It’s a strange thing to start a business with little to no collateral. From what I’ve read, we are supposed to fuel our ambition with good-old-fashioned elbow grease and hope for a dash of a dash of luck.
I am a server and my business partner is in retail. We are not the guys you expect to explode on the scene with an over-abundance of experience or know-how. In fact, without a consistent reminder of an over-priced education and the support of our ivy league colleagues, we are destined for failure.
I refuse this preconceived notion as a real world application!
Just to give a little insight: We recently had to make a very hard call on what UA (unmanned aircraft, or drone) to use for our company. We purchased our first drone with a hefty investment of $1000. Within the week of that buy, we discovered that the company was essentially dissolving and taking a new direction away from developing any more UAs.
This was not good.
So the very thing our whole operation hinged on was about to have no more support or replacement parts?!
We made a tough call and decided to send it back and wait for the return to use for our next drone. Even with upcoming commitments looming in the near future.
Left with no ability to fly, to do the very thing we were trying to sell and promote, we discovered what we did have: Time.
Time to bolster all the other moving parts of our company. Build the website, make contacts, and promote ourselves as the premier aerial photographers of Tulsa (without a single way to take a picture from the sky).
So in a way, not having a drone to distract us from working on the business actually helped us.
We refused to let this discourage us. We re-assembled and planned a new attack using the assets at our fingertips.
We are smart. We are fun. Above all we have nothing to lose.
We are who you want want to consider fearing.
This is not to say that we have anything short of everything to learn. We just want to get on the map.
Our dukes are up and we want a fight. Not, with the competition, but with the life that we have been convinced that we are able to have.
It is our collective whimsy that makes us vulnerable to failure, but also available for the success the universe provides for the few that take the chance.
Although, we have no right and are certainly not qualified to provide any advice to anyone currently working towards their goals, we do feel that we can provide the encouragement for the “big dreamers” to get off the couch and give your gifts a shot.
Your dreams deserve it and so do you!