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07-29-2012, 03:39 AM #11
Someone compared being apart of a startup like manic depression... I think it sums things up pretty well.I'm the resident L4P app guy
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07-30-2012, 03:35 PM #12
Losing focus will be the death of your business. I know from experience because I've "started" over 7 concepts that never got off paper, some of those were with my friend who at the time was 17, and immature. We spent probably a year..maybe 2yrs? working on ideas and business plans but nothing ever happend. The fact that this guy lived 2hrs away from my house and that he told me he had 200k in funds didnt help when I later found out that the 200k wasn't really his until the death of a family member!
The problem with people is that dreaming is fun and easy. When it comes time to grow a pair, you and your partner just might decide that there is "too much competition" or "we dont have the money for this" blah blah blah.
Sometimes these are valid excuses after proper planning is done, but more times than not its just bullshit because we try and find way to rationalize why we wimped out.
I myself am working on something all my own, spent some good coin on a domain but I truly believe in what I'm doing so I understand what your going through. You're in that moment where you are "In too deep" to back out, right?. Just dont lose focus on your goals and dreams.
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07-31-2012, 01:08 AM #13
07-31-2012, 09:41 PM #14
if you're starting your own business, and don't cry once a week, you're probably not pushing hard enough.
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08-03-2012, 05:19 PM #15
I think every person starting a new business feels the same at some point. I've tried to turn my passion into profession 3-4 years ago, but it didnt work out. Mostly because i had no free time and i was to exhausted because of my daily job. I lost my enthusiast, but i never gave up. It was always in my mind and i knew i'm going to give it one more shot. This year finally i've decided that it's now or never. I've started from scratches, i quit my daily job, i've put my car up for sale to start 2nd business on the side to have steady income to cover my bills and im more motivated than ever before. It's great to have someone who belives in you and keeps you going. I wouldn't have done without my wife's support. Good luck buddy and never give up.
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08-06-2012, 04:02 AM #16Member
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I'm in the same boat as you. Just plowing through by twitter, facebook and pinterest. Trying to gain followers as I wait for my inventory to come in. Not really doubting anything right now. My big doubts came when my formula manufacturer wanted me to use less than high quality bottles. I wasn't sure what I could make work with my financing but everything worked out in the end. Now I will be able to offer the highest quality on the market to my customers in both bottles and formulas. Hope to make some waves in the shaving and skincare industry in the next few weeks! This isn't my first start-up so I would tell you that you need to just stay with it and look at how much you have done and that you can't stop now. Plowing through the website is time consuming but remember what will set you apart from everyone else. How many others are taking the time to do what you are? That's what you should think about as you continue! Good luck from myself and everyone at Game Day Grooming Co. Can't wait to hear how everything works out!Greenwich, CT
08-15-2012, 08:33 PM #17Member
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You need to get past the concept of instant gratification and work on building a team. I was at that point as well when I started my business, now I am two years in. It really just takes a lot of time and perseverance, and positive energy never hurts . In addition maybe you should look at building a small team, a group who can share the dream and work towards your cause.
Best of Luck.
08-18-2012, 10:25 PM #18Member
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We're about to launch our Locator website next month after 12 months of changes, 2 different web developers, suing one, etc. Sould be done next week. All marketing material is done and ready to promote once site is finished. Have had people on the payroll the whole time and it will finally be nice to see the bleeding stop. Going to hit the streets hard, there is 2 other companies doing what I'm doing and we have a FAR better site and will have a more complete site over theres. There's just always the little guy in your head saying it won't work or only half the people will want it.1999 Camaro SS #208 APS Twin Turbo-Katech LS2 402 Stroker- 910rwhp/950Tq @ 15lbs
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09-08-2012, 02:42 AM #19
All entrepreneurs go through this phase. The good thing is that you recognize it and address it. When starting my real estate business, I compared it to "feeling like a 747 jet sitting on the runway." The education and research was getting the plane from the hanger to the runway. The phase you're talking about is when the pilot is warming up the engines, and sitting there alone with the open road in front of him, waiting for a "clear for takeoff."
Just remember that the next phase is the part where you're hauling ass down the runway, gaining speed, and eventually taking off into flight. Then you keep gaining momentum, until you're at the point that you can maintain altitude, and look back at the runway that you just left behind.
Keep the focus on getting your business off the ground and into the sky, and mentally formulate a picture of the view from the clouds once you've made it. Might sound cheesy but it worked for me. That and the motivation I get from browsing these forums“Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.” - William Butler Yeats, Poet
09-08-2012, 06:03 AM #20