Lingmo’s Top 5 Tips for Start-Ups & Entrepreneurs

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By Danny May
CEO Lingmo International

What is an entrepreneurial start-up?

Typically, an entrepreneurial start-up is an emerged business/company sharing the similar aim of meeting a marketplace need and engaging consumers by developing a hardware, software, service etc. But people wonder how can your start-up become successful? Danny May, CEO and Founder of Lingmo International shares his top 5 tips for Start-ups and Entrepreneurs.

Keep looking forward

‘Never give up’! The majority perceive this as a cliché, however to gain success in a start-up business this statement should be put into continual action. Danny echoes this cliché through all his productivity. He says “when you start something, you will always fall down but when you do make sure you fall on your back so you remain looking up and can get up and keep moving forward.” Although it is tough, believe in your start-up, stayed focused on your idea and when you do fall down you will grow stronger and learn from the mistake at hand.

Bounce Back

Being an entrepreneur is followed by continual criticism and varied opinions. Therefore, a key for being successful in a start-up is to be strong. Danny says “have tough skin, don’t be damaged by whatever people throw at you.” The key characteristic of a successful entrepreneur is passion and dedication. Despite what people say, always believe in yourself and in your innovation. Be passionate and once its paid off, you can be proud of your achievement. Quite often the people that criticise don’t understand the idea in the first place.

The Vision

Success is purely driven by a vision. Setting a clear vision takes time and involves a of market research.  It is supported by thinking out of the box and trying new things. Even along your journey, your vision can alter greatly. In addition, work with what you’ve got and use your time wisely. Danny believes the difference between someone who is successful and someone who is broke, is successful people know how to use their time wisely. One thing in common is that we have 24 hours per day but it’s how you use that time productively that confirms how successful you will be.

What is Normal?

Modern society sadly is formed by stereotypes and human categorisation, however don’t let this stop you from setting out and starting your own business. Just because you don’t have the stereotypical appearance for example of a tradie, a developer or your desired interest doesn’t mean you can’t great things in that industry. If you have a driven passion and dedication towards your start-up business, that’s all you need. Being a former plumber, I was told that I would not fit into the tech world because I have no experience nor did I look like a developer or engineer.

Challenge yourself

You don’t need to have a Harvard Degree to create hardware, technology or a service. You need commitment. Do the research, get the product or service correct and trial and test each step with external people. Put yourself in the consumers or clients shoes and see it from their eyes. Work in silence, get things done and let the results show.  You may not get it right first time around but with the right mindset you can achieve great things.

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About Danny May
Danny May founded Lingmo International when he was still working full time as a plumber. He formed the start-up with no prior knowledge of how to set up a company and had no technical industry background.  After a lot of handwork, research and a lot of late nights, Danny now has a thriving start-up and has a dedicated team who share his vision allowing Lingmo to break down the global language barrier with their intuitive translation technology. Danny thrives in mentoring people who are keen to start their own business. His focus areas are fund raising and letting people know you don’t need to be knowledgeable in your chosen industry to form a business.