When you’ve never done it before, starting a business can look easy. Anybody who’s tried it knows that it isn’t. Anybody who tells you it is has never tried.
One thing we do know, however, and that is that every business begins at the beginning — one person. It can be a person with an idea or a dream. It can be a person with an intense desire to make lots of money. Often it’s a person who doesn’t have a job and has run out of options. But regardless of the circumstances, we know one thing. A business starts with a person who has the guts to start something from nothing, risking everything, having no guarantees and often no safety nets.
On this blog we’ll work to look at those people. We’ll talk about the issues they face, the solutions they discover, the failures they experience and the lives they lead. I’m one of those people. After almost 30 years of working for someone else I’ve started my own business — The Alternative Board in Metro Dallas — working with business owners. I’ll have my own war stories, and I’ll have those of others. I’ll do my best to keep the content relevant and the language professional (that means I won’t be doing any blogging during one of my occasional rounds of golf or during an increasingly frequent Florida Gator loss).
Let’s see where this takes us.