Don’t hit the business glass ceiling: try these startup tips

As she was accepted to be the frontrunner in the Democrat Party for the forthcoming presidential elections, Hilary Clinton said that she was standing under the largest glass ceiling in the world. And, in a sense, she’s right. To become the world’s first female American president would be a momentous occasion, the kind of history book that writes itself.

But there’s one glass ceiling that’s nowhere near being broken. It’s the one that prevents many disabled entrepreneurs from getting ahead in business. But that’s not for want of trying.

Various trusts exist to try to help those with a disability get ahead in business. There’s the Margaret’s Fund, Disabled Entrepreneurs and many of disabled grants are available from government sources.

To help out anyone trying to start their own business and live out their dream of becoming an entrepreneur, we’ve put together a few simple tips to help you get started.

Have your payroll sorted

Your payroll will be a long and laborious process, one that will dominate the time and efforts of your HR department. And the more time they spend on processing an endless screed of payrolls and tax forms, the less time they’ll have for anything else in your business.

But this is the 21st century. Now, all you have to do is find a payroll provider program that’ll sort out the calculations for you, store it on the Cloud for you to easily access, and automatically pay staff on the scheduled payment date.

It’s a vital investment, so don’t be caught short without one.

The right staff

For anyone who’s watched Game of Thrones, here’s an apt metaphor – what would have happened to Danaerys if she wasn’t surrounded by an endless stream of advisors? Most likely, she’d have met the fate of many other GOT characters – deader than brown bread in a crematorium.

It’s proof of why you need staff you can trust, especially when you’re a small and struggling startup. No matter how knowledgeable you are in business, you’ll always need advisors, so hire the right people from the off.

Start small

Even major companies have the problem of sprinting before they can walk. Huge brands like Google have launched pieces of tech like the Google Watch, only to see it fade into irrelevance and sink without a trace.

But massive corporations can afford to waste a lot cash in the name of experimentation. Your startup can’t. Before you jump into big business, let your ideas build traction on a smaller scale.

Have you got any ideas on how to turn a startup into a winner? Then let us know in the comments below!

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