Starting a small business doesn’t mean you have to start with a small idea. In fact, starting with a big idea can actually lead to more success than going with a series of smaller steps or goals.
Small Business Trends spoke with Hadi Partovi of Code.org about this subject at Dreamforce 2017 in San Francisco. Code.org is a non-profit that works to expand access to computer science educational programs. And Partovi founded the company with a big goal in mind.
Partovi’s dad taught him how to code when he was younger. But that is far from the norm. And now that computer science is such a big part of society, Partovi is working to make it a bigger part of the curriculum at schools across the country.
That’s a fairly lofty goal. But Partovi actually believes that big ideas have lots of potential benefits for businesses.
Partovi explained, “Most people get held back by their own, I guess either insecurity or lack of confidence or fear or whatever you name it, and think, ‘I’ll make a small step and then if that succeeds then I’ll go for something bigger.’ And I actually think the biggest successes are from the people who just say ‘screw it, I’m just going to go for the biggest dream I can think of.’