7 Steps to Startup Success: The Entrepreneur’s Journey

Here are the 7 steps you need to take (generally speaking) to achieve success in your startup. Of course, there's a lot more that goes into your startup, but these steps give you a good grounding with which to succeed. So, what are you waiting for?

Step 1 - Idea Generation

  • Conceptualise a business idea.
  • Identify a problem or need that you can address.
  • Passion and innovation drive the idea.
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Step 2 - Market Research

  • Study the target market thoroughly.
  • Understand customer needs and preferences.
  • Analyse competitors and market trends.

Step 3 - Business Planning

  • Develop a comprehensive Business Plan.
  • Set clear goals and strategies.
  • Create financial projections and marketing strategies.

Step 4 - Legal Structure and Registration

  • Get Legal Advice
  • Get Accounting Advice
  • Get Financial Advice
  • Choose a suitable legal structure (e.g., sole trader, corporation, partnership/joint venture, company plus trust).
  • Get your business established (we can do this for you in Australia)
  • Register the business with government authorities.
  • Obtain necessary licenses and permits.

Step 5 - Funding and Financing

  • Secure capital through savings, loans, or investors.
  • Determine the funding strategy based on business needs.
  • Ensure financial resources for startup operations.

Step 6 - Business Launch

  • Officially launch your startup business.
  • Establish operations and product/service development.
  • Hire and train staff as necessary.
  • Don't forget to pay tax, PAYG, superannuation and BAS/GST (depending on your structure).

Section 7: Growth and Scaling

  • Focus on acquiring customers and expanding the market.
  • Optimise operations and offerings.
  • Seek additional funding for growth and scaling.


  • The entrepreneurial journey involves critical steps.
  • Adaptability and resilience are key to success.
  • Continuous learning and adjustment are essential.
  • Don't forget to get the proper advice from your advisers.

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About the Author

Rachelle Hare

Rachelle Hare - Managing Director and Principal Practitioner of Blaze Business & Legal

Rachelle Hare

Rachelle Hare is a highly experienced Construction Lawyer and Contract Lawyer, with over 23 years of experience in Tier 1 and Tier 2 Construction Firms, Top Tier Private Practice and Government.

With 23+ years of experience as a Senior Lawyer, Strategic Contracting Adviser and Management Consultant in Construction Law, Contracts, Major Projects, Commercial Advisory, Compliance, Procurement, Contract Management and Risk Management, Rachelle has the rare skills to offer you seamless business advice and legal advice to help support your organisation.

As well as a Lawyer and Business Adviser, Rachelle has also acted as a Strategic Procurement Adviser, Compliance Manager, Strategic Risk Adviser and Commercial Manager.

Rachelle owns
Blaze Business & Legal, a combined Commercial Law Firm and Business Advisory Firm located in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Blaze Business & Legal assists a broad range of clients in the Construction Industry and related industries, and advises owners, contractors, subcontractors, NFPs and other organisations on a broad range of Construction Law, Commercial Law, Business Advisory and Management Consulting issues in Brisbane, Queensland and around Australia.

Rachelle also owns Blaze Professional Learning, where she offers practical contracting skills, hands-on experience in drafting and working with contracts, and industry insights to help Professionals upskill and advance their careers with real-world skills.

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