How to create your road map to success (a step-by-step guide)

How to create your road map to success (a step-by-step guide)

I’m not trying to be harsh, but that’s just the way it is. So, if you’re startup is probably going to fail, then why pursue your dream?

The thing is is that if your startup fails, you can learn from those mistakes the next time around. Or, you could take my advice and get on your way to startup success by doing everything right in the beginning. And those early stages of your startup require a roadmap that will give you directions for both the short-term and long-term.

Without leaving you hanging, here are the five necessary steps you’ll need when creating that roadmap to startup success.

1. Identify a Problem in a Proven Market

One of the most common misconceptions about launching a startup is that it has to involve something revolutionary or one-of-kind. And that’s not always the case. Instead of wasting your time trying to develop a product or service that’s the “Next Big Thing,” focus on fixing a problem in a proven market. Remember, if it doesn’t exist, than that’s because there was little to no interest in the idea.

By identifying a problem in a proven market you already know that there’s an interest. In fact, doesn’t sound easier to take a piece of an existing market than trying to discover who’s going to purchase your product

2. Build Your Niche and Generate Buzz

If you already know who your product or service is intended for and how it solves an actual problem, then you’re already on the road to success. From there you can begin targeting your audience to generate some buzz. Online Expert John Rampton says, “take advantage of social media and develop a content marketing strategy to spread the word about your startup. Despite having an incredible product or service, if you’re not marketing it correctly no one is going to know anything about it.”

This means that you have to create quality content–graphs, videos, blog posts–that can be shared across all social media channels. It not only will get your audience talking, it will also establish you and your startup as industry leaders.

3. Assemble Your A-Team

Your team contains more than just you and maybe a developer. There a number of skilled professionals who will be needed to build, promote and sustain your startup. Depending on your field this may change, but generally you’re going to need not only the people to complement you and make-up for your shortcomings, but also professionals outside the immediate team. For example, you’re going to need someone to handle the books or legal issues. In those instances, you can’t rely on a software programmer to handle those matters. You would need a bookkeeper, accountant and lawyer.

In short, find the right people for the right job.

4. Have a Vision, Mission and Strategy, But Be Flexible

Always remember who you are, where you want to go and how you will get there. Whether that’s through a mission statement or business plan, having a crystal clear vision, mission and strategy will guide through the entire startup process, as well be used to attract talent entice investors.

However, you also have to be proactive and flexible. the market changes all of the time, which is why you need to be on top of trends and willing to adapt. I recommend that your startup undergo an SWOT analysis , which is just a list of of your business’s greatest strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.

5. Build The Best Product

Many startups make the mistake of seeking an investment before they actually have a product in place. This means that instead of actually perfecting the product or service they’re spending time preparing and meeting with investors. If you build a great product not only will the customers come, so will investors. In fact, if investors see that the product or service is up and running with people lined up to buy it, they will be more inclined to fund your startup.

Always remember that you should seek funding at the right time and for the right reasons. If you don’t need funding to launch a content marketing campaign, then skip that meeting with a VC until you need money for a physical location.

A Step-by-Step, How-To Guide for Starting a Business

The Startup Roadmap sponsored by FedEx outlines each step in starting a business with information and resources on the most difficult tasks. It also contains tips for working “With Your Mentor” on each topic.

The FedEx Small Business Center can help with your everyday business challenges by offering advice and guidance from a network of small-business peers and experts.

Are You Ready to Start Your Business?

The path to business ownership is an exciting journey. As you embark on your journey, you need a few things to successfully reach your destination. First and foremost, you need a good roadmap or GPS to successfully navigate your way.

The Startup Roadmap, sponsored by FedEx, guides your journey, from your business idea through opening your doors to customers.

Whatever startup route lies ahead of you, the Startup Roadmap provides direction along the way. It will help you chart a course to success, minimizing detours and dead ends so you can get to your goal faster.

This Roadmap will take you from the initial step of defining your business idea through your ultimate destination: launching your business. In each chapter, we’ll teach you what you need to do and give you the resources and expertise you need to get it done.

The program is flexible, letting you make the business startup journey your own, focusing more on some chapters and less in others. It eliminates fears and intimation and offers a clear vision on how to achieve your business startup goals—especially if you work on it with a SCORE mentor. Entrepreneurs who work with a mentor are five times more likely to start a business than those who do not have a mentor.

Wherever you are in your startup process, SCORE can help.

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To get the winning results, you have to clearly understand the whole picture of your action plan. With our productivity app, you are able to easily visualize not only your milestones, tasks and dependencies between them, but the status of each work as well. Learn more

Easy to create and edit

Our intuitive app gives you the ability to instantly create a roadmap, indicating all the processes required for a specific project. Have some updates? Easily edit your document even while on the go. Learn more

Milestones

Lead your team to the next level with milestones. Marking important dates in your roadmap allows you to focus on the main phases of your project. This will help you to meet schedule and reach goals. Learn more

Clear sense of the plan

Roadmap Planner offers you a structured and hierarchical visualization of your document with Gantt chart and Outlines. These tools help you to gain a more refined control and focus on the key points. Learn more

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Get a detailed reports about the status of your projects and tasks for the day, week, and month. Compare the planned versus the actual progress of the project, get a quick look at where you are in terms of the project schedule. Learn more

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How to create your road map to success (a step-by-step guide)

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Starting a new business venture from scratch can sometimes feel like jumping out of an airplane and assembling the parachute on the way down. That’s because, as is often the case, business success happens largely through trial and error. And that’s where a road map comes in handy — yours should help you so you don’t get stuck.

If your path is like most people’s, here’s how it will proceed:

  • You’ll start out with a personal road map, and when you find your passion, you’ll develop a business road map.
  • Your journey will start at point A, but point B will not be linear: There’s often no straight line between the two.
  • You’ll plant seeds to achieve your personal goals and see which ones grow. When you find one that does, you’ll chart a course to follow that growth.
  • Should that growth become a passion, and a business, you’ll then plant more seeds (typically, more calculated ones) within your business, to see which ones work. This is the start of your business road map.

Don’t be afraid to aim high. Google wasn’t built in a day, and you won’t reach your primary goal in a short time, either. In your business, production, marketing, sales and other departments will have to establish their responsibilities. Budgets will need to be created and adjusted. Products and services will need to be developed. Sales will need to be made, and orders fulfilled.

All these incremental activities are necessary to reach your goal. You’ll want to focus on the pieces of the journey as you build your road map, not just the end goal or the quickest way to get from point A to B.

Of course, not all incremental steps will go as planned. That won’t be the end of the world or necessarily a major failure. Instead, the next thing on the horizon will be where you can refocus your attention, within the scheme of the larger goal of building and running a successful company. Each new incremental goal will become your next mountain to climb as you travel the road to your final goal.

So, start by defining your passions and goals, and you’ll already have the makings of a definitive plan. And don’t be afraid to give it 100 percent. Once you have set an intention and a goal, don’t just dream about it, attack it.

Keeping your road map fluid

Startups have to be nimble and open to change, especially in the first few years. Groupon started off as an online collective action and fund-raising platform before pivoting into the social commerce space. There’s a fine balance between retaining products that fit your market and stubbornly trying to hold on to ideas, products or marketing strategies that are not attracting a significant target market.

Sometimes you can pound a market, but the product will still not work. It’s the old square pegs-into-round holes scenario, and of course that does not work. Consider these stories of well-known pivots in which companies changed in order to grow:

  • Flickr was a role-playing gaming site for several years before emerging as the now-popular photo-sharing social media site.
  • Apple started out selling computer kits to kids before making its own computers and emerging as a $700 billion business.
  • Lego started by making wooden ducks. A few years after a fire burned down its factory, management switched to plastic toys, and what emerged? The interlocking bricks that spawned a multibillion-dollar business, which today encompasses TV shows, movies, creation contests and more.
  • Nokia began as a paper mill and expanded into rubber goods before moving to electronics, and eventually mobile phones.
  • Avon was started by a door-to-door book salesperson who gave away free samples of perfume. The perfume got better reviews than the books, so he did a pivot and dumped the books in favor of starting the California Perfume Company, a precursor of Avon.

Here, then, is a (broad) step-by-step list of how to get where you’re going in business. It’s worked well for me:

  1. Plant seeds and constantly observe your garden, looking for growth opportunities and pockets of passion.
  2. Network.
  3. Set an intention and write it down.
  4. Network.
  5. Learn the business thoroughly through classes, internships, seminars, books, networking, etc.
  6. Network.
  7. Work for someone else first, and keep learning.
  8. Network.
  9. Conduct due diligence on product-market fit prior to writing a business plan.
  10. Network.
  11. Find talent, steal talent and keep that talent happy.
  12. Network.
  13. Talk to your customers consistently to capture feedback.
  14. Network.

Also, don’t forget to always be flexible. There’s no straight line from point A to point B. And success is never linear.

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Features

Team Management

Create your own teams and manage them right in Roadmap Planner.You can easily add new members in a particular team, assign each of them to the needed works, and remove users when necessary. Learn more

Team Control

Assign your team members to the needed works and easily keep track of their progress right in our planning software. Navigate your team members’ work status and monitor their workload. Always be aware of your team results and change their tasks and priorities at any time. Learn more

Completion Status

To get the winning results, you have to clearly understand the whole picture of your action plan. With our productivity app, you are able to easily visualize not only your milestones, tasks and dependencies between them, but the status of each work as well. Learn more

Easy to create and edit

Our intuitive app gives you the ability to instantly create a roadmap, indicating all the processes required for a specific project. Have some updates? Easily edit your document even while on the go. Learn more

Milestones

Lead your team to the next level with milestones. Marking important dates in your roadmap allows you to focus on the main phases of your project. This will help you to meet schedule and reach goals. Learn more

Clear sense of the plan

Roadmap Planner offers you a structured and hierarchical visualization of your document with Gantt chart and Outlines. These tools help you to gain a more refined control and focus on the key points. Learn more

Progress Reports

Get a detailed reports about the status of your projects and tasks for the day, week, and month. Compare the planned versus the actual progress of the project, get a quick look at where you are in terms of the project schedule. Learn more

Gantt Chart View

Roadmap Planner uses a visual and interactive timeline system based on Gantt Chart – the most recognized method of planning projects. It allows you to accurately prioritize, schedule, track progress, and organize your projects into easily manageable units, which means a more refined control. Learn more

Whether you want to run your own company or snag the corner office at your current job, you probably have an end-goal for your career. But do you really know what you need to do to get there?

“It’s important for people to see the steps that are actually involved [in reaching their career goals],” said Ryan Porter, co-founder of career planning platform Raise Your Flag. “I hear so many students say things like, ‘I want to be a fashion designer’ or ‘I want to be a snowboard instructor.’ Thanks to 30- to 60-minute TV shows, these young career planners often assume things happen much quicker than they actually do.”В

To get a realistic handle on what it’s going to take to achieve your career aspirations, it helps to create a “roadmap” outlining the steps you need to take to reach your goals. Career experts shared their advice for mapping out a path to your ultimate dream job. https://www.businessnewsdaily.com

Know where you want to go

You can’t start mapping your route if you don’t know the destination. For your first step in planning out your career path, you should create a detailed personal vision statement of where you would like to be at various points in the coming years, said Joyce Maroney, director of the Workforce Institute at workforce management solutions provider Kronos.

“You are ultimately responsible for your own career — not the boss, not the mentors, not the career services office at the school you attended — you,” Maroney told Business News Daily. “Before you can chase that dream job, you need to articulate what success means to you, including the aspects of your life outside of the job. Only once you have a clear vision of where you want to be in the next one, five and 20 years can you construct a roadmap to get there.”

If you’re making a career change and trying to plan a path to your new goals, think about why you want to switch directions before you take that first step.

“When considering a professional change, the best first question to ask is, ‘Am I running toward something or away from something?'” Maroney said. “If it’s the former, go for it. If it’s the latter, the change you need to make may just be a change in manager or company, not your current career track.”

Focus on the tools you need

You may have a list of companies you want to work for or titles you want to have during your career. These aspirations make a good starting point, but it’s more important to know what skills you’ll need, and how to build them.

“When mapping out your future, rather than focusing on companies and positions, think about the skills and expertise necessary to pursue your dream career,” said Kirk Baumann, vice president of career services at student-focused entrepreneurial community Enactus. “While you cannot control whether you will be hired at a specific organization, by equipping yourself with a killer rГ©sumГ©, you will be poised to be a top candidate when exciting jobs become available.”

Ryan Carson, co-founder and CEO of tech skills education platform Treehouse, agreed that being a “doer” is better than fixating on titles and promotions.

“When creating a good career map, these aren’t necessarily things you should focus on, because it distracts you from actually doing,” Carson said. “Being a doer, whether it’s [through driving] creative projects or offering advice, shows high social intelligence — that you can work with people, develop or offer something meaningful to a situation, and make partnerships happen.”

Find a guide

Networking with people in your chosen field, especially those with positions you hope to hold, can be immensely helpful in career planning efforts. By identifying one or more mentors and asking about their academic and professional backgrounds, you’ll be able to explore potential paths to your career destination.

Maroney noted that asking a lot of open-ended questions when you network can reveal some of the untold stories behind your dream career.

“Most people like to talk about themselves,” she said. “These informational conversations are your opportunity to make sure that you understand the rewards and the costs of performing that role. Every job has its highs and lows.”

Be open to changing your route

You might hit some detours along the way, or your destination may change completely. In any case, your path isn’t set in stone, and you’ll need to be able to adapt to any roadblocks you may encounter along the way.

“Planning out a career path will not necessarily lead you to your dream job,” said Carson. “Your ideals about that dream job will probably change. Being flexible, adaptable, open to learning new skills and a creator of something, whether it be an idea or tangible object, are some of the most important pieces to being successful in any career.”

Even if you take a wrong turn, it’s never too late to adjust and learn from the experience.

“So many people are paralyzed by the thought of making a career choice because they are afraid of getting it wrong,” Porter said. “The good news is that you can make changes.В Everybody chooses occupations and takes stops along their career paths that they aren’t excited about. The point is to make a decision and do something. Learn from that decision and what it means to your career path, and then make better decisions from that point forward.”

[Thinking about a career change that requires going back to school? Visit our partner site’sВ “Classes and Careers” calculatorВ to figure out which school and program is best for you.]

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How to create your road map to success (a step-by-step guide)

The key to a successful project is in the planning. Creating a project plan is the first thing you should do when undertaking any project.

Often project planning is ignored in favour of getting on with the work. However, many people fail to realise the value of a project plan for saving time, money and many problems.

This article looks at a simple, practical approach to project planning. On completion of this guide, you should have a sound project planning approach that you can use for future projects.

Step 1: Project Goals

A project is successful when it has met the needs of the stakeholders. A stakeholder is anybody directly, or indirectly impacted by the project.

As a first step, it is important to identify the stakeholders in your project. It is not always easy to determine the stakeholders of a project, particularly those impacted indirectly. Examples of stakeholders are:

  • The project sponsor
  • The customer who receives the deliverables
  • The users of the project output
  • The project manager and project team

Once you understand who the stakeholders are, the next step is to find out their needs. The best way to do this is by conducting stakeholder interviews. Take time during the interviews to draw out the requirements that create real benefits. Sometimes stakeholders will talk about needs that aren’t relevant and don’t deliver benefits. These can be recorded and set as a low priority.

The next step, once you have conducted all the interviews and have a comprehensive list of needs is to prioritise them. From the prioritised list, create a set of easily measurable goals. A good technique for doing this is to review them against the SMART principle. This way, the achievement of the goal will be easy to identify.

Once you have established a clear set of goals, they should be recorded in the project plan. It can be useful also to include the needs and expectations of your stakeholders.

Now you have completed the most difficult part of the planning process; it’s time to move on and look at the project deliverables.

Step 2: Project Deliverables

Using the goals you have defined in step 1, create a list of things the project needs to deliver to meet those goals. Specify when and how to deliver each item.

Add the deliverables to the project plan with an estimated delivery date. You will establish more accurate delivery dates during the scheduling phase, which is next.

Step 3: Project Schedule

Create a list of tasks that need to be carried out for each deliverable identified in step 2. For each task determine the following:

  • The amount of effort (hours or days) required for completing the task
  • The resource who will carry out the task

Once you have established the amount of effort for each task, you can work out the effort required for each deliverable, and an accurate delivery date. Update your deliverables section with the more precise delivery dates.

At this point in the planning, you could choose to use a software package such as Microsoft Project to create your project schedule. Alternatively, use one of the many free templates available. Input all of the deliverables, tasks, durations and the resources who will complete each task.

A common problem discovered at this point is when you have an imposed delivery deadline from the sponsor that is not realistic based on your estimates. If you discover this is the case, you must contact the sponsor immediately. The options you have in this situation are:

  • Renegotiate the deadline (project delay)
  • Employ additional resources (increased cost)
  • Reduce the scope of the project (less delivered)

Use the project schedule to justify pursuing one of these options.

Step 4: Supporting Plans

This section deals with the plans you should create as part of the planning process. These can be included directly in the plan.

Human Resource Plan

Identify, by name, the individuals and organisations with a leading role in the project. For each, describe their roles and responsibilities on the project.

Next, specify the number and type of people needed to carry out the project. For each resource detail start dates, the estimated duration and the method you will use for obtaining them.

Create a single sheet containing this information.

Communications Plan

Create a document showing who is to be kept informed about the project and how they will receive the information. The most common mechanism is a weekly or monthly status report, describing how the project is performing, milestones achieved and the work you’ve planned for the next period.

Risk Management Plan

Risk management is an important part of project management. Although often overlooked, it is important to identify as many risks to your project as possible and be prepared if something bad happens.

Here are some examples of common project risks:

  • Time and cost estimate too optimistic
  • Customer review and feedback cycle too slow
  • Unexpected budget cuts
  • Unclear roles and responsibilities
  • No stakeholder input obtained
  • Not clearly understanding stakeholder needs
  • Stakeholders changing requirements after the project has started
  • Stakeholders adding new requirements after the project has started
  • Poor communication resulting in misunderstandings, quality problems and rework
  • Lack of resource commitment

Risks can be tracked using a simple risk log. Add each risk you have identified to your risk log; write down what you will do in the event it occurs, and what you will do to prevent it from happening. Review your risk log on a regular basis, adding new risks as they occur during the life of the project. Remember, if you ignore risks, they don’t go away.

Congratulations. Having followed all the steps above, you should have a good project plan. Don’t forget to update your plan as the project makes progress, and continually measure progress against the plan.

Aha Moment: Does your career road map lead to greatness or mediocrity?

The goals you set for your life and career WILL make all the difference.

Without goals, your career can languish.

With career goals, you’ll have a defined path to get you from where you are now – to your future self.

The process of creating your destiny becomes even easier when you have career goals and examples to guide you.

In this blog, we’ll cover why you should create career expectations and how to reach them. Let’s get started.

How to create your road map to success (a step-by-step guide)

Why goals matter

Professional athletes. Artists. Business people. Anyone who is ultimately successful in her field uses goals to get there.

When you set a goal, it gives you a vision for your future.

And ultimately, it will guide your short-term steps so that you can reach these goals.

In effect, with clearly defined steps, you won’t veer off the path – and into a hum-drum job that leads to nowhere.

Set your foundation

There are a few keys to setting successful goals. These involve first understanding how to set personal goals for your career.

Step 1: Get the picture

Start with the big-picture view of your career aspirations.

So, think about where you want to be in 5, 10 years. That’s your starting point.

These goals may be about your career, salary, or personal development.

Step 2: Move backwards

With this big target in mind, break down your goals into bite-sized chunks.

Think of these as a series of smaller, progressive targets you need to hit in order to move forward.

Try creating a five-year plan, then break those milestones up even further, into 2-years, 1-year and 6-month plans.

With these goals in hand, you’ll need a plan of attack for how to proceed.

Next, break your goals up into daily tasks, so you’ll feel like you are accomplishing them and working toward your future.

You’ll be able to see it in black and white!

Step 3: Get to work!

With your goals in place, all that’s left to do is to take action!

Create SMART goals

Useful goals are the smartest goals.

If you’ve been through a personal development workshop or read a book about setting goals, you’ve probably heard about SMART goals. These are:

How to create your road map to success (a step-by-step guide)

Keeping these principles in mind, these career goals examples will help you define your own:

Vague

“I’d like to be president of my company.” (This goal is too vague, focused on outcomes, not performance.)

SMART

“I’d like to be in a management position in 5 years.” (This goal is specific, focused on performance, not outcomes.)

Vague

“I’d like to work for myself one day.” (This goal is too vague, focused on aspiration not tangible result.)

SMART

“I’d like to run a business offering IT strategy consulting services to help companies secure their data.” (This goal is specific.)

Vague

“I want to take on a new role in my company.” (This goal is too vague and not focused on performance.)

SMART

“I would like to transition from Finance to a Marketing Management position in two years, which will allow me to use my MBA Management and Strategy skills to help our company grow sales.” (This goal is specific, tangible, and performance-oriented.)

With SMART goals that span the next week and next decades of your career, you’ll be in a position to enjoy your accomplishments and success.

Use these career goals examples to get started, and let the sky be the limit in terms of what you want to achieve.

Just remember that with success comes a lot of hard work and dedication.

If you’d like a mentor to walk you through personal development milestones like setting career goals, then it’s time to get a career coach!

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Create 3D milestones and Roadmap with PowerPoint. Follow our simple step by step instructions to create the useful diagram template from the scratch.

The Roadmap in PowerPoint with 3D Milestone you’ll learn today is:

How to create your road map to success (a step-by-step guide)

The diagram is as useful as it is beautiful. You can use the diagram to:

  • Represent milestones of your Project
  • To show section titles for your timeline based presentation
  • To present significant events in your company history

Let us learn to create the diagram step by step:

Step 1: Create the base shape

Go to Auto shapes menu and choose ‘Round Same Side Corner Rectangle’ tool to draw the stone. Pull the yellow diamond handles to the centre to give full curvature to the top edge. Use the regular ‘Rectangle’ tool to create the base:

Shade the stone in Grey and the base in Red for visual appeal. Select both the shapes and group them using ‘Ctrl+G’ shortcut.

How to create your road map to success (a step-by-step guide)

Step 2: Apply 3D perspective

Right click on the group; go to Format Shape -> 3D Rotation ->Select ‘Off Axis 1 Right’ option.

How to create your road map to success (a step-by-step guide)

This will create the angle needed for the milestone.

Step 3: Add thickness to the stone

To add thickness to the stone, go to 3D Format in the ‘Format Shape’ menu and increase the depth to 45. When you click on ‘Material’ tab – a drop down menu appears. Choose ‘Dark Edge’ under Special effects. The result will be as follows:

How to create your road map to success (a step-by-step guide)

Go to Shape effects option and under ‘Shadow’, choose ‘Perspective Diagonal Upper Left’. This completes the milestone diagram.

How to create your road map to success (a step-by-step guide)

Step 4: Add text and give the final touches

Draw a road at the background and place three milestones on the road. Make sure that the milestones are progressively smaller in size to indicate distance. Write your desired text using ‘Text box’ option in Auto shapes menu. After you finish writing the text, click on the text -> Format -> Text Effects -> 3D Rotation -> Parallel ->Off Axis 1 Target.

How to create your road map to success (a step-by-step guide)

This will give the necessary angle for the text. Place the text on the milestones. The final roadmap in PowerPoint with 3D milestones will be as follows:

How to create your road map to success (a step-by-step guide)

You can add more milestones by making copies of the shape.

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Why waste time creating diagrams from the scratch, when you have such useful solution available off the shelf?