Published On: Thu, Jan 31st, 2019

Non-Techies Guide To Becoming A Successful Tech Entrepreneur

By Contributing Author

There are several young minds who can be future leaders as they have great ideas for starting a tech business or a new product in the same landscape. But the majority of them abandon their idea due to lack of technical knowhow.

It’s not at all bad if you aren’t an inborn coder but it’s even worse if you think that you can’t lead a tech business. There’s nothing impossible to achieve through real-world experience. And, even you can become a successful tech entrepreneur if you are passionate and have a unique idea. Let’s look at the eight major steps you need to take in order to excel in the tech entrepreneurship landscape.

  1. Hit The Bull’s Eye With A Unique Yet Effective Idea

Having an idea is the very first step towards climbing up the ladder of being a tech entrepreneur. It’s possible that you might be not well-versed with the technological sphere, but definitely, you will be having your own niche expertise.

Use this knowledge and skills to discover a unique idea which can be the foundation for your tech business. The wealth of experience you have in a particular industry can compensate for the loss of not being technically sound.

  1. Share The Idea With Your Peers

You might be having a fear that your idea can get stolen in case you make it public. But relax, no one is going to take away your idea because it’s still in the transitional phase where there is a risk of it getting failed.

It’s good to share your idea with reliable people around you having skills that can help you to give a proper shape to your raw idea and bring you a step closer towards achieving your dream.

  1. Pitch To Potential Investors Around You & Get Initial Funding

At this stage, you can discuss with your family members, friends, and colleagues to help you with the initial funds needed to back your idea. Also, you can invest your own savings but be careful of not getting left empty-handed in the end.

In addition, you can prepare a precise pitch to give a demo of your idea to potential investors across the market. Present it effectively and get them convinced to provide you with funds. Ensure that your pitch is balanced and you’re envisioning to build something which is feasible in the real world scenario.  

  1. Use Your Experience To Partner Up With Genuine People In The Industry

Here, your niche expertise can be a game changer for you in the journey of being a successful tech entrepreneur. Use your industry knowledge to sell your idea to potential tech partners and the media. This will let your idea get publicized and in case it influential enough genuine industry people will automatically come forward to join hands with you.

  1. Build A Passionate Team With Professionals Having Exclusive Expertise

Being a non-techie your disadvantage is that you have to hire top tech talent for giving life to your idea. Pay attention to effective resumes for hiring a smart, experienced, and passionate engineering team by offering them lucrative packages and perks they can’t ignore. Also, promise them to give an opportunity to work in a healthy culture where the skills of an individual are valued.

In case you aren’t having that much funds to provide your team with competitive salaries try to stake shares in a company. It will not only give you a chance to join an efficient team but also an incentive to collaborate and take the business to the new level.

  1. Accept The Fact The You Can’t Be The Jack & Master Of All Trades At One Time

It’s quite obvious that in the beginning, you might find it extremely challenging to cope up working with tech professionals. You might find it difficult to grab their terminology and understand the language in which they’re speaking. But no need to worry.

Get a translator to rescue you from this adverse situation. He can help you understand the tech talk and slowly you will see it’s become much easier for you to comprehend the technical jargons and understand the crux of technical conversations and discussions.

  1. Be Smart & Make Sure To Prototype Your Idea Before Launching It In The Market

It’s not that difficult to lead a tech business by being completely unaware of the technical side. You can easily understand the specific requirements of your customers as well as the market. Also, you don’t need to be an expert in order to determine a vision and listen to your staff and clients. Be smart in the tact of hiring and retaining the real gems from the lot. It will definitely let you reap rich rewards in the long-run.

These tasks may seem like a breeze but you can get yourself stuck if you forget to prototype your idea before launching it in the market. Now you are having the monetary back up as well as an experienced bunch of tech geeks. So what’s stopping you from building a website or a mobile app prototype of your product and testing it with a set of users?

Prototyping is essentially the process of building a preliminary version of your end product with core functionality. It will allow you to understand how it will work and interact with the end users in the future.  

  1. Don’t Be Stagnant & Move Forward With A Flexible Mindset

Being stagnant can’t take you anywhere. In order to cope up with the dynamic marketplace, you have to be flexible and adaptable. It’s advisable to move forward with an attitude that your unique idea can transform with changes in market conditions and specific requirements of the customers.

You should be ready to modify your core idea and add functionality which can make it much more efficient and suitable to stay ahead of the curve. Otherwise, your idea will definitely be outdated soon and customers will discard it.

Understand that tech entrepreneurship is not something to be taken casually. To begin the journey you need to be calm and curious at the same time. But remember going to extremes can kill your business growth big time.

 

Anubhuti Shrivastava is a content crafter at Arkenea. She is passionate about writing articles on topics related to design and the software development industry.

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