Where to Begin When You’re Starting Something New?

Lots of people want to start a business but don’t know where to begin. Their uncertainty prevents them from acting—they never get off square one. It’s more common than you’d think, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

There’s a simple hack aspiring entrepreneurs can use. This hack is helpful if you don’t know what kind of company you want to start or have a list of potential companies you could start.

Find another aspiring entrepreneur (someone who’s serious) and have regular accountability meetings. They don’t have to be super structured or long. Here are a few things they could cover:

  • What problems have you evaluated since the last meeting?
  • What’s the result of your analysis (i.e., do you kill the idea or move further in your evaluation)?
  • What are the next steps in your process?
  • What’s the deadline for completion of the next steps?

The goal of the meetings is to initiate momentum, keep the momentum going, and have a sounding board for your ideas and thoughts. Accountability meetings help accomplish all of that, and then some, in a simple format. 

Entrepreneurship is a tough journey that’s full of uncertainty. Founders are constantly trying to figure out what action they should take given the information at hand. You don’t have to travel alone. Find someone going the same way, and you’ll help each other get to the destination faster.