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Podcast | Startup Saturday: Episode 8 - Infrastructure for a startup company

Gitanjali Diwakar | Updated on April 12, 2020 Published on April 04, 2020

Do you have to spend a large sum of money on office space and computers to run your startup venture? Listen to the podcast

Do you really need an office to run a business successfully?

Here is a secret? Running your own company can give you many insights into all that is necessary and everything that isn’t a necessity.

As discussed in the previous episodes, you must be able to define the ultimate goal of running your venture.

 

Only then would you be able to determine the many requirements of the firm.

For instance, if your aim is to run a successful content writing company, the need for a spacious office space becomes rather insignificant. This is because today’s technology allows content writers to function from any space they consider suitable. But, if your company is going to work towards making water-proof watches out of recycled plastic, space becomes a major matter of concern.

 

The infrastructure for a startup is often proportionate to the amount that the startup entrepreneurs are willing to pay. But as the name suggests, starting-up is a slow process.

So, what does every startup enterprise require?

 

As far as infrastructure is concerned, a chair, a table, a pen, notebook or anything that you could use to chalk out your ideas.

All great businessmen started out small. Walt Disney began working on his dream in a shed, while some others used their garages to do the impossible.

 

Here are a few tips that could help you decide upon the infrastructure that you need for your startup enterprises:

  1. How much money are you willing to spend on infrastructure?
  2. Are you confident that the money spent would not only be an expense but a valuable investment?
  3. What happens to all that you have in case of an unusual turn of events – like an acquisition, merger or even closure?
  4. Would you be willing to dedicate time towards maintaining the infrastructure?
Published on April 04, 2020
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