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Crowd Sourcing Your Startup Challenges

Crowd Sourcing Your Startup Challenges

ravi-kikanRavi Kikan
Ravi is a Mentor at MentorEdge ( A CIIE- IIM-A initiative), A Knowledge driven enterprise. He is a Growthhacker for Startups, Online Community Builder, Startup Connector and B2B Marketing Expert.

Founder or an Entrepreneur spends millions of minutes and billions of seconds waiting to find out the right answers to his or her startup challenges.

The startup challenges primarily could be in these 5 categories:

  1. How and When to Startup ?
  2. How to find Right Mentors ?
  3. How to get Funds to Startup ?
  4. How to create a Kickass Go To Market Strategy ?
  5. How & Where to find a Class Team to Startup ?

It is but obvious and independent of age that an aspiring entrepreneur gets locked down in any of these above mentioned roadblocks and somehow feels tangled up. While he voices his or her opinions and goes around in the startup ecosystem to find answers but there comes a time when he or she starts loosing hope and finds a lonely space to sit and sulk.

Too bad, wake up buddy !

This is the time where he or she needs to understand that he or she is not stuck in an existentialist kind of dilemma :). This is the time he or she has to meet and bounce back to a community or a group of like-minded people who have been there and done that. This is the time he needs to just get up and connect and network with people and bring out his challenges in open and cover them one by one.

Join a community of like minded people and crowd source your challenges.

Loosing hope over a period of time by not getting answers or resolutions to the startup challenges is but natural. The best way forward is by joining a community of startups that is either offline or online that can help the entrepreneur to connect the dots and free advice and suggestions which he has been looking at across for days or months or years.

Joining a like-minded community of entrepreneurs or startups helps him or her to get a diverse views on things and perhaps some answers to the basic challenges. This is also a great platform to crowd source challenges in the most primary and secondary way. Later this could also be a platform for the entrepreneur to test his or her products and services or to get regular feed backs. The list can go on.

The power of networking clubbed with a basic go ahead attitude to throw a problem open in a group of like minded people helps the startups to decimate his objections and hurdles faster.

Do not wait and try answering your startup challenges all by yourself, sometimes it is easier to shout out at like minded people in a community and get free suggestions which may help you to build the dream boat that you often wish to sail in.

Note: The views and opinions expressed are solely those of the author and does not necessarily reflect the views held by Inc42, its creators or employees. Inc42 is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by guest bloggers.


Ravi Kikan


Guest Columnist at Inc42, Growthhacker for Startups, Online Community Builder, Startup Connector, B2B Marketing Expert, Mentor
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