at the drawing board and found their way through. We’d like you to meet one of them. His name is Andy.
“I thought I had an amazing idea. I’ve always been so good at writing code. The benefit seemed so obvious to me that I thought everyone would love it. But, sales haven’t materials, and bills are getting harder to pay. I’m spending so much time thinking about the business that it’s not as fun as I thought it would be. I’m beginning to wonder if I made the right choice”
Andy has had a tough time getting his business off the ground. He thinks he has a great idea, but it’s been hard getting traction. He has been struggling to get funding, paying bills, and gaining customers. He is low on resources but big on ideas.
How We Helped Andy
Andy need to answer some fundamental questions about his business model, customer/client demand, and pricing, and given Andy’s financial situation, paid consulting services would have been a big strain on his business. That’s why we have developed a set of downloadable tools and templates that can help businesses like Andy’s go through steps themselves. It allows them to gain some insights without bankrupting them.
We also recommend making use of the free resources available to them. While those are much more do-it-yourself than do-it-for-me, they are good places to start.
SCORE & SBA have local chapters nationally. For businesses in NYC, SCORE is easiest for businesses in Manhattan, LaGuardia for Queens, Business Center for Brooklyn, and the Bronx SBDC.