4 Things We've Learned During Our Startup Journey

One year down, many more ahead!

As we’re heading into 2014, we wanted to share four things that we’ve learned on our startup journey during the past eight months.

1. KNOW WHO YOU’RE GETTING INTO BUSINESS WITH

The heading says it all. Understand that everyone in your organization has their own personal agenda. If your long term goals do not align with your partner(s) you’re going to have issues.

2. MARKET YOUR NICHE AND MAKE FRIENDS

The main reason startup businesses fail within the first year is a lack of cash flow. We learned to expand our services to meet the needs of our clients and work with other local organizations to provide the things we couldn’t. It’s a win win for everyone, even the client. Everyone will be happier, so why not start now?

3. NETWORK! NETWORK! NETWORK!

There’s a synergy divide in Dayton that is closer to being extinguished everyday. Attend the events you will personally enjoy, donate personal time to help a few individuals that need it, and ally with likeminded people. The game changing relationships you want and need will come in due time.

4. GRUDGES ARE FOR TEENAGERS AND BITTER OLD MEN

If you can accept the fact that one day everyone goes (even you) you’ll realize that the people that can’t let go of the past aren’t the ones worth being around. Pressing the disconnect button isn’t as difficult as you’d imagine and everyone should do it more often. Distant yourself from all negative energies and create something positive instead.We hope these words will encourage you to be a better decision maker in your personal adventures and professional ventures. We are still learning everyday and would love to hear from you, so if there’s anything you’d like to add feel free to get in touch.

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