#100WastedWeeks – WHEN to do those 100 ‘must do’ startup jobs

100 Must-Dos for a Startup Business

As an entrepreneur, you are bombarded with 100s of things you ‘must do’ to make your business successful.

Whether it’s registering all the domain names close to your business name, posting on social media 8 times a day, writing twice a week for your blog, or going out networking, the advice out there always seems to be “Yes! You should definitely do this!”.

To a large extent, they are right! But when it comes to business (and life!) time is your most valuable & finite resource. If you fail to prioritise you’ll end up trapped in your business, simultaneously working on the 100 things you ‘must do’.

From experience, I know that doing (or setting up processes for) each of these 100 things properly can take around a week of focused effort (each)… meaning you can’t (and shouldn’t!) do them all at once.

WHEN to do each task is an important decision, as doing something at the wrong time means you’ll have to do it again later!

So in my #100WastedWeeks series, for each ‘must-do’ task, I’ll help you understand:

  • When you should do it
  • Why doing it at the wrong time is a complete waste of money and effort
  • How to do it at the right time, in the right way

My ultimate aim is to help you reduce your task list to the 1-2 things you need to do right NOW, and ditch the rest until it’s the right time to do it.

In my first #100WastedWeeks article, I’ll cover ‘branding’.

I’ll help you identify when you should be coming up with a name, logo, tagline and other aspects as part of your ‘brand’, and why doing it too early is very common… despite this being a complete waste of time and money.

Click here to learn when to create your startup business’ brand, and what you should do when it is the right time.

Alternatively, comment below to share some of the things you are being told you ‘must do’ right now, and I’ll aim to cover when you should ACTUALLY do it in one of my next #100WastedWeeks articles!

About The Author

Alexis Kingsbury

Alexis is founder of the Parentpreneur Accelerator and Making Greatness Ltd. He is a serial entrepreneur, with experience creating start-ups in a variety of areas, particularly in SaaS and EdTech. He is also a lucky husband and proud dad, and now helps other 'parentpreneurs' like him to achieve their dreams of having successful businesses, making a difference in the world, and spending time with the people they love.

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