Your Startup Requires More Than Just Securing Funding
The hurdles and challenges needed to establish a startup and secure seed money can be overwhelming and exhausting. The process becomes a laser focus track of securing that funding and pitching your startup. When you do reach your financial goal, it seems like an opportune time to take a breather.
However, that is the perfect moment to keep your momentum moving forward and focused on growing your business. The transition needs to be moved away from funding and toward utilizing the funds in the best way possible to execute your business plan. Don’t hit the brakes and get stuck in a “now what” situation. Set yourself up for long term success and continue to work on your operational infrastructure with some of these ideas.
Evaluate Your Company
After the seed money is secured, your budding business will now need to meet specific benchmarks, goals, or KPIs. Financial backers may require documented progress, and without first setting those up or establishing a plan – this data will be challenging to obtain. Completing a startup evaluation is a way to evaluate where your business currently sits from a maturity perspective.
This free evaluation was specifically developed to identify nine different business areas, including marketing, sales, legal and accounting, as well as how well you understand your business and competition. It only takes 15 minutes and will help you identify your business’ strengths, weaknesses and provide you with a baseline for your business and what areas need attention.
Develop Custom Software
Most startups have custom software needs, but many startups might not have software experts themselves. From an extremely charismatic CEO to a fantastic financial board, your startup team may not include a software expert with the skills and experience to provide your company with necessary applications. While many “off the shelf” applications exist that can perform functions your business may find acceptable, creating custom software is a game-changer.
With custom software, you can create and build your applications to how you envision them. Custom software will not limit you in ways that off-the-shelf applications will. With a highly experienced custom software developer, you can create your vision from the start, using an adaptable, customizable application, and can scale and grow with your business.
Trying to find ways to produce a superior product and keep within the budget is a constant balancing act. When building out fully robust software applications, many startups are tempted to save money by hiring less expensive overseas developers. Unfortunately, this move can be risky. There can be several factors out of your control that can cause problems by overseas contractors. From time zone conflicts, technology gaps, language, and culture barriers, overseas developers may not be worth the lower cost.
When you hire locally using a fully US-based company, like Flint Hills Group, you can count on a highly communicative and experienced team that uses only the latest technologies. Flint Hills is US-based and operates its teams in various remote locations around the country. Their local presence and multiple US locations provide your business with the ability to have consistent support for your product with a team who understands your current needs and are available in your time zone.
Let Us Help
At Flint Hills Group, we specialize in building custom solutions tailored to your specific company requirements. Our group of highly experienced, US-based software developers will provide your business with innovative solutions it needs to compete.
When you choose Flint Hills Group, you choose a reliable, US-created product. Our team is highly communicative, receptive, and will offer solutions built to your specific requirements. We work closely with you to develop and grow from offering a single developer to supplement your team, to working with an entire Flint Hills group and project manager.
Don’t stop after you secure your funding. Evaluate your business needs with our free startup evaluation survey. Contact us to see how our services spanning mobile apps, cloud hosted software and IoT solutions can help you grow and succeed with your business.
Julie Simpson is a freelance writer, SEO consultant and technology enthusiast from Lucedale, Mississippi. When not writing articles and updating websites, she can be found working on her 7-acre farm with her husband, daughters, and assortment of plants, chickens, dogs, cats, and sheep.
Julie Simpson Technology Enthusiast
Julie Simpson is a freelance writer. SEO consultant and technology enthusiast from Lucedale, Mississippi. When not writing articles and updating websites, she can be found working on her 7-acre farm with her husband, daughters, and assortment of plants, chickens, dogs, cats, and sheep.