By Hiro Taylor, Founder of HeroPay
Take it from me, starting a business can be hard. There are hundreds of things to think about and while you’re thinking about those hundreds of things, another thousand or so will come to mind. Being an entrepreneur is really a 24/7 job and it can be a total roller coaster ride. You’ve secured funding: yay! You’ve missed your target client acquisition number: **tears**.
At HeroPay, we’ve created a platform that gives business owners the ability to compare different credit card processors. We’ve experienced many of the ups and downs, the flips and dips of starting a business, so now is the time for a road map of the awesome tools available to all types of entrepreneurs!
When you’re just starting out, having great help and resources can make or break you. We’ve created a handy infographic to help make entrepreneurship just a bit easier. Like the credit card processors we partner with on our platform, we’ve thoroughly vetted all of the companies we’ve put on here.
After you’ve created the next best video game, you’re going to need a badass team behind you to make sure it’s successful. An amazing game is nothing without a superstar group of people. We’ve handpicked the best of the best tools in a bunch of different areas.
One of the first challenges we faced while trying to start up HeroPay was figuring out our name, followed by our logo. These two things set the tone for your business so it’s important to get it right! We used Crowdspring, a crowdsourcing website, to collect hundreds of name ideas before we landed on HeroPay. We turned to 99designs to get help creating our awesome logo! We love how easy it is to collaborate these days.
Marketing and PR are huge for entrepreneurs and startups. It doesn’t matter how great your idea is, or how fun your game is, if nobody knows about it. We have picked some great tools to help you with both. One of the cool tools called JustReachOut helps you, well, reach out to a bunch of journalists who are looking for the latest scoop. Enter: you.
Alright, now you’ve got your game, your name, and your logo. People are starting to talk about it, saying it’s the next big thing in video gaming (hooray!). AND you’re making money! Now it’s time to take care of the business. Looking for a way to keep your books to make sure you’re making money while (hopefully) having a good time? We’ve got you covered with our top three choices for accounting software.
One thing you’ll realize pretty quickly is that you need to get paid to keep kicking ass. It’s great that you’re keeping track of all of your numbers and it’s important to keep your costs as low as possible.
I’ve only touched on a few of the categories we cover in our infographic. We’ve got pretty much everything covered to help simplify those hundreds of things you’ll have on your mind. Check out our infographic for more of our top picks for everything from creating a website to getting financing.
Hiro Taylor is the Founder of HeroPay and Editor of the HeroPay Academy, dedicated to helping merchants navigate the complex world of credit card processing. Formerly The Visa Country Manager of Myanmar, Hiro led Visa’s business entry into the country, creating over $300 million in commerce from zero, despite the country’s antiquated telecommunications and banking infrastructure. During Hiro’s tenure, Myanmar was Visa’s fastest growing market globally.