If you’re running a start-up, you’re not just a founder and CEO. You’re the best person for sales, first point of contact for customer service, and likely the janitor and IT Support as well. You need to be both a specialist and generalist and it’s more than a full time job.
If you’re going to avoid burnout you need to make sure you know where you can go to for support when you need it. Today we’re looking at a few of the professional services that can help a start up achieve success, and relieve a bit of the crushing pressure at the same time!
When you’re starting out, you need facilities on the fly: splashing out for an office with multiple meeting rooms is a waste if you don’t use them regularly, but when you need to woo investors or clients, you need access to professional meeting facilities to impress them. You also need to be able to access unique, striking spaces for product launches, press junkets and big announcements.
Venue hire is something you need to look into. Finding a booking service that can cover all your needs means time saved from research, googling and phoning for quotes every time you need to hold a meeting.
If your start-up has any kind of retail component you’ll need somewhere safe and secure to keep your inventory. Signing a long term contract for warehouse space in the early days could well leave you paying over the odds for either far less space than you ultimately need, or a warehouse you can’t even come close to filling!
Using a self storage company is a great solution in the early days that can solve tricky problems like this for you: short term contracts means you can choose a unit that suits your needs, and when they change, move up or down to more or less space as and when you need it.
Not getting a lawyer involved as you set up your business, and when you’re signing important contracts is the worst kind of false economy.
Fortunately, legal advice is now accessible to people on a tighter budget than you might think. Using an online lawyer keeps costs down and means you get the answers you need, when you need them, rather than having to pay a traditional lawyer for a whole hour long appointment when you simply need some standard contracts reviewed!