Great question and there are many different ways to get started with a new project! I’ll answer how I like to kick things off, and hopefully some other viewpoints will be offered as well.
When beginning a new project, one of the most important things (for me) is to build momentum based on success. This is useful for building a team, fostering relevant relationships, and looking for funding / investment. I always want momentum in two key areas:
– Usage (engagement with the the groups/customers you are trying to help)
– Product (updates in relation to the product/service you are creating)
‘Usage’ momentum at these early stages can be things as simple as people saying they want your assistance with after birth care when you share your ideas on blogs / facebook groups, or website visits, or newsletter sign-ups.
‘Product’ momentum at these early stages can be things like adding popular, relevant topics to a discussion board or writing blog posts that are being read and shared. Or, depending on the type of after birth care you’ll be doing, providing the care and getting feedback from your customers to make the care better and more relevant to them.
As you start engaging with potential customers, and getting their feedback on your product / business offering, you will be naturally making connections with people who are interested in your business area (and those people may include future employees and/or investors)!
In saying all of that, in order to get started on the above, you’ll need somewhere to collect your ideas and point interested people to for more information, so make sure you have a website / facebook business page etc.
Once you have those set up, feel free to drop them in here for feedback on next steps!