September 22, 2014, HOURS 22:00
This is another Monday of survival.
As expected, The Great C didn’t stop its advance, and Italy, despite the proclamations of the Premier Renzi, continues with false starts.
This story about Victory, my startup, has been created to try to make partakers about the incredible difficulty in setting up a business in Italy, not only the aspiring startuppers, , but also the people who need to be encouraged. The moment is difficult for everyone.
So today I decided to play down and give you 10 behavioral tips that can help you to survive the Great C:
1) Be Watchful:
Either because the opportunities are often before our eyes and we don’t realize them, or because in this country, it’s always better to be careful, you don’t know if someone will steal your business idea;
2) Be Positive:
No matter if you can’t improve the results of your business, no matter if you’re in trouble.
Tomorrow is a new day, and in an indefinite future Italy will have to get up and, to do so, will have to implement the reforms pro work, business and startup. Like your startup.
3) Stay Hungry …:
In Steve Jobs’ words you have to be hungry: don’t get into the spiral of negativity that reigns in the streets of Italian cities, but always look for new challenges, new business adventures.
4) … Stay Foolish:
And it’s true. Only those who risk, achieve the results. As I said call me the Astronaut, for my ability to roam with the thinking and strategies in a concrete way.
5) Be Maniac:
organizing your time, your work, and constantly control the feedbacks and results.
You must try always to find a way to objectively measure your results.
If you do it, your startup will be constantly improved and will be closer to defeat the Great C.
6) Surround yourself with the right team:
And be available for them, so that they will solve your problems when you can’t do it and together, when you’ll be properly setup, you will form a winning team.
7) Be Humble:
You are always head-on, but being in a country for old men, keep in mind that you don’t hold the whip by the hand:
for this reason, and because “humility makes a great man” keep a low profile until the right moment.
8) Be Patient:
..wait for the right time. Italy will not start for at least another year. Until then try to stay on the crest of the wave, float and survive with your startup, but never stop trying.
9) Be curious:
Keep reading, testing, experimenting. In 2014 you have to be able to know how to create a website, managing a social network, but also you need to understand why your startup doesn’t achieve the desired results …. and don’t forget to look at successful models abroad and try to apply them in your reality.
10) “Be Ready..
Because You don’t know when the right moment will arrive “: you don’t know the moment when the Great C will knock at your door.
And in that moment, you have to know how to save your startup.