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Top 3 Marketing Tips for A Startup

Top 3 Marketing Tips for A Startup

You have decided to start your business which you had kept on a burner for a long time. You are very excited and genuinely believe in your product. Having a marketing plan is very important when you are starting a business. Unless you have sales your business will die a slow and painful death.

Top 3 Marketing Tips for A Startup

Don’t worry, you can make sure that you to solve the issue of getting sales by using the 3 marketing tips we have mentioned below to kick start your startup marketing plan. Let’s get started.

1. Set up your website and legal formalities in place

Having a website to showcase your business to the world is one of the most important aspect for a startup. You won’t be able to market your ideas, goods, services, etc to the world without it.

There are many options when it comes to setting up your website. If you have an E-commerce website, Shopify is the best option for you. If you have a services business, WordPress is the best solution for you. If you have a location based website, you can set up a beautiful location based WordPress website.

You need to make sure though that your website is hosted on a robust and stable hosting server. If your business goes viral and you get a lot of visitors to your website, you don’t want your website to just because the hosting wasn’t strong enough. This has happened many times when a business idea went viral. For example, this has happened to businesses that were showcased on Shark Tank.

You can also opt for a local hosting service so that the website is shown to your audience faster. For example, if you are based in Australia, you can find a quality Australian web host to host your website.

Also, make sure that you have set up all the required legal formalities which include setting up your business as an LLC or a Private Limited Company, etc as per your requirements. File all the necessary tax and other declarations, etc. It is best to go with a professional company like us to ensure that there are no compliance issues in the future.

2. Get on social media

Getting your business of product or service viral is very important. You can do so by getting your website or your product viral on social media. Most startups have a very tight budget. To ensure that you make sales fast, social media is the best platform that you can leverage.

It is very easy to sell your products and create awareness for your product on social media platforms. Depending on your product or service, you can focus on various social media platforms.

Instagram and Pinterest are great for home décor, fashion, and retail businesses. LinkedIn is perfect if you want to target other businesses. If your product is visually appealing then you can go for Instagram or YouTube

3. Get Local Press

Using local press to your advantage is an excellent strategy that you can use as a business startup. Most local newspapers and magazines cover a local success story or an upcoming business. You will be able to expand your business and brand awareness with little to no cost. If you are lucky, the article may also be picked up by syndicated news publishers and your product or service can go viral.

Conclusion

Bootstrapping a Startup is difficult but not impossible. With the above three tips, you can easily get started and have sales which will lead to profits. You can use the profits to invest in paid advertising and other avenues which well get more sales and help your business grow.

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List of Incubators in India to Obtain Recommendation with Regard to Innovative Nature of Business

For Registration of an Entity under Startup India  recommendation letter is required to be attached while submitting the registration form , this nature of recommendation with regard to startup may be obtained from any incubator established in post-graduate college in India.

Following are the incubators from which recommendation letter can be obtained with regard to innovative nature of business :

  1. Association for Innovation Development of Entrepreneurship in Agriculture (AIDEA)
  2. IKP Knowledge Park – Life Science Incubator (www.ikpknowledgepark.com)
  3. Agri Business Incubator (http://www.agrisciencepark.icrisat.com)
  4. Technology Business Incubator – UOH (www.uohyd.ernet.in)
  5. International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT – H)
  6. Birla Institute of technology and Science, BITS- Pilani (Hyderabad Campus)
  7. Technology Base Incubator Society (TBIS) (udsctbi.org
  8. Shriram Institute for Industrial Research (A Unit of Shriram Scientific and Industrial Research Foundation) (www.shriraminstitu te.org)
  9. IAN Mentoring and Incubation Services (www.IndianAngel Network.com/incubator)
  10. National Design Business Incubator (NDBI) (http://www.ndbiindi a.org)
  11. CIIIE Initiatives, Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE) (www.ciieindia.org)
  12. Comcubator (www.micaedc.org)
  13. Gujarat Foundation for Entrepreneurial Excellence (GFEE – iCreate)
  14. Venture Studio: Center for Innovative Business Design
  15. Centre for Incubation and Business Acceleration (CIBA)
  16. Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Dairying (www.ndritbi.com)
  17. Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University Technology Business Incubation Center Society (SMVDU TBIC)
  18. TBI – International Centre for Innovation, Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurship (IN-CITE)
  19. Composites Technology Park (www.compositeste chnologypark.com)
  20. E-Health TBI (www.ehealthtbi.co m)
  21. Manipal University Technology Business Incubator (www.mutbimanipal .org)
  22. Technovate
  23. Global Incubation Services (GINSERV) (www.ginserv.in)
  24. National Design Business Incubator (www.ndbiindia.org /www.nid.edu)
  25. Startup Village (startupvillage.in)
  26. TBI (http://nitc.ac.in/nitc /misc/tbi/public_ht ml/index.htm)
  27. Technopark TBI (www.technopark.o rg)
  28. Amrita TBI (www.amritatbi.co m)
  29. College of Engineering, Trivandrum
  30. Amal-Jyothi Rural Technologies Business Incubator (amaljyothi.ac.in)
  31. National Centre for Aerospace Innovation and Research (NCAIR) (www.ncair.in)
  32. Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SINE) (www.sineiitb.org)
  33. MITCON Biotechnology Business Incubation Centre (A Division of MITCON Consultancy Services Ltd.) (www.mitcoinindia. com)
  34. Venture Center (venturecentre.co.i n)
  35. D.K.T.E. Society’s Textile & Engineering Institute
  36. BIL-Ryerson Futures (Zone Startups)(www.zonestartups .com)
  37. KIIT – Technology Business Incubator (www.kiitincubator.i n)
  38. TBI (www.discovery.bit s-pilani.ac.in/tbi/)
  39. Startup Oasis Incubation Center (www.startupoasis.i n)
  40. Sathyabama University – Technology Business Incubator (SU-TBI)
  41. Coimbatore Innovation and Business Incubator (CIBI) (www.kctbs.ac.in)
  42. Nanotechnology Research, Innovation Incubation Centre (psgtech.edu)
  43. TCE-TBI Thiagarajar College of Engineering
  44. IITM – Incubation Cell (http://incubation.iit m.ac.in)
  45. TBI (www.tbi-kec.org)
  46.  VIT- Technology Business Incubator (http://www.vittbi.co m/)
  47. Technology Business Incubator Centre for Biotechnology (www.annauniv.ed)
  48. UOM-TBI (www.unom.ac.in/ta ramanitbi.html)
  49. IITM`s Rural Technology and Business Incubator (RTBI) (www.rtbi.in)
  50. BIT-TBI, Sathyamangalam ([email protected] om www.bittbi.com)
  51. Periyar Technology Business Incubator ([email protected] www.periayrtbi.org)
  52. SPEC-TBI (www.spectbi.com)
  53. Vel Tech – Technology Incubator
  54. Agri- Business Development- Tamil Nadu Agricultural University
  55. Adhiyamaan College of Engineering
  56. Villgro Innovations Foundation
  57. Information Technology Business Incubator( ITBI), JSSATE- STEP (http://www.jssstep noida.ord/incubator .as)
  58. Amity Technology Incubator (http://www.amity.e du/aii)
  59. TBI – Krishnapath Incubation Society([email protected], www.tbikiet.com)
  60. SIDBI Innovation and Incubation Centre (SIIC) (www.iitk.ac.in/siic)
  61. Malviya Centre for Innovation Incubation & Entrepreneurship  (www.mciie.org)
  62. TBI- Graphic Era University
  63. IIM Calcutta Innovation Park (IIP)
  64. Shibpur- TBI
  65. Ekta Incubation Centre (www.technologye mbryo.com)
  66. WBUT
  67. Technology Incubation and Entrepreneurship Society ( TIETS) (www.stepiitkgp.in)

Full List along with address and contact details can be downloaded from Startup_India_List_of_Incubators